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In 2009, the value of goods sold on eBay was nearly $60 billion, which translates into
approximately $2,000 in sales every second. Maintaining the massive technical
infrastructure needed to support these sales volumes means eBay is always
looking for ways to drive IT efficiencies and service improvements. In 2010,
eBay and Microsoft began working with Avanade and Accenture to explore how the Windows Azure platform might enable eBay to
deploy and scale applications more quickly and cost effectively in eBay's
highly customized, Java-based environment.
The project focused on migrating eBay's Apple iPad
marketplace site to Windows Azure. The iPad site was selected because it
allowed eBay to quickly experiment with sizeable demand and highly customized
pages without the need to invest in additional infrastructure costs. Accenture
and Avanade worked with Microsoft technical experts and a small team of eBay
infrastructure personnel to complete the project.
The outcomes for eBay were threefold:
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