Screen Actors Guild Selects Windows Azure

One of the entertainment industry’s leading organizations, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), recently chose to use a Windows Azure solution for their cloud computing needs.  SAG moved their website from Linux based servers to Windows Azure to support their biggest annual event, the Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

Each year, during the annual award ceremony – which marks their biggest traffic day of the year – the Screen Actors Guild experiences peak traffic to the award site. This year, at the 2012 SAG Awards show, Windows Azure helped the SAG website handle the anticipated traffic spike, which generated an almost 50% increase in visits and 80% increase in page views. 

The Windows Azure team is excited to see the entertainment industry leveraging the cloud in creative ways.  And, we look forward to working with others to bring these new and exciting solutions to life. 

You can read more about the announcement in the full release on Microsoft News Center.