Date Added: Oct 2010
Datacastle delivers endpoint data protection with its solution, Datacastle RED, which was built to be deployed on-premises or as a hosted service. The company used an infrastructure-as-a-service model for its hosted cloud-based version, but maintaining the virtual servers was time-consuming and it could not rapidly scale the infrastructure to accommodate capacity needs. Datacastle wanted a platform-as-a-service model and chose the Windows Azure platform. As a result, the company increased the scalability of Datacastle RED and reduced maintenance costs by 61.3 percent. Datacastle relies on Microsoft data centers to continue its tradition of helping customers secure data, as well as Microsoft expertise in cloud computing to extend the capabilities of its own development team.