Last year, Microsoft unveiled Azure Spring Cloud Enterprise, a fully managed service designed for enterprise developers. Now, the Redmond giant has announced that Azure Spring Cloud Enterprise is available in public preview for all customers.
For those unfamiliar, Azure Spring Cloud is a cloud-based service that provides tools and frameworks to help developers deploy Spring Boot applications to Azure. It includes various capabilities such as app lifecycle management, load-balancing, authentication and authorization as well as integrated with Azure tools for metrics and logs. Azure Spring Cloud also offers seamless integration with other Azure services, including Azure Database for MySQL, Azure Cache for Redis, and Azure Cosmos DB.
This new Azure Spring Cloud Enterprise service comes with commercial VMware Tanzu components to simplify the deployment and management process of Spring and polyglot apps. It’s available in addition to the existing Basic and Standard plans. Customers who opt in to the public preview can access Tanzu components such as Application Configuration Service for VMware Tanzu, API portal for VMware Tanzu, and VMware Tanzu Service Registry.
“Azure Spring Cloud Enterprise includes commercially supported Spring runtime components to help enterprise customers ship faster and unlock Spring’s full potential,” the company explained. “Azure Spring Cloud Enterprise builds on top of all the features available in the Standard tier, including the ability to leverage the broader Azure ecosystem to supercharge your Spring Boot applications.”
With 16 vCPUs and 32 GB of memory, Azure Spring Cloud Enterprise delivers more processing power to cater to the needs of enterprise customers. Currently, the preview release doesn’t support certain features like blue/green deployment and custom domains. However, we hope that these capabilities will be added once the service becomes generally available for everyone.
To get started with the Azure Spring Cloud Enterprise preview, customers who already have an active Azure subscription can head to the Azure Portal. You can follow the step-by-step instructions on this quick start guide to create an instance of the Azure Spring Cloud service with the Enterprise tier.