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Azure WebApp or VM with hosted webserver RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi , i have an applicaiton which is hosted on Tomcat and i want to move the same to azure, as there are 2 options i can either go go for web app or go the Iaas way, CAn anyone suggest the best option

    TIA

    AA


    Thanks and Regards Azhar Amir

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:25 AM

Answers

  • Azure offers several ways to host web sites: Azure App Service, Virtual Machines, Service Fabric, and Cloud Services.

    This article helps you understand the options and make the right choice for your web application.

    What is the best way to host Web Apps in Azure?

    Azure App Service (formerly Azure Websites) has very little responsibility to complete, and relatively less control. It is the best choice for most web apps. Deployment and management are integrated directly into the platform we get. It is scalable, can handle high traffic loads. It can provide you high availability.

    Azure Virtual Machines could be your choice if you want frequent modifications and changes in your web server environment. It provides you rich set of features; however, correctly configuring, securing and maintaining VMs require much more time and more IT expertise compared to Azure Cloud Services and Azure Websites. You will need to make more effort on frequent maintenance and update patches to manage the VM environment.

    Azure Cloud Services If you want more, web server like environment you might want to go with Azure Cloud Services. You can remote into your cloud services and configure startup tasks. Cloud Services provide you more Ease of Management and Agility than Azure Websites, but less control than it. Cloud Service provides you multiple deployment environments same as of Azure Websites but this is not available in Virtual Machines. Apart from the websites you can install any packages you want which provides you more flexibility.

    The following figure explains you more about choosing the right option:

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    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:42 AM
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All replies

  • Azure offers several ways to host web sites: Azure App Service, Virtual Machines, Service Fabric, and Cloud Services.

    This article helps you understand the options and make the right choice for your web application.

    What is the best way to host Web Apps in Azure?

    Azure App Service (formerly Azure Websites) has very little responsibility to complete, and relatively less control. It is the best choice for most web apps. Deployment and management are integrated directly into the platform we get. It is scalable, can handle high traffic loads. It can provide you high availability.

    Azure Virtual Machines could be your choice if you want frequent modifications and changes in your web server environment. It provides you rich set of features; however, correctly configuring, securing and maintaining VMs require much more time and more IT expertise compared to Azure Cloud Services and Azure Websites. You will need to make more effort on frequent maintenance and update patches to manage the VM environment.

    Azure Cloud Services If you want more, web server like environment you might want to go with Azure Cloud Services. You can remote into your cloud services and configure startup tasks. Cloud Services provide you more Ease of Management and Agility than Azure Websites, but less control than it. Cloud Service provides you multiple deployment environments same as of Azure Websites but this is not available in Virtual Machines. Apart from the websites you can install any packages you want which provides you more flexibility.

    The following figure explains you more about choosing the right option:

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    Do click on "Mark as Answer" and “Vote as Helpful” on the post that helps you, this can be beneficial to other community members.

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:42 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Pradeep. 

    Is there a tool from Microsoft which will help in arriving to the configuration of the Azure VM sizes when we input Physical Machine Size

    Regards

    AA


    Thanks and Regards Azhar Amir

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:56 PM
  • There is no tool of that sort. However, you might want to consider using “Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit”.

    You may leave your feedback here:

    https://feedback.azure.com/forums/34192--general-feedback

    All of the feedback you share in these forums will be monitored and reviewed by the Microsoft engineering teams responsible for building Azure.

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    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 4:20 AM
    Moderator
  • You can try this tool here. This tool is available in whyazure.in website.


    • Edited by Askwizard Wednesday, October 18, 2017 3:00 PM
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 2:59 PM