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.”