Trends Report

Azure App Service Helps Developers Move Smoothly From Web Apps To Modern Apps

Four Linked Services Address Today's Scenarios While Introducing New Modern Application Features

June 3rd, 2015
John Rymer, null
John Rymer
Jeffrey Hammond, null
Jeffrey Hammond
Randy Heffner, null
Randy Heffner
With contributors:
Christopher Mines , Dominique Whittaker


Microsoft's new Azure App Service combines three formerly separate development platforms — Azure Websites, Mobile Services, and BizTalk Services — and adds a fourth, creating four linked services to simplify development and delivery of applications on public clouds. Azure App Service addresses three vexing aspects of modern cloud applications for application development and delivery (AD&D) pros: 1) It unifies three previously separate but related platforms under common subscription and operational management policies; 2) it simplifies the creation, consumption, and orchestration of APIs, potentially the most complex aspect of modern apps; and 3) it establishes a straightforward method of aggregating data and logic in a public cloud for developer access. This report outlines the impact of this new application platform on Azure for application development and delivery professionals.

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