New platform promises improvement in web experience with no extra IT ivestments
ECM Plus – Sitecore has just released it lastest CMS Azure Edition platform to scale web sites and applications.
According to Sitecore, most organisations today host websites in single geographical locations which can undermine Web experiences and website performance.
Sitecore’s CMS platform enables firms to raise of reduce system capacity within minutes to deploy and manage websites. With a single click from the Sitecore interface, organisations can extend corporate websites to any of six Microsoft cloud data centres located around the world.
By using 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 organisations 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 organisations and target audiences.
Key benefits of Sitecore CMS Azure Edition include those such as being able to 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.
It also promises the ability to 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 data centres. This provides affordable geographic coverage, optimised response times by distributing data loads, and adequate redundancy for reliability and disaster-readiness.
Sitecore said that by applying a cloud strategy with the CMS, it was possible to innovate faster and without investing in unnecessary resources before a new offering is approved or ready for release.