(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Windows Azure at Sochi


Today’s (Cloud) Tip…

Although it was a couple of months ago now, did you know that Microsoft Azure was key component of the Olympic Winter Games? From http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2014/02/25/windows-azure-microsoft-dynamics-and-enterprise-services-earn-a-place-on-the-podium-at-the-winter-games.aspx:

The Windows Azure cloud platform stepped up to deliver rapid and cost-effective development and operation of a dynamic, high-performance site at scale. During the 18 days of one of the biggest sporting events in the world Windows Azure provided information on the Games to more than 100 million fans and guests through sochi2014.com and delivered more than 6,000 hours of high-definition streaming from Windows Azure Media Services, to 5 broadcasters across 22 countries in 4 continents. This included 204 live streaming channels, more than 100 TB of storage and around 500 billion storage transactions. None of this would have been feasible without a globally distributed public cloud platform like Windows Azure.


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