Allrecipes finds the perfect dining partner, picks Microsoft’s Azure to handle spikes in traffic

Allrecipes has picked Azure as its cloud provider. Photo via Allrecipes. It’s 5:15 p.m. and 60 degrees on a rainy November 30 at your home in Miami. You go to Allrecipes seeking inspiration.Behind the scenes, Cortana machine-learning technology in Microsoft’s Azure cloud service figures, “Hmm. It’s just after Thanksgiving, in the late afternoon, and chilly for Florida. Bet there’s a lot of turkey leftovers, and it’s nearly dinner time. I’ll suggest the ‘Thanksgiving in a Dish’ casserole.” John Keane, Allrecipes’ CTO That’s how Allrecipes sees its new technology unfolding within the next several months — just part of the 19-year-old company’s major migration to Azure, said CTO John Keane in an interview today. “We want to be the Pandora for food, to offer customized suggestions based on preferences you’ve expressed, recipes you’ve made in…


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