Posted by Colette Stallbaumer
Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations

Movideo, the only end-to-end SaaS online video platform based in the Asia Pacific region, has announced a four-year strategic alliance with Microsoft, migrating its integrated online video platform to Windows Azure. 

Movideo has a history with open source and was impressed with the way Microsoft has made Java a first-class citizen on Azure.  According to Cameron Moore, CTO of Movideo, “Microsoft has been very open and from our perspective embracing the open source community. We come from a Java/Linux background and use a typical Java stack inside our IT environment. It was a big step for us to migrate to a Microsoft technology. Through working closely with Microsoft’s China Cloud Innovation Center, Microsoft Hong Kong office and the Microsoft Redmond product engineering teams, we are making it a smooth transition.”
 
The Movideo agreement demonstrates the value of Microsoft and open source solutions working together.  By enabling Java and other languages on Windows Azure, it’s easier for companies like Movideo to take advantage of the scalability and reliability that Azure delivers.  Movideo can now focus less on the back-end infrastructure that underpins their offering and more on delivering the best customer experience, which in this case is optimizing the management and delivery of great online content.
 
You can learn more about today’s announcement here, as well as in the Q&A with Movideo CEO Tony McGinn and CTO Cameron Moore.