SOURCE: Sitecore


February 09, 2011 08:00 ET

MSN Sankei and Sitecore Launch New Photo Experience in the Cloud

Sitecore's CMS Azure Edition Delivers Real-Time Photo Website for Japan's Leading News Portal

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 9, 2011) - Sitecore today announced that a leading Japanese media outlet, MSN Sankei News (The Microsoft Network), has adopted the company's cloud solution to power its photo publishing and sharing site. By using the Windows Azure Platform for extending the content delivery and management of Sitecore's software, MSN Sankei News was able to create and launch the photo site in just ten weeks. In addition, the cloud-based environment will reduce the website management cost by more than 60 percent.

"We are new to Sitecore's Content Management System and the Windows Azure Platform and are very delighted with Sitecore's high-level of technical service," said Ryuichi Togo, senior producer, product management group, MSN Consumer & Online. "Sitecore supported us to build and launch the photo portal site in only ten weeks."

MSN Sankei Photo is designed to handle more than 20 million page views per month with massive amounts of data and high quality photos. Sitecore's Content Management System (CMS) Azure Edition leverages the considerable advantages of the Windows Azure Platform for scalable, enterprise class deployment.

Windows Azure Platform enables Sitecore to extend its solution to the cloud, giving customers the ability to easily and quickly scale websites to new geographies and respond to surges in demand. With a single click from the Sitecore interface, organizations can extend websites to any of six Microsoft cloud data centers located around the world.

"The launch of the MSN Sankei Photo portal demonstrates the power of cloud computing," said Michael Seifert, chief executive officer, Sitecore. "The Sitecore and Microsoft partnership around the Windows Azure Platform empowers businesses to create global Web experiences that are highly responsive and cost-effective."

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Sitecore redefines how organizations engage with their customers online, powering experiences that can sense and adapt to a customer's needs to increase revenue and customer lifetime value and satisfaction. Sitecore was the first Web Content Management system (WCM) to incorporate marketing automation, intranet portal, e-commerce, Web optimization, social media and campaign management technologies into a cohesive, integrated open platform. Sitecore's software makes it easy for businesses to identify, serve, engage and convert new customers online.

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