Ektron Announces Ektron Windows Azure Edition
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Ektron, empowering organizations to fully realize their websites’ marketing and revenue-generating potential, today announced Ektron Windows Azure Edition at the company’s customer and partner conference, Synergy 2011. This new release allows companies to rapidly deploy new websites and marketing campaigns through the Microsoft Windows Azure platform.
Windows Azure is an internet-scale cloud services platform hosted through Microsoft data centers, and it includes a set of rich developer services. Businesses benefit from Windows Azure by automating their IT infrastructure through a platform designed for high availability and dynamic scaling to match usage needs.
“We’ve enabled Ektron users to publish to the cloud in a matter of minutes by connecting Ektron to Windows Azure,” said Bill Rogers, founder and CEO of Ektron. “With Ektron Windows Azure Edition, we’ve created a simple interface where users select the number of Windows Azure instances they need and the locations they would like to target, and 15 minutes later the site is live on the global, scalable and reliable Windows Azure cloud.”
Ektron Windows Azure Edition includes a new cloud-ready version of Ektron eSync enhanced with native support for Windows Azure, bringing its unique bi-directional content replication and differential deployment capabilities to the cloud. eSync automatically deploys only the files that have changed, dramatically increasing speed-to-web instead of replicating an entire web application.
Key benefits of Ektron Azure Edition:
- Marketing agility – Empower marketing teams to deploy new Ektron sites and marketing campaigns on-the-fly without IT involvement.
- Hybrid deployment – Customers can mix and match Windows Azure instances with traditional on-premise Ektron instances, ensuring sensitive content remains local while still benefitting from Windows Azure cloud delivery.
- Dynamic elasticity – Scale on-the-fly based on usage patterns. Usage of Windows Azure instances can be scheduled, ensuring your Ektron site is ready to scale when it most needs to.
- High availability – Windows Azure provides a highly available platform for large organizations, ensuring maximum uptime for your Ektron site.
“In the competitive landscape of website development, speed matters,” said Nicole Denil, Director Americas ISV, Windows Azure Incubation at Microsoft. “Microsoft is excited to see Ektron build on the Windows Azure cloud. The global scalability and reliability of Windows Azure can give Ektron customers great benefit.”
Ektron simplifies the creation, management and delivery of digital experiences for global organizations that are looking to drive revenue growth and improve customer satisfaction. Ektron software powers corporate websites, extranets, intranet portals and social communities. Ektron helps companies deliver customer experiences to their audiences through all digital channels – including websites, mobile devices and social networks – by using content to engage consumers, drive business outcomes and further revenue growth. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, with offices in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, Ektron has thousands of worldwide customers including: Kodak, Las Vegas Sands, Microsoft, NASDAQ and National Health Services UK. For more information, please visit www.ektron.com, www.ektron.co.uk or www.ektron.com.au.
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