Adhish Technologies moves top rated app to Windows Azure

Infotech Lead India:  In a bid to save costs and embrace enterprise-grade cloud infrastructure, Adhish Technologies has chosen the recently launched Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for its application named ‘Sweet’N’Spicy’ .

Adhish Technologies chose Microsoft’s cloud over its existing vendor with an aim to improve the performance of its top rated Indian cooking app and meet the requirements of a growing user base.

Sweet’N’Spicy is available on Windows Phones and Windows 8 platforms as well as all other major app stores. The app has been downloaded over 1.5 million times already.

Adhish Technologies evaluated many other platforms for hosting the IT backbone of their flagship app, before zeroing in Windows Azure IaaS.  Users report a significant improvement in the performance of the Sweet’N’Spicy app after its migration to Windows Azure, done without increasing its infrastructure capacity.

The Sweet’N’Spicy app features a collection of delicious Indian recipes and is used by more than a million consumers around the world. The app boasts of over six-thousand professional recipes across more than a hundred categories.  Users can search for recipes against ingredients available in their kitchen. The app also provides health tips. It is popular on Smart TV platforms such as Samsung Viera and Panasonic Smart TVs.

Windows Azure IaaS gives companies the choice of the hybrid environment at their terms. They can choose a mix of both on-premise and cloud to simplify their workloads.

It took Adhish Technologies less than a week to migrate to the new platform. A Microsoft team provided support and guidance throughout the migration process. Windows Azure provides services such as VM endpoints that makes it easier to maintain and configure multiple servers in a traditional hosting environment. It also gives users the ability to scale-up or scale-down our infrastructure to better cater to a fluctuating demand.

Microsoft has slashed the price of Windows Azure Virtual Machines by up to 25 percent earlier this month. The new prices will be effective from June 1, 2013.

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