Walbridge is a global construction firm with annual revenues of more than US$1 billion. With rapidly growing storage needs for backup and recovery, it realized that it needed a more innovative approach. It could no longer go on buying increasingly expensive conventional storage arrays. To save on expenses, Walbridge deployed hybrid cloud storage from Microsoft based on StorSimple and Windows Azure - and reduced database restore times by more than 80 percent. By using the hybrid cloud storage solution from Microsoft, Walbridge has been able to significantly increase the speed of backup-and-restore processes and dramatically reduce the administrative overhead of data protection.