Monday, June 20, 2011

Aidmatrix Leverages Microsoft’s Azure Disaster Services for Japan

Upon arriving at the Microsoft this week in Redmond, WA – I was greeted by a friendly receptionist – and an Aidmatrix Poster.

The posters, set up in buildings all over Microsoft’s campus, feature the partnership between Aidmatrix, Microsoft and Avanade on our leading edge work with Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure is a “cloud” or universal computer infrastructure that will soon allow Aidmatrix products to scale up quickly in times of disaster, instead of paying to have large numbers of servers sitting nearly idle – waiting for the big moment to happen. Microsoft Azure also will enable us to always have a version of our systems be physically close to the clients we serve, all around the world. This helps a disaster response program for Japan have the same quality of experience as one of our hunger relief systems in the USA.

Thanks to our brilliant technology team, led by Michael Ross, and tremendous support from Microsoft, Accenture and Avanade – initial components of The Aidmatrix Network are already running in Azure. Thank you to all of our partners that continue to invest in making The Aidmatrix Network the world’s leading humanitarian technology platform.

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Keith Thode, Aidmatrix's Chief Operating Officer

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great partnership and use of the cloud. Congratulations Graham and Keith!