IFS, the supplier of the component-based ERP suite IFS Applications 8, says its latest software is now available for deployment on Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud.
News of the compatibility came at this week's IFS World Conference in Barcelona for IFS customers and partners.
The certification for deployment in the public Azure cloud also means IFS Applications can be deployed in a private cloud using Microsoft’s Windows Server Hyper-V platform.
“By certifying IFS Applications on Windows Azure we give our customers the choice to deploy IFS Applications on premises or in the public cloud," said IFS CTO Dan Matthews.
“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 data centres,” said Steven Martin, Microsoft general manager for Windows Azure.
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", it said.