Windows Azure & 360 Lifecycle case study


360 Lifecycle, a leading provider of software for financial and mortgage advisors, was finding challenges in growing its business effectively. Its single-tenanted, server-based applications required too much investment to attract smaller firms, and infrastucture issues made it time-consuming to support new clients. Needing a way forward, it found one with software partner, Dot Net Solutions, and Microsoft's Windows Azure and SQL Azure platforms. By migrating its applications to Windows Azure, 360 Lifecycle has developed a fully scalable, highly cost-effective and easy to provision product, and been able to focus on software, not infrastructure.

Stuart Andrews

Stuart has been writing about technology for over 25 years, focusing on PC hardware, enterprise technology, education tech, cloud services and video games. Along the way he’s worked extensively with Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android and Chrome OS devices, and tested everything from laptops to laser printers, graphics cards to gaming headsets.

He’s then written about all this stuff – and more – for outlets, including PC Pro, IT Pro, Expert Reviews and The Sunday Times. He’s also written and edited books on Windows, video games and Scratch programming for younger coders. When he’s not fiddling with tech or playing games, you’ll find him working in the garden, walking, reading or watching films.

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