Our website was receiving heavy traffic, and we were managing it with IIS accounts in existing local environments. The infrastructure needs of our websites were increasing and decreasing depending on the traffic. These changes were managed manually. We wanted to move to a cloud technology for all this manual management and tracking of constantly changing traffic, and handle this manual work and infrastructure by service procurement. Because Azure’s App Service provided us with a fully managed website model, it would allow for dynamic infrastructure changes, scalability, security, and rapid changes. In addition, we needed instant machines because we needed a lot of instant test environments. Thanks to Azure, it now takes us seconds to create a new environment.
When moving the website to Azure as Platform as a Service, all we needed was the source code of the application on the existing IIS machine. After publishing this resource in the Azure environment, our application was going to be able to go live without the need for any IIS. After that, the relevant certificate and DNS redirects would be made and the application would start working as production. What we needed was to focus on our applications using a managed service without dealing with the inftastructure layer.
Hosting the website using a platform service was our main requirement. In doing so, we wanted to be able to make changes ourselves easily and instantly, and we wanted to have full control of the environment in case we need something new. We did not want to deal with mandatory updates such as infrastructure and security updates. Thanks to Azure’s easy screens, we have seen that we can meet these needs together with a Proof of Concept study. We decided to use App Service, a PaaS service in Azure, as it was a platform that met our needs. It provides ease of operation. We do not have to follow it all the time.
Because of both Microsoft’s strong vision in this area and the fact that it is a platform that meets our wishes, we chose the Azure App Service, a proven service in the industry.
To this day, Data Market has provided us with a lot of support on the system side. They have been able to react quickly when we asked for backup. We wanted to design this transition together because we had worked together for a long time and had confidence in them.
We used Azure App Service Migration Assistant to perform the assessment. In addition, based on our existing metrics, we selected the appropriate App Service Plan in Azure.
As a benefit, this product allowed us to focus only on the site without dealing with the infrastructure layer. Updating and ensuring the security of VMs running on the infrastructure are no longer our responsibility. We can focus on how we can make our product better only. When we need something new, we can easily handle it on our own, because the management portal is very easy to use.
We can easily track our site metrics, health status, new versions, and many other features using the portal. The time we used devote to infrastructure management is now spent on thinking about how we can make the product perform better. For us, it has been both ease of use and saving time.
Most importantly, this transformation has led to a reduction in our working hours. If we want to get a serious test environment up and running, or if we want to get a host running in a live environment, we can do it in seconds. This has provided convenience in terms of resource management.
We have reduced our inventory on the datacenter side with the closure of old resources. By getting more information about the cloud, we have enabled our IT team to improve themselves in this direction. We are working to adapt our application to new generation technologies. Data Market works with us at every step in this transformation and supports all our processes.
Our focus is the product. The faster we can introduce the product to the market, the more efficient it will be for us. Dealing with any problem other than the product distracts our focus and causes us to waste time. If you do not want to deal with the infrastructure, the system, updates, or mandatory work, you should use this type of managed service.
We chose Azure App Service Migration Assistant based on our needs.