Azure Mobile Services vs. Azure App Service

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Azure App Service is a fully managed Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering for developers that brings a rich set of capabilities to web, mobile and integration scenarios. Azure App Service platform provides for our mobile app many new feature that are not available today with Mobile Services:

  • Simpler, easier and more cost effective offering for apps that include both web and mobile clients
  • New host features including Web Jobs, custom CNames, better monitoring
  • Turnkey integration with Office 365, Dynamics CRM, Salesforce, and other vital SaaS APIs.
  • Support for Java and PHP backend code, in addition to Node.js and .NET
  • Turnkey integration with Traffic Manager
  • Connectivity to your on-premise resources and VPNs using VNet in addition to Hybrid Connections
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting for your app using NewRelic or AppInsights, as well as alerts
  • Richer spectrum of the underlying compute resources, e.g. VM sizes
  • Built-in auto scale, load balancing, and performance monitoring.
  • Built-in staging, backup, roll-back, and testing-in-production capabilities

Microsot provides a good tutorial for your backend migration:


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