Cloud computing has surged in popularity in recent years as companies are looking for solutions to gain competitive advantage. Development agility and lower cost are just a few of the benefits afforded by cloud-based services like Microsoft Azure. These are fundamental requirements when you consider that companies are coming out with products and services faster than ever before. And to fuel growth and competitive success, these companies also have to figure out how to do this at a lower cost.
Hosting applications and their infrastructure on premise, while still the preferred method for many enterprises, has significant drawbacks. It can take weeks to months to get your system online, not to mention the significant expense of hardware and software costs. Cloud-based services, in contrast, get you started in mere minutes and at much lower cost. This can make all the difference when you need to output products quickly and cheaply.
Microsoft Azure is one of the leading cloud service offerings in the market and enables companies to develop, host, and manage their applications through Microsoft data centers. MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database built for the cloud, and Microsoft have partnered to bring MongoDB to the Azure cloud. Together, the MongoDB Azure service offers enterprises powerful tools to achieve scalable applications in the cloud.
With the MongoDB Azure service, customers can expect:
- Cost savings from paying for only the infrastructure need instead of buying all the hardware, software, and support personnel required for hosting on premise.
- Seamless scalability by being able to increase or decrease resources to align with current demand instead of having to buy more hardware upfront to account for unanticipated system demand.
- Reliability from Azure’s globally distributed servers. You get lower latency by serving users locally and you minimize the risk of system outage if one of the servers goes down.
Smart enterprises take advantage of cloud services like MongoDB on 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. There’s no risk to signing up – Cloud Manager is free for the first 30 days. Start your free trial today!