Build, deploy, and operate serverless apps on an end-to-end platform
Deliver more value to the core of your business by minimizing the time and resources you spend on infrastructure-related requirements. Use fully managed, end-to-end Azure serverless solutions to boost developer productivity, optimize resources, and accelerate the pace of innovation.
Why choose Azure serverless solutions?
Increase developer velocity
Reduce the time spent on tasks that are non-core to the business by freeing developers from infrastructure provisioning and management. Build and deploy faster using developer-friendly APIs, low-code/no-code services, and ready-to-use machine learning and cognitive models.
Boost team performance
Improve team agility and performance by using a fully managed platform to build, deploy, and operate applications. Build for any application pattern and environment—hybrid, cloud, and edge. Proactively manage applications with intelligent monitoring and analysis tools.
Improve organizational impact
Accelerate time to market with Azure serverless solutions that help your organization clear the path to innovation and new revenue opportunities. Reduce your infrastructure total cost of ownership and minimize risk with intelligent security management and advanced threat protection.
Build with end-to-end Azure serverless solutions
Enjoy freedom from infrastructure management no matter what type of application you’re building or technologies you’re using. Choose from a range of serverless execution environments, fully managed services, and a comprehensive set of developer tools and services to build your applications.
Azure serverless compute
Build applications faster by eliminating the need to manage the infrastructure that runs your code and containers
Serverless Containerized Microservices
Deploy containerized apps without managing complex infrastructure with Azure Container Apps. Write code using your preferred programming language or framework, and build microservices with full support for Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr). Scale dynamically based on HTTP traffic or events powered by Kubernetes Event-Driven Autoscaling (KEDA).
Elastically provision pods inside container instances that start in seconds without the need to manage additional compute resources. Create serverless, Kubernetes-based applications using the orchestration capabilities of Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and AKS virtual nodes, which are built on the open-source Virtual Kubelet project. Get the best of an event-driven approach by adding KEDA event-driven autoscaling to your AKS cluster. KEDA is an open-source component that enables containers to process events directly from event sources, and it provides the ability to scale to zero.
Execute code—written in the language of your choice—with Azure Functions, an event-driven compute experience. Scale on demand and pay only for the time your code is executed. Available as a managed service in Azure and Azure Stack, the open source Functions runtime also works on multiple destinations, including Kubernetes, Azure IoT Edge, on-premises, and even in other clouds.
Serverless Application Environments
Run and scale web, mobile, and API applications on the platform of your choice—in a high-productivity, fully managed environment—with Azure App Service.
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DevOps and developer tools for serverless
Create serverless apps using familiar tools right from your own developer environment and on your favorite operating system. Get first-class services to build, test and deploy functions, containers, and Kubernetes-based applications
CI/CD for serverless
Get unlimited, cloud-hosted private git repos with Azure DevOps. Easily set up continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD), add automatic package management, automatically trigger builds, and deploy to Kubernetes, Azure Functions, Azure Web Apps, or any cloud.
App development tools
Build, run, and debug serverless applications with a comprehensive set of developer tools. Use emulators to develop your apps locally for advanced scenarios like Functions and Kubernetes, then easily target them to Azure when you’re ready to deploy.
Build serverless apps with relational and non-relational databases
Azure SQL Database serverless
Build apps faster, optimize price-performance, and simplify performance management for relational databases using Azure SQL Database serverless. Automatically scale compute based on workload demand and pay only for compute used per second. For further cost savings, automatically pause serverless databases and pay only for storage during inactive periods, then automatically resume when workload activity returns. All databases in Azure SQL Database including those using serverless are automatically updated, come with built-in high availability, and feature built-in machine learning for added security and performance.
Azure Cosmos DB
Use Azure Cosmos DB, a globally distributed, massively scalable, multi-model database service, to create database triggers, input bindings, and output bindings.
"Azure SQL Database serverless totally fits our business. We don't have to worry about scaling up for peak loads, and we pay only for what we use. We have capacity without the high 'just in case' cost."
Michael Aird, Chief Technology Officer
Azure serverless storage
Build static web applications on Azure Blob storage or use it as massively scalable storage for unstructured data. Leverage storage events to respond to operations on blobs with multiple serverless architectures. Blob events are pushed through Event Grid to subscribers using Functions, Logic Apps, or even your own custom HTTP listener.
Using a scalable architecture, camera frames are uploaded into Blob storage, which triggers Azure Functions, returns the number of people in the image, and outputs it into Azure Event Hubs.
Azure serverless solution architectures
Architect scalable e-commerce web app
The e-commerce website includes simple order processing workflows with the help of Azure services. Using Azure Functions and Web Apps, developers can focus on building personalized experiences and let Azure take care of the infrastructure.
Bursting from AKS with ACI
Use the AKS virtual node to provision pods inside ACI that start in seconds. This enables AKS to run with just enough capacity for your average workload. As you run out of capacity in your AKS cluster, scale out additional pods in ACI without any additional servers to manage.
CI/CD for Containers
Containers make it easy for you to continuously build and deploy your applications. By orchestrating deployment of those containers using Kubernetes in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), you can achieve replicable, manageable clusters of containers.
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