Azure Websites vs Pivotal Web Services (PWS)

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Azure Websites vs Pivotal Web Services (PWS): What are the differences?

Developers describe Azure Websites as "Deploy and scale modern websites and web apps in seconds". Azure Websites is a fully managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that enables you to build, deploy and scale enterprise-grade web Apps in seconds. Focus on your application code, and let Azure take care of the infrastructure to scale and securely run it for you. On the other hand, Pivotal Web Services (PWS) is detailed as "Deploy, Update and Scale Applications On-Demand". Pivotal Web Services is a public cloud version of the widely supported Open Source Cloud Foundry PaaS. PWS makes is an ideal platform for the rapid deployment, easy scaling and binding of third party apps for Java, PHP, Ruby, GO and Python apps. Focus on apps not dev ops.

Azure Websites and Pivotal Web Services (PWS) can be primarily classified as "Platform as a Service" tools.

Some of the features offered by Azure Websites are:

  • .NET, Java, PHP, Node.js, Python
  • Built-in AutoScale and Load Balancing
  • High Availability with Auto-Patching

On the other hand, Pivotal Web Services (PWS) provides the following key features:

  • Marketplace for 3rd party services
  • Cloud Foundry Support
  • Easy Deployment
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What is Azure Websites?

Azure Websites is a fully managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that enables you to build, deploy and scale enterprise-grade web Apps in seconds. Focus on your application code, and let Azure take care of the infrastructure to scale and securely run it for you.

What is Pivotal Web Services (PWS)?

Pivotal Web Services is a public cloud version of the widely supported Open Source Cloud Foundry PaaS. PWS makes is an ideal platform for the rapid deployment, easy scaling and binding of third party apps for Java, PHP, Ruby, GO and Python apps. Focus on apps not dev ops.

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        What are some alternatives to Azure Websites and Pivotal Web Services (PWS)?
        Heroku
        Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
        Google App Engine
        Google has a reputation for highly reliable, high performance infrastructure. With App Engine you can take advantage of the 10 years of knowledge Google has in running massively scalable, performance driven systems. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow.
        AWS Elastic Beanstalk
        Once you upload your application, Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring.
        Apollo
        Build a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing REST APIs, so you can ship new application features fast without waiting on backend changes.
        OpenShift
        OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.
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