Our experts can help you build the most effective infrastructure to take advantage of the flexibility of the cloud. We offer completely customisable packages, with varying levels of service and support to suit your needs, budget and goals.
We are experts in deploying reliable Azure environments with a high resilience and optimised for the cloud. As an official Microsoft Gold Partner, Valto is the trusted name in Azure application hosting in the UK. Expert support, hands on expertise and unbeatable knowledge.
We can help you deploy the most cost effective Azure environment with predictable ongoing monthly cost. From cost saving packages to tailored expert training schemes to minimise waste and maximise resource usage, we’ll help you get the best value from Azure.
From deploying virtual machines to hosting a custom Windows or Linux container, with Valto, hosting in Azure is simple. We’ll unlock the flexibility of the cloud and leverage the power of Microsoft services to create a custom app service for your business.
Microsoft Azure Application Hosting
Microsoft Azure, the cloud services platform that countless businesses around the world rely on for Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) functionality, is an ideal choice for application hosting.
With Azure, you can quickly build, deploy, manage, migrate and host a selection of APIs and web applications easily, all within one platform. From development and testing through to data and analytics for roll out, the Azure App Service and the Azure Marketplace offer a complete cloud experience for business.
At Valto we will help you with your hybrid cloud and infrastructure management, so application hosting is simple. We’ll handle everything – from integrating Visual Studio code for developing apps to migrating your existing web applications – so you can move forward with Azure for business without dedicating time and internal resource.
Let our Azure consultants handle your Azure application hosting and development. We can provide a full overview of the platform, handling everything from planning to deployment. We’ll introduce your team to Azure DevOps, Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN), Azure Spring Cloud and more. We can provide training and support on hosting apps within the cloud, or can act as a managed service to provide a complete Azure end to end management system.
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Introducing Microsoft Azure Application Hosting
One of the many advantages of migrating to Azure is the ability to integrate and work across the full Microsoft cloud platform. The flexibility of the cloud gives you the ability to virtualise multiple applications online, to make them more accessible to users and also to improve resilience and reliability compared to traditional on-premises hosting.
There are countless app types and API management services you can use within Azure to enhance the way you work, reach more customers, improve data protection and handling, and generally boost productivity.
Within Azure App Services, there are four main categories of App Service:
Host web applications and other websites
Host mobile applications and mobile app system back end services
Host Representational State Transfer APIs (RESTful APIs)
Host apps for system integration, enterprise automation, business process roll out and managing data within the cloud
Why choose Valto for your Azure Application Hosting projects?
Valto is an official Microsoft Partner, and our team of Azure developers and specialists will work with you to configure your cloud environment. Your dedicated point of contact will provide Azure Application Hosting services that are tailored to your needs and maximise performance efficiently.
Our experienced team will work with you through the full process of planning and deployment. We will configure a cloud environment that is designed to provide high levels of availability for your business critical software and give you the foundation for working more effectively.
We provide Azure application hosting support for a wide range of popular business applications including SharePoint and Sage, and can also create custom environments for bespoke software. This can be configured to replicate your current hardware in a more cost effective public cloud environment, using Windows Virtual Desktop and a range of other intelligent services.
Benefits of Valto Azure Application Hosting and Development Services
We have worked with countless businesses over the years, developing and building applications and other enterprise level IT services. Our trusted reputation is informed by hundreds of customer stories of success across Azure and the whole Microsoft suite.
Some of the benefits of using a Valto Azure specialist for your Application Hosting project include:
Official Microsoft Partner level expertise
We’re very proud to be a UK Microsoft Gold Partner, which means that we offer the highest level of service, support, training and advice. For Azure, this means our developers and specialists are cloud computing experts, and can offer unbeatable knowledge and expertise for your application development and hosting needs.
A true team effort
When you work with Valto, you’ll be assigned a specialist and account lead who will work closely with you to get to know your team, understand your business and design a bespoke Azure project plan. You’ll also be benefitting from our extensive team of Microsoft experts, who work across the country and in different areas of IT specialism, so there’s no issue, trouble or goal we can’t work with.
Qualified Azure experts
Our Azure services truly are end to end, and encompass the entire journey from moving to the cloud, through training fundamentals for your team and custom development, right up to backup and Disaster Recovery and long term support. From analysing your business data in Azure Monitor and helping you comply with regulations through Azure confidential computing, to creating a tailored Content Delivery Network for your business, we’ll take care of it.
Streamlined application development
Using tools including Azure Container Apps, Azure Load Testing, Azure Virtual Desktop and Azure DevOps, we will help create the ideal app solution for your business. It might be migrating existing applications over to the Azure platform for easy deployment and management, or you might want to learn more about Azure’s capability in developing new apps.
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Application Hosting in Microsoft Azure
The Microsoft Cloud Platform has a number of advantages over a traditional on-premises server for application hosting.
