And the Analysts Agree
Microsoft Azure is the only cloud ranked by Gartner as an industry leader in all four cloud-related quadrants: IaaS, Virtualization Infrastructure, PaaS, and Cloud Storage Services. Its ability to incorporate components such as IaaS and PaaS enables you to integrate Microsoft Azure seamlessly with your platform services.
Easy Just Got Easier
Worried that Kentico in the cloud won’t offer you the same functionality as on-premise? Rest assured. Microsoft Azure not only gives you peace of mind with its high availability, stability, and scalability, it keeps security and ease of build top priorities too. Kentico Cloud sets you free from the worries of infrastructure and platform so that you can focus on doing what you do best, developing.
Add to this impressive mix the fact that you no longer need to make any initial investments into hardware, coupled with your ability to grow effortlessly, and you can say “bye-bye” to ongoing maintenance costs, the need to pay for capacity up front, and the drudgery of hiring extra people just to look after the servers. Simply rent a data platform with the space you need and pay as you go! Learn about which service suits you best here.
Size Doesn’t Need to Matter
Microsoft Cloud offers the flexibility of economies of scale with schedule and rule-based auto-scaling, as well as natively-supported Azure CDN geo-redundant storage, making sure every penny works for you. Hosting models, such as Cloud Services (PaaS) or Azure Web App, mean that with Microsoft Azure, you’ve got all possible scenarios for your current or future websites covered. The near-zero maintenance Azure SQL Database gives point-in-time restore and geo-replication capabilities making your sites effective, reliable, and ready to perform anytime. And because there are Microsoft managed data centers across 13 regions, and a 99.95% SLA, you also benefit globally.
An Impressive Toolbox
Microsoft Azure’s rich set of tools, such as, Azure Mobile Apps, Logic Apps, TFS, Visual Studio, SQL Management Studio, and API Apps, allows you to concentrate on your project’s functionality seamlessly from one place both on-premise or in the cloud. Need to use third-party tools? No worries, Microsoft Azure has got your back. It enables effortless collaboration, code review, and code management, letting your teamwork flow effortlessly.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to identify performance issues while testing your application? Well, now you can! Microsoft Azure offers Application Insights for ASP.NET Apps assisting you in the detection and diagnosis of performance issues and exceptions quickly while, at the same time, giving you a wonderful insight into what your users are doing with the application. And limiting manual FTP deployment through continuous integration means you get a better overview of the health status of your code, helping you avoid the production and staging errors that can slow you and your work down.
Carry that Weight!
What about performance issues during heavy usage? No problem, Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio enable you to run Load Testing giving you a better understanding of the performance and characteristics of your application under more strenuous operating conditions. These tests can also help to generate traffic from different regions around the world.
What Our Customers Say About Kentico Running on Microsoft Azure…
KHS Musical Instruments is one of the world’s top full-scale musical instrument manufacturers. They chose Kentico for its support for the Microsoft Azure platform. Kentico’s UI and management capabilities allow KHS to be self-sufficient, saving them time and the cost of a development staff. Learn more about how KHS Musical Instruments runs on Kentico here.
Florida’s Great Northwest Site is the focal point for investors, businesses, and industry experts looking to relocate to the Florida Panhandle area. Kentico’s native support for Microsoft Azure allowed the site to be deployed quickly ensuring a consistent and reliable platform for hosting the site. Learn more about how Florida's Great Northwest runs on Kentico here.