2U works with leading universities to transform on-campus programs into online campuses. By running on AWS, 2U is able to cache data effortlessly for fast social interaction and focus its resources on innovation instead of infrastructure.
3DDuo offers promotional, educational, and social games for mobile, and tablets devices. By using AWS to run its multiplayer online role-playing games, the French gaming company was able to reduce the cost of hosting games from €7,000 to €2,000 per month.
6 Waves Limited, a leading international publisher and developer of gaming applications on the Facebook platform, uses Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 to host its social games with an audience of more than 50 million players per month.
Berlin-based 6Wunderkinder needed an environment that could scale to manage demand for its popular Wunderlist application and help the company easily develop new products. After migrating to AWS, 6Wunderkinder was able to scale to handle 500,000 new users in a two-month period and estimates a 20% faster launch time for new products.
8 Securities accomplishes its mission of reinventing investing in Hong Kong by providing a Trading Portal where users have access to resources that enable them to learn from and exchange ideas with like-minded investors. To maintain a cost-effective, reliable, scalable, flexible computing platform, the company uses several services from AWS, including Amazon EC2 with Elastic IP Addresses, Amazon EBS, Amazon VPC, and Elastic Load Balancing.
99design's massive design marketplace has received over 3.1 million unique design submissions from over 53,000 designers around the world and runs entirely on AWS.
After switching to Amazon Web Services, Hong Kong-based 9GAG, Inc. reports improved availability for its entertainment website, a 20% improvement in server response time, and a nearly 20% improvement in overall network activity.
A+ Test Prep and Tutoring, located near Philadelphia, PA, was looking for a reliable and scalable environment to enable online tutoring for students worldwide. By using AWS, A+ was able to create an online tutoring platform that has run at near 100% uptime since its inception.
Accordant Media, a media trading company based in New York City, needed to scale to analyze terabytes of data for online digital media campaigns. By moving to AWS and Amazon Redshift, the company can load billions of rows of data and create custom queries that are returned in about six seconds instead of 5 hours or longer.
Acquia provides products, services, and support for organizations utilizing the Drupal open source social publishing platform. Acquia uses AWS, including Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3, to host its own infrastructure and its customers' Websites.
adesso is an independent IT service provider specialized in consulting and software development for business projects. The focus is on optimizing core business processes with modern IT. adesso needed a cloud service provider to offer its startup customers a scalable and affordable foundation for their business and to provide cloud solutions for its enterprise customers, who test systems in different environments.
Adobe Systems provides digital media and digital marketing solutions to customers around the world including consumers, enterprises, and government agencies. By using the AWS Cloud, Adobe can focus on delivering its software products without having to invest in expensive infrastructure.
Worldwide entertainment facility provider AEG needed an intranet site for users both inside and outside the corporate network. Huddle Group, an Argentina-based systems integrator and member of the AWS Partner Network (APN), partnered with AEG to create a secure Amazon VPC and a SharePoint intranet site. The site provides 99% availability to AEG’s new VPC for 10,000 worldwide users.
Airbnb is a community marketplace for unique vacation spaces around the world. Airbnb benefits from the scalability, agility and reliability provided by Amazon Web Services, including Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon S3, Amazon EMR, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon CloudWatch, and Amazon RDS.
Airport Nuremberg needed a flexible and scalable website to handle demand during peak periods. Infopark GA, an AWS partner, used AWS to deliver a highly available and secure website for Airport Nuremberg. The airport estimates saving 60-70% compared to previous web hosting costs.
Alexa delivers high-volume search and information services, storing over 12 million objects in Amazon SimpleDB and performing over 5 million queries daily.
Amazon.com is the world’s largest online retailer. In 2011, Amazon.com switched from tape backup to using cloud-based Amazon S3 for backing up the majority of its Oracle databases. By using AWS, Amazon.com was able to eliminate backup software and experienced a 12X performance improvement, reducing restore time from around 15 hours to 2.5 hours in select scenarios.
Anhanguera is one of the largest universities in Brazil and one of the largest users of Moodle, an e-learning platform for collaborative learning. When Anhanguera needed to scale the platform to meet user demand, the university leveraged AWS to build a solution that would deliver applications reliably and grow with the user population.
New York-based Animoto launched its web application in 2007, allowing people to create and share videos via the web or mobile device. Using AWS, Animoto scales seamlessly to handle spikes in demand.
Artsy provides an online application featuring work from leading galleries, museums, and private collections around the world. When latency began affecting the user experience, Artsy moved to AWS OpsWorks and realized a nearly fivefold improvement in performance.
Asia Television Limited needed to reduce the cost of its website and video streaming service while improving its reliability and performance. By moving to AWS, the broadcaster improved video streaming performance by 10x while achieving near 100% reliability.
Assay Depot uses Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 to provide customized software for the pharmaceutical industry and to manage a marketplace for drug discovery research.
Astro Radio wanted to move its web environment from a co-located datacenter to an automated, self-monitored infrastructure. By moving to AWS, Astro Radio reduced its hosting and migration costs by 90%, improved availability to 99.9% and gained the ability to launch a new website in three days, instead of two weeks.
Visual effects studio, Atomic Fiction, had four months to complete special effects for Star Trek: Into Darkness. Using AWS, Atomic Fiction was able to launch a server farm for rendering in minutes and scale to complete more than Atomic Fiction was able to scale by more than 200% month over month to meet milestones.
Autodesk, a leading provider of 3D design and engineering software, wanted to create subscription-based versions of its products for the home market. Autodesk is leveraging AWS so the company can deploy software to a new market without planning and budgeting for infrastructure.
Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. manufactures luxury super sports cars in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. When the company’s outdated website and infrastructure needed an update, Automobili Lamborghini chose AWS to bring a new website online in less than one month, supporting a new product launch that generated a 250% increase in website traffic.
Averail, a San Jose start-up, provides a service that enables secure access to business content from mobile devices while allowing IT organizations to manage and control the content. Averail used the AWS Cloud as the core of its solution to build secure and highly scalable cloud service.
Avianca, a Brazilian domestic air carrier with a reputation for passenger comfort and competitive pricing, uses AWS to host content for its marketing department. AWS provides a secure environment at an estimated 60% of the cost of an on-premises solution.
Using AWS has enabled Backupify to tap into the data-storage market for Software as a Service applications like Google Apps, freeing them from costly hardware investment and ongoing IT maintenance costs. Backupify estimates that it has saved nearly $1M in capital and staffing costs by using AWS instead of purchasing and managing their own servers and storage.
San Francisco-based, BandPage developed an online application so that musicians can share concert schedules, photos, videos and more with their fans on Facebook, websites, and blogs. Using a wide range of solutions from AWS, BandPage connects more than 500,000 musicians with millions of fans.
Banjo provides an intersection between mobile, social, and location—allowing users across the world to tap into what’s happening in real time, no matter where it’s happening. Banjo migrated to AWS to leverage the flexibility and scalability of the AWS Cloud, enabling them to quadruple the company’s number of users in four months without sacrificing latency or availability.
Bankinter, a leading provider of online banking services in Spain, uses AWS as an integral part of their credit-risk simulation application. The application uses complex algorithms to perform 5,000,000 simulations. Using AWS, Bankinter was able to reduce the average time-to-solution from 23 hours to 20 minutes.
Banro is a Canadian gold mining company with exploration and development on four wholly-owned properties, each with mining licenses, along a major gold belt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In order to update the company’s IT infrastructure and effectively serve its five locations in Canada and Africa, Banro adopted an AWS Cloud strategy that uses Amazon EC2, Amazon VPC, and Amazon S3.
Bazaarvoice, based in Austin, Texas, makes software that mines customer reviews online and delivers business insights to its clients. By using AWS, Bazaarvoice can scale to meet daily traffic demands and automatically turn off resources when they are no longer needed.
Better Generation channels the power of AWS to perform wind and solar energy assessments. By relying on AWS for e-mail, website hosting, and video distribution, the company saves money, time, and effort.
BidEnergy, based in Melbourne, Australia, runs monthly online energy auctions where energy retailers compete to supply electricity to businesses. By using AWS, BidEnergy can scale to support usage spikes 100 times greater than normal during an auction with an estimated near 100% availability, reducing costs by 90% compared to an on-premises environment.
Bioproximity provides proteomic analytical services for pharmaceutical companies and academic organizations. Bioproximity turned to AWS to run its complex analysis processes and search algorithms and improved the reliability of its cluster computing application.
Bookrags, an online provider of educational resources, wanted to reduce its total cost of ownership (TCO) savings, increase uptime, and make its services more scalable. Working with APN partner, 2nd Watch, Bookrags moved to AWs and reduced costs by over 50%.
BrightRoll is an independent video ad technology platform for digital video advertising across the web, mobile devices, and connected TV. Using AWS, BrightRoll has created comprehensive digital advertising solutions that deliver petabytes of data to more than 80 of the top 100 US advertisers and 18 of the top 20 advertising technology companies.
When Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) needed a cost-effective solution to host research data for scientists, the global biopharmaceutical company decided to use AWS to build a secure, self-service portal. As a result, BMS can take advantage of on-demand capacity to keep costs low and run clinical trial simulations 98% faster than its previous environment.
BuildFax collects and stores building and permit information from municipalities and counties across the country, which customers use to access construction history, contractor records, and inspection information for millions of properties. When the previous infrastructure could no longer handle demand, BuildFax moved to AWS and can process 750 million different address combinations in less than 3 hours to provide aggregate permit data.
Casa & Video is one of Brazil's largest providers of electronics and home products, its infrastructure must be versatile enough to handle large traffic spikes during the holiday shopping season, while also supporting an immense inventory and supply chain. Today, Casa & Video's ecommerce platform incorporates Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, Amazon EC2 Elastic IP Addresses, and Amazon CloudWatch to optimize performance.
Chaordic Systems is a Brazilian company that specializes in e-commerce personalization, helping users find products that are most valuable to them, and helping retailers increase profits. With AWS, the company has a fast, robust, and reliable solution to handle a high workload.
ChefTV is a Brazilian cable TV channel and website completely dedicated to cuisine. In 2011, ChefTV started a partnership with Brazilian IT consultancy Concrete Solutions, which used the AWS Cloud to improve ChefTV’s online presence.
Choice Logistics, Inc. provides time-critical delivery services to businesses and an available and efficient messaging environment is vital. By working with APN partner Smartronix to deploy Microsoft Exchange 2010 on the AWS Cloud, Choice Logistics can respond to business demands and resize mailbox servers containing terabytes of data in minutes.
Chute uses AWS to help developers build online image-sharing applications and to help enterprises run brand engagement campaigns. Using AWS provides Chute with the scalability to ensure availability for more than 3,000 apps and the storage for more than 2 TB of metadata.
Citrix provides cloud networking products that power some of the world’s largest websites and portals. After joining the AWS Marketplace, Citrix doubled both customers and revenue month over month for its flagship NetScaler and CloudBridge products.
Classle's social learning platform serves as a collaborative learning resource for students; especially for the resource and opportunity constrained learners. The company's infrastructure is built entirely on AWS. This infrastructure includes almost all services of AWS including the pairing of Amazon S3 as an origin server and Amazon CloudFront as an edge server. This combination has helped Classle to improve its Web content delivery speed by 180 percent.
Cloud Advantage is a cloud infrastructure technology consultancy based in Sydney, Australia. Using AWS, Cloud Advantage can reduce infrastructure costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars and help businesses of all sizes launch new projects cost effectively.
