- Platform-managed, scalable and highly available application delivery controller as a service
- 99.95 per cent uptime service-level agreement for multi-instance deployments
- Customisable layer 7 load-balancing solution
- Integrated web application firewall
- Centralised SSL offload and SSL policy
- Support for cookie-based session affinity
- Support for public, private and hybrid websites
- Management through Azure APIs
Web application firewall
Protect your applications from common web vulnerabilities such as SQL injection and cross-site scripting. Monitor your web applications using custom rules and rule groups to suit your requirements and eliminate false positives.
Scalable, highly available web application delivery
Get application-level load-balancing services and routing to build a scalable and highly available web front end in Azure. Auto-scaling (preview) offers elasticity by automatically scaling Application Gateway instances based on your web application traffic load.
Tight integration with Azure
Application Gateway is integrated with several Azure services. Azure Traffic Manager supports multiple-region redirection, automatic failover and zero-downtime maintenance. Use Azure Virtual Machines, virtual machine scale sets or the Web Apps feature of Azure App Service in your back-end pools. Azure Monitor and Azure Security Center provide centralised monitoring and alerting, and an application health dashboard. Key Vault offers central management and automatic renewal of SSL certificates.
Strong encryption from front end to back end helps to secure your data.
Layer 7 intelligent routing
Route traffic to back-end server pools with URL path-based routing, and to multiple web applications using host header-based routing.
Efficient SSL offload and certificate management
Scale your web application with SSL offload, and centralise SSL certificate management to reduce encryption and decryption overhead on your servers.
"Microsoft Azure enables us to quickly respond to changing traffic on spaactor.com and withstand even large peak loads. Above all, our internet search engine for spoken content is easily scalable and available through the Azure infrastructure worldwide."Christian Schrumpf: Founder and CEO, Spaactor GmbH
"The 16-month payback and 117 percent internal rate of return prove that migrating SAP to Azure was the right decision."Lorin Phillips: Director of Hosting and Network Delivery, Dairy Farmers of America
"TalkTalk TV is a fast changing organization looking to embrace new and better ways of working whilst delivering the best customer experience. In a short span of time, Azure Service Fabric and the extended suite of Azure services has boosted agility, allowing the engineering team to implement outstanding quality microservices with a small number of developers."Ilario Corna: Head of Infrastructure, Content and Operations for TalkTalk TV
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