According to Grand View Research, the global cloud computing market size is expected to scale to USD 1,251.09 billion by 2028, with a CAGR of 19.1%.
Cloud computing is the future! Microsoft Azure is one of the big companies contributing to this canvas. It is used by 95% of Fortune 500 companies. In addition, the companies such as Walmart, FedEx, HP, etc., use cloud and hybrid solutions by Microsoft Azure.
- Microsoft Azure grew by 23% to USD 15.1 billion, including servers and cloud services.
Microsoft Azure helps businesses to maximize productivity and skyrocket business growth. It is best known for its integrated delivery pipeline, enhanced flexibility, and security.
- According to Statista’s report, the Microsoft Azure market contributed 21% of the total market share in 2021.
- Microsoft grew its revenue by 50% over the previous quarter with this share.
Microsoft Azure, generally known as Azure, is a cloud computing service by Microsoft. Its purpose is to build, test, deploy, and operate services and applications via Microsoft-managed data centers. It includes the following:
- Software as a service (SaaS)
- Platform as a service (PaaS)
- Infrastructure as a service (IaaS),
It supports a variety of programming languages, tools, and frameworks. It also includes Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.
Azure DevOps is a SaaS- Software as a service platform. It provides an end-to-end DevOps toolchain for building and deploying software. It consists of many inbuilt functionalities. These functions allow units to manage projects and automate the tasks. Some fundamental features in Azure DevOps are constructing Build and Release pipelines for CI/CD automation, project board, organization, and code depository capabilities.
Mobile App Deployment with Azure DevOps
- According to Grand View Research, the market size of the global mobile application was USD 154.05 billion in 2019. It is said to grow with a CAGR of 11.5% from 2020 to 2027.
The vast market of mobile applications has a long way ahead. It is essential to work on more creative things delivering powerful applications rather than focusing on the tasks that can be delegated. With Azure DevOps, your teams can work, collaborate on code development, and build and deploy mobile applications efficiently.
The primary steps to deploy the mobile app to Azure are specified in the build pipeline:
- Create a zip file that has the deployed build artifacts.
- Broadcast the zip file to make it available for the release pipeline.
Deploy an app with Azure DevOps
To automate the tasks such as building, testing, and deployment of applications, you can set up Azure pipelines. After successfully building and testing the application, you can add App Center Distribute task to distribute an application to a group of beta users.
Essential tools and features of Azure DevOps
Let’s know about some essential features of Azure DevOps.
Azure Pipelines supports continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD). This helps in constant testing, building, and deployment of the code continuously. You accomplish this by determining a pipeline. Azure pipelines support any language and any platform. With Azure pipelines, you can execute continuous delivery (CD) of your application to any cloud, for example, Azure, AWS, and GCP.
Visual Studio App Center Distribute
It is a tool for developers to release builds to devices quickly. Notify testers of new releases without testers going through the download flow again. It manages distribution groups for different versions of the application. Visual Studio App Center Distribute can connect with Apple, Google Play, and Intune stores. It includes the feature that gains platform support for different operating systems.
Azure artifacts help developers finish and broadcast various packages to Artifacts feeds and public registries. In addition, artifacts are used in combination with Azure Pipelines to deploy packages and applications.
Deployment of updates directly to the user’s device
CodePush, App Center cloud service, allows Apache Cordova and React Native developers to deploy mobile app updates straight to users’ devices. It acts as a central warehouse where developers can broadcast specific updates. It allows end-users to have more deterministic and direct engagement with your system.
DevOps consulting by Orion eSolutions
- According to Allied Market Research, the global DevOps market size was USD 6.78 billion in 2020.
- It is expected to reach USD 57.90 billion by 2030, with a CAGR of 24.2% from 2021 to 2030.
- Google estimates that 77% of organizations employ DevOps.
- 22% of organizations that require a high level of security go for DevOps.
Understanding the scale of DevOps growth and popularity, Orion eSolutions furnishes DevOps consulting services with a holistic view of development progress. It offers deployment automation via SCM, CM, and cloud computing. DevOps experts at Orion can standardize the delivery system and automate a number of tedious tasks offering less turnaround time.
Mobile app deployment with Azure DevOps has the benefits of automating the tasks and adding advanced features to make the application more robust. To brainstorm a comprehensive solution for your business, connect with DevOps experts from Orion eSolutions.