Azure Development Company

The Why

Microsoft Azure is one of the two leading cloud platforms in the world, providing Software as a Service, Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as Service solutions. 

Azure additionally supports multiple programming languages and frameworks from both Microsoft and 3rd party vendors.

Being run by Microsoft, the platform provides the ideal place to run both SQL Server and .Net solutions by offering serverless versions of these applications. 

The benefit of using serverless versions of applications on a cloud platform allows for the reduction of  maintenance costs by removing the need for server and application patching. This allows Azure developers such as ourselves to focus entirely on the core part of an application that delivers value for our clients.

The Azure Platform offers a suite of cognitive service tools, bringing AI within reach of businesses looking for the ability to gain a deeper understanding of their users and accelerate decision-making, by identifying potential problems and opportunities early on. 

At LAB, we use these cognitive tools in combination with neuroscience techniques to provide insight into buyer behaviour and online user experience.

Both of our CMS partners, Sitecore and EPI, have also built their cloud infrastructure on Azure, which means learnings made by our teams in CMS development or Bespoke applications can add value to the other.

Azure promises above 99.9% uptime, allowing for excellent levels of support to ensure the ultimate customer experience.

The What

At LAB, we carefully analyse our clients’ goals and work closely with their teams to fully understand the objectives of any project that we undertake. We use this knowledge to inform our decisions when it comes to choosing which Azure features to use, to help our clients achieve their aims.

Our offering comprises the development of cloud-hosted CMS websites based in Sitecore, EPI Server and Umbraco as well as bespoke applications, right down to backend middleware which move and transform a variety of data with no visual interface.

The How

Our team of experienced developers has worked with a range of services from Azure. The LAB approach to Microsoft Azure development services includes being agile and proactive in our use of advanced insight into human behaviour. This is combined with the following tools to help our clients understand their products and potential customers.

  • Virtual Machines (VMs) are used for more traditional requirements. They can help keep your budget in check with low-cost billing, improve your performance with scalability available in minutes and keep your business and customer data secure with in-built encryption. 
  • Azure SQL Database is a cloud database that provides the best SQL Server compatibility, allowing for seamless migration of existing apps and websites. It also offers scalable, serverless SQL server implementation which removes the need for patching, decreasing the amount of time and finances needed to be spent on maintenance.
  • Azure Functions is a serverless compute resource, offering automated and flexible scaling based on the workload volume required for a project or application. It provides an integrated programming model, allowing for early response to set events and smooth connection with other services.
  • Azure Cosmos DB is a globally distributed, large scale document database with only a single-digit millisecond latency and 99.999% high availability rates. Its flexibility allows for automatic scaling to match the demand of any business, large or small.
  • App Service / Progressive Web Apps from Azure are used for bespoke website hosting and uninterrupted running of scheduled background services. The feature provides access to a fully managed platform, where infrastructure maintenance and load balancing can be performed, giving the owner full control of the applications.
  • Cognitive Services are a comprehensive family of AI services and cognitive APIs designed for development of intelligent apps, such as chatbots, text sentiment analysis applications and emotion detection in video.

About LAB - London .NET Development Services

Are you looking for Microsoft Azure developers in London to help you create a fully integrated cloud service for the ultimate user experience?

LAB is an award-winning, London based web and application development consultancy that offers a full suite of digital services, including branding & design, digital marketing and video production.

LAB was founded over 15 years ago. Our agency has grown in staff and experience during the many years we have spent seeing amazing projects come to fruition as a result of collaborative work with our clients.

We were featured in The Drum’s Top 100 Independent Agencies, and named a ‘One to Watch’ business in Econsultancy’s Top 100 Digital Agencies 2018.

Get in touch to speak to one of our team today at or call us on 0207 183 6668.