Business SituationOrigin Digital wanted to increase transcoding throughput without increasing capital expense. To gain dynamic scalability within a familiar development environment, the company built an innovative transcoding application called Cloudcoder on the Microsoft Azure™ platform.
ResultsBy building the Cloudcoder on the Microsoft Azure platform, Origin Digital gained real-time scalability, and helped reduce administration, time-to-market, and costs. The application will help reduce compute costs and database administration time as well as expedite moves into new geographic markets.
"We’re seeing significant reductions (in some cases ½) in computing resource cost for comparable workflows by using the Cloudcoder running on Microsoft Azure."
SolutionOrigin Digital engaged Avanade, along with partners Accenture and Microsoft, to build a custom transcoding application called “Cloudcoder.” Cloudcoder was deployed as a “cloud” service—delivered over the Internet and hosted in a separate data center. Working with Avanade, the Origin Digital development team explored the architecture and the cost structure of both Amazon Web Services and the Microsoft Azure™ platform before selecting the Microsoft Azure platform. The Avanade team assisted with the design and development of the Cloudcoder application on the new architecture.