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Microsoft Azure App Service is #4 ranked solution in top Mobile Development Platforms and #12 ranked solution in top Rapid Application Development Software. IT Central Station users give Microsoft Azure App Service an average rating of 8 out of 10. Microsoft Azure App Service is most commonly compared to Microsoft PowerApps:Microsoft Azure App Service vs Microsoft PowerApps. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 26% of all views.
What is Microsoft Azure App Service?

Azure App Service Web Apps (or just Web Apps) is a service for hosting web applications, REST APIs, and mobile back ends. You can develop in your favorite language, be it .NET, .NET Core, Java, Ruby, Node.js, PHP, or Python. Applications run and scale with ease on Windows-based environments.

Microsoft Azure App Service is also known as Azure App Service, MS Azure App Service.

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What users are saying about Microsoft Azure App Service pricing:
  • "Less than USD $100 per month."
  • "We have no complaints about the pricing."

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Brian Sullivan
Chief Analytics Officer at Idiro Analytics
Real User
Top 5
Still familiarizing ourselves, but the data factory tool has proved to be most beneficial

Pros and Cons

  • "Azure data factory is a good tool."
  • "Lacking somewhat in template data flows."

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of the solution is for ETL. We're slowly moving everything over to Azure, so I think this will be our expected hub for the near future. I'm the chief analytics officer and we are a Microsoft partner.

What is most valuable?

The Azure data factory is the tool we're using the most. And again, we're using it for moving data around and data management. For now, we're pretty happy with the product although we're probably using it in a slightly more limited way. All the tasks we've done would have some reasonable degree of complexity and we've been able to achieve those tasks, or complete those processes. We're still getting familiar with it. 

What needs improvement?

There has been some building of pipelines where we've had to test and redesign a little so if there were maybe some easier to setup guides or more template data flows that would be an improvement. It would simplify the center processes. It would probably be impossible to have a template for everyone, but maybe there's some way to kind of simplify the initial stack and point frame for new users like ourselves, to make getting off the ground a little bit easier.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for almost a year. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. We don't have very large data volumes and we haven't yet migrated high data processing power onto the cloud. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We haven't been attempting to push the boundaries in scalability. It's probably something we will gradually get to, maybe over the next six to 12 months where we will be migrating some additional processes and workload onto the cloud that we may start to see if scalability becomes an issue.

How are customer service and technical support?

We haven't yet needed to contact technical support. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was reasonably straightforward. We've kind of been taking slow steps and migrating requirements as we gradually move certain tasks or certain processes into the cloud. We've done all the deployment ourselves. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I think at the moment we're spending less than USD $100 a month. Because we're a Microsoft partner, we get a certain amount of credit on our partner account, but I don't think we've spent more than about $100, maybe $200 in a single month.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend the product. I would suggest giving yourself time to learn and adapt to the product. A lot of people would probably come to it having some historic or some existing software product in place and they're maybe migrating onto it. And so it will likely involve changing or redesigning how some existing process works. It's a good time to kind of learn some of the intricacies or the way Azure operates that might be slightly different to what they do on-premise. Ultimately it seems like it can do anything that you might be doing with a different tool or in a different location. It's just a matter of figuring out the configurations and the process.

I would rate this solution an eight out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
ST
Cloud Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
Stable with an easy initial setup and good infrastructure

Pros and Cons

  • "It's a platform as a service, so we don't have to manage the infrastructure to hold the websites."
  • "The solution needs better integration capabilities on the network side."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution to create a website. Azure will provide infrastructure without any servers and can provide service to host the websites of the company.

What is most valuable?

The reason that we are using the product is for the stability that they have.

It's a platform as a service, so we don't have to manage the infrastructure to hold the websites. We use it more for the confidence that it's going to be up and running and is easier for us to maintain.

What needs improvement?

The network side needs improvement. It has to be more stable. Sometimes we have issues with the network side when we expand the solution. You need to find stability in order to expand the solution properly. When we do that, or we add another app service through the app service plan, we have issues with the network, and we lose communication between our data center and the app service.

The solution needs better integration capabilities on the network side. There should be more options, for example, to update the DNS server, straight to the app service.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using the solution for six months. It's been less than a year, so it hasn't been too long.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability isn't as good as we need it to be on the network side. When we try to expand, we run into problems with the network. However, in general, we find the solution fairly stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is affected by the stability of the solution which isn't perfect. You definitely need multiple resources in order to scale effectively.

