Blackbird Group Extends Cloud Support Leveraging Microsoft's Azure Platform

Oct 17, 2011, 01:00 ET from Blackbird Group, Inc.

FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at The Experts Conference (TEC) 2011 Europe, where it is a gold sponsor, the Blackbird Group announced support for the Microsoft Azure platform in its Event Vault log consolidation product, which is now shipping.

Blackbird, a Microsoft Managed Gold Partner and leader in compliance and automation management, recognized that its customers would want to take advantage of Microsoft's investment in cloud-based services. Says Blackbird CEO, Christian Ehrenthal, "Now our customers, large and small, can more easily leverage the benefits of cloud storage. Azure will enable them to outsource their SQL and provide maximum flexibility in terms of both demand growth and availability."

Blackbird Event Vault is the newest module in the company's suite of products. It consolidates Windows native log entries into a single repository for centralized management of all event log data. It is the first of Blackbird's products to be Azure-enabled and the company has plans to similarly enable its entire suite of products in the near future.

The Blackbird Management Suite powerfully and seamlessly guides administrators through the entire identity and access lifecycle. It helps enterprises effectively deal with internal security initiatives and regulatory compliance requirements. Its unique integrated approach simplifies real-time auditing, compliance reporting, continuous recovery and access entitlement management, by consolidating them into a single easy-to-use console.

About the Blackbird Group, Inc.

A leader in automation and compliance management, the Blackbird Group provides insight for enhanced governance and cost efficiencies across the Microsoft Windows infrastructure. Blackbird's innovative solutions help organizations make the most of their Windows infrastructure investments through automation and simplified audit, recovery, event management and reporting. The Blackbird Group is a privately held company with more than 15 million seats under management. Its headquarters are located in Manhattan, New York.

For more information, please visit

SOURCE Blackbird Group, Inc.