Mar 25, 2011 at 2:30 AM

PRESS RELEASE

Znode's Ecommerce Software the World’s First on Microsoft Azure Cloud Services

Znode's leading ecommerce solutions will allow users greater scalability, flexibility and efficiency for designing and maintaining a cloud-based ecommerce presence

March 25, 2011: Znode recently announced that its ecommerce solutions, Multifront® and Marketplace™, are the first to befully tested and ready for cloud based computing on the Microsoft Azure Cloud Services Platform. This achievement willcombine Znode's innovative ecommerce technologies with the benefits and advantages of a cloud computing environment, resulting in a truly streamlined and efficient way for companies to manage their ecommerce strategy and website operations.

Cloud computing environments have gained considerable momentum recently by offering a reliable platform as a viable and attractive alternative to self-hosting or traditional managed hosting. The Microsoft Azure service can be especially efficient for companies with ecommerce websites because it is designed to shape usage around customers' utilization of resources; scaling instantly to match demand and eliminating the dependency on available hardware. This can be very valuable for online sellersthat are looking for a cost-conscious way to manage their ecommerce websites during peak demand, such as the holidays, but then also afterwards when expensive hardware can sit mostly idle.

"It is important for our customers to have options and flexibility when choosing a hosting environment, but certain factors such as the high cost-of-ownership can make it prohibitive for some companies to choose a self-hosted scenario.", comments Vish Vishwanathan, CEO of Znode, "The beauty of cloud computing, especially for ecommerce, is that it offers companies increased reliability, ease of use, and unmatched scalability with our ecommerce software." He then added, "Our products, Multifront and Marketplace, are the first ecommerce software solutions to have been tested and optimized to run on the Microsoft Azure cloudenvironment. We are already seeing significant interestfor this type application from prospective customers and feel the technology will offer a great value for users with unique ecommerce and scaling requirements."

The Microsoft Azure Cloud Services Platform (www.microsoft.com/windowsazure) was designed as a fully managed cloud platform solution that aims to reduce operational spending while providing a reliable infrastructure that scales to the customer's needs. Unlike more traditional on-premises or hosted solutions, the Microsoft Azure platform does not require the significant investment in resources and is ready to meet the demands of the most ambitious ecommerce strategies together with Znode's leading software solutions.

For more information or to speak to a Znode representative about ecommerce solutions for the Microsoft Azure Cloud Services

Platform, call us at 1-888-755-5541 or email at sales@znode.com.

About Znode

Znode® is a fast growing, innovative ecommerce software company focused on increasing sales and profit margins for companies who sell online. Our industry leading software Multifront® makes it easy for retailers to launch multiple online stores using a single integrated system. Our revolutionary Marketplace™ & software enables distributors, affiliates, vendors and business partners to quickly setup turnkey stores across web, mobile and other devices. For more information, visit www.znode.com.