We have about 500 users on the website at this point. It's new, so people are just getting there.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is pretty good. Overall, I'd rate it eight out of ten. 

We have their premier support. I've found that the response is getting slower on some cases. They could be faster, however, that's something that's always on the support team. Everyone always wants faster answers.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is not complex at all. It's very straightforward. The best part is how quickly you can deploy the solution. It's just two or three clicks and you are up and running.

Overall, the deployment is good as, apart from this viable network, we have actually a 90.999% of it up and running.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Azure is a pay-as-you-go type of service. It's my understanding that the pricing is okay, however, it's not an issue I deal with directly.

What other advice do I have?

We're a Microsoft partner.

I'd advise other users just to be sure that they have all of the components on the Azure side in order to do the hybrid configuration. From my experience, that will give you better performance if you have everything on there. That, and it will be totally clear and you won't mix anything up with some private stuff.

Overall, I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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RK
Technical Architect at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Feature-rich, fantastic technical support, and debugging is easier with Application Insights

Pros and Cons

  • "Debugging using Application Insights is a valuable feature."
  • "Initially, there were some rare instances when the server went down because it was deployed on Linux."

What is our primary use case?

We have our application on Azure and it does a REST call through the App Service, which in turn connects to our on-premises database.

We are using Tomcat and Java in conjunction with this service.

This product is user-friendly and the customization is good.

How has it helped my organization?

We wanted an application that we can use on the cloud to expose services outside of our premises. Azure provides a good platform and the integration is very strong, as well as scalable. You don't have to worry about procuring a server or maintaining it. You simply write the code, deploy it, and Azure takes care of the scaling and everything else.

What is most valuable?

There are a lot of features, such as scaling up and scaling down.

Debugging using Application Insights is a valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

Initially, there were some rare instances when the server went down because it was deployed on Linux. There are some features that are not available on the Linux-based deployment, yet are available on Windows. This is something that I think Microsoft has now caught up.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the Azure App Service for the past year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We haven't had any issues with respect to stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It scales very well and in the case of our environment, it is good. We have approximately 20,000 people who are using the application.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is fantastic. We have calls with Microsoft every couple of weeks and they have been very helpful in giving us insights.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using Oracle prior to Azure, but that was on-premises. When we made the transition to the cloud, the company opted for Azure.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is simple.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have no complaints about the pricing.

What other advice do I have?

Everything looks good and we are happy with this product. It seems to have everything that we need and I haven't seen any limitations. My advice to anybody who is looking at it is that it's a good platform to start building your integrations.

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Microsoft Azure
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Manikandan Surendranath
DGM (Software) at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Offers a good feature set and has a user-friendly look and feel

Pros and Cons

  • "Overall, all of the features are very good."
  • "I am new to the intervention and I find it difficult to find my way around the user interface. I have my own learning tool. However, it could be simpler for new users."

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case has been pretty vague so far. Right now, my scope is on DevOps. I'm looking at it from the point of view of having a DevOps platform. We already have a team foundation server and are working from the cloud.

What is most valuable?

For me, the DDT has been very valuable. 

The code is very good. We are using that. We are currently exploring Azure Codes and Artifacts.

Overall, all of the features are very good.

It's a Microsoft solution, so it's very familiar in look and feel.

What needs improvement?

It's too early to really say what features are lacking at this point.

I am new to the intervention and I find it difficult to find my way around the user interface. I have my own learning tool. However, it could be simpler for new users.

The pricing could be a bit less.

For how long have I used the solution?

We haven't been using the solution for too long.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

So far, the solution's stability is very good. We have no complaints.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We haven't found any issues with scalability so far. It's been quite good.

How are customer service and technical support?

We haven't requested any troubleshooting or help so far, as we haven't used the solution for too long just yet.

How was the initial setup?

The deployment varies, but could take up to one or two months. There are a few things we are currently trying. We were looking for a CATD type of model.

We have our own team that is able to maintain the solution.

What other advice do I have?

We've had a long business relationship with Microsoft. We're partners.

We're still in the process of exploring the solution. However, so far, I would recommend it. I'd rate it eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner