Azure App Service allows you to quickly deploy secure & scalable web apps.
February 28, 2020

Azure App Service allows you to quickly deploy secure & scalable web apps.

Drew Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Azure App Service

We use Azure App Service to build full-fledged custom web-based software solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in a variety of markets. The Azure App Service coupled with .NET, Entity Framework, and other Azure features (storage, tables, etc.) make it easy to quickly build fully-functional apps, and we're able to do so so much quicker than when we were using the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP). Plus, we can scale resources with a click instead of needing to migrate to different servers and manually handle load balance, etc.
  • Super quick & easy to deploy new apps in visual studio
  • Easy scaling to help reduce costs during off-hours
  • The powerful Azure ecosystem offers a lot of functionality that ties in well with Azure App Service
  • Jumps between resource sizes can get expensive
  • You may wind up putting a lot of eggs in one basket--not necessarily a con but something to keep in mind (most of your data will likely be managed and processed through Microsoft products/services if you fully commit to Azure App Service).
  • Learning new technology. If you're moving from on-premises to Azure App Service (or any cloud solutions), you'll likely have to rethink how things are done to achieve the same end results (and/or resources may become expensive quickly).
  • Azure App Service has allowed us to quickly deploy high-budget projects very quickly, netting us a healthy profit vs the cost to develop. (We make, on average, about 10x what it costs to get up and running per project thanks to how easy it is to implement a skeleton framework.)
  • Costs are low to run the services thanks to the scaling functionality that comes with Azure App Service. We can utilize less resources during slow times and save hundreds of dollars per month vs costs of traditional servers.
We had an issue where we deployed too large of a resource and didn't notice until the bill came through. They were very understanding and saw we weren't utilizing the resources so they issued a generous refund in about 4 hours. Very fast, friendly, and understanding support reps from my experience.

Do you think Azure App Service delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Azure App Service's feature set?

Yes

Did Azure App Service live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Azure App Service go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Azure App Service again?

Yes

Azure App Service is great if you're starting a new web project and need an infrastructure that is fast, stable, secure, and scalable. The service has a very high up-time, and it supports a variety of languages and technologies (though it really shines with the .NET stack - C#, ASP.NET, Entity Framework, etc.). If you're thinking about porting an existing app over, it may wind up being expensive as far as resources go if the software isn't properly optimized to utilize cloud resources efficiently, so that's something to keep in mind.