What is Microsoft Azure Platform as a Service?
Azure Platform as a Service (Azure Paas) allows your IT team to focus their time on developing applications without managing the underlying infrastructure (servers, storage, and networking) and operating systems. With PaaS, Azure manages the physical infrastructure, operating systems, databases, SQL Server, development tools, business intelligence (BI) services, and more.
That means you only need to manage the applications and services, allowing your IT teams to build, design, develop and deploy custom solutions. The obvious benefit is that you don’t have to worry about purchasing, configuring, managing any networks required to deliver the solution.
What can Microsoft Azure PaaS do?
There are many services provided by Azure PaaS, all of which are easy to adopt and require minimal maintenance. They also eliminate many manual, repetitive tasks. Here are just a few:
Azure Web Apps are part of the Azure App Services portfolio, which provide a platform to deploy Web Applications, APIs and Bots. Web Apps remove the need for managing the operating system and include built-in security features, scalability, and impressive SLA.
Azure Logic Apps can help with automation by adding complex workflows. Automation is relatively easy with Logic Apps as Microsoft have included default connectors for widely available SaaS solutions. Simply click the right steps together and connect to the required resources.
The purpose of App Functions is to provide on-demand executions. Azure Functions are focused on executing or performing a specific set of code so you can focus on development.
Azure SQL is an out of the box database with multiple features and options in terms of scalability and security. Azure SQL comes with built-in intelligence, which enables database analysis and recommendation.
Azure Service Bus
Azure Bus Service is a messaging service used to connect any applications, devices, and services running in the cloud to any application or service.
Benefits of using Azure PaaS
Automate the build, deployment and management of your applications in the cloud.
Microsoft Azure PaaS allows you to store all your data in an automatically patched and secure platform, meaning no one else can see it.
PaaS services remove the need to manage your infrastructure in-house, allowing teams to focus on development.
Azure PaaS pay-as-you-go services allow your business to grow and expand its capabilities when needed.
Work from anywhere
As Azure PaaS is accessed over the Internet, teams can work together on projects, even when individuals are in different locations.
Deliver apps quicker
With Azure handling your infrastructure and middleware, PaaS reduces the time required to create, code and release a new application.
PaaS reduces the cost of maintaining and managing expensive data centres, servers and other hardware.
IaaS, PaaS, SaaS – the difference
IaaS, Paas, and SaaS are different cloud models that allow you to host, build and consume applications on Azure.
Infrastructure as a Service only includes looking after data centres, servers and network management; you retain the responsibility of operating systems, databases, applications, and software. Organisations utilising Azure IaaS require trained people to manage the platforms you develop, such as SQL, Windows & Linux servers, and Visual Studio.NET. This also includes performing backups, installing OS and software patches, and managing security software.
Use Platform as a Service (PaaS) Microsoft to have your servers, networks, operating systems, databases, and business analytics managed. Organisations opting for PaaS will still need to manage their data and applications, which requires internal expertise. You don’t, however, have responsibility for managing servers, as Azure take care of this under PaaS.
Software as a Service (SaaS) allows organisations to build and manage software applications, all within Azure. With SaaS, your business uses the Azure portal to manage applications and other tools. Microsoft 365 is an example of a SaaS model.
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Why BCN for Azure IaaS?
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