When the Soluto home PC remote-management tool won best of show at TechCrunch Disrupt, the startup's hosted server environment could not handle the resulting spike in demand. After running on a hosted server environment and Amazon Web services, the Soluto team switched to Windows Azure, to help it deliver Soluto to more than 3 million PCs worldwide, maintain its market momentum and uncap its business potential. Soluto users can remotely diagnose PC problems, add updates, or install applications and often in a few mouse-clicks and with no action required by the user. The Soluto team wanted to power the application with cloud technology. It evaluated other cloud environments, including Windows Azure, the Microsoft cloud service development, hosting and management environment.