Cloud computing has gained widespread adoption in recent years for a whole host of benefits over hosting your software on premise. There are many cloud services that help you get your application up and running faster and at a lower cost than hosting within your own facilities. It’s no surprise then that cloud services like Microsoft Azure have become wildly popular to host your application and the rest of your infrastructure.
Modern applications and the databases that support them like MongoDB are especially built to take advantage of cloud computing. In fact, Microsoft and MongoDB have collaborated to bring MongoDB to the Azure cloud, making it easy to get started.
The advantages are clear for running your application database in the cloud with Azure:
- Lower cost than hosting your database on prem. You only pay for the infrastructure needed and you don’t need to make heavy upfront investments in hardware.
- Flexible. Easily adjust the amount of resources you buy on Azure based on current demand. This relieves you of the need to buy more resources than you need just to cover unanticipated events.
- Reliable. Azure distributes their servers across the globe so you can reduce latency by serving data locally to users. Distributed systems also helps ensure system continuity in case of unanticipated events or disasters.
Enterprises who build and run modern applications use cloud services like Azure. When they do, they also overwhelming choose MongoDB to build their database deployment in the cloud. An Azure integration means MongoDB users have the right tools at their disposal to limitlessly grow their applications in the cloud.
If you’re hosting a MongoDB deployment on Azure, the best way to run your database in the cloud is through Cloud Manager, the MongoDB management solution. Trying Cloud Manager is risk-free. You get 30-days of free access to Cloud Manager when you sign up. Start your trial today.