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Quickly build and consume APIs in the cloud using the language of your choice with Azure App Service

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Microsoft
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Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. Flagship products include Windows, Office, Azure, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Xbox; Skype; and Windows Phone.
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Year Founded
1975
Total Revenue (USD mm)
110,360
HQ Location
Redmond, WA
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+1 (877) 276-2464
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NASDAQ: MSFT
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www.linkedin.com
Employees on LinkedIn®
166,946
Twitter
@Microsoft
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Senior Software Engineer
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(1001-5000 employees)
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"Easy deployment "

What do you like best?

From creation to consuming the app service its seamless experience. The best part is where I can access the file system (even of they are shared) using the Kudu tools.

Handling CORS. Easy publish from both Visual Studio 2019 & Visual Studio code

Also the ability to add desired extension via extension tool.

Availability of free tier plan enables us try out our implementation. Surprisingly this serves our need.

What do you dislike?

I had tried implementing python's Flask web app, know where I could find the exact tutorial. Even the App service of base type python I struggled a lot.

Changing UI in portal/app-service is creating kind of confusion, struggled a lot to find application setting

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I do make a lot of POC in our team for which personally, I use UI as Angular and back-end as python.

To demo this to client or team we do need to deploy this, and app service solves our problem. For any demo visualization is important, the reliability & always on feature is what makes us feel delighted.

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"Managed hosting for web appications"

What do you like best?

You can host your app in Azure getting lot of benefits from it and decreasing the needs of managing infrastructure. Just select appropriate service plan and deploy your code.You can integrate deployment to your DevOps processes and create resources directly from Visual Studio, using ARM templates, that means each your build will get identical infrastructure for testing and staging. You can use deployment slots to publish your code before actually pushing it to production and even after this, you will have an option to switch to older version quickly and painless. You can implement automatic scaling of your app, so it will have enough resources for any load level and will not consume funds with idle instances. Virtual network integration allows using not only PaaS solutions with your apps, so you are able to deploy the code toApp Service and connect it to SQL Server installed on Azure VM internally without going across public internet

What do you dislike?

as all PaaS solutions App Service does not allows you to perform deep management of it. Migrating applications from on-premises is a pain

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Using this with Azure SQL database can be not very good idea, because you will have very limited control on your environment

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hosting internal web applications

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Information Technology and Services
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(10,001+ employees)
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"Hosting your Applications"

What do you like best?

AppService is the most advanced way to host your web application within Azure, you can get shared or dedicated resources without need to manage infrastructure. You can choose Windows or Linux hosting and different platforms to host your application. you can integrate your application with GitHub and configure continuous delivery of your code. You can deploy your code directly from Visual Studio and even create App Service for it. You can use deployment slots for managing versions of your code and not push new versions to production immediately. You can scale your applications up and out depending on your needs, that means you can handle increased load by adding resources to application, or be adding additional instances of your application. You can apply automation to scaling, so it will keep your scale adequate to current load without affecting end users.

What do you dislike?

Both stateful and stateless services can be deployed to App Service, but there is no native tools to keep stateful apps consistent in case of scaling out

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Be careful with scaling stateful applications, you will need to have some resources keeping it`s state, which may be a single point of failure

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Web application hosting with low cost and high availability

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"True Cloud web application hosting"

What do you like best?

App Service allows hosting of your web application with PaaS solution, this means that you don`t have to manage underlying infrastructure like server, storage and networking, and can focus on application itself. Different pricing tiers allows provision of necessary resources on all stages of development and testing without paying fot features that you don`t need at this stage. After your application goes live you can add needed resources and options by changing pricing tier. Standard and above tier allows using deployment slots, which allows you to deploy new version of code directly to your application withour affecting current production environment, after required testing slots could swapped, and your code will be applied to production, and previous version will be still available, so in case of any issues you can quickly switch back and resolve the issues in another slot. Different scaling options allows your app to handle any increase of load without unneeded costs. You can scale out when load increases and scale in when peak has gone, and application does not need these instances anymore. Scaling could be automated, so you will not need to constantly monitor your performance.

What do you dislike?

Not very clear documentation, you can perform initial deployment easily, but detailed tuning will be a challenge

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use lower pricing tiers during development and testing and switch to higher tier during go-live. It will save your costs

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hosting internal business apps, with access control using Azure Active Directory

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Information Technology and Services
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"Azure App Service - A Perfect Solution to Built Powerful Apps in a fully Managed Platform"

What do you like best?

Easiest way to deploy your applications to cloud and Auto Scaling is the strongest feature i believe they have. Then we do not have to worry about maintaining servers also they offer services with a lower cost too. They have in built monitoring tool named App Insights which will provide you data analytics on your services performance. Integration with Visual Studio is another benefit you have.

Azure App Services deployment from Visual Studio or even directly from Portal is easy. Also we have different price tiers of using the platform, where in basic tier for an individual developer can get a lot of benefits and seems to have better offerings from Azure. The maintenance of these services is also easier and we have kudu console to trace the application's health status where we can get the diagnostic and crash logs if there is any. Product as whole is simple and easy to use once you are used to it.

What do you dislike?

Integration with third party applications or tools are not encouraged , also we have limited performance counters. You won't be able to do remote desktop too which i feel should be included in future release.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Definitely have to try atleast once, the new offering in each release makes it more comfortable for easy deployment of our application in its platform.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Retail and Engineering Services, where we develop Xamarin Apps which consume these services . These Apps actually are used in staffing and recruitment firm.

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Information Technology and Services
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"Best solution to host web applications"

What do you like best?

