REDMOND— Samsung Electronics Ltd. has announced they will adopt Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud platform, in order to power Samsung’s SmartTV infrastructure. SmartTV powers many high-end Samsung TVs, allowing customers to download and use dozens of apps tailored for their TV.
With SmartTV servicing over 120 countries, Samsung chose Windows Azure to build a solid and reliable infrastructure for its customers.
“After extensive testing, Windows Azure is the cloud offering that met our exacting conditions,” said an official at Samsung Electronics’ Visual Display Business Division.
Microsoft followed the announcement with its own statement:
“Samsung Electronics’ Smart TV is taking advantage of the unique capabilities of Windows Azure,” said Bob Kelly, corporate vice president of Windows Azure at Microsoft. “Windows Azure gives Samsung the ability to focus on its business rather than having its technical team deal with problem-solving and troubleshooting issues.”
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Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud platform was chosen to host the Screen Actor’s Guild Website. Due to an increasingly high amount of web traffic leading to the SAG awards, the SAG website dumped its Linux servers in favor of Windows Azure, a high-capacity storage cloud server.
Did Azure saved the Day for the Screen Actor’s Guild? “Yes,” would seem the best answer. After nearly double the page views, Azure was able to handle the new increase of data comfortably.
“We moved to Windows Azure after looking at the services it offered,” said Erin Griffin, chief information officer at SAG. “Understanding the best usage scenario for us took time and effort, but with help from Microsoft, we successfully moved our site to Windows Azure, and the biggest traffic day for us went off with flying colors.”
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A quite unknown company and technology firm has recently been backed by Microsoft with nearly 1 million dollars. The reason ? This firm has developed something so extraordinary that it may make you to call me a liar. This tech is none other than an application of sorts designed to deliver the power of a supercomputer to your home PC! Aptly named GreenButton, this small app will give you the horsepower that you need even if you are video rendering or doing a very heavy task like cloud computing. A sample of Developer/Digital Artists use of GreenButton. Fast, easy, and efficient.
Microsoft will provide the GreenButton technology to it’s costumers using Windows Azure, Redmond’s cloud computing platform. GreenButton’s Partner
Bottom line: Hey, now there are no trite excuses for developers and digital artists, cuz Microsoft should sent you the horsepower you need regardless the intensity of your computer task- the sky is the limit when GreenButton is around.
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