Trade Data Service Scales Online Solution to Global Level With "Cloud" Services Model

Date Added: Nov 2009
Format: WORD

TradeFacilitate helps importers and exporters in the European Union to exchange trade data using a paper-free online system. To meet new regulation requirements for preshipment data exchange in the United States, TradeFacilitate sought a solution that would permit the company to scale its applications to a significantly larger market without proportionately adding more personnel and technology resources. The company adopted the Windows Azure platform and quickly migrated the code base from its primary application to a "Cloud" services model - the hosting and managing of its Web application and services on the Internet through Microsoft data centers. With Windows Azure, TradeFacilitate quickly developed a scalable and reliable solution that helped the company improve its ability to focus on delivering new services to customers.