You can choose from Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS, such as Amazon Web Services, or AWS, and Microsoft Azure) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS, such as Microsoft Azure), or you can create hybrid deployments of the three. No matter your choice, you are fully covered by a top-tier solution with high scalability and availability, giving you the most cost-effective cloud service for your specific needs.
Microsoft Azure Support in Kentico
Kentico provides full support for Microsoft Azure IaaS, PaaS, and Azure website environments. You can also use SQL Azure, Microsoft Azure Storage, Microsoft Azure Content Delivery Network, and Load Balancing, all supported out of the box.
Based on the Microsoft Azure platform, Kentico leverages scalable environment with storage, hosting, and management capabilities. These features enable a high level of availability, stability, security, and capacity. You can use third-party email deliverability services such as Sendgrid to send emails from your website.
Kentico on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Amazon AWS is a suite of elastic IT infrastructure services that provide resizable compute capacity in the cloud which is fully supported by Kentico.
You are able to use Amazon S3, AWS SQL RDS and Amazon CloudFront for a highly scalable, reliable and secure infrastructure. Amazon AWS also offers the Amazon SES their email deliverability feature.
Kentico supports nearly any hosting environment, allowing you to combine on-premise and cloud.
When planning your system deployment architecture, deploying a hybrid solution using one of the above Cloud technologies can also be a favorable solution.
A good example of such a scenario is running your staging server on premise, behind a firewall, and synchronizing the changes to the Cloud. This option brings extra security and provides a better experience for your administrators by allowing them to preview all content and changes being published.
Another hybrid scenario is running your website on premise, or in a common datacenter, and storing your media files in the Cloud. This option is useful for sites with a large number of photos or videos as it optimizes load times in combination with a Content Delivery Network (CDN). This reduces load time required to display the whole page to your visitors and ensures a better experience.