Cmune is pioneering the field of 3D social games. Hosting its platform backend on AWS gives Cmunel a fexible and scalable infrastructure critical to the game producer's success.
Corporate Governance Risk Pty Ltd (CGR), developer of a web-based risk management application, found that moving to the AWS Cloud gave the company a competitive edge to deliver services to its European clients in seconds with virtually zero downtime.
Coursera, an educational company based in Mountain View, CA, partners with prominent universities around the world to offer free online courses. By running its website on AWS, Coursera can handle half a petabyte of traffic each month and scale to deliver courses to over 3 million students in one year.
CozyCot.com is a social networking website where women share ideas and views about topics such as beauty, fashion, lifestyle, entertainment, health, parenting, and food. The AWS solution ensures that the CozyCot website effectively processes traffic.
When Croop-LaFrance needed need a highly-scalable, cloud-computing platform for CloudDOCX, its hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) document-management service, the IT services company chose AWS to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems and data.
CSS Corporation provides technical support solutions to large and small organizations under the title Tech Support For Dummies™. CSS saves money and time by implementing their services in the cloud using AWS.
DS3 moved its authentication servers to the AWS Cloud and can now provide its authentication solutions to customers without the enormous costs traditionally associated with purchasing and maintaining hardware servers.
Deputy delivers a powerful employee management system to help businesses manage employees. By migrating to AWS, Deputy saved $750,000 in capital expenditures while achieving near 99.99% availability.
DerbySoft is a global hub that connects those in the travel industry, from tour operators and travel agencies to global hotel chains. Using AWS helps the company reduce capital expenditure and offer real-time data with high availability and minimal latency to more than 8,000 hotels.
Dextra is a Brazilian IT company specializing in custom software development and application lifecycle management. The company's development environment consists of Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3. When an individual project has a unique requirement, the company incorporates additional solutions from AWS as necessary. Since it began using AWS, the company has reduced its project setup time from weeks to hours and feels it has improved its overall business agility.
Diffbot provides APIs to understand and extract a variety of data from web pages. The company runs on AWS to scale in as little as 5 minutes for high-performance computing tasks and process hundreds of millions of web pages per month.
When DigitalChalk starting building an online learning management system, the team quickly realized that they couldn’t meet their go-to-market strategy using a traditional host provider. After moving to AWS, DigitalChalk is able to test and release product features quickly while reducing costs by over 75%.
Discovery Communications’ digital media business uses AWS to easily meet fluctuating traffic on its websites, which attract tens of millions of visitors each month. With AWS, Discovery migrated more than 40 websites, saving a substantial amount in infrastructure costs.
Discover Technology is a Brazilian consulting firm offering the mobile retail operations market pre-packaged solutions targeting business opportunities. To maintain flexibility and simplicity in architecting, designing, and implementing complete IT solutions, the company uses several AWS products: Amazon EC2, Amazon ELB, Amazon S3, and Amazon CloudFront.
D-Link Corporation, an international networking solutions provider, needed to launch its cloud-based service portal, mydlink, quickly and economically. By migrating to AWS, the company was able to build and deploy the portal in only six weeks, and estimates 30% faster service delivery to customers while reducing IT costs by roughly 50%.
DNAnexus offers data management, next-generation sequence analysis, and visualization for DNA sequencing centers and researchers. AWS allows DNAnexus the flexibility to create its own software stack and the scalability to store terabytes of data, with the potential to grow into petabytes of data storage.
Needing a solution to host its Microsoft SharePoint solutions, Dole Food Company, chose AWS because of reliability and low cost. The company can launch a new SharePoint site in minutes on the AWS Cloud and has saved at $350,000 in operating expenses.
The Dolphin Browser by MoboTap, Inc. has been downloaded over 13 million times onto Android, iPhone and iPad mobile devices. The majority of the browser’s services and backend operations are powered by more than eighty instances running Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon EBS, Amazon EMR, Amazon RDS, and Amazon CloudFront.
In Nebraska, Douglas County’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) department provides municipal data to government agencies and the public. By work with APN partner, Esri, to replace its on-premises data center wtih AWS, Douglas County can easily expand storage as needed for new data and has the flexibiity to experiment with new solutions.
Dow Jones & Company provides news and business information for the global investment market. Dow Jones moved the software that hosts The Wall Street Journal in Asia to AWS, saving more than $40,000 each year in hardware and maintenance and enabling its employees to focus on creating revenue-producing applications.
Dropcam is a fast-growing start-up that offers a popular video monitoring service so users can monitor homes and offices. By using AWS to scale and maintain throughput, Dropcam reduced delivery time for video events from 10 seconds to less than 50 milliseconds.
Druva provides endpoint data solutions for mobile enterprise customers. By moving to AWS, Druva can give customers near immediate access to new product features, and is able to focus on product updates instead of IT.
Earth Networks uses Amazon CloudFront’s dynamic content features to provide high-performing content to users of their WeatherBug branded products that include mobile apps, the desktop app, and the website www.weatherbug.com. With Amazon CloudFront, Earth Networks saved over 50% in CDN costs and anticipates 20% reduction in Amazon EC2 origin instances, without any reduction in performance compared to their previous CDN provider and without the need to write any customized code.
Edmodo is a safe social network for education used by over 8 million teachers and students. Edmodo relies on AWS with Amazon RDS to support more than 500 connections per second during peak times and host over 200,000 website requests per minute.
Educations.com helps students learn about higher education opportunities around the world. Educations.com uses AWS to to manage its 552 websites and connect with approximately two million visitors every month.
Egis Technology Inc. (EgisTec), a leading sensor provider of fingerprint biometrics and data encryption, uses AWS as a cost-effective platform to deploy their company website and product web application.
Singapore-based Electra is an IT service provider specializing in implementing and running SAP systems for customers across Southeast Asia. Electra uses AWS to provide customers with a flexible, highly available SAP cloud environment that costs 22% less than on-premises infrastructure.
ElephantDrive turns to Amazon S3 to store client data, expanding their total amount of storage by nearly 20 percent each week while avoiding increased capital expenses.
Emergency Medicine Business Intelligence (EMBI) offers “analytics as a service” to hospital emergency departments. The company hosts their offering on Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS as a platform for their computing and storage needs enabling EMBI to offer business critical, HIPAA compliant analytics tools to their customers.
Encoding.com provides Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) video encoding for customers around the world. Encoding.com runs 100% of its media processing on Amazon EC2, with video storage and instance backups on Amazon S3, AWS Import/Export service for customers with massive video-encoding jobs, and Amazon CloudFront for "cloud video" distribution.
Engine Yard specializes in cloud platform and operations expertise for Ruby, Node.JS & PHP. The company uses AWS to provide a Platform as a Service (PaaS) to customers like Toyota and Simon & Schuster, enabling them to focus on innovation without spending resources on infrastructure.
Enlighten Designs uses AWS to stream live sporting events (e.g., Winter Olympics Vancouver 2010) by deploying instances on Amazon EC2 to power the underlying infrastructure for streaming live footage of these events.
Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. The company uses Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, and the Rightscale Cloud Management Platform for provisioning and auto-scale functionality, as well as hosting in multiple AWS locations with failover between installations, partly based on RightScale features.
As a Web site where individuals can sell handmade, vintage items, and craft supplies, Etsy.com provides a market for creative members to sell their items online. Etsy uses Amazon Elastic MapReduce for web log analysis and recommendation algorithms.
Euclid, based in Palo Alto, CA, collects and analyzes data to help brick-and-mortar retailers optimize their businesses. By running on AWS, Euclid can run complex queries on tens of terabytes of data in only two hours while reducing costs by nearly 90%.
EUROFORUM, a subsidiary of Informa plc, engages recognized experts from business, academia and politics for knowledge transfer through conferences, seminars and annual meetings. Informa needed a global service provider to move its server infrastructure into the cloud. With AWS, EUROFORUM is able to quickly scale its IT infrastructure to support rapid changes to organizational needs.
The European Space Agency (ESA) uses satellites to collect valuable data about the current state of the planet through its Data User Elements (DUE) program. AWS helps DUE provide images and other products to over 50,000 users worldwide, which can equal 30 TB of information.
Excelsoft Technologies is an e-learning company that develops software platforms and applications to offer online courses, tests, assessments and other tools for the education market. Excelsoft uses Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon SQS, and Amazon CloudFront to provide its customers with reliable products and services.
Expedia, a leading online travel company for leisure and business travelers, maintains websites worldwide to offer localized content to customers. Expedia takes advantage of the AWS global infrastructure to reduce network latency, improve time-to-market, and create a standardized platform that enables continuous innovation.
Berlin start-up, EyeEm, provider of a popular photography platform for sharing smartphone pictures, turned to AWS for help managing unexpected growth and traffic spikes. By running on AWS, EyeEm can scale to handle traffic spikes 30 to 50 times higher than normal and manage a tenfold increase in usage.
Eyejot is an online video mail platform for personal and business use. The company moved to AWS to avoid hardware maintenance and refresh cycles, and to have the support and scalability necessary to handle increased demand.
Fairfax Media is a leading multi-platform media company with metropolitan, rural, regional and community publications in Australia and New Zealand. Fairfax uses AWS services to reduce its multi-million dollar Capital Expenditures bill and bring new products to market in weeks.
Fashiolista, a fashion-based social network based in the Netherlands, outgrew its colocation facility after attracting more than a million members in two years. To sustain growth, the company established a flexible solution using AWS that has supported a 150% increase in web traffic, allowed Fashiolista to provide 99.99% availability, and reduced hardware investments by 60%.
FindTheBest.com is a comparison website that provides users with the information to make informed decisions about a wide range of topics. After outage problems with its on-premises data center, FindTheBest moved to AWS for stability, scalability, flexibility, price, and control.
Flipboard is one of the world’s first social magazines; the company’s mission is to fundamentally improve how people discover, view, and share content across their social networks. Using AWS, Flipboard was able to go from concept to delivered product in just 6 months with only a handful of engineers.
Fliptop helps brands convert their e-mail lists into social profiles. The company uses numerous solutions from AWS, including Amazon Elastic MapReduce with Spot Instances, enabling them to quickly and cost-effectively scale their capacity for agency and corporate clients to millions of contact lookups per day.
With the FlyCast appMobi developer ecosystem, companies can build mobile applications and deploy them easily across multiple smartphones and devices. FlyCast hosts its applications and all media on AWS and estimates saving over $200,000 in capital expenditures.
Fotomerchant provides a platform that helps photographers create their own photography website, portfolio, and online store. Looking for affordable storage to support its growing user base, Fotomerchant turned to AWS and is able to scale and store customer data cost effectively.
More than 40 million people worldwide use Foursquare to meet up with friends, exchange travel tips, and find money-saving deals. Foursquare uses AWS to perform analytics across millions of daily check-ins, saving licensing fees and redeploying its dev/ops staff on more strategic work.
Fronde is a systems integrator and software developer based in Australia and New Zealand. Fronde, a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN), has used AWS since 2008 to design and integrate cloud solutions for thousands of customers worldwide.
FunPlus Game is a mobile and social gaming company that provides interactive games for mobile devices and social networks worldwide. By moving to AWS, FunPlus has the flexibility to customize its environment and can scale from 1 million to 3 million users in 3 months with only 1 engineer.
Futbol Club Barcelona (FCBarcelona) is a highly popular soccer team based in Barcelona, Spain. In order to maintain the FCBarcelona website—which boasts over 6,000 pages and over 12,000 digitized photos, and is available in six languages—FCBarcelona’s partner, Gnuine, uses a number of Amazon Web Services products to host Ubiquo Sports, a specialized SaaS CMS: Amazon Route 53, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon SNS, Amazon RDS, and AWS CloudFormation.
