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Azure Cloud Platform as a Service

Store your data and applications with BCN’s Azure Platform as a Service (Azure PaaS); a managed cloud environment for application development, data management, and integration.


Azure PaaS (Platform as a Service) is a cloud computing model that provides a fully managed platform for building, deploying, and scaling applications. By abstracting infrastructure complexities, Azure PAaS enables developers to focus on coding and innovation.

What is Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS)?

Azure Platform as a Service (Azure PaaS) is a managed cloud computing model that allows a business’s IT teams to develop, deploy, and manage applications without worry of the underlying infrastructure (servers, storage, and networking) and operating systems. With PaaS, Azure manages the physical infrastructure, operating systems, databases, SQL server, deployment tools, business intelligence (BI) services, and more.

Leverage a range of pre-built services, tools, and frameworks for application development, data management, integration, and more, empowering your teams to build custom applications and services with the security of Azures operational management.


What can Microsoft Azure PaaS do?

Microsoft Azure PaaS offers a wide range of services that empower businesses to develop, deploy and manage applications in the cloud. All services are easy to adapt to and require minimal maintenance. They also eliminate many manuals, repetitive tasks. Here are few:

  • Web Apps

    Azure Web Apps are part of the Azure App Services portfolio, which provide a platform to deploy Web Applications, API’s and Bots. Web Apps remove the need for managing the operating system and include built-in security features, scalability, and impressive SLA.

  • Logic Apps

    Azure Logic Apps can help with automation by adding complex workflows. Automation is relatively easy with Logic Apps as Microsoft have included default connectors for widely available SaaS solutions. Simply click the right steps together and connect to the required resources.

  • Azure Functions

    The purpose of App Functions is to provide on-demand executions. Azure Functions are focused on executing or performing a specific set of code so you can focus on development.

  • Azure SQL

    Azure SQL is an out of the box database with multiple features and options in terms of scalability and security. Azure SQL comes with built-in intelligence, which enables database analysis and recommendation.

  • Azure Bus Service

    Azure Bus Service is a messaging service used to connect any applications, devices, and services running in the cloud to any application or service.

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What’s the difference between Azure IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS?

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) are different cloud computing models that allow businesses to host, build and consume applications.

Each plays a critical role in the cloud computing ecosystem, so understanding the difference between each is key.

  • Azure IaaS

    Azure Infrastructure as a Service provides virtualised computing, storage and network management that businesses can configure in the cloud, retaining the responsibility of operating systems, databases, applications, and software. Organisations utilising Azure IaaS require trained people to manage the platforms you develop, such as SQL, Windows & Linux servers, and Visual Studio.NET. This also includes performing backups, installing OS and software patches, and managing security software.

  • Azure PaaS

    Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) provides a pre-configured environment for developing, deploying, and managing applications without the need to manage the underlying infrastructure. Businesses still need to manage their data and applications, but not their servers, as Azure takes care of this under PaaS. Azure PaaS services include Azure App Service, Azure SQL Database, Azure Functions, and Azure Logic Apps.

  • Azure SaaS

    Azure Software as a Service (SaaS) provides businesses with managed cloud-based applications within Azure accessible via browsers. With Azure SaaS, your business uses the Azure portal to manage applications and other tools. Examples of Azure SaaS include Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Dynamics .


Why choose BCN for Microsoft Azure PaaS?

BCN are a Microsoft-first company and hold all 6 Microsoft Solutions Partner designations. Our designations across Infrastructure, Data & AI, Digital & App Innovation, and Modern Work, recognise BCN’s broad capability and success in high-demand cloud solution areas.

Our cloud-first vision. We believe that the cloud should be accessible regardless of your size or sector. BCN’s expertise and Microsoft direct access ensures successful Azure cloud investments.

Why Azure PaaS

Benefits of using Azure PaaS

Whether its security, enhanced flexibility and scalability, or providing a faster time to develop and deploy applications, Investing in Azure PaaS can provide several benefits for your business.

  • Develop Apps Faster

    With Azure handling your infrastructure and middleware, PaaS reduces the time required to create, code and release a new application.

  • Security

    Microsoft Azure PaaS allows you to store all your data in an automatically patched and secure platform, meaning no one else can see it.

  • Flexibility

    PaaS services remove the need to manage your infrastructure in-house, allowing teams to focus on development.

  • Scalability

    Azure PaaS pay-as-you-go services allow your business to grow and expand its capabilities when needed.

  • Accessibility

    As Azure PaaS is accessed over the Internet, teams can work together on projects, even when individuals are in different locations.

  • Reduce Costs

    PaaS reduces the cost of maintaining and managing expensive data centres, servers and other hardware.

Frequently Asked Questions

Microsoft Azure PaaS FAQs

  • What are the benefits of using Azure PaaS for application development?

    Developers can concentrate on developing code and creating applications without having to worry about managing the infrastructure stack thanks to Azure PaaS, which offers a pre-configured computing environment that abstracts away the underlying infrastructure.

    In order to speed up the creation and deployment of applications, Azure PaaS provides a large selection of tools, frameworks, and services for data management, integration, and other purposes.

    Scalability, automatic patching, and high availability features offered by Azure PaaS make it possible for applications to handle a range of workloads, keep current with security patches, and maintain high availability.

  • Can I deploy my own custom applications on Azure PaaS?

    Yes, you can develop your own applications using different programming languages and frameworks on Azure PaaS, including .NET, Java, Python, Node.js, and PHP. Azure PaaS also offers connectivity with development environments like Visual Studio and Studio Code.

  • How does Azure PaaS differ from Azure IaaS?

    With Azure IaaS, you have more control over the virtualised computing resources and oversee managing the operating system and installed applications. Azure PaaS does not require any management of the operating system or underlying infrastructure.

    When it comes to the creation, deployment, and maintenance of applications, Azure PaaS offers a streamlined approach, whether IaaS offers greater flexibility and control of the infrastructure stack.

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