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Sage develops on Windows Azure cloud

Sage, a major business software solution provider, has developed a new application called Sage Construction.

A Microsoft Windows Azure-based add-on to the on-premise Sage 300 ERP solution, this allows workers in the field to get better access to information.

Developed for the construction sector. Windows Azure not only allows workers on construction sites to access information directly from mobile phones, tablets, and laptops, but it also proactively manages the amount of resources needed.

With the Autoscaling Application Block (part of the Microsoft Enterprise Library), Sage is able to dynamically control the number of running instances based on rules they create, creating more role instances during heavy traffic times and reducing them during low or no traffic times.

Autoscaling reduced the cost of role instances up to 50 per cent, while still meeting their service level agreement. Creating resource efficient applications like this are key to increasing resource productivity and helping to manage costs.

By using autoscaling in Windows Azure, Sage has gained valuable cloud experience, improved the performance of its solution, and significantly reduced costs compared with using an on-premise infrastructure.

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