Galata Chemicals, an additives producer based in Connecticut, wanted to lower IT costs while maintaining a disaster recovery solution for their SAP ERP system. Galata worked with Protera Technologies to move Galata’s disaster recovery solution to AWS, saving time and reducing operational costs by approximately 70% when compared to an on-premises solution.
Gamegoo, a leading developer of online games in Asia, wanted to capitalize on the growing market for mobile games in China, but its on-premises servers couldn’t support players effectively. After migrating to AWS, Gamegoo is able to provide near 100% availability for mobile games and have the compute capacity to support 50,000 new players a day.
GE’s Business Integration Technologies Laboratory wanted to re-imagine the manufacturing process, but was limited by the speed at which traditional environments can design, test, and build systems. GE took advantage of AWS GovCloud (US) to develop a new manufacturing platform that connects a global network of people and machines in a secure, compliant, and distributed environment.
Generativa/Conam is an expert in ERP solutions for municipalities whose Transparency Portal llows municipalities to comply with the Transparency Law in Brazil. AWS enables the Portal to receive information from 70 municipalities and consolidate it on 30 servers for testing, homologation, and production.
For the Genomic Medicine Institute (GMI) in Korea, lack of storage, inadequate performance and increasing costs was getting in the way of comprehensive genome analysis. By moving to AWS, GMI has more than doubled its ability to analyze human genome data simultaneously while reducing computing time by more than half.
Getty Images, a Seattle-based digital media company, used AWS to move the back end of the company’s search engine from a solution that did not scale to one that is as flexible as they are, saving themselves half a million dollars in the process.
Gibraltar Area Schools in Fish Creek, Wisconsin, was balancing the expense of aging servers with the realities of a limited state budget. The district decided to forgo local infrastructure in favor of a scalable AWS environment—saving themselves an estimated 25 percent in hardware costs over the next 5 years. The district is using the savings to buy laptops for students and build out a wireless network on campus.
Global Blue is a multi-national firm that has been instrumental in delivering tax-free shopping and refund points to international travelers for nearly 30 years. To help track the transactions occurring between merchants, banks, and international travelers, the company needed to create more capacity for their business intelligence (BI) needs. As a result of moving to AWS, Global Blue has increased speed, capacity, and scalability—all while avoiding $800,000 in CapEx and $78,000 in OpEx costs that would have been spent self-hosting.
Glympse provides an innovative mobile service that makes it easy for smart phone users to safely share one’s location with others in real-time. An AWS customer since 2008, Glympse now uses the AWS Storage Gateway for easy data backup and recovery in the cloud.
GoAnimate is a web application that lets users easily create cartoon animations, for free, without having to draw. The company has seen its development time reduced through its use of AWS services, including Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3 and Amazon SQS.
GOL Airlines developed an Intranet system that can offer diverse entertainment options to passengers in flight. By combining an innovative concept with the technical expertise of AWS, the airline gained agility and faster time-to-market without the expense of on-premises equipment.
GreenButton, a New Zealand-based team focused on high performance computing, uses AWS to drive computationally intensive workloads for a variety of organizations from the life sciences to oil and gas.
Grupo Santillana, one of the main educational publishers in Spain and Latin America, recently launched Sistema Uno Internacional to leverage the use their educational content in schools. The development team used AWS to go live within a short timeframe, ensure scaling as the project grows, and stay within a defined budget.
Guardian News & Media (GNM), publisher of the national United Kingdom newspapers, The Guardian and The Observer, uses AWS to scale its Apple iPhone application and the Guardian News & Media Content API on demand.
As one of the largest social game companies in Japan, gumi reports that its website, almost entirely built on AWS, handles upwards of 50 million page views and 10 million unique users per day.
Hailo provides a smartphone application that matches cab drivers to passengers. Hailo takes advantage of the AWS Cloud to provide its service to over 1/2 million passengers across Europe and North America in only 18 months without a costly investment in infrastructure.
Seattle-based HasOffers uses AWS to operate a service for managing advertising performance. The company processes and analyzes massive data sets of advertising events each month using AWS.
The Laboratory for Personalized Medicine (LPM), of the Center for Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School took the power of high throughput sequencing and biomedical data collection technologies and the flexibility of AWS to develop innovative whole genome analysis testing models in record time.
HashCube is a social gaming company that creates puzzle games on social networks. After experiencing uptime issues, HashCube moved to AWS and improved reliablity by almost 100%.
Haven Power, an energy company based in the UK, had limited disaster recovery capability. The company moved to AWS for disaster recovery with flexibility and agility at a reduced cost.
Health Guru is one of the leading providers of online health information videos. Faced with scalability and performance challenges, the company switched to AWS, resulting in a 92.5% improvement in web service performance.
Hi-Media is the Internet publisher of the Fotolog photo blogging website. Hi-Media rebuilt the site and moved it to AWS where it can easily scale to meet the demands of Fotolog’s 32 million global users who have collectively posted 1 billion photos and 10 billion comments.
The Holiday Extras website (holidayextras.com) sells airport parking, hotels, travel insurance, and other travel add-ons. In order to deal with seasonal peaks and troughs, and to meet its goal of developing hassle-free customer technology, the company moved their infrastructure to AWS and reduced latency by 20%.
HostedFTP.com, a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) replacement solution for businesses, hosts their file sharing system on Amazon S3 and EC2.
Hotelogix is a web-based hotel management system developed by HMS Infotech. Hotelogix allows hospitality venues to conduct all of their daily activities, such as reservations and front desk operations, from a unified system that does not require any additional hardware or software expenses. HMS Infotech created Hotelogix's infrastructure using Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS and Amazon S3.
HubWorks! provides a web-based childcare service used by approximately 800 public and private organizations in Australia. By using AWS, HubWorks! reduced website latency by more than 90% while lowering its monthly hosting fees by 50% compared to its prior hosting solution.
Hudl, an Iowa-based online platform for sports data and video analysis, uses the AWS Cloud to provide reliable, secure and scalable infrastructure as the company and its storage needs grow.
Migrating to AWS in 2008 helped Hungama Digital Media Entertainment reduce IT costs and accelerate innovation and time-to-market. As more development teams migrated to AWS, Hungama turned to AWS Trusted Advisor to optimize its environment on AWS and reduced monthly costs by 33%.
ICCK is one of the leading providers in Colombia for high-end mass media portals such as elespectador.com. By designng a a high availability and scalable architecture on AWS with APN partner, Avanxo, ICCK was able to decrease their time to market and reduce costs by 30%.
E-commerce jewelry retailer Ice.com uses AWS as its primary hosting platform for its ecommerce system. Using AWS has helped enable Ice.com to reduce their costs by $250,000 per year over using on-premises solutions.
iFit, the technology division of ICON Health & Fitness, enables millions of users to connect with each other, share information, and exercise using Google Street View of locations anywhere in the world. By using AWS, iFit can handle 30,000 requests per second without downtime, process tens of millions of images per month, and create production clone sandboxes on demand within minutes for faster development cycles.
Idomoo was founded in 2007 and is one of the first-to-market communication solutions that combine the compelling power of video with personally relevant, individualized data. Looking for a solution to advance their business to the next stage, Idomoo now uses AWS to support their entire end-to-end solution and saves up to 8 times in video generation costs.
IE University, located in Madrid, is a top international business graduate school that incorporates a significant online component. Using an AWS solution, the school improved access to more than 99.9 percent uptime for students and instructors located worldwide.
Illumina, a San Diego, California-based leading provider of DNA sequencing instruments, uses AWS for scalability and power in a secure environment that Illumina needs to help researchers collaborate while sequencing and analyzing large amounts of data.
The Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) is one of the world’s most popular and authoritative sources for movie, TV and celebrity content with more than 100 million unique visitors per month. IMDb uses AWS and Amazon CloudFront to host search data, making the search experience the fastest possible by distributing the content physically close to IMDb's worldwide user base.
When Italian pasta-machine manufacturers Imperia and Monferrina merged in 2010, they used AWS to host Oracle eBusiness Suite as a single ERP solution for the two organizations. By not investing in traditional infrastructure, the company reduced their capital expenditure by 50%.
Indiagames Ltd. is India's benchmark mobile and online games company and a leading global mobile game publisher. Switching to the scalable infrastructure of AWS enabled the company to reduce time to market for their games from weeks to days, make decisions quickly, and benefit from a variable cost structure.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway relies on AWS to stream live motor sport races to over 3.1 million visitors to its online platform while scaling to manage huge traffic spikes and maintaining control of computing costs.
Informa is a Swiss-based, multinational company that provides business-to-business knowledge and skills to the publishing, conference, exhibition, and training sectors. Using Amazon EC2, Informa was able to dramatically reduce the time required to set up its development and test environments.
InfoSpace, a leading provider of search monetization solutions, wanted to expand its infrastructure to be closer to customers and its global network of more than 100 partners. Using AWS, InfoSpace migrated its full data center within 6 months and can now easily manage its Microsoft stack on AWS.
Infostrada Sports Group (ISG) uses several solutions from Amazon Web Services to handle surges in traffic during major sporting events. AWS helps ISG deliver 320 million sports-statistics widgets to 30 million users while saving 60% over its previous solutions.
Pharmaceutical company, InhibOx, requires virtually unlimited compute capacity for drug discovery research. AWS provides the capacity that InhibOx needs while reducing computing costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Integrated Proteomics Applications (IPA) created a new cloud service to complement its existing data analysis software AWS. IPA can complete analysis within a few hours instead of a few days as required by a desktop computer, and determined that over the course of three years, its AWS-based service can save customers more than $100,000.
The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) is part of a large international team currently developing the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) — a Universe-mapping radio telescope of unprecedented size and sensitivity. By using AWS to manage crowd-sourced CPU cycles, ICRAR has the compute capacity to analyze between 400 and 500 galaxies simultaneously.
SOASTA’s CloudTest solution on AWS enabled Intuit to do massive spike testing scenarios as Intuit prepared its TurboTax program to support more than 18 million online tax preparers during the peak of tax season.
InvestLab provides financial services and products for the global investment market. Using AWS, InvestLab was able to deploy servers in a single day, resulting in faster delivery of market data to customers, and decreased the cost of product development by 40%.
Ion Flux, Inc. analyzes DNA sequence data for researchers and health professionals. The company relies on AWS to meet aggressive development timelines and the volatile need for large amounts of computing resources while avoiding $100,000 in hardware costs, and saving $2000 a month in operating expenses.
ionatec is a web and software developer that creates innovative IT solutions for Brazilian startup companies, and uses AWS to migrate customers from local to cloud-based environments.
iTwin Technology markets a device that enables remote file access. Using AWS as its standard global backend-platform simplified operations, reduced technical challenges, and enabled faster time to market for the Singapore-based company.
Jaspersoft provides a flexible and widely deployed Business Intelligence (BI) suite, enabling better decision making through highly interactive, web-based reports, dashboards, and analysis. By joining the AWS Marketplace, Jaspersoft can integrate with AWS services and analyze data in minutes at less than one-tenth the cost of a BI server.
JoomlArt (JA) is a leading provider of web templates for Joomla!, Magento, and Drupal. Using AWS helps JA keeps pace with traffic demands an is saving the company more than $1,000 a month in operating expenses.
In order to support their large media, sports, business, and entertainment clients, and deliver real-time content, July Systems migrated to AWS. Now, all their systems run on Amazon EC2.
