Amplify web apps with Azure

Amplify web apps with Azure

Web developers can benefit from powerful platforms that can handle machine learning and organize complicated infrastructures.  Microsoft’s cloud platform Azure is similar to the previously mentioned Google Container Engine except that Azure handles specific computing needs as compared to the cluster management or infrastructure platform provided by Google.  Azure is used to develop a wide variety of application types for tasks like machine learning, networking, and access management as well as the virtual machine services provided by other cloud containers. The Azure marketplace features small and large scale applications that can be useful for any business let alone an internet based service that might be hosted at Inode Cloud. WURFL Cloud Service WURFL can differentiate between the type, resolution and model number of mobile visitors and provides a long list of services that can tell you about their supported services and file types.  WURFL is easy to use and returns Boolean, string and enumerable values that are then integrated into the code for your website.  A list of the capabilities can be found on the Scentia Mobile website. Kentico Kentico is a popular and powerful content management system that was also developed using Azure.  It has ecommerce and marketing capabilities that include page building services that can help you create online stores with features like automated discounts and shipping calculations.  Behind the scenes are collaboration services and development platforms including an open API if you need to create custom services. WURFL and Kentico are at either ends of the spectrum in both size and price but they are examples of the power and versatility of a platform like Azure. ...
Extending to the Cloud

Extending to the Cloud

In spite of what you might think web hosting is not limited to journalism, commerce, and Netflix.  Cloud computing is becoming the norm for efficient and secure computing services as well as for storage and communication.  Hosting services like Inode Cloud will set you up with server space and a useful program called Interworks that can help you prepare your server space for your needs but there are options other than WordPress and Webmail to help manage your content. Cloud Container Platforms: Google Container Engine is a service built on top of another Google service called Kubernetes which is an open source application designed to help coordinate multiple applications/services working together as one machine.  Container Engine provides the same service as Kubernetes with the addition of developer tools and access to Google’s regional resources.  There is a wealth of other services that enhance coordination and security which make container engine a great platform for independent developers looking for mobile computing options. Container platforms provide a foundation as well as operational stability for anyone who doesn’t want to start from scratch but it is not infrastructure by itself so much as a map.  You need to have your computing needs in mind and chose a platform accordingly.  For example, Container Engine is designed to coordinate large systems made up of standalone programs but if you are interested in accessing a single application then there is an easier and less expensive option available. Virtual Machines and Hybrid Clouds: Hosting services can be used to create hybrid clouds which combine your onsite computing power with software or databases that run from a...
Top