IFS has deployed its component-based, extended ERP suite IFS Applications 8 to Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud.
As enterprises continuously move workloads such as email, collaboration, and regular office applications to public clouds, such as Windows Azure, IFS has responded to a growing interest for running business applications in the cloud by certifying and supporting IFS Applications on Windows Azure.
The certification also enables deployment of IFS Applications in a private cloud using Microsoft's Windows Server Hyper-V.
"By certifying IFS Applications on Windows Azure we give our customer the choice to deploy IFS Applications on premises, or in the cloud", IFS CTO Dan Matthews said.
"We choose to do this on Windows Azure since it provides a complete technology stack to run IFS Applications, and because of growing interest for Windows Azure."
Steven Martin, GM, Windows Azure, Microsoft, said: "Windows Azure is an open, flexible and scalable cloud platform that enables customers to build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft managed datacenters."
He added: "We are pleased that IFS has chosen to extend its deployment models to include Windows Azure to help our joint customers fully seize the power of cloud computing."
Certification and support for Windows Azure covers the full core IFS Applications 8 suite. IFS has verified IFS Applications performance on Windows Azure to be on par with the performance on corresponding on premises servers and storage solutions.