SOURCE: Sitecore


November 22, 2010 07:00 ET

Sitecore Empowers Organizations to Easily and Quickly Scale Websites to the Cloud

Innovative, User Friendly Platform Improves Web Experiences and Results With No Additional IT Investments

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 22, 2010) - Sitecore, the leading provider of .NET Web Content Management System (CMS) software, today announced Sitecore CMS Azure Edition platform. This new platform enables organizations to effortlessly scale websites and related applications to new geographies, and quickly respond to changes in organizational strategy and market demand.

Most organizations today host websites in single geographical locations which can undermine Web experiences and website performance. Now with Sitecore's CMS platform, enterprises can increase or decrease system capacity within minutes to deploy and manage websites. With a single click from the Sitecore interface, organizations can extend corporate websites to any of six Microsoft cloud data centers located around the world.

By leveraging Microsoft Windows Azure for extending the powerful content delivery and management platform of Sitecore CMS, users gain the ability to quickly and seamlessly bring needed capacity to meet demand. As a part of a cloud deployment, Sitecore will automatically convert Web content and applications into the Microsoft Azure format, allowing users to be up and running in as little as one hour, a fraction of the time it would typically take to provision and deploy a Web solution.

"As organizations grow and respond to real-time market demands, it is increasingly difficult and expensive to scale their IT infrastructure to support changes such as launching a customer facing website in a new region or to support a successful, short term event," said Lars Floe Nielsen, senior corporate vice president of technical marketing at Sitecore. "With Sitecore CMS Azure Edition, enterprises now have more flexibility without added costs -- enabling them to focus on their core competencies."

Powerful, Enterprise-Class Web Content Management -- Anytime, Anywhere

A company's website is often the first touch point for new customers, in response to successful campaigns, or in association with a major event. To ensure meaningful Web experiences regardless of time or location, enterprises need to manage websites to meet both predictable and unexpected traffic and content interactions.

Microsoft Windows Azure is a scalable cloud environment with compute, storage, hosting, and management capabilities that seamlessly and reliably link to on-premise applications. When coupled with Sitecore CMS, enterprises can easily scale their Web experiences locally and globally to best meet the needs of their organizations and target audiences.

Key Benefits of Sitecore CMS Azure Edition:

  • Choose deployment options for changing business needs. Sitecore CMS Azure Edition enables customers and partners to leverage Sitecore in a traditional on-premise or cloud-based delivery model. Users can manage Sitecore editing and database servers securely on-premise and leverage those same front-end Sitecore servers to push website content to Windows Azure cloud servers in dispersed geographic locations.

  • Extend Sitecore investments without additional hardware costs. Without heavy capital investment or infrastructure planning timetables, users can quickly deploy public-facing Sitecore websites around the globe using Microsoft Azure datacenters. This provides affordable geographic coverage, optimized response times by distributing data loads, and adequate redundancy for reliability and disaster-readiness.

  • Innovate faster and mitigate risks. By applying a cloud strategy with Sitecore, it is possible to innovate faster and without investing in unnecessary resources before a new offering is approved or ready for release. This agile approach can help organizations gain a competitive advantage and improve profitability.

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About Sitecore
Sitecore's Web Content Management System (CMS), portal and marketing automation software solutions enable companies to deliver compelling Web experiences. Sitecore's award-winning CMS software makes it easy for businesses to create and update dynamic, full-featured websites of all types. Sitecore's industry leading flexibility and scalability allow companies to better leverage their content, improve customer experience and drive business growth.

Thousands of public and private organizations, including national governments and Fortune 500 companies, utilize Sitecore solutions for their websites. These organizations have created and now manage more than 24,000 dynamic websites with Sitecore including ATP World Tour, Computer Associates, ISS, Lloyd's of London, Microsoft, Omni Hotels, Siemens, Thomas Cook and The Knot.

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