What are Business Applications?
Enterprises solve their complex problems by designing and building business solutions using Azure offerings like Service Bus, Logic Apps, Function Apps, Event Hubs, Relays, Event Grids, etc.
Using an Azure offering to implement a business solution has several advantages, including:
Allows customers to focus on their business, redirecting resources from infrastructure management into innovating and bringing apps to market faster.
Take advantage of completely managed services to relieve customers' staff of server management responsibilities.
Flexibility in scaling - serverless compute scales from zero to tens of thousands of concurrent functions within seconds.
Customers only pay for the time their code is running when using a serverless architecture.
To meet a variety of business needs, any enterprise will have several business solutions built on Azure offerings. Azure Resources from various Azure Subscriptions, Azure Regions, and Resource Groups would be used in such solutions.
It is necessary to manage these Azure Resources in one location to provide a complete solution to business organizations.
However, the real difficulties in achieving this through the Azure portal are listed below:
The Azure resources are organized into silos in the Azure portal.
No application visibility, though the resources constitute a business solution, it is not possible to view them as an application in the portal.
Managing resources from different Azure subscriptions in one place is not possible.
Business Application as a Solution
Serverless360 offers Business Applications as a solution to the above mentioned problems.
Business Application is a logical container to group Azure Services like Service Bus, Logic Apps, Event Hubs, Event Grid, Azure Function Apps, etc that constitutes a Line of Business Solution. These resources can be from different Azure Subscriptions, Regions, and Resource Groups.
With Azure becoming more mainstream and a matured product offering from Microsoft, many enterprises have started to make use of the technology to build their hybrid integration solutions as an extension to their on-premises solution.
Serverless360 makes it easy to manage and monitor this entire solution by including several Azure services in a Business Application. Any enterprise can manage and monitor their solution using Business Applications, even if their Azure services are spread across multiple Subscriptions.
Business Application acts as a key element in the enterprise adoption of serverless solutions.