If you have ever looked into faster programming or getting your app into the market quickly, you must’ve heard of Azure- the Microsoft hybrid solution to create and deploy data in public cloud that can be accessed anywhere, anytime on the internet.
The cloud is transforming the way we consume IT today with consumption-based resources and services that can scale up and down as per our requirement. In fact, as per the latest Gartner Report “The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.3 percent in 2019 to total $206.2 billion, up from $175.8 billion in 2018”.
With its many options and customization capabilities, and its cohesive infrastructure, Azure serves as the solution for many organizations’ ever-increasing needs. It is especially helpful for developers who want all the advantages of the cloud without giving up on the convenience and familiarity of open-source tools and their selected operating systems. Azure not only retains the ease and dependability of open-source tools but it also improves them.
More open-source options with Azure
As Microsoft mentions on its website, one in four Azure virtual machines run Linux. Azure gives you a lot of choices that help you maximize your existing investments.
Azure supports a range of open source technologies that consumers all over the world already use and trust- giving you the choice of remaining with your current open-source system or to optimize your existing investments by developing and testing new open source components.
With Azure, you can have a number of options such as –
- You can get support for infrastructure as a service (IaaS) on Java, Linux and PHP web application platforms.
- You can run applications on your own data source, operating system, programming language, framework and device etc.
- You can innovate, experiment with various open-source components in order to deliver high-quality apps
Azure permits you to use open-source tools for your choice and use the sills that you already have in order to run any application. You can opt to integrate your current skills with the new open source tools or stick with what you know, the choice is yours and the possibilities are limitless.
Future-proof your development with open-source
Cloud innovation and development is significant but it is equally important to make sure that your open-source developments are safe-guarded in the future. Azure prepares your data for the imminent technology and delivery by establishing new container capabilities with Docker integration and enhancing user interactions with SDKs for open source languages and an open API.
Safeguarding what you’ve built with open-source, particularly is of interest for growing number of companies who want to use the technology to improve their bottom line. By preparing for the unexpected and receiving scalable storage via Azure’s cost-effective infrastructure, you can make sure that your business will retain its relevant-ness and be ready to solve any issues that may arise.
It will also give you the ability to access business data from anywhere and anytime via the cloud. Transitioning your data to the Azure cloud platform will also increase the level of security to your IT investments, particularly your open-source developments.
Efficiently deploy open-source on Azure
You can quickly deploy open source frameworks and apps with Azure. In fact, you can start right away by building Java, Node.JS and Python apps with the Azure App service. It assists you in developing and hosting the web applications without having to manage the infrastructure- using your choice of programming language. You don’t need to be skilled in configuration, deployment and maintenance of your business apps.
Furthermore, open-source tools of your choice (including container stacks and frameworks) can be brought to start your apps- making the process of developing and running the apps efficiently. The user-friendly command-line tools that come with Azure also makes the deploying Linux virtual machines swift and hassle-free, in a similar fashion.
Want to stay ahead of the competition? You need to embrace open-source technologies on Azure to build and ship faster. Being a Microsoft Partner, we have the Azure expertise combined with the intense application development skills that will help you build and deploy best-in-class cloud apps on Azure.
Get in touch to chat with our Microsoft Azure team.