Kempinski Hotels, an international luxury hotel group based in Geneva, Switzerland, wanted to lower costs and improve its infrastructure. Moving to AWS allows Kempinski to focus on improving core processes instead of IT while saving an estimated 40% in IT costs over a five-year period.
Based in Shanghai, China, Kingnet Technology develops games for worldwide social networks. With an estimated 30 million installations and 6 million daily active users, Kingnet Technology uses AWS to provide its infrastructure capable of handling tremendous volume.
French startup Kobojo develops games for Facebook and mobile devices, including Goobox, PyramidValley, and AtlantisFantasy. Kobojo uses AWS to improve product scalability and availability, and now runs 90 Amazon EC2 instances.
KPIT Cummins is global product engineering and IT consulting company that partners with global manufacturing companies to co-create innovative business solutions. By moving its Oracle-based operations to the cloud with AWS, KPIT Cummins realized significant savings in infrastructure costs and licensing fees.
Krunchtime, an AWS consulting partner, uses the AWS Cloud to create cloud-based solutions for businesses in Australia. Using AWS, Krunchtime helps customers reduce capital expenditures and accelerate the development and deployment of products and services.
Kurt Geiger is a retailer for high-end shoes and accessories. After migrating its websites to AWS, the company was able to scale to handle a 400% increase in page views, driving twice as many transactions during peak periods.
Because of the periodic nature of academic computer usage, Kyushu University, one of 7 major universities in Japan, was reluctant to invest in hardware to support peak demand. Kyushu uses AWS to provide computing resources on demand, at the level that the university needs, at an affordable price.
LabSlice uses Amazon EC2 to help businesses create demos, product evaluations, and training environments. As a service management platform for Amazon EC2, LabSlice enables its customers to increase computing efficiency while significantly decreasing infrastructure costs.
Lafarge is the world leader in building materials that neeed high peformance for its active corporate website and 22 country websites. Using AWS gives Lafarge the elasticity to instantaneously add or remove instances in order to manage website load during peak periods.
Life Technologies provides a Platform as a Service (PaaS) on the AWS Cloud to make it easier to analyze biological data and share it digitally—helping scientists accelerate research with the potential to help make personalized medicine a reality in the future. The company saved $375,000 in capital expenses by not building a private datacenter, and can now deliver software three times faster using the AWS Cloud.
LIFEPLAT is a social-network website that connects people through common interests. The company uses AWS to deliver high-speed images to website users while providing reliable and unlimited file storage.
LightInTheBox (LITB) is a supply chain service with B2C retail service, serving more than 1 million customers a day from more than 200 countries. LITB, facing rapid business growth and IT resource constraints, uses AWS to run its business operations and store product and transactional data.
After creating software that helps individuals with dyslexia, Lingit turned to Atbrox, a Norwegian-based company focusing on data mining/data analysis and cloud-based solutions, to assist with up to terabyte-sized structured sets of texts.
Lingotek provides the world’s first Collaborative Translation Platform that helps businesses and government agencies conduct faster, consistent, lower-cost translations into more than 100 languages. After a five month trial, the company migrated its home-grown IaaS to AWS where it utilizes Amazon EC2 with Amazon EBS, Elastic IP addresses, Amazon S3, Amazon VPC, and AWS IAM. The company also augments AWS’s functionality with an assortment of compatible third-party applications.
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet, connecting professionals to help them be more productive and successful. LinkedIn uses Amazon Mechanical Turk to accurately transcribe tens of thousands of business cards each day for its users.
Linxo provides automated services for tablets and mobile devices that enable users to visualize and understand their spending. The start-up chose AWS as a more flexible alternative to on-premises hardware—one that would provide scalability for growth while meeting compliance requirements.
LIONSGATE is a diversified global entertainment corporation that produces feature films and television shows, which they distribute worldwide. The company used Amazon S3, Amazon EBS, and Amazon EC2 to reduce costs, increase flexibility, improve security, reduce time to deploy infrastructure, and simplify backup and data recovery procedures.
LIONSGATE maintains a library of 15,000 motion picture titles while continually releasing new movies and prime-time television programs for a global audience. Since 2010, the company’s diversified and geographically dispersed business units have collaborated using Microsoft SharePoint running in Amazon VPC.
Livemocha, an online language learning site with free courses in over 25 languages and 3 million users worldwide, chose AWS to help store, process and query large datasets, saving more than $10,000 per month.
LogMyCalls analyzes phone calls and helps customers automate marketing and customer relationship management activities. Using AWS, LogMyCalls saves more than $60,000 a year in infrastructure costs, scales up for short-term spikes in usage, and stores 7 terabytes of customer data.
Based in Melbourne Australia, Loop11 is a remote usability testing tool that enables web developers to test the user experience of any website and identify navigational and usability issues quickly and cost effectively. To help ensure optimal scalability, the company uses AWS for several components of its architecture, including Amazon S3, Amazon CloudFront, ELB, and Amazon RDS.
Macmillan India needed to move its SAP system from an on-premises data center to improve distribution of textbooks to students. By moving to AWS, Macmillan India has boosted SAP system availability to almost 100% and expects a 30 percent reduction in OPEX year over year.
Madhouse is one of China's leading mobile marketing services providers. By using AWS, the company launched a complete mobile advertising service platform in just a few days while saving 30% in IT infrastructure costs and successfully expanded its mobile advertising business to India.
Steve Rosenbaum is the founder and CEO of Magnify.net and the author of Curation Nation: How To Win in a World Where Consumers are Creators (McGrawHill, 2011). With Amazon S3 and Amazon Mechanical Turk, Rosenbaum was able to quickly complete his book with a standard of quality expected by his publisher and readers.
When Mahindra Satyam needed a way to share and manage documents for one of its clients, a top three global pharmaceutical company, it turned to AWS for a solution. Using various AWS products and services, including Amazon EC2, Mahindra Satyam delivers a secure, reliable, and effective result.
As Mailbox planned the launch of its e-mail management application, the company realized that it would need a scalable back-end system to meet anticipated demand. Using AWS helped the San Francisco start-up test, identify, and fix bottlenecks in its architecture and scale to handle 100 million e-mail messages a day in only two months.
Marcellus provides a Software as a Service (SaaS) video platform to deliver high-quality video access on its clients’ websites. Marcellus credits many solutions from AWS, including Amazon S3, Amazon CloudFront, and Amazon SQS, with helping it to maintain its growth while continuing to serve its clients with an affordable and convenient content delivery option.
Marine Desk wanted to launch a web-based bidding platform to enable ship owners and operators to buy bunker fuel more efficiently. Using the AWS Cloud and working with consulting partner BlazeClan Technologies, Marine Desk launched the platform in four months and achieved 99.99% availability.
The MarketSimplified mobile platform for the financial industry uses a variety of infrastructure web services, including Amazon EC2, ELB, and Amazon S3 to enable end users to access, trade, and manage investments securely and reliably.
MAPFRE is the largest insurance seller in Spain and Latin America. The company saved €1.3 million in infrastructure costs and reduced development time from weeks to days by switching to Amazon Web Services from an on-premises solution.
AWS provided the agile infrastructure platform that allowed Australia’s ME Bank to reduce development and testing environment costs by 75%. As a result, the bank was able to refresh its key technology systems on schedule and on budget.
Measured Voice provides social media management for government agencies and enterprises. Using AWS, the company is able to meet federal security certifications and can take a new product from concept to reality in one month.
MediaMolecule is a game developer based in the U.K. that is now part of Sony Worldwide Studio. The company has released two games, LittleBigPlanet and LittleBigPlanet 2. In order to serve about 1 TB of traffic per day, the company uses several AWS features, including Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon SQS, and Amazon Elastic IP Addresses.
MediaPlatform enables companies and digital media producers to build, run, and manage large-scale live and on-demand webcasts. MediaPlatform migrated its Software as a Service (SaaS) offering to Amazon EC2, using ELB to distribute traffic load and Amazon S3 for long-term storage, and is exploring Amazon CloudFront to distribute components of client webcasts.
Medidata Solutions, based in New York, is a leading provider of clinical trial software. AWS helps Medidata deliver access to patient care records, early and potentially life-saving visibility to clinical data, and reduced trial cycles.
Mentor Graphics, a leading electronic design automation (EDA) software company, uses AWS to help customers test-drive its software in the cloud from anywhere in the world. The company’s Virtual Lab system provides a rich customer experience and reduces Mentor’s software evaluation costs by up to 95 percent.
AWS Consulting Providers, Protera Technologies and Savantis Group, helped Merrifield Garden Center use SAP on the AWS Cloud to reduce costs, improve the stability and security of their applications and data, and eliminate the burden of managing IT infrastructure hardware so they can focus on new customer-facing initiatives to grow their business.
MileSplit is a network of websites focusing on high school and college sporting events. The company operates completely in the cloud, with AWS providing all its server and database needs. Currently, MileSplit is using Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, and Amazon CloudFront.
Millésima, a French fine wine merchant, decided to diversify its offering by opening an on-line store in 1999. To support their customers’ online purchasing habits, Millésima migrated its ecommerce activities into the AWS Cloud. With the pay-as-you-go pricing model, and flexible, scalable infrastructure, Millésima has been able to reduce complexity, and scale at traffic spikes during peak online buying periods.
Premier games content site My Media Gaming Network (MMGN) was struggling with the infrastructure and bandwidth costs generated by high traffic volumes. Using AWS, the company reduced its operating costs by 50% and its bandwidth costs by 90%, and scaled to support its corporate clients and the gaming community.
MobStac, a fast-growing start-up based in Bangalore, India, needed a highly available solution to host its mobile publishing platform. Working with Minjar Cloud Solutions, a member of the AWS Partner Network, MobStac launched a digital scalable solution in just 45 days with reduced latency and the ability to store multiple terabytes of media.
This large Latin American community-built content site is run entirely on AWS, with tens of thousands of original essays and publications and over two million unique visitors each day.
Mortar Data, a New York-based start-up, wanted to offer a service to simplify working with big data. By developing on AWS, Mortar Data reduced its time to market by nearly 50%, and can offer a scalable and affordable big data solution to customers.
Customers use the video development service movinary to create, share, and store text-enhanced videos from photos. Using AWS enabled movinary to start small and scale fast, going from a local environment to production in one month.
As its digital publishing business grew, MPS Technologies began to look for a secure and cost-effective way to grow its infrastructure. By using AWS, MPS is able to implement a high level of security, consistent with its on-premise environment, and the company projects a reduction of $450,000 in capital expenditures over a three-year period.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) uses Amazon EC2 to process high resolution satellite images that provide guidance and situational awareness to its robots. To streamline processing, JPL relies on Amazon Cluster Compute Cloud Instances and Amazon SQS to deploy massive computations with less effort.
JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the Mars Exploration Program for the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Washington, DC. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) was able to leverage the AWS Cloud to rapidly provision capacity and successfully deliver engaging experiences of missions to Mars to fans around the world.
Amazon SWF is a key computing technology that drives several applications that process and reliably archive huge volumes of space and earth science data at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). With Amazon SWF, mission critical applications that previously took months to develop, test and deploy, now take days.
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., the inventor of the electronic exchange, uses Amazon Web Services as the basis for FinQloud, a cloud computing solution specific to the financial services industry. FinQloud enables clients to store, manage and process large amounts of data cost-effectively while also helping them meet regulatory requirements.
