Vela Entertainment Studios - Part 1

From 0 to 300 Apps in One Year - The story of Vela Entertainment Studios

Vela develops apps for all major mobile platforms and regardless of which device people are using Vela is committed to providing the same experience across all of them and giving customers easy access to the company's continuously growing catalog of offers. With 300 apps in market Vela was looking for an agile and flexible solution that delivers performance right when they needed it. Cloud computing was the obvious choice for them and Windows Azure has been proven to be the right fit.

In mid-2010 Sebastian Witzman launched Vela Entertainment Studios -a German-based Startup that focuses on building apps for education, entertainment, and edutainment - the bridging of the two. With every app they are trying to find out what the user really cares about and explore new ways to solve these consumer challenges. Vela develops for all major platforms. Regardless of which device people are using they have the same experience across all of them and can easily access Vela's continuously growing offers.

With 300 apps in market Vela was looking for an agile and flexible solution that delivers performance right when they needed it. Cloud computing was the obvious choice for them and Windows Azure has been proven to be the right fit.

 
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When Vela CEO, Sebastian Witzman wanted to get his boating permit in Germany a few years back he he noticed that the licensing bureau's instruction was an outdated index-card based learning model. He decided to change the game by taking learning into the mobile world to allow consumers to learn anytime, anywhere they want.


Starting up in the Cloud



With 300 apps in market Vela was looking for an agile and flexiblesolution that delivers performance right when they needed it. Cloud computing was the obvious choice for them and Windows Azure has been proven to be the right fit.


Develop for the Cloud

In cloud computing, virtual machines run in large data centers and replace physical PCs and servers. By aggregating the computing needs of many users within a single center, economies of scale are achieved that result in significant benefits such as lower power utilization, simpler setup and maintenance, and easier upgrades to capacity and performance. Many applications can run unchanged as you redeploy them from local desktops or servers to the cloud.

Fundamentals

Watch a video about the Microsoft cloud offerings, and then prepare your environment by installing the tools you'll use to build your first Azure application.

Get the Tools

Download and install the software and tools that will help you develop your cloud applications.

Start Coding

Download some sample code, then follow along with the helpful videos to get started coding your applications for the cloud right away.

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