Flextronics: Electronics Provider Releases Application in the Cloud, Saves Thousands in Costs
Flextronics is a multinational manufacturing services provider that provides design, engineering, and manufacturing services for electronics OEMs worldwide. In early 2010, one of its major enterprise customers asked the company to deploy the Flextronics Authorized Service Center (ASC) application - used to track repairs of electronics devices - at its retail stores. Instead of deploying an on-premises version of the application for its customer, Flextronics decided to take advantage of the stability, scalability, and easy maintenance of cloud computing. With the help of CloudXtension, a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, the company reworked the application by using familiar Microsoft development tools and migrated it to the Windows Azure platform within six months.