Mobile technology is changing the education industry as touch devices quickly replace calculators. The challenge for institutions is to adopt a differentiated pedagogy that integrates custom learning paths for students. Edvelop, a 'Mobile first' collaborative learning environment by AgreeYa mobility delivers innovative and flexible learning options to students and educators. It uses Microsoft technologies on the Windows Azure platform to deliver content and collaboration between students and teachers. Choosing the right cloud service provider was essential. To accommodate its scalability, availability and performance requirements, AgreeYa Mobility needed a cost-effective and reliable cloud-based solution.