Twillio, the cloud-based communications upstart led by former Amazon.com worker Jeff Lawson, has inked a partnership that might convey its communications applied sciences to hundreds of builders constructing applied sciences by means of Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Windows Azure. Builders who take part in this system will obtain a credit score of 1,000 free textual content messages or inbound voice minutes.
The Twilio API permits builders to create apps with interactive voice response, name automation, cellular app distribution through SMS and different options.
“With Windows Azure, Microsoft is doing the heavy lifting of managing cloud infrastructure so builders can deploy apps that scale flawlessly–exactly what we do at Twilio,” stated Lawson. “Utilizing our API with functions working on Windows Azure, builders can convey their voice and SMS apps to market and scale their companies sooner than ever–we are able to’t wait to see what builders construct with Twilio on Windows Azure.”
TechCrunch reports that the deal is intriguing given Microsoft’s possession of Skype, whereas The Register notes that the brand new providing will create a “Windows Azure-powered communications hub.” In the meantime, Mary Jo Foley reports that Twilio sealed the deal with Microsoft on the SXSW convention, and notes that Twilio’s personal back-end infrastructure remains to be hosted by Amazon Internet Providers.