Flexibility of Hosting Applications in Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure offers a range of pre-configured virtual machines that can be used to replicate almost any traditional environment. This means that an experienced cloud consultant can configure an environment that meets the needs of your application as it stands.
Advanced cloud services go beyond this, and can over intelligent services that adapt and enhance productivity. In most cases, application usage changes over time. There will be periods of peak activity and times when usage is much lower (for example during peak trading times, high season or when new technology becomes available).
One of the benefits of Microsoft Azure application hosting is that you can take advantage of this flexibility and change the specification of your environment to meet demand. At peak times, additional memory or cores can be provisioned in the virtual machines which provides improved performance for end users. Similarly, at times of lower usage, you can scale back the environment so that you reduce costs.
Greater Reliability of Microsoft Azure Application Hosting
A key disadvantage of any legacy server is the inevitable downtime. Aside from regular maintenance and updates that mean applications are unavailable, there are also unplanned outages that occur on an all too regular basis.
Even with 99% up time, a server would be unavailable for approximately 1 hour every 4 days. This means that business critical applications cannot be accessed. By using Microsoft Azure Application Hosting from Valto, you can avoid downtime due to the virtualised infrastructure being decoupled from physical hardware.
Even if machines are down for maintenance within the data centre, the load is simply shifted across to other areas. We use intelligent Azure Marketplace tools such as Azure Load Testing and Azure Load Balancer to help with data and analytics to calculate downtime and outages. With duplication across multiple data centres, it’s possible to get uptime approaching 100% – which means that staff can work without interruption. This saves you time, resource and an awful lot of stress!
Cost Savings of Hosting Applications in Microsoft Azure
In most cases, using the cloud simply costs less than legacy equipment. As well as being more efficient, reliable and adaptable, switching to a cloud platform can save money. Still not convinced? Here are some of the ways we can help with Azure cost saving…
Efficient set up and fast turnarounds
When you migrate applications to the cloud, there is no upfront capital expenditure to source hardware (and no long wait for delivery). You won’t have to wait for parts, rely on delivery dates and SLAs being met, and you’ll likely already have everything you need ready to go. There will often be an onboarding consultancy fee to cover the cost of provisioning and performing the Microsoft Azure migration of your applications and data, which unlocks the savings you’ll discover from utilising our bespoke application hosting packages.
More power, less waste
Even a relatively small data centre can be expensive to run. It can cost money for power, hours for maintenance and resource for running. You need to pay for power for the servers and also for the cooling equipment to keep systems operating at an appropriate temperature. Having a dedicated member of the team to maintain and troubleshoot the data centre can be extremely costly. Changing to Microsoft Azure application hosting means that you benefit from the scale of an enterprise data centre where hardware is fully optimised and where all of the costs are included in the subscription.
Complete flexibility and adaptability
As noted above, a key advantage of hosting in Microsoft Azure is that you have the ability to scale the machines based on demand. This means that rather than having a fixed set of infrastructure, you can raise and lower performance levels as required which means we can reduce the cost of Microsoft Azure.
You can also use Azure to enhance remote working or hybrid working models to ensure every employee has access to the files they need, all the while keeping your data safe. For example, Azure IoT Hub (Microsoft’s Internet of Things cloud capability) hosts connections to any virtual device, and Azure Virtual Desktop mirrors your on-premises desktop set up.
Low costs of maintenance
Having qualified staff on hand as part of your internal IT team with the skills to manage legacy hardware is costly – especially at times when things are running fine. With Microsoft Azure, and Valto’s managed services, you benefit from access to a team who provide full support including applying software patches – and with high uptime SLAs, you don’t need to worry about maintenance in the same way.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Azure App Service?
The Azure App Service allows users to host and develop web applications, RESTful APIs and various mobile service back end systems. Automatic scaling and reliability make it one of the most popular and usable workload management tools. With Azure Web Apps you can deploy a web application quickly and efficiently. Elements such as automated managing, automatic scaling and cyber security make the App Service in Azure a fantastic tool for developing enterprise applications. Azure App service is available in multiple coding languages, including Python, Ruby, Java, ASP.NET and PHP.
How do I host my Azure application?
You can use Azure Web Apps and the Azure App Service to build, deploy and host applications. Set up an App Service Plan to cut down on the time involved in managing and maintaining your web app (versus more traditional premises hosting services). Azure App Service provides automatic scaling, and increase resources (or decrease them) as needed, to power your app. Valto’s specialists offer customisable hosting services.
What is Azure Container Apps?
Azure Container Apps offer a hosting service without a server, allowing the deployment and management of multiple containers. Container apps are software with a complete code and dependency package included, for fast deployment and efficient run time.
What apps can I create in Azure?
Within Azure you can create or migrate apps and APIs. Buildable models in Azure include Java, Python, PHP (in containers), Windows, Linux, Node.js, .NET and .NET Core. Services such as Visual Studio Code, GitHub, Docker Hub, Azure Container Registry and Azure DevOps mean you can customise, adapt and optimise your apps.
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