5 reasons that will convince you to deploy Sitecore on Azure
It is very important to introduce new technologies and tools to your organization to meet the constantly changing and growing demands of your business. Gone are those days when creating static web pages for a corporate website had the sole purpose of a simple application residing in a physical server. Today, businesses require an extensible platform that will capture, store, manage, and distribute the content in a secure and reliable manner.
Sitecore Content Management System (CMS) is getting immensely popular amongst enterprises because of its security, flexibility and scalability. It not only enhances user experience, but also helps businesses manage their online presence efficiently by providing full control over all aspects of their business website.
Get more done with Sitecore Azure
There are many cloud platforms to choose from; and all of them, in one way or another, enable developers to build and deploy their applications to the cloud. The Microsoft Azure cloud platform has become a leader in cloud computing, which enables you to build and manage mobile, enterprise, and Internet of Things (IoT) apps faster on Microsoft’s next-gen data center.
Integrating Sitecore Enterprise Content Management to Manage Multiple Sites
Altra Industrial Motion had several websites under various categories like corporate, market, brand, product, and platform. The company wanted to implement Sitecore CMS for all their sites. The main goal behind implementing Sitecore CMS was to manage backend activities with a single interface.
From on-premise to the cloud, in less than an hour
The Sitecore CMS is well optimized for the Microsoft Azure platform, enabling companies to accelerate Sitecore deployment at lower costs. It takes less than an hour to take your content from on-premises to the cloud, while enabling companies to lower total cost of ownership with the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a service (PaaS) models. Moreover, Sitecore CMS on Azure brings opportunity for companies to outsource traditional IT responsibilities such as infrastructure and hardware maintenance so that companies can focus on core competencies such as the creation and execution of apps.
Why Azure for Sitecore?
Although Sitecore had a lot of success as an “on-premises” software solution and still facilitates on-premises deployments, there are many reasons to opt for Microsoft Azure when using Sitecore.
1. Accelerate implementations with tight integration of Azure with Sitecore
You will observe that a lot of deployment configuration has already been done as part of the Sitecore Azure Module that supports the PaaS option, leading to stable and fast hosting of Sitecore sites. The Sitecore Azure Module deployment takes care of all Azure configurations and settings, which can be extended and changed as required to meet custom hosting requirements. All you need to do is select a datacenter zone and run the deployment.
2. Freedom to choose between IaaS and PaaS
While hosting Sitecore on Azure, you get complete freedom to choose between IaaS and PaaS. You can implement either of them, or both. Regardless of your approach, Azure’s cloud-computing platform will let you build, deploy, and manage applications through Microsoft’s global network of data centers.
3. Open and flexible
Microsoft Azure supports any language, operating system, framework and tool—from Linux to Windows, C# to Java, SQL Server to Oracle. Thanks to Sitecore’s built-in support for Apache Solr, you can use Sitecore’s enterprise search capabilities.
4. Robust and reliable
Sitecore Azure provides a highly available infrastructure with 99.95% uptime, 24×7 tech support and round-the-clock service health monitoring.
5. Easy to manage and deploy
With Azure deployments, all the settings are defined in a single configuration file and you can deploy the code and Sitecore items on demand or on an as-needed basis. This hugely benefits continuous delivery and eliminates deployment headaches.
Some of the benefits of using Sitecore with Microsoft Azure are:
- Superior infrastructure
- Unparalleled flexibility and scalability
- Faster deployment
- Predictable costs
- High performance
- Effective monitoring
- Reliable and secure
With simplicity of deployments, tight integration with Sitecore and unparalleled scalability, Azure really stands out among the competition. If you are looking for a Sitecore partner who can show you how easy and simple Azure deployments can be, then get in touch. We’d be happy to help!