Recently, Microsoft highlighted that JumpStart, a popular game developing company has become Azure customer and is moving their games to Azure platform to expand the reach and improve gameplay. In addition, there are releasing two new games in Windows Store. Those are two football games built on Microsoft Azure called NFL RUSH GameDay Heroes and NFL RUSH Heroes & Rivals. Both games are educational and fun, perfect for kids and their families. Microsoft jumped to Azure because they are in need of a cloud solution to quickly help them scale across many devices and support millions of user sessions simultaneously.
Like all JumpStart games, School of Dragons and Madagascar Math Ops go beyond typical kids’ games, combining exciting gameplay with essential educational skills. Thanks to the increased popularity of multiple titles, JumpStart needed a more robust backend to support its growing demand and decided to migrate from Rackspace to Microsoft Azure. Timed with the anticipated NFL titles, JumpStart migrated its most popular titles to Microsoft Azure to support their massive gaming needs, without disrupting their customers’ gaming experience.
JumpStart’s complete migration to Microsoft Azure means that they will no longer have any on-premises servers supporting their games or apps. The company is running Linux images on Microsoft Azure, as well as Windows Server and SQL Server. By allowing Microsoft Azure to handle backend information, provisioning mobile services to bolster seamless gameplay, the company can focus more energy on what it does best – creating great education games for kids.
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