September 5, 2012 was just another Wednesday in Costa Rica until a natural disaster struck violently and without warning. Microsoft Windows Azure quickly was recognized as the ideal solution to bring Teletica.com back online. Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables users to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. Applications can be built using any language, tool or framework. For Teletica, Microsoft Windows Azure was the best platform for the rapid development and deployment of its interactive map application. Once its hybrid application was deployed on the Windows Azure platform, Teletica was able to easily change its "Instance Count" while almost effortlessly scaling its web services to meet any level of demand.