Samsung picks Windows Azure to manage Smart TV infrastructure

Korean electronics giant Samsung has chosen Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud technology to manage its Smart TV infrastructure worldwide.

Compared with the cost of expanding its in-house IT services, Samsung is reported to have achieved a tenfold cost reduction by choosing to manage its infrastructure in the cloud.

In addition, Windows Azure also gives Samsung the ability to help secure the server and storage resources it needs quickly, giving Samsung the time to focus on providing high-quality software and services to its customers.

Samsung currently serves 120 countries around the world with its Smart TV services, with more countries planned for launch shortly.

“After extensive testing, Windows Azure is the only cloud offering that met our exacting conditions,” said an official at Samsung Electronics’ Visual Display Business Division.

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