Behind The Scenes With InfoTycoon and Microsoft Azure
Today’s Featured BizSpark Startup is InfoTycoon from Roswell, Georgia, USA.
InfoTycoon is an asset lifecycle management platform designed to address the specific needs of the multifamily real estate industry.
Plenty of property management owners and managers are discovering Microsoft BizSpark startup InfoTycoon these days. Designed to help efficiently manage large, multi-family properties (apartment communities, for example), InfoTycoon uses the cloud and tablet computers to gather information about a property’s condition, what it looks like, and what’s happening on the property on a regular basis.
Microsoft Azure is a key piece of InfoTycoon’s platform. The company uses native Azure apps and tools in a variety of ways to transform how multifamily property owners and managers collect and use information about their assets.
“At InfoTycoon, we’re building insight,” says President and COO Kevin George. “Our Microsoft Azure solution is critical to our success. It supports a browser-based administration portal, four mobile applications on two mobile platforms, three development and testing environments, a production environment and a demonstration environment.”
Each environment, says George, use Cloud Service Web Roles to provide the browser-based administration portal and APIs for mobile applications. Cloud Service Worker Roles provide systems integration to other line of business applications – such as property management systems – and push notifications.
“We also use Azure Storage for customer document and image storage as well as queue processing,” says George. “We use Web App for providing Client APIs and SQL Server 2012 Enterprise virtual machines for our database platform.”
The next time you’re out apartment hunting, just remember: InfoTycoon could be behind the scenes, making things run smoothly.
View a InfoTycoon product demonstration video here.
Microsoft is helping these startups succeed through its BizSpark program. To join or see other startup stories, visit us at our website here.
About BizSpark: Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps startups succeed by giving free access to Microsoft Azure cloud services, software and support. BizSpark members receive up to $750 per month of free Microsoft Azure cloud services for 3 years: that’s $150 per month each for up to 5 developers. Azure works with Linux and open-source technologies such as Ruby, Python, Java and PHP. BizSpark is available to startups that are privately held, less than 5-years-old and earn less than $1M in annual revenue.