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Video Publisher Chooses Windows Azure Over Amazon EC2 for Cost-Effective Scalability

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Executive Summary

Software company Sagastream developed an online video platform that enables customers to publish and manage interactive videos over the web. The company developed its platform for the cloud, initially choosing Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) as its cloud service provider. Sagastream quickly realized, however, that while EC2 offered low infrastructure costs, it did so at the expense of scalability and manageability, and the company found that it spent considerable time managing scaling logic and load-balancing requirements. Sagastream decided to implement the next version of its online video platform on the Windows Azure platform. Since making the switch, the company has already benefited from quick development, improved scalability, and simplified IT management. Sagastream also reduced its costs - savings it will pass along to customers.

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