This blog post highlights the key benefits of using Azure managed services to accelerate cross-platform app development processes.
Platform as a Service (PaaS) has become an increasingly popular medium for web development with significant advancements over recent years. The benefit of using these platforms is that you get access to integrated cloud services to organize and safeguard enterprise data. In addition, most PaaS platforms support high-level languages like Java, Python, PHP, Ruby, and .NET. Since most developers are well-versed with these languages, they can easily learn PaaS techniques to accelerate their development efforts.
Azure App Service is a PaaS platform introduced by Microsoft to strengthen its cloud-based web services architecture. It provides a fully managed platform to developers for building, deploying, and scaling cross-platform web and mobile applications. Azure PaaS provides requisite tools and integrated cloud services to build robust and scalable web/mobile applications, APIs, and Logic apps.
Azure Service Fabric
Azure service fabric is a distributed application platform that enables developers to build and deploy microservices-based enterprise applications. It simplifies the deployment of packages and containers to build and manage enterprise-grade and cloud-based applications running in containers. The service fabric enables organizations to overcome complex enterprise challenges that generally arise while developing and managing cloud-based native and hybrid applications. Below is a simple representation of Azure Service Fabric.
The above architecture diagram represents the capabilities of Azure App Service in conjunction with a series of virtual machines. While the legacy systems require connecting to a web server, the Azure Service Fabric employs virtual machines to provide web server functionality. It eliminates the requirement for acquiring and managing a web server.