Samsung adopts Windows Azure for Smart TV cloud structures

Samsung adopts Windows Azure for Smart TV cloud structures

Summary: Electronics giant Samsung Electronics has chosen to integrate Microsoft's Azure platform with its Smart TV infrastructure.

TOPICS: Microsoft, Cloud, Samsung

Electronics giant Samsung Electronics has chosen to implement Microsoft cloud technology through integration with its Smart TV infrastructure.

Samsung announced on Monday its decision to use Windows Azure technology to manage the Smart TV system through cloud-based technology. The company cited a reduction in costs, increased productivity and a flexible, scalable model which can be expanded to meet its growing customer base.

Samsung’s Smart TV service is currently operating in 120 countries -- and the technology giant intends to expand this further. With this in mind, Samsung said it chose Windows Azure in order to stem any concerns for reliability, as well as the ability to support a continual increase in traffic. Through testing, the company found the platform offered a greater speed than competitors, mainly within the Asia region.

Scalability was one concern, but Samsung has also said that Windows Azure allowed the company to quickly secure and store resources, and focus on expanding their business rather than on security issues. Bob Kelly, corporate vice president of Windows Azure at Microsoft said:

"Windows Azure gives Samsung the ability to focus on its business rather than having its technical team deal with problem-solving and troubleshooting issues."

Windows Azure is a modern Microsoft cloud computing platform used to build, host and scale web applications through data centers hosted by the company. The platform consists of various services including the Windows Azure operating system, SQL Azure, and Windows Azure AppFabric.

Topics: Microsoft, Cloud, Samsung

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    This idea of Smart TV is useless because of repair cost reasons. TV set and its matrix are the most expensive and unrealibale componenets of home entertainment. The TVs matrix costs at least $500 and it is not repairable. We pay signinificant premium for all these funky additions to our TV panel and in case of breakdown we have to dump all of them as well. So it is not worth of purchasing TV at all. The only solution is stand alone media system and regular oversized monitor having nothing but matrix inside. So if it is broken we lose only matrix. TV Panels and Monitors have no difference. There is only 3 matrix producers Sharp, Samsung and LG so you can purchase any noname panel and be 100% sure that you have matrix of one of these brands.
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