What the whole world is watching

The cloud story you were a part of—and didn’t know it.


NBC Sports and Microsoft used Windows Azure Media Services to publish and stream all 98 events of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.

It was a massive undertaking.

To meet consumer demand, the cloud-powered infostream provided the Olympic Games to more than 100 million viewers. The raw computing power sustained peak traffic while delivering more than 6,000 hours of high-definition streaming live and on-demand streaming on NBC from 5 broadcasters, across 22 countries, in 4 continents. All serving millions of viewers who were using different devices and operating systems.

That’s the power of cloud, through Windows Azure Media Services, which can be used to build, manage and distribute video—using almost any streaming format, to practically any device.

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