ITASCA, ILL. — IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that its component-based, extended ERP suite IFS Applications 8 has been tested and certified for deployment on Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud.
As enterprises continuously move workloads such as e-mail, collaboration, and regular office applications to public clouds, such as Windows Azure, IFS is responding to a growing interest for running business applications in the cloud by certifying and supporting IFS Applications on Windows Azure. The certification also enables deployment of IFS Applications in a private cloud using Microsoft’s Windows Server Hyper-V.
“By certifying IFS Applications on Windows Azure we give our customers the choice to deploy IFS Applications on-premises, or in the cloud,” IFS CTO Dan Matthews said. “We choose to do this on Windows Azure since it provides a complete technology stack to run IFS Applications, and because of the growing interest for Windows Azure.” “Windows Azure is an open, flexible and scalable cloud platform that enables customers to build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft managed datacenters,” said Steven Martin, General Manager, Windows Azure, Microsoft. “We are pleased that IFS has chosen to extend its deployment models to include Windows Azure to help our joint customers fully seize the power of cloud computing.”
Certification and support for Windows Azure cover the full core IFS Applications 8 suite. IFS has verified IFS Applications performance on Windows Azure to be on par with the performance on corresponding on-premises servers and storage solutions.
IFS is a public company (XSTO: IFS) founded in 1983 that develops, supplies, and implements IFS Applications™, a component-based extended ERP suite. IFS focuses on industries where management of any of the following four core processes is strategic: service asset, manufacturing, supply chain, and projects. The company has 2,100 customers and is present in approximately 60 countries with 2,800 employees in total. More information on IFS is available at www.IFSWORLD.com.
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