Why Did I" Series: Why Kelly Blue Book Migrated to Cloud Computing
In this podcast the speakers describes how and why KBB.com migrated to Cloud Computing. Burst capacity and unexpected peaks in traffic led Kelley Blue Book to the new pay-as-you-go Cloud model, leveraging: Windows Azure Compute for hosting their web servers, SQL Azure for hosting the read-only data (vehicle pricing information), Azure Blob and Table storage for storing user defined data, and Visual Studio for their programming needs. "Microsoft was the obvious choice. We can use the Cloud for additional capacity and we'll pay for it, but paying only for what we use. We don't have to keep buying more and more servers.