NASDAQ OMX is the largest exchange company in the world and currently owns and operates 24 markets, three clearing houses and five central securities spanning six continents. Their technology powers 70 exchanges in 50 countries. The company’s Global Data Products division uses Amazon S3 to store data used by its Market Replay and Data-On-Demand products, applications that allows customers to quickly access historical stock price information through a front end application and raw files.
NRE is a centralized online source of rail information in the UK, accessed by travelers all over the country. By using AWS, NRE reduced costs by 20% and eliminated unnecessary infrastructure while providing consistent service to users, even with loads up to 60% higher than normal.
OpenEI.org, managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by its National Renewable Energy Laboratory, is a free, open source knowledge sharing platform created to facilitate access to data, models, tools, and information that accelerate the transition to clean energy systems through informed decisions. Built on AWS, OpenEI.org makes use of Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, and Elastic Load Balancing.
Fast Crypto Lab is a research group within National Taiwan University, whose activities focus on the design and analysis of efficient algorithms to solve important mathematical problems, as well as the development and implementation of these algorithms on massively parallel computers. To meet their computational needs, the group uses Amazon EC2 with Cluster GPU Instances, Amazon EMR, and Amazon CloudWatch.
Naughty Dog is the developer of the Uncharted game franchise, in addition to other notable titles for the Sony PlayStation family of consoles. The company hosts online game components, including multiplayer functionality, with Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, and Amazon CloudFront. This service stack offers a 90% savings over Naughty Dog’s on-premise option, in addition to greater flexibility and responsiveness.
Australian company nearmap provides geospatial mapping technology to thousands of businesses and government organizations. Using AWS, nearmap has dramatically lowered its operating costs despite accruing several hundred terabytes of survey data.
Neo@Ogilvy, the performance marketing agency within Ogilvy & Mather, analyzes large and complex data sets to provide market analysis and digital media solutions for clients. By using AWS, Neo@Ogilvy can reduce compute time from 36 hours to less than 4 hours.
Neowiz, a South Korean game company, needed a flexible, highly available infrastructure to continue to grow globally. Neowiz uses AWS to add new resources in about five minutes, enabling the company to focus on developing games instead of managing IT.
Netco Sports produces Canal+ Football, a second-screen app that enables viewers to replay any move from any camera angle, on any device, within 3 minutes after it happens. By using AWS, Netco Sports can scale 100 servers in under 10 minutes to support streaming for 500,000 viewers.
Netflix, a leading online subscription service for watching movies and TV programs, has grown its streaming video business to millions of users globally. By using AWS, Netflix can quickly deploy thousands of servers and terabytes of storage within minutes.
The High Performance Computing Facility of the New York University (NYU) Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics was established in 2009 to deliver forefront-computing capabilities to researchers at the NYU Langone Medical Center. The facility uses Globus Online, a free file transfer service hosted and powered by Amazon EC2, as well as Amazon S3 to allow medical informatics and bioinformatics researchers to share data and enable research computing needs that exceed local capacity limits.
NEWLOG Consulting, an Italian-based consulting firm, wanted a cost-effective alternative to its on-site environment and manual backup operations. By using the AWS Storage Gateway, NEWLOG was able to implement backup and disaster recovery solutions to protect and store critical data while saving approximately 30 percent in infrastructure costs over a three-year period.
News International uses AWS to power its digital services and platforms across the web, mobile devices and tablets. With AWS, the company has built a high-speed transactional platform that has improved both customer experience and the ability to drive incremental sales of its products.
Newsweek specializes in print and online news coverage for a wide range of topics, including politics, business, and world events. Since 2009, the publication has reduced operating costs seventy-five percent by employing AWS as the foundation of its online presence. Newsweek's infrastructure was built using Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, and Amazon CloudFront. Newsweek also uses Amazon Route 53, which saves the publication ninety-three percent in Domain Name System costs.
Nextpoint provides trial preparation and evidence management for Fortune 100 corporations and Am Law 100 law firms via its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications utilizing the scalability of Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3.
Nisa Retail is a member-owned, supply-chain service for independent food retailers based in the UK. Wanting to provide members with a mobile app, Nisa worked with APN partner, Intechnica, to develop the app on the AWS Cloud, reducing time to market by nearly 4 months and connecting the app to mission-critical systems without disruption.
When the volume of log data that Nokia collected on its mobile Internet service overwhelmed its database, the telecommunications company migrated to AWS and Amazon Redshift. As a result, Nokia realized a 50% cost savings and takes advantage of queries that run two times faster than its previous solution to mine big data using business intelligence tools.
Nokia Siemens Networks’ latest Customer Experience Management on Demand (CEMoD) solution is cloud-based, powered by AWS. CEMoD makes it easier than ever for Nokia Siemens Networks’ customers to manage the end user experience in their mobile networks. Nokia Siemens Networks uses Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 for the end-to-end solution.
NQ Mobile is a leading global provider of mobile Internet services focusing on security, privacy, and productivity. The company uses AWS to accelerate its international expansion, saving 20% on infrastructure costs and improving time to market from 15 days to 45 minutes.
Numerate is a Bay Area biotechnology platform company focused on making the drug design process more data-driven, efficient, and predictable. The company has incorporated Amazon EC2 as a production computational cluster and Amazon S3 for cache storage. Numerate enjoys significant cost savings by using Amazon EC2 Spot Instances.
Adopting AWS enabled international online dating site Oasis.com to streamline the management of 57 million images, reduce backup costs by half and create a scalable and reliable real-time chat service.
Obama For America (OFA), the organization driving Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign for re-election as President of the United States, designed, built, and deployed an election-winning technology system by AWS. The campaign technology team built close to 200 applications that kept thousands of volunteers connected and collaborating across the United States.
Olaworks, Inc. creates facial and object recognition technology, including visual search and camera-based applications for mobile devices. The company’s production infrastructure consists of Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, and Amazon SimpleDB. Additionally, Amazon EMR functions as the company’s testing environment. Since Olaworks’ launch, AWS has helped the company dramatically reduce predicted operating costs and increase the speed at which new features are introduced to the market.
Olery, an Amsterdam-based start-up, provides reputation management software for the leisure and hospitality industry. By moving to the AWS Cloud, Olery has access to a flexible infrastructure with the ability to scale automatically from 20 to more than 1,500 Amazon EC2 instances, which helps Olery analyze millions of reviews and data from over 500,000 hotels in less than 24 hours.
Onoko develops social and mobile applications for the Facebook and iPhone platforms. The company's apps, which primarily focus on relational gaming, support approximately 15 million global users. Onoko chose to build its infrastructureon AWS to avoid other hosters' steep operating costs and limited flexibility. Today Onoko relies on Amazon EC2, Amazon SimpleDB, Amazon S3, and Amazon CloudFront.
Ooyala, an international video technology platform and solutions company, provides online solutions for ESPN, Bloomberg, and other customers. By using AWS, Ooyala has the capacity to store 1.5 petabytes of data for customers and scale its infrastructure to almost 5 times normal size to handle traffic spikes.
Open Universities Australia (OUA) wanted to launch Open2Study, a new site for online learning, in six months at low cost. Working with APN partner, Catalyst IT, OUA used the AWS Cloud to complete the project in 22 weeks and established an infrastructure capable of supporting several hundred thousand global concurrent users.
Optensity, a start-up company located in Virginia, wanted to create a cloud-based platform that would easily allow data scientists, developers and analysts to create new applications into an executable workflow for large volumes of data. By using AWS, Optensity was able to launch the AppSymphony cloud platform in its planned timeframe for only $2,400 instead of an estimated $75,000 in on-premises infrastructure costs.
Outback Steakhouse used AWS to design and launch a national digital marketing campaign to give away 1 million steak dinners in 48 hours. The campaign leveraged a multi-screen, multichannel marketing strategy where traditional advertising, social media and mobile messaging merged to drive traffic to the Outback site.
Outsmart 2005, a New Zealand entertainment and online media company, turned to AWS to run its SmallWorlds game environment. As a result, performance improved by 20% and Outsmart grew the number of active players it could support from 400,000 to 1,000,000.
The Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF) is a US organization dedicated to helping US citizens overseas vote. When the OVF decided to expand its services to voters living in the US, the company launched the US Vote Foundation, which offers services including voter registration and absentee ballot requests. OVF turned to AWS to improve performance, handle a 20% increase in peak user demand, and reduce costs.
Hotel review site Oyster.com was already using AWS to store more than one million photos when the company decided to use AWS to upgrade its in-house image processing system. This move helped the company save nearly $20,000 in capital and operating expenses while reducing its image processing workload by 95%.
Papaya Mobile is a social network and gaming platform that found a reliable and affordable computing solution with AWS. By using Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, and Amazon S3, Papaya Mobile can provide users with instant, affordable, and secure social networking.
Paprika Lab is a world-class social gaming developer based in South Korea. A combination of solutions from AWS, including Amazon S3, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS, has provided Paprika Lab with the flexibility to adapt to varying usage rather than try to predict user patterns.
Parse provides cloud-based back-end services for mobile application developers. By using AWS, Parse was able to take advantage of Amazon EBS Provisioned IOPS volumes for I/O intensive workloads and reduce end-to-end latency considerably.
Peel Technologies is a venture-backed startup that provides interactive television app solutions for smart phones and tablets. Using AWS, Peel can develop and deploy new platform features very quickly, without compromising on scalability, reliability, or security.
In 2010, the deal-a-day website Peixe Urbano launched on Amazon EC2. With its AWS infrastructure, the start-up was able to begin operations free of upfront investment costs while still positioning itself within a highly-scalable environment capable of supporting rapid growth. That planning paid off, as Peixe Urbano is now Brazil's largest collective discount website.
Perx is Singapore's leading mobile customer loyalty application accepted at more than 300 locations. The free app enables users to scan a QR code with a phone to earn loyalty rewards for everyday transactions. At the same time, the service allows merchants to increase revenues while protecting their brand. In order to expand and manage their services, Perx uses several solutions from AWS, including Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, Amazon CloudFront, and Amazon RDS.
PBS, a private, non-profit corporation, provides content through television, the Web and mobile applications. PBS Interactive, the department responsible for PBS’ Internet and mobile presence, improved its video streaming performance by migrating to AWS to utilize the content delivery service Amazon CloudFront and increase its existing usage of Amazon S3.
Pfizer, Inc. applies science and global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. The company has set up an instance of the Amazon VPC to provide a secure environment in which to carry out computations for worldwide research and development (WRD), which supports large-scale data analysis, research projects, clinical analytics, and modeling.
PicTranslator, recently featured as New and Noteworthy on the App Store, uses AWS to scale their highly CPU-intensive workflows.
Ping.sg, a Singapore-based blogging community and blog aggregator with more than 100,000 blogs, moved its application to the AWS Cloud, running on Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 in the AWS Asia Pacific (Singapore) Region.
Pinterest is an online pinboard that lets people share the things they love with their friends. The company’s entire business runs on AWS because having the scalability to deliver great performance to 48 million customers is critical to Pinterest’s success.
PIXNET Digital Media Corporation is a Taiwan-based company that provides a social network website, online photo gallery, and blogging service for China. PIXNET uses Amazon S3 for basic backups and log files and Amazon EC2 to process images using facial recognition software. By using AWS, PIXNET can bring its services to market quickly and more cost-effectively.
PlaceIQ, a location-based intelligence company in New York City, provides location intelligence for mobile advertising. The company uses Amazon ElastiCache and AWS to improve its web service response time by 83%.
PlanGrid’s founders wanted to develop software to help the construction industry manage and update blueprints easily. PlanGrid uses AWS to upload 19,000 million pages per day, and can easily scale to store over 24 TB of data without a DevOps resource.
