Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure Selects Microsoft Azure for New Public Safety and Security Cloud Products
New SaaS platform and applications will emphasize reliability, security and agility with lower total cost of ownership
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, June 15, 2017
Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure has selected Microsoft Azure as the cloud platform for its next-generation public safety and security products. These products will help to radically reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) for mission-critical IT and enable public safety agencies and security operators to adapt to changing needs faster and more effectively.
Hexagon’s new software-as-a-service (SaaS) products will enable customers to provision public safety and security solutions without complex hardware and software procurements. Having been built natively on Azure, Hexagon’s public safety and security products will take advantage of Azure’s platform-as-a-service (PaaS) to expedite development and deliver better capabilities than applications built from generic code and hosted in the cloud.
“The public safety and security industries are in transition, and they need partners and systems they can trust to help them adapt to new threats and growing demands,” said Kalyn Sims, chief technology officer, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure. “Microsoft Azure provides options for public, private and hybrid clouds, which support the varying stages of cloud adoption across organizations. Currently, Azure has more regions and the most comprehensive compliance certifications of any public cloud provider making it an ideal foundation on which Hexagon can build its task-focused public safety and physical security applications.”
Hexagon will release its first SaaS product later this year for physical security and monitoring. Hexagon’s next-generation public safety and security applications will deliver improved performance, usability and flexibility. Informed by extensive user experience research, they will feature highly productive, easy-to-use interfaces and workflows that are simple to deploy and maintain via Azure.
“Microsoft Azure provides Hexagon with a robust and secure platform for it to help public safety agencies and security operators adapt to a rapidly changing industry,” said Nicole Herskowitz, senior director of product marketing,Azure, Microsoft Corp. “As organizations continue to transition critical services to the cloud, we are pleased to support Hexagon and see its commitment to Azure.”
A global leader in public safety and security, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure helps protect 1 in 12 people worldwide. Hexagon’s public safety and security solutions improve the quality, accuracy and availability of critical information, increasing performance and productivity, while reducing the total cost of ownership for mission-critical IT investments.