Santa Tracker Moves to New Service, Gives Real-Time Insight to More Than 22 Million
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) monitors the sky to detect possible attacks against North America by aircraft, missiles, or space vehicles. On December 24, NORAD also monitors Santa as the users make their journey around the world. To enable people to visualize Santa in real time and to educate the public about NORAD, the agency provides the Tracks Santa website. In 2012, NORAD worked with Microsoft, iLink Systems, and other partners to redesign noradsanta.org using Windows Azure cloud services and other Microsoft technologies.