With 2021 right around the corner, a new year necessitates practicing healthier habits across how we work, live, and prepare for what’s next. For many businesses, this means adopting the right technologies in order to secure continuing cost saving measures without sacrificing productivity or workflow quality. Companies are now positioned for growth in a year spent adapting to the pandemic’s hurdles, as discussed in our recent post on remote work and how CFOs are investing in technology more than ever.
Over at the Microsoft Blog, 5 ways to save costs by running .NET apps on Azure, as discussed by David Ellis (Product Marketing Manager, Azure Marketing), is a great place to start if you’re seriously considering migrating your cloud environment to Azure. In his post, David discusses the digital first outlook several companies have pivoted toward and how the flexibility of Azure is critical for budget friendly migrations.
Azure is the most cost effective and performant environment to run ASP.NET web workloads. Azure is up to 54 percent less expensive than on-premises and up to 30 percent less expensive than AWS.GigaOm Survey, October 2020
Based upon the leveraged knowledge between Windows, ASP.NET and Visual Studio, both Azure SQL Database and App Service were designed specifically by Microsoft for .NET Applications to run on. Azure is a hands-free way to automatically oversee database and web app management. It allows you and your team to stay focused on the ‘human’ objectives while Azure governs logging, runtimes and database auto-patching among a slew of other features that may be configured efficiently in Azure’s easy to customize platform. Via query optimization and automatic tuning, compliance costs can also be minimized with AI grounded SQL optimization. Using Azure’s insights, a user can monitor how both traffic and upstream trends influence .NET application response times. Together, these features work to centralize objectives and cut extraneous spending.
Azure App Service customers can now save up to 35 percent with a 1-year commitment and up to 55 percent for a 3-year commitment, compared to pay-as-you-go prices.Per App Service pricing for US East.
Other cost-effective benefits include:
- App Service Pricing merges website building, web APIS and mobile backends for all platforms. Different sized plans grant you options to test apps without exceeding your planned budget. Choose from Basic, Standard or Premium plans, depending on the size of your operation.
- Consolidating existing on-premise licenses in Azure saves money you’d be spending otherwise on pay-as-you-go rates. You may further drive down total cost of ownership with extended security updates and reservations savings. To make your migration even easier, Azure provides 180 days of duel-use rights, allowing you to continue access to your on-premises agency.
- Autoscaling allows you to use only the servers you require on a case-by-case basis. In example, ASP.NET applications can be monitored automatically while scaling the assets needed to meet workload or performance conditions.
Azure’s budget friendly features are sure to save your business money in the long run and secure a new year with a robust, smooth running cloud platform. Click here to view Microsoft’s full article.