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Location-Sharing Solution Provider Gains Productivity, Agility With Hosted Services

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Executive Summary

Glympse provides a Web-based location-sharing solution for use with GPS-enabled phones. The company constantly evaluates available hosting services to ensure that it is taking advantage of all that technology has to offer. Glympse turned to the Windows Azure platform because it offered integrated development tools and less of a management burden than the hosting service from Amazon that Glympse was using. Glympse has found that the performance and developer effectiveness possible with the Windows Azure platform surpasses those offered by the Amazon service. Glympse also gains credibility by offering a Microsoft-hosted solution, particularly with regard to stability and scalability.

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