Every single day, millions of people interact with some form of application. Whether it is a mobile application, an office suite, or specialized enterprise software, today’s world runs on software. For this reason, the reliability of your software backend is an integral part of delivering reliable and enjoyable services for customers and staff.
Until recently, many of these applications would be hosted on-prem. While this means you get low-latency access to the bare metal, it also means you have little room for growth. On-prem deployments are restricted by the size of your on-prem data center and your capacity for short-term capital expenditure on hardware. This can make the on-prem application and mobile app hosting incredibly expensive over a long period of time before you see any return on investment (ROI).
With the introduction of the cloud, this problem was resolved. Now, organizations can leverage on-demand computing resources with guaranteed uptime SLAs of 99.9%. Our experts can help you leverage application and mobile platform hosting services on Azure to supercharge your enterprise software and support your business' growth into the future.
Azure application and mobile platform benefits
Building an application is an arduous task for your development teams, so it’s only right that you provide the right infrastructure to host it on.
By running your application and mobile platforms on Azure, you will benefit from:
High uptime and availability for mobile apps – With on-prem, you are at the mercy of your server hardware. Even with the perfect configuration, hardware can falter and disrupt access to your services. This will reduce your service uptime and availability, both of which will negatively impact your customers and staff.
By moving to a mobile platform service on Azure, you can benefit from industry-leading uptimes and availability. Microsoft offers a service-level agreement (SLA) that guarantees 99.9% availability of REST-API calls on the paid tier of their Mobile Apps platform.
Scalable enterprise web application hosting - While mobile is increasingly common, the business world still overwhelmingly uses desktop-based services for daily work. The cloud has sparked a revolution in enterprise software hosting, with many businesses moving to web applications. These apps can run in your browser, negating the need for software installation and maintenance on individual hardware devices.
On the Azure cloud, you can host web applications through the Azure App Service. This service has a similar uptime guarantee to the Azure Mobile App Service, which is 99.9% application availability on an annual basis. For organizations that already host ASP.NET applications on-prem, Microsoft offers an automated migration solution in the form of the Migrate to Azure App Service. This will allow you to quickly get up and running, without the time-consuming process of manually migrating your programs and data.
Azure application and mobile platform benefits
Trianz is an industry-leading software platform assessment and implementation provider that has helped hundreds of our clients to modernize their aging software applications by hosting them on Azure.
We offer a range of enterprise software platform and mobile platform services on Azure, including:
Migration and hosting on Azure App Service – The Microsoft Azure App Service is designed for organizations that want a cost-effective, highly-available application hosting platform on the cloud. This platform allows you to quickly build, deploy and scale applications built on .NET, .NET Core, Node.js, Java, PHP, and many more frameworks. These applications can run on any operating system through a hosted server instance, or be containerized using technologies like Kubernetes and Docker. For high-performance and business-critical applications, we would recommend hosting through an Azure App Service Environment (ASE), which offers private computing resources dedicated to your workload.
Our experts understand the need for always-on services. Your customers expect nothing less, and employee productivity will suffer if your services go offline. We can help you migrate your services using the Migrate to Azure App Service for ASP.NET applications, or through lift-and-shift for applications not supported by the migration service. This will allow you to start leveraging the immense benefits of the Azure cloud, saving money, time and IT operations management (ITOM) headaches.
Migration and hosting on Azure Mobile App Service – While enterprise applications are primarily desktop-based, many organizations understand that mobile applications are the future of business. These mobile applications untether you from the office and allow you to perform your duties in any location. For customers, this means they can benefit from using your services regardless of their physical location. In short, this improves employee productivity and elevates customer engagement with location-agnostic access to your services. – While enterprise applications are primarily desktop-based, many organizations understand that mobile applications are the future of business. These mobile applications untether you from the office and allow you to perform your duties in any location. For customers, this means they can benefit from using your services regardless of their physical location. In short, this improves employee productivity and elevates customer engagement with location-agnostic access to your services.
Microsoft Azure offers mobile application hosting services for the organizations through the Azure Mobile Apps platform. One of the most useful features of this platform is Xamarin, an open-source mobile application platform. From here, you can build mobile applications in .NET or C#, and Xamarin will automatically create versions that work on Android, AndroidTV, Android Auto, iOS, tvOS, watchOS, and macOS Catalina. Then, you can host these applications on the Azure Mobile Apps platform and benefit from 99.9% availability of REST-API calls on the paid tier.
Enterprise apps and mobile app platforms with Trianz
The enterprise world runs on software and so do the lives of billions of people across the globe. For that reason, reliability is paramount if you want to gain a loyal customer base. By migrating your desktop and mobile applications to the Azure platform, you can benefit from high-uptimes, high-availability and industry-leading performance. All of these will combine to act as a catalyst for your business growth, making the cloud the ideal place to host your applications.
Start delivering reliable application services on Azure. Get in touch with our experts and find out how to take the first step!