It is easy to host many types of applications and a really good integration in Visual Studio. It is easy to setup a DevOps workflow with GitHub or VSTS. You can also host NodeJS and PHP applications and have the same great experience. It is easy to automate things and to quickly setup a demo application for a presentation. If you use a service like Azure all you need to work is a (strong) internet connection.

What do you dislike?

The Azure management portal is a bit confusing if you use it the first time - there are many many, many options and some of them are not really meaningful positioned. The documentation is sometimes not that accurate and should be improved, espacially if you try to solve complex problems using the Azure API or the Azure CLI

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give it a try :-)

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We host all of our Web Application (internal and customer applications) as well as our services and APIs on Azure App Service. Our services are much more reliable now.

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"On the expensive side, but a great option for a robust, scalable app platform"

What do you like best?

Scalability, hands down. Deployment is easy, monitoring is easy, getting logs is easy, running docker is easy, but automatic scaling in and out of instances is by far the best feature.

All you have to do is monitor a specific metric of the app service such as a queue or CPU usage and it will scale up or down depending on the rules you set.

What do you dislike?

Making permissions available to someone else to view logs or to deploy seems to be very difficult. It's definitely something to set up how you want from the beginning rather than changing later, but it is doable.

One thing I don't like is that there is no guarantee of how long an app instance will take to spin up, so starting from 0 instances isn't really an option. I've heard of it even taking as long as 10 min for the first instance to spin up.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a bit on the expensive side for just hosting, be careful with usage billing.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Deploying docker apps and Azure functions in an easy, scalable, robust manner. We've been able to quickly launch and get apps into production with very little downtime and with the added benefit of being able to scale from the Azure queue.

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"Building solutions on Azure"

What do you like best?

the variety of services that exist in a single platform like Azure. you can build a well-rounded solution that includes different workloads and services using Azure.

Microsoft is investing heavily in the platform security and this makes the clients conversations easier

What do you dislike?

some services are released pre-mature which causes a lot of confusions and frustrations

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I usually recommend to clients to test their assumptions on a value of a solution before going ahead with a full project. Azure is the best platform to test ideas and take to production if successful

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the main business problem that I address through Azure is the speed to release a new solution and go-to-market. Azure helps on quickly testing new ideas and demonstrate values without heavily investing in a platform. In addition, Azure provide a variety of services ready to use in no time

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(2-10 employees)
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"Azure App Service makes it easy to host multiple types of web sites, applications and services"

What do you like best?

The versatility and ease of use it provides. I can set up a web application, or host a mobile app service backend, or create a scheduled task service in the cloud. All with just a few clicks. Sometimes I don't even have to set it up. For example, when using Visual Studio you can sign in to your Azure account and upload a web application directly. Azure takes care of setting everything up and creating all the resources.

What do you dislike?

Not sure there's anything to dislike about it. Maybe that Microsoft is improving and adding to the Azure services and what it can provide that some of the documentation can get out of date.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Most resources within Azure App Service include a free tier. You can play around and test things all you want for free. The free tiers are pretty generous, as we have even some of our production resources on the free tier.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Azure App Service gives us a place to host all of our applications and services. We don't have to worry about managing our own servers, Providing maintenance, updates, support; Azure does it all. It even has auto scaling for peak hours. It is where we host our main web application. It is also where we host some scheduled tasks that we have. Setting them up and getting them hosted in Azure App Service was a breeze, did it all through VS2015. It also hosts the backend for our mobile app that is in development.

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"Hosted SAAS application in Azure App Server"

What do you like best?

Easy scalability of app service based on utilisation metrics

What do you dislike?

Fixed tiers in terms of memory and CPU provision for single instance, this should allow dynamic scaling based on memory usage.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Hosting our SAAS offering. Quick time to market, and limited infrastructure management.

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"Web stuff with ease...."

What do you like best?

The easiness with one can publish a website or an API to the cloud, with easy access to tools for scaling and monitoring.

What do you dislike?

Not much, to be honest. Behind a corporate proxy, it might be difficult to publish from visual studio, but I do not consider that to be the service's fault.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having a highly available, highly scalable hosting platform available to host my web services

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(51-200 employees)
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"Rapido y agil"

What do you like best?

Las principales ventajas es que puede ser administrado por medio del portal de Azure o por medio de linea de comandos. Y a nivel de seguridad es excepcional.

What do you dislike?

Es un producto sencillo pero requiere de una curva de aprendizaje como todo claro, sin embargo la linea de productos de azure es muy similar si se ha trabajado en otra instancia.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Porsupuesto, sin duda.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Se han alojado apps antes de salir a produccion solamente.

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"Powerful web, API, virtual machines"

What do you like best?

Microsoft Azure offers the variety of platform that allows users to integrate into the existing framework. It is fast, secure, convenient to use.

What do you dislike?

Perhaps the default dashboard looks a little confusing. It looks busy to me.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly visual machine cross platform such as Linux, Windows server.

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"Customer support and expensiveness"

What do you like best?

1.Cloud apps are the same as the on-premises apps.

2.Capability for developers and users to easily create, maintain and deploy applications..

3.Many different infrastructures and service modules: big data, backup and recover, web, mobile, development and testing, media, storage, identity and access management

What do you dislike?

1.Expensive.

2.Data restrictions for a certain country.

3.Customer support is not so good.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving retail business. I think azure solved my app scaling problem

Azure App Service User Ratings

7.9
Ease of Use
Average: 8.2*
6.9
Quality of Support
Average: 8.0*
9.4
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.1*
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