Transport for London Moves to Windows AzureSolution ·
I follow quite closely Windows Azure Team blog. Many of the blog entries consist in “Real World Windows Azure” article where they interview company executive who just moved a piece of mission critical asset from their premise to the cloud using Windows Azure.
I still wait to see a Canadian example of those post, but so far nothing came by!
But… a quite interesting variant on those articles was published in mid-December. This was a much bigger asset than usual and Microsoft did a special announcement.
The Transport for London (TfL) Trackernet data feed is now hosted in Windows Azure. This is a real time feed about the status of the transport network.
I found it especially interesting because the size and the visibility of the application. Sure, we’ve seen a lot of start up trying it out over the last couple of months, but TfL is an established institution, European at that, moving a key piece of public asset to the cloud. This is an excellent credential!