IDC InfoDoc, Sponsored by Microsoft. "Successful Cloud Partners 2.0: What IT Solution Providers Need to Know to Build High-Performing Cloud Businesses" April 2014
Many Microsoft partners are capitalizing on the growing cloud services market by building successful practices on Azure, and the latest IDC research shows that cloud-oriented partners are outperforming their peers by growing more quickly and profitably.
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“Because we create software in Windows Azure that we then run and maintain for our customers, they don’t have to invest resources in hardware or hiring additional IT staff. That lets them focus on growing their business instead of managing technology.”
“By using Windows Azure CDN, NORAD Tracks Santa can handle the global scale and load needed to support the burst of traffic in December while also reducing costs. The solution automatically caches content on edge nodes throughout the world based on how often data must be updated. The use of multithreaded processes and client-side scripting also reduces demand on servers and helps maintain fast performance.”
“Streaming content is immensely complex, with each device requiring TV shows in a different format. As this is an emerging market, predicting demand is difficult, so it is vital that we have a platform that is scalable and that we pay only for the services that we use. Windows Azure provides the cloud-based resources, technical capabilities, close working relationship with the Microsoft technical team, and commercial flexibility to deliver the seamless, high-quality experience that all3media requires and which consumers love.”