Microsoft announced that Winjit Technologies, a mobile application development company, has been able to reduce infrastructure cost by 30 percent by deploying Windows Azure cloud platform.
Thanks to Windows Azure deployment, Winjit is able to focus on their job without worrying about their backend infrastructure. The company is now considering moving their complete infrastructure over to Azure, said Ashwin Kandoi, co-founder, Winjit.
Windows Azure services such as support for PHP, Java and Linux and Azure media services helped the company create a media streaming server on Azure in no time. The company also migrated its development infrastructure – Team Foundation Server and Exchange Server – to the Windows Azure platform, and was able to reduce the cost per development seat.
“Winjit has been able to reduce their infrastructure cost and accelerate the development of their applications by migrating to a Cloud environment. In less than two weeks, we moved most of Winjit’s existing marquee mobile apps to Windows Azure,” said Srikanth Karnakota, director Server and Tool Business, Microsoft.
Winjit turned to Windows Azure after analyzing its ability to scale up to the required demand in a short span, security, pay-as-per-use facility and disaster recovery capabilities.
Windows Azure deployments are gaining popularity. Windows Azure currently accounts for 20 percent of the cloud computing market, and Forrester Research recently predicted this share is expected to grow to 35 percent within the year. In April, Microsoft also slashed the price of Windows Azure Virtual Machines by up to 25 percent. This also contributed for the growth of the cloud platform.
In another recent development, WatchGuard Technologies unveiled Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution for Windows Azure to secure applications and data in Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud.