Digital media creators, producers, distributors and publishers are leveraging the on-demand, pay as you go benefits of the Amazon Web Services Cloud to create, deliver and measure compelling content and customer experiences. The AWS services portfolio and partner ecosystem provide highly scalable, elastic, secure and cost effective solutions for storing, archiving, computing, transcoding, distributing and analyzing a full range of video, audio and digital media content in the cloud.

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The AWS Cloud enables Media and Publishing companies to scale their content creation, storage and delivery, while reducing capital investment in IT by aligning infrastructure costs with production volumes and charging you only for the resources you use when you use them.

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Film, Television and Music companies are moving their content storage, production, processing, distribution and analytics workloads to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in order to focus on creating compelling content and customer experiences instead of managing infrastructure.

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Amazon CloudFront

Use the scalability, elasticity and global reach of the Amazon CloudFront Content Delivery Network (CDN) to deliver high quality digital media content experiences.

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Amazon Elastic Transcoder

Use AWS to encode your media library and convert video files between different digital media formats in the cloud.

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AWS Direct Connect

With Amazon Direct Connect you can bypass the internet and set up 1Gbps or 10Gbps direct connections from your datacenters to the AWS Cloud.

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Amazon Glacier

Amazon Glacier is a highly scalable, secure archive service with 11 9's of durability, making it ideal for the long term storage media archives

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AWS Marketplace

AWS Marketplace is an online software store that enables media and publishing companies to find, buy, and immediately start using popular business software and publishing applications running on the AWS cloud.

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The Amazon Partner Network (APN) includes partners who have achieved AWS Digital Media Competency by demonstrating AWS technical competence with supporting customer references. Working with these Competency Partners gives you access to innovative, cloud-based media solutions that have a proven track record of success in the media and publishing industries. 

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AWS provides a broad range of processing options for media and entertainment companies to run resource intensive production applications, host media rich websites and run large back office workloads in the cloud. Compute and processing instances of EC2 can be reserved for dedicated, scheduled workloads or spun up on demand for more immediate requirements. Check out the full catalogue of options for processing, caching and pricing of EC2 here.


AWS offers a range of high speed ingestion and storage options for movie production and content storage of all types and sizes. The highly scalable and available AWS cloud architecture allows motion picture studios and production companies to focus on managing content instead of storage infrastructure with options ranging from file storage to long term archive.


AWS has demonstrated compliance with a range of internationally recognized standards for content, data and infrastructure security, such as ISO-27001, SOC1/2, and PCI; in addition, AWS has demonstrated alignment with the MPAA Content Security Best Practices and the AWS infrastructure is compliant with all applicable MPAA controls. AWS data centers are in buildings that utilize state-of-the art electronic surveillance systems and are staffed 24/7 by trained security guards. Your data is secured by a firewall by default, and data is encrypted while in transit and at rest, with encryption keys you can store yourself, with AWS, or using a Hardware Security Module. 

Capital Allocation

AWS can help you control your capital expenditures by delivering key IT resources as services so that your spend it as efficiently as possible and not until its actually needed. A recent study by IDC found that customers who deployed in the AWS cloud realized 72% savings over five years when compared with deploying the same resources on-premises, or in a hosted environment.

Big Data

AWS cloud services and APN partner solutions allow you to stream, store, and analyze data from server logs, customer records and content metadata to unlock critial insights into how your content is being delivered and experienced across multiple formats and channels.

We've compiled a set of resources and reference material to help you get started and scale your digital media workloads on the AWS cloud.