Cloud Support: Azure and Amazon

Kentico can be just as easily deployed in the Cloud as on premise, with the same website possibilities available and seamless extension from on-premise to the Cloud when needed.

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.

 Deploy your Kentico instance in the Cloud environment of your choice, or create a hybrid deployment.

Kentico Cloud

Kentico Cloud represents a comprehensive cloud-first headless CMS and digital experience platform that allows companies to focus on creating great digital experiences for their clients without having to tackle the technical challenges of running a CMS. Kentico Cloud provides a complete platform in a true multi-tenant Software as a Service (SaaS) model:

  • allowing content writers and editors to manage structured content for multi-channel delivery from one place in the Cloud.
  • delivering the ability to publish that content to any website or device. It is an API-first CMS (also called a headless CMS) that provides dynamic content through an extremely fast content delivery network anywhere in the world.
  • enabling the personalization of the digital experience on any channel. It tracks customer interactions and leverages this information to provide the end user with relevant content.

Kentico Cloud helps customers avoid the pains typically associated with a CMS, such as upgrades, performance, and security. And, with 24/7 support provided by 20+ support engineers on three continents, online or on-site training, consultation packages, and detailed documentation, Kentico Cloud gives you everything you need to deliver on time and on budget.

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. You can learn more about how Kentico runs on Microsoft Azure here.

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. 

Hybrid Scenarios

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.

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