PropertyGuru operates real estate websites in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand and expects traffic to double annually as the company expands throughout Southeast Asia. After experiencing ongoing outages, PropertyGuru moved to AWS and achieved 99.9% availability for its websites while traffic increased by 60%.
PSR provides technology solutions and consulting services to natural gas and electric utilities. Since migrating to the AWS cloud, PSR has streamlined the massive calculations of its scientific models and optimized computing efficiency through use of Amazon EC2 Cluster Compute Instances.
Qantas wanted to create an in-flight application to make passenger information available to cabin crew. By deploying the application on the AWS Cloud, Qantas can quickly and inexpensively provide cabin crew insights into customer needs and wants.
Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd is a leading provider of security products in China serving the mobile and Internet space. To help expand its business overseas, Qihoo 360 moved to the AWS Cloud due to its low-cost, elastic, and scalable infrastructure services. AWS helps Qihoo 360 reduce its application deployment time from several months using a traditional hosting model to just a few days with the AWS cloud.
QlikTech wanted to create a cloud-based marketplace to highlight its partners and the products and services available for QlikTech’s business discovery platform. Working with Model Metrics, an Advanced Consulting Partner member of the AWS Partner Network, QlikTech created a scalable and secure solution for more than 1400 partners.
Rail Settlement Plan (RSP), a division of ATOC, provides shared IT services to a network of 19 franchised passenger rail operators in the UK. Working with APN partner Smart421, RSP migrated to AWS and reduced operating costs by 75%.
Ramco Systems provides cloud-based enterprise solutions to more than 150,000 users in over 35 countries. By leveraging AWS, Ramco can improve server-provisioning time for customers by more than 80%, while reducing both its capital and operating expenditures by more than 40% compared to its on-premise data center.
Rangespan is an ecommerce company that provides a hosted supply chain service for retailers to offer millions of products. To keep inventing and providing new services to clients, Rangespan is completely cloud-based, using AWS solutions including Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS with snapshots, Amazon ELB, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3, Amazon EMR, Amazon SES, Amazon SQS, and Amazon IAM.
Amazon Elastic MapReduce and Cascading lets Razorfish focus on application development without having to worry about time-consuming set-up, management, or tuning of Hadoop clusters or the compute capacity upon which they sit.
REA Group, based in Melbourne, Australia, operates real estate advertising websites globally, and was struggling with long development cycles. Migrating to AWS allowed REA Group to adopt agile development methods and reduce development cycles from weeks and months down to days.
Recorded Future is a software company that seeks to unlock the predictive power of the web. They specialize in reviewing hundreds of thousands of news outlets, social media sites and government web pages each hour in an effort to record all that the world knows about the future.
Red 5 Studios produces Firefall, a massively multiplayer online (MMO) team-based action shooter role-playing game. The company uses AWS on all its production servers to provide seamless gameplay and reduce development and hardware costs.
Red Lion Hotels Corporation is about to launch a set of web and mobile platforms that will provide hyper-localized research and booking experiences for travelers. AWS Solutions Provider 2nd Watch is helping Red Lion migrate from a co-location facility in order to develop the new platforms on Amazon EC2 with Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon S3, Amazon VPC, and Amazon CloudFront.
RedBubble is an online community, marketplace, and print-on-demand service for creative individuals around the world. RedBubble combines Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, and Amazon EBS to operate its own image storage and processing application, Imagehaus.
redBus, an Indian company providing a Software as a Service (SaaS) application for bus operators in addition to selling bus tickets on its own and third-party websites, migrated its operations completely to AWS. The company uses Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3, Amazon EBS and Amazon CloudWatch.
Social news site reddit, based in San Francisco, provides an online platform, reddit.com, to post and vote on content. By running on AWS, reddit can scale its platform to support 4 billion page views per month, and was able to quickly double server capacity in minutes for President Obama’s live Q&A session in 2012.
Rover.com is an online marketplace that pet owners can use to find home-based pet care. By building its web application on AWS, the startup can scale to traffic spikes five times normal than usual, and expand its service to 90% of the US in less than two years without spending time or resources on its infrastructure.
Finland-based Rovio Entertainment is the entertainment media company behind such games as Angry Birds, Bad Piggies, and The Croods. By using AWS, Rovio now has an infrastructure that is elastic enough to scale for dramatic peaks in usage.
The Royal Opera House (ROH) is one of the busiest opera houses in the world, home to London’s Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet. ROH faced IT infrastructure challenges by not being able to scale to meet the demand of customers wishing to purchase content and tickets online. Using AWS, The Royal Opera House is able to scale to meet demand for ticket purchasing peaks, improve customer experience and reduce wait times from four hours to a few minutes.
Start-up financial services company rplan provides its customers with tools to help achieve financial goals. Building its infrastructure based on AWS has enabled rplan to contain costs, maintain a high level of performance, and support a growing user base.
RunE2E provides integrated technology solutions to its clients in the areas of IT consulting, contingent workforce, and technology solutions. Using AWS, RunE2E completed a Proof of Concept (POC) to validate the installation of SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 toolset for its client, Kenneth Cole Productions. AWS technology enabled the company to complete the POC within three weeks and keep the total infrastructure and system cost to less than $500.
The S&P Capital IQ platform combines deep global company information and market research with powerful tools for fundamental analysis, idea generation, and workflow management. It provides easy access to both real-time and historical information on companies, markets, transactions, and people worldwide. The S&P data science team saves time and money by using the AWS Cloud to build intelligent analytics for the platform, taking advantage of AWS, including Amazon EMR and Amazon S3.
Sage Manufacturing needed to develop a disaster recovery (DR) system and testing environment for its in-house infrastructure. The fly fishing equipment manufacturer wanted to avoid the high costs of adding physical hardware, so it asked database administration providers Blue Gecko to create an economic alternative. Blue Gecko’s solutions use Amazon EC2, Amazon VPC, Amazon S3, Amazon EBS, and AWS Import/Export. Today, Sage’s DR and testing environment integrate seamlessly with the manufacturer’s physical infrastructure, while reducing IT overhead and increasing availability.
The Professional Services team at Sage Software in Germany often spent hours configuring local virtual machines before meeting with customers. Sage Software used AWS to develop a cloud infrastructure that saves the team an estimated 500 hours per year of server configuration time, resulting in faster access to their training and consulting systems.
Singapore-based sambaash manages emerging cloud-based online communities. sambaash uses AWS for development, build management, source-code management, testing, deployment, and production sites, using Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, and Amazon S3.
San Francisco State University, in collaboration with the Stanford Helix Group, needed to accelerate computations for their research project, FEATURE. Using machine learning techniques and Amazon EC2, the teams were able to complete research that previously would have taken them weeks in just hours while reducing computing costs.
Sanoma Games designs casual online gaming and fantasy sports leagues as part of the Sanoma diversified media group. The business unit recently closed its local datacenter in order to build a scalable, service-based architecture that can facilitate expansion into additional markets and gaming categories. Cloud management specialist Nordcloud was appointed to create and manage the new environment, which now includes Amazon RDS, Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon ElastiCache, and Amazon CloudWatch.
SAP is a leading provider of enterprise software, handling 60% of the world’s GDP. Amazon Web Services customers can deploy the full range of SAP software in the AWS Cloud to solve business problems without worrying about infrastructure.
In 2011, the international energy management company, Schneider Electric, decided to integrate AWS into its existing IT environment as a way to test the benefits of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). The company, in combination with consulting firm Edifixio, began by establishing fifteen Internet and Intranet legacy applications on Amazon VPC. With this initial migration successfully completed, Schneider Electric now plans to expand its AWS infrastructure to include additional applications and business units.
Score Media Ventures is the digital arm of Score Media, Inc. Score Media Ventures offers fans multiplatform content, displaying the edgy side of sports news and information. In order to maintain a balance between rapid development cycles, service uptime, and transparent access to sports data, Score Media uses Amazon EC2, Amazon EC2 Elastic IP Addresses, and Amazon RDS.
Scribd is one of the largest social publishing and reading sites on the Internet, with over 90 million monthly readers. Faced with a document conversion project involving millions of files, Scribd designed a large batch job running Amazon EC2 Spot Instances, allowing Scribd to save 63% over its expected costs for a job of this size.
The SEGA Online Operations team builds and maintains Internet platforms for the company's western divisions and subsidiary studios. The team has successfully migrated its public websites onto cloud-based systems, making use of Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon CloudFront, and Amazon RDS.
The Teaching, Learning, and Technology (TLT) Center at Seton Hall University uses AWS to facilitate video streaming of events and quickly spin up pilot projects for teachers and researchers alike. Using AWS saves TLT $30,000 per year on staff and infrastructure costs.
Seven Bridges Genomics uses AWS to provide researchers with IGOR, a cloud platform that helps them analyze DNA sequencing data. Using AWS has helped enable Seven Bridges to provide their customers with complex genetics analysis at a large scale and at low cost—typically saving researchers 40% compared to in-house solutions.
Cost-effectiveness, responsiveness, and reliability are the reasons ShareThis uses AWS to power their content-sharing application.
Shaw Media uses AWS to improve availability for its high-traffic websites to more than 99.9% and to implement a disaster recovery (DR) strategy. The company estimates that by using AWS, instead of building and running a second physical site for DR, it has saved $1.8 million.
During the 2012 Super Bowl, the Shazam App ran on Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon EMR, and Amazon EC2 Cluster Compute Quadruple Extra Large Instances with Elastic Load Balancing. This infrastructure helped to support the processing of millions of transactions during this high-traffic event.
Shine Technologies in Melbourne, Australia, searched for a cloud environment capable of supporting its Oracle-based billing applications. Shine took advantage of Amazon RDS for Oracle Database and Amazon RDS Provisioned IOPS to move its 10-year-old database to AWS and reduce processing time for certain primary processes from 96 to 24 hours.
Shutl, a United Kingdom start-up, helps retailers offer deliveries in ninety minutes or within a specified one hour timeframe. The Shutl web service API is built on an AWS infrastructure that includes Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS and Amazon Elastic IP. Shutl chose AWS as its cloud services provider based on cost-effectiveness and flexibility, as well as the strong reputation and ability of AWS to meet European Union privacy regulations.
German game developer Silver Style Studios uses AWS to help provide worldwide availability and 99% uptime to users of its multiplayer online game, The Dark Eye—Herokon Online. Silver Style designed the game to run on the AWS Cloud, eliminating new hardware expenses and lowering operational costs.
SimpleReach, based in New York, measures content traction for enterprise customers like Forbes, Fox News, and TIME Magazine. Using AWS enables SimpleReach to handle massive spikes in traffic seamlessly and cost-effectively, even when the company is processing 1.5B events a day.
Skifta, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, is a free service that allows consumers to shift media from the network it is stored on and access it in other locations. The company hosts its site on AWS, leveraging the pay--as-you-go model to keep costs low.
To accommodate its growing business, Smartsheet, a web-based solution for managing tasks, projects and processes, uses Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront for document storage and delivery, and Amazon Mechanical Turk to gain access to an on-demand workforce.
Smatis, a large French insurance provider (called a “mutuelle”), has strict requirements around protection of sensitive customer data, and must comply with certain European standards, such as Solvency II. After conducting intensive testing, Smatis decided to move production workloads into AWS in order to reduce costs and improve IT efficiency. Smatis is able to store critical customer data securely, without compromising on agility and flexibility.
SMiT is the provider of worldwide streaming media platform Locostream. The company uses AWS to support global expansion of its business, experiencing near-100% availability to a worldwide audience and reducing development time by a factor of 5.
