Glynk Discovers Azure Delivers on Speed, Security and Availability

Glynk is a social discovery and networking platform that enables users to share or get recommendations from like-minded people anywhere or find like-minded people nearby to join them for activities they love to do. Glynk computes similarity scores between any two people in an interest.

Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines helped Glynk overcome the security flaws that otherwise occur in virtual private servers. Glynk's system is segregated into multiple layers such as app, database, and tasks. Each logical subsystem requires a different type of machine to optimize speed and availability. Glynk uses D-Series VMs for database operations, giving it very high performance and availability, and G-Series VMs for high-CPU and memory operations. Azure Management Console makes it easy for Glynk to spin up virtual machines and manage their lifecycles. Glynk also depends on Azure App Service.

"We were skeptical about moving to Azure in our early stages of product development. However, making the move to Azure has worked out really well for us. It's fast, secure, highly available, and easy to set up," said Glynk co-founder Niranjan Sukumaran.

To learn more about Glynk, download the datasheet and mini-case study.

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