Date Added: Jul 2011
T-Systems Multimedia Solutions is a major web solutions agency in Germany. In February 2011, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions launched the pilot version of STROMBOXX, an application that lets consumers and businesses remotely monitor and control energy consumption using a web-based portal that they access through their PCs, phones, or televisions. By running STROMBOXX on the Windows Azure cloud operating system and by storing data in a Microsoft SQL Azure database, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions was able to reduce time-to-market by 50 percent and infrastructure costs by 60 percent, while gaining vast scalability and the ability to deliver consistent performance from anywhere in the world. With this success, T-Systems Multimedia Solutions is moving forward with additional cloud-based applications.