Smowtion specializes in the ad-network business, focusing on developing products and solutions for the online advertising industry and targeting quality audiences. The company uses several AWS services, including Amazon S3, Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, and Amazon SQS, for a variety of needs.
SmugMug, a premium online photo and video sharing business, selected Amazon CloudSearch to power searches across billions of photos and videos. By using Amazon CloudSearch, SmugMug can focus on displaying search results instead of managing and scaling their search application.
SmugMug, a premium online photo and video sharing service, migrated to the cloud starting with Amazon S3 for storage and now runs almost 100% on AWS. By running on the AWS Cloud, SmugMug can deliver a better performing service to its millions of customers.
Socialcam, creators of an iPhone and Android application for taking and sharing videos with friends, launched a successful Facebook campaign that led to a rapid increase in users. After its physical servers couldn’t support high levels of usage, Socialcam switched to AWS, enabling the company to scale to support demand.
SocialVibe, a next-gen digital ad-tech company, uses Amazon Web Services to run its engagement advertising platform. By leveraging multiple Availability Zones across different Regions and services such as Amazon DynamoDB, SocialVibe is growing globally and scaling dynamically to meet spikes in usage demands.
AWS is the foundation for Sogeti's cost-effective disaster recovery (DR) plan. The consulting company's DR infrastructure integrates Oracle Data Guard with Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, and Amazon Elastic IP, enabling Sogeti and its clients to distribute more of their IT budgets to primary database concerns and less to backup and recovery requirements.
So-net Entertainment Corporation, one of Japan’s largest Internet service providers and media and entertainment companies, reduced their analytics costs by more than 50% using Amazon EMR, Amazon S3, and Amazon EC2 Spot Instances.
Sonian uses AWS for the services, price points, and sustained-business viability required to build a robust enterprise archive infrastructure.
Sonico.com, a social networking site with more than 48 million registered users, moved its more than 1 billion images to Amazon S3 and performs all of its image upload, processing, and storage using Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3. The company also leverages Amazon SQS and MySQL instances running on Amazon EC2.
SONOS, a global company based in Santa Barbara, California, produces a wireless hi-fi system that allows users to stream music to any room in their homes. Using AWS enables the company to experiment and build out infrastructure in minutes instead of weeks.
The Sorenson 360 Video Delivery Network service is architected entirely on top of AWS, including Amazon EC2, Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront.
SpareFoot.com helps self-storage facilities market their extra space, and helps consumers make educated decisions on which storage unit is best for their needs. In order to manage a network of consumer facing sites, the company uses several AWS products—including Amazon RDS, Amazon ELB, Amazon S3, Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon CloudWatch, and Amazon CloudFront—to create a stable system and reduce time, costs, and labor.
Spiral Genetics, a bioinformatics firm built on AWS, provides software that can analyze a human genome in only 3 hours—40 times faster than with an on-premises infrastructure.
Splunk Inc. offers companies a easy, fast and resilient way to collect, analyze and secure massive streams of machine data. Splunk uses AWS to power Splunk Storm, which delivers the power of Splunk as an elastic cloud service. AWS has made innovation more accessible for Splunk, speeding time to development and lessening hardware costs.
Spotify is an on-demand music streaming service which offers its users instant access to more than 16 million songs. The company uses AWS to store its vast repository of music, which provides scalable capacity for past hits, current favorites—and the soundtrack of tomorrow.
Boston-based Stackdriver provides a monitoring service for AWS-powered applications. They use cross-account access from AWS Identity and Access Management to monitor 250,000 resources across more than 400 customer accounts without using any long-term credentials.
Stitcher provides a mobile audio application that streams podcasts and radio shows to smart phones, tablets and automobiles on demand. When Stitcher experienced server failure with its co-location service, the company migrated to AWS in 6 weeks without downtime, improving availability to over 99.99% so far and reducing costs by 15%.
Strata Retail & Technology Services, based in Bangalore, India wanted to improve office operations as well as service for its JustBooks platform. By deploying SAP Business All-in-One on AWS, Strata reduced operational expenses by 60%.
Sumo Logic is a data management and analytics service that companies use to collect and analyze logs and other data. Sumo Logic launched in 2010 on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and takes advantage of the flexibility and scalability of the AWS Cloud to scale in minutes to meet customer requirements.
Suncorp Group, a leading Australian financial services organization, wanted to dream big and innovate without restriction to revitalize its complex and expensive IT environment. After a successful migration of mission-critical applications to AWS, the company plans to migrate 2,000 applications to the cloud.
SunPower Corporation, a leading global solar technology and energy solutions provider, uses AWS to help meet compliance requirements for disaster recovery, enabling SunPower to successfully expand into the leasing market. The company also saves $120,000 annually over using a traditional hosting provider.
The Finnish game company Supercell uses AWS to manage the growth of its wildly popular tablet and mobile games Hay Day and Clash of Clans. With more than 8.5 million daily players, Supercell needs the ease of use and scalability that AWS provides to create and run these games.
Suunto is a Finland-based company that designs and manufactures precision instruments for sports enthusiasts. The company stepped into new era when they launched Movescount.com, a sports and fitness website that uses Amazon S3 to store fitness information.
SwiftKey uses AWS to process large amounts of language data and to provide cloud services for its mobile applications that speed up touchscreen typing. Moving its big data processing and customer facing services to AWS cloud allows the company to scale its technology stack to match demand.
Swipely is a simple way for local merchants to accept payments, understand customers, and grow sales. By unlocking Big Data behind credit and debit transactions, Swipely helps merchants drive revenue with analytics and marketing tools. By using AWS, Swipely saves development and computing costs while maintaining stringent security requirements, freeing engineers to focus on rapid product development.
Switzerland’s national mapping agency, swisstopo, manages geographic information systems (GIS) projects for Swiss Federal offices and other customers. Moving from an on-premise infrastructure to AWS enabled swisstopo to support up to 50,000 unique visitors per day, which equates to approximately 20 TB of data transferred per month and 1,300 map tiles delivered per second.
Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc. is a total-solution IT provider that offers federal and state government agencies, non-profits, and commercial clients a full range of planning, design, development, and operational support services. They use AWS to implement a Java- and Oracle-based tracking system used by federal agencies as an element of their software as a service (SaaS) offering.
The menschmaschine Publishing product tadaa is an iPhone camera app featuring high-definition photo effects and editing tools. The app's developers adeployed AWS across multiple regions to support 500,000 new users in less than one week.
Tal.ki offers a service that enables users to create and embed a forum in an existing website. When Tal.ki switched from an ISP to AWS, the company’s monthly server and bandwidth costs were cut by 25%.
Tapjoy partners with leading Apple iPhone and Android publishers to help monetize virtual goods and improve distribution, relying on Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3, and Amazon SQS to run its application.
TCL Communication wanted to introduce a new firmware update service, FOTA, to allow mobile phone users in more than 100 countries to upgrade their phones using the Internet. By using AWS, the China-based company is able to deliver FOTA to customers at near 100 percent availability, and at 10 times less the cost of a traditional data center.
Amazon EC2 allows Techout to horizontally scale virtual monitoring instances with speed and at low cost, whenever and wherever Techout is needed around the world.
TellApart provides marketing tools that help online retailers identify their best customers and prospects and send individualized marketing messages to those customers. The company's world-class engineering team has built a real-time ad bidding engine that leverages a suite of AWS products.
The League of Women Voters (LWV), a US-based nonpartisan political organization that provides voter education and advocacy, needed a hosting solution for its website that could scale up to meet heavy demand during federal elections. LWV uses AWS to provide continual availability, scaling from 3 server instances to 60 on Election Day.
Virginia-based financial services firm The Motley Fool provides financial advice to individual investors. When the company migrated its Australia website to AWS, page load times improved, resulting in a better customer experience.
The Schumacher Group provides emergency medical physicians to more than 200 hospitals. When Schumacher migrated its business intelligence (BI) environment to Amazon Web Services, the company saved $75,000 in hardware costs.
US-based Schumacher Group provides emergency medical physicians to more than 200 hospitals. Using Amazon Web Services (AWS) for its business intelligence (BI) environment helps Schumacher ensure that patient data is fully encrypted with the appropriate levels of control and access granted.
The Talk Market is a new shopping channel lead by seasoned television veterans Matt Singer and Amanda Eilian, who have sold more than 500,000 products on the TV shopping channel QVC. The Talk Market uses Amazon Flexible Payments Service to power their credit card processing pipeline.
Thismoment, founded in 2008, provides a social content management platform to help Coca Cola and other brands create interactive digital campaigns with a consistent message. When a campaign results in heavy traffic, Thismoment uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) to scale to hundreds of instances in seconds and control costs by scaling down as needed.
Business data provider Thomson Reuters initiated a strategy to consolidate several webcasting technologies into one global platform. Working with solutions provider id3as, Thomson Reuters used AWS to develop a multiple Availability Zones approach that freed the new platform from capacity limitations while reducing operating costs by 40%–50%.
TicketLeap, an online ticketing platform used by thousands of event organizers across the US and Canada, runs entirely on AWS. TicketLeap uses Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon S3, Elastic Load Balancing, Auto Scaling, and cloud monitoring services as the foundation for its platform.
Ticketmaster, North America’s top online venue for ticket sales and distribution, uses AWS pay-as-you-go pricing to reduce fixed costs by more than 80% annually.
TiKL provides Touch to Talk, a mobile communications application that lets customers talk instantly with one or many participants. TiKL estimates an almost 30% annual cost reduction by running on AWS and uses Amazon DynamoDB to automatically scale database capacity while offloading database management.
TinyCo moved to AWS after outgrowing its first cloud service provider. With the AWS Cloud, TinyCo is able to manage 20 billion requests and deliver 400 TB of content to customers per month, while focusing on game development instead of managing infrastructure.
Tomlinson Real Estate Group, a subsidiary of Coldwell Banker, needed to improve both its responsiveness and overall customer experience, so it migrated from a co-location facility to AWS. Using Amazon EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, and Amazon S3 has enabled Tomlinson to streamline its operations, realize a 47% reduction in operating costs, and free itself from a 5 MBPS data transfer limit.
Topsy delivers real-time insight from social media conversations. The company uses AWS for cost-effective analysis and storage of 125 TB of data from online sources like Twitter, Google Plus, and LiveJournal, eliminating the need to invest in an on-premises infrastructure and saving the company $1 M.
Torrent Technologies designed its processing platform, TorrentFlood®, to be compatible with hosted services, but ran it on physical hardware from 2006 until exponential growth in 2012 prompted a shift to the cloud. Working with APN partner 2nd Watch, Torrent developed a disaster recovery system that will save an estimated 30 to 40% over the cost of upgrading its datacenters.
Totaljobs Group is one of the largest and fastest-growing online job board providers in the United Kingdom. Totaljobs Group estimates that its recent move to AWS will reduce hosting costs by $500,000 per year.
TraceLink uses AWS to help thousands of drug manufacturers, suppliers, wholesalers and pharmacies share information across the global pharmaceutical supply chain and enable drug traceability from ingredient to patient. The TraceLink Life Sciences Cloud, which runs on AWS, connects people, processes and information faster and less expensively than traditional approaches.
Tradeworx, a financial technology company based in New Jersey, needed to help the SEC police market events such as the May 6, 2010 Flash Crash. By using AWS, Tradeworx was able to design an analytics platform that allows the SEC to reconstruct years of market data and analyze more than 3 billion data points in 2.8 seconds.
