Azure launch is 'defining moment' for WANdisco, says Richards

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by Simon Austin

Sheffield-based WANdisco has announced the launch of its LiveData Platform for Microsoft Azure in what chairman and CEO Dave Richards has described as “a defining moment in the company's history.”

The platform enables data migrations to be managed through the Azure portal, with zero business downtime, and is the culmination of years of co-development with Microsoft.

Richards said: "This is a defining moment in the Company's history. Alongside Microsoft, we have worked hard over the last 15 months to co-engineer a turnkey experience for Azure customers migrating business-critical Hadoop to Azure.

"We are confident that with the ongoing support from Microsoft, this will open up more opportunities to our addressable market by removing the complexity and risk of migration for all customers.

"Enterprises can now accelerate their digital transformation and take advantage of the insights from analytical services in Azure. We are confident in achieving our goals for 2021, including the signing of over 50 customers on Azure and migrating at least 100PB of data."