Signature South Consulting Selects Windows Azure to Host Network
Apr 09, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Microsoft Corporation announced software service provider Signature South Consulting has used Windows Azure to build and launch a scalable business-to-business networking site that can reach a multinational customer base, including users of Windows Phone and other mobile devices.
"Developing our Gosocket site on Windows Azure has saved us about 60 percent in hosting costs," said Mario Fernandez, CEO Signature South Consulting, in a release. "That is a huge benefit for our company's future profitability and can help fund further expansion.
"There was an immense amount of information that could be leveraged by our customers, including data revealing their relationships and connections with consumers and other businesses."
"Windows Azure is an amazing environment for developing new solutions, as our one-week development process demonstrated," said Mariano Beeche, technology development manager at Signature South Consulting.
Beeche said that the valuable array of development tools and assistance provided by Windows Azure proved critical to the short build and deployment of Gosocket. His team used the Windows Azure Toolkit to develop the Windows Phone app, the design tutorials to integrate the platform components and the migration tool to move an existing Microsoft SQL Server database.
"We looked at other cloud platforms including Amazon, but there is nothing on the market that competes with Windows Azure in terms of expediting development of a new solution," Beeche said. "We got the production database up and running in less than a day."
Signature South Consulting is a software vendor specializing in solutions for the financial services industry.
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