Trend Micro is one of the largest independent enterprise IT security companies in the world. By developing Deep Security as a Service on AWS, Trend Micro was able to reduce its development time from months to days. The company is able to meet key customer requirements, including ease of deployment, flexibility, and five-nines of uptime, as Trend Micro conducted a global launch.
Stateless Systems uses AWS to create and host its website Trendsmap.com, whcih displays real-time mapping of word trends on Twitter. The company uses Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, Spot Instances, ELB, and Elastic IP addresses.
Trinity Mirror PLC, one of the UK’s largest newspaper publishers, needed a service provider with an agile, resilient infrastructure for its online assets. Since migrating to AWS, Trinity estimates that the homepage of the Mirror.co.uk website has experienced almost 100% availability.
Twiitch is a mobile and social gaming start-up based in Melbourne, Australia. Using AWS helped Twiitch see an average 75% reduction in computing costs while supporting more than 600,000 players in real-time.
One of the earliest online video platforms, Twistage built on AWS to achieve tremendous scale at low cost. Twistage stores video on Amazon S3 and uses Amazon EC2 for content ingestion and encoding.
Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest gaming companies, publishes console, online, and mobile games. The company selected the AWS Cloud to support its social game development and successfully launch 10 games in 18 months.
Unfuddle uses Amazon EC2 and S3 for virtually 100% of its infrastructure, including web and database servers. Unfuddle makes extensive use of EBS volumes and snapshots, which has transformed its backup process.
Unilever is a global consumer goods corporation with a presence in more than 190 countries. By using AWS, Unilever was able to migrate 500 web properties in less than 5 months to a standardized digital marketing platform capable of supporting global campaigns, and reducing the time to launch new projects by 75%.
With the help of Eagle Genomics, Unilever Research and Development created a digital data program to advance biology and informatics innovation. The program’s architecture combines Amazon EC2, Amazon Amazon RDS, and Amazon S3 with the eHive open-source workflow system. Since the program started, Unilever has been able to maintain its operational costs while processing genetic sequences twenty times faster and substantially increasing simultaneous workflows.
United Daily News Group (udn tv) decided to implement an online news video service to meet the changing needs of its audience. Using AWS, udn tv was able to deploy the service in two months and scale to support a 10x growth in viewer numbers.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) relies on the Citrix desktop virtualization solution for its business applications. When the USTA had to migrate the Citrix system from an aging datacenter, it chose the more flexible hosting environment offered by AWS. By using Amazon EC2 with Amazon EBS as the foundation for the new Citrix infrastructure, USTA's system is showing marked performance improvements.
The Universal Church, a Pentecostal Christian organization founded in Brazil, experienced outages when streaming special television and radio events. Working with APN partner Dedalus, the church moved to AWS, improving availability while saving approximately $1.25 million in costs.
The Algorithms, Machine, and People (AMP) Lab at the University of California Berkeley is a multi-disciplinary research effort designed to build scalable machine learning and data analysis technology. With the help of AWS, the AMP Lab team is able to scale up experiments and try new software on realistic configurations across thousands of computers. The AWS Cloud provides the AMP Lab access to low-cost infrastructure and on-demand computing resources, which support big data projects that include Carat, an application created to help measure energy productivity and improve battery life on cell phones.
The Algorithms, Machine, and People (AMP) Lab at the University of California Berkeley is a multi-disciplinary research effort designed to build scalable machine learning and data analysis technology. With the help of AWS, the AMP Lab team is able to scale up experiments and try new software on realistic configurations across thousands of computers. The AWS Cloud provides the AMP Lab access to low-cost infrastructure and on-demand computing resources, which support projects that include analyzing genome sequencing data to help advance cancer research.
The University of Chicago’s Computation Institute builds solutions to provide “science as a service” to researchers. The Institute uses AWS to host its Globus Transfer and Globus Genomics services and offer more than 99% availability to its customers.
The University of Notre Dame’s home page attracts an average of 38,000 visitors per day, which can swell to 150,000 during sporting events and when Notre Dame is in the news. The university chose Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host its website, scaling to handle a 500% increase in site visits during the BCS National Championship football game.
The Centre for Software Practice at the University of Western Australia wanted to build a platform for online computer science classes. Working with a limited budget, CSP used AWS to launch the Class2Go online platform at less than 10% the cost of previous, similarly sized projects.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) BioSense program tracks public health problems to better prepare for and coordinate responses to safeguard the wellbeing of the American people. The CDC recently re-launched BioSense 2.0 on the AWS Cloud in AWS GovCloud (US) and other Regions. With AWS, the CDC can better share important health information among public health professionals and with partners in state and local governments while avoiding costly investments in hardware.
The United States Department of State and its prime contractor, MetroStar Systems, built an online video contest platform to encourage discussion and participation around cultural topics, and to promote membership in its ExchangesConnect network. The contest drew participants from more than 160 countries and took advantage of the scalability of AWS, using Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon EBS, and ELB.
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers the nutrition assistance programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Using Amazon EC2, the FNS has launched a dynamic Web-based application called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Retailer Locator to help SNAP recipients find the nearest SNAP authorized stores.
UST Global is an end-to-end IT services and solutions provider for industry-leading organizations in eighteen different countries. UST Global implements its own projects using Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, and Amazon VPC. The company also turns to AWS to fulfill client requests, such as BI web applications.
Digital media distributor, utd. by content, needed a cost-effective IT infrastructure with the ability to support spikes in demand during client projects. By selecting AWS, utd. by content can run workloads at 30% the cost of an on premises data center and deploy a new infrastructure in 1/3 the time of a traditional environment.
Validus, a UK-based insurance claims service, migrated to an AWS environment to enable the launch of additional Software as a Service (SaaS) products while pursuing global expansion. By migrating to AWS, Validus has cut its three-year cost projections by 50 percent and lowered capital expenditure by £200,000.
When Varian needed to simulate a design for a mass spectrometer, a very compute-intensive operation, the company turned to AWS and Cycle Computing, a member of the AWS Partner Network, to decrease the time required to compute product design simulations from several weeks to under one 1 day.
Vembu Technologies, using Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, and Amazon EBS infrastructure, offers the Vembu Pro online backup and cloud storage services for SMBs through its channel partners, who are managed service providers and value added resellers.
Viddy provides a video mobile application that lets users capture and share videos on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr. By using Amazon Web Services (AWS), Viddy can scale to support 40 million users while reducing operating costs by 70%.
Sydney, Australia-based Viocorp, offers an online video platform to consumers as well as corporate and government organizations for content delivery to a range of devices. As the company builds for growth, Viocorp was looking for a way to scale the business without paying upfront to secure new infrastructure. With the use of AWS, Viocorp was able to reduce infrastructure costs by 50% while scaling to meet anticipated growth in their customer base.
Viskase, a worldwide supplier of casing solutions for the food industry, collaborated with Protera Technologies to implement an SAP disaster recovery (DR) solution. With a 24-hour, 7-day worldwide operation, Viskase needed a solution that would have limited downtime with reasonable costs. Viskase realized a 1-hour restore time and anticipates a 50% cost savings running the DR solution on AWS.
Australian telecommunications provider, Vodafone, needed to expand its live streaming service to meet high demand during cricket season. By using AWS, Vodafone is able to scale and improve capacity to support 10,000 simultaneous live streams.
Vodafone Italy wanted a secure solution that would make it easy for its customers to buy credit for mobile phone SIM cards. Working with AWS Partner Storm Reply, Vodafone created a compliant, secure solution on AWS that can scale to handle thousands of daily transactions while reducing capital expenditures by 30%.
VSC Technologies is a subsidiary of the French National Railway Corporation (SNCF) under the SNCF online travel agency, Voyages-sncf.com, which handles long-distance and high-speed passenger services. Based near Paris and employing more than 170 people, VSC offers complete technology solutions and services for the railway distribution needs of its customers and hosts critical applications for railway reservations.
WeTransfer, an Amsterdam-based start-up, needed a scalable solution to support its fast-growing file transfer service. By migrating to AWS, WeTransfer can automatically scale between 10 and 60 instances to manage demand and handle more than 8,100 TB of data.
The digital marketing agency What's Up Interactive provides managed hosting for high availability websites. The agency saved $1 M by using AWS instead of building and maintaining a secondary site.
Widen provides digital media solutions for marketing, IT, and creative professionals. By moving to AWS, Widen is able to supply its customers with virtually unlimited, cost-effective storage and manage hundreds of terabytes of digital media.
Wooga, a social and mobile gaming company that attracts approximately 40 million users worldwide per month, uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) OpsWorks to host one of Facebook’s most popular games, Monster World. 1.5 million users play Monster World each day, generating up to 15,000 requests per second at peak times.
Worldreader, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing books to children in developing countries, teamed up with soccer team FC Barcelona to send 1 million e-books to boys and girls in Africa. The organization needed a world-class website to accept donations and handle spikes in traffic. Working with AWS and Transcend Computing, Worldreader had its site up and running in only three days without having to sacrifice valuable donations to invest in costly infrastructure.
Wowza uses AWS to offer Wowza Media Server Pro on Amazon EC2 as self-managed Software as a Service (SaaS). Since launching Wowza Pro on Amazon EC2 with DevPay, hundreds of users have signed up for the service. In the six months following its launch, the company's revenue for Wowza Pro increased by more than 400%.
Xiaomi develops high-end smartphones for the worldwide market. The company chose AWS to launch its mobile application download center cost-effectively and with quicker time to market.
Xignite employs Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 to deliver financial market data to enterprise applications, portals, and websites for clients such as Forbes, Citi, ING, kaChing, and Starbucks.
Yelp is a popular consumer review Website that uses Amazon S3 to store log files growing at 100GB per day and Amazon Elastic MapReduce to power approximately 20 separate batch scripts processing those logs, with s3cmd and the Ruby Elastic MapReduce utility for monitoring.
YPlan is a mobile-only app that allows people to browse a curated list of the best events in their city and book tickets in just two taps. By using AWS right from the start, YPlan quickly grew its user base to 500,000 and experiences availability close to 100%.
ZAGG, Inc. specializes in protective accessories for consumer electronics, including the popular invisibleSHIELD adhesive film for mobile devices. The company’s products are sold through retail locations, online affiliates, and an ecommerce website that produces more than $30 M in revenue. The site incorporates Amazon EBS, Amazon RDS, Amazon S3, and Amazon SES. ZAGG also worked with AWS Solution Provider 8KMiles to further bolster the website’s availability and cost-effectiveness by running an open source LAMP stack positioned within an Amazon Linux AMI.
Digital ad technology company ZEDO offers products and services that help publishers sell and deliver Internet ads. By migrating to AWS, ZEDO has improved ad delivery times by almost 50% and reduced its operating costs by 40%.
After acquiring several web properties rapidly, Ziff Davis, a leading digital media company, had to find a way to implement the company’s proprietary technology on the properties and manage them efficiently. By moving to AWS, Ziff Davis is able to create an efficient R&D environment, programmatically create a cohesive environment across its portfolio, and reduce costs by nearly 30%.
ZipList, owned by Conde Nast, provides an online recipe box and grocery list service available on mobile devices and the Web. By using the AWS Cloud and Amazon CloudSearch, ZipList reduced the time to render pages from 9 seconds to less 1 second and scales automatically to support more than 3.5 million customers worldwide.
Zumba Fitness is one of the world’s largest dance fitness programs, with 14 million people taking Zumba classes at 140,000 different locations in 151 countries. Zumba migrated its website to AWS in 2009, enabling the company to serve 7 TB of images to users each month—and save 39% on computing costs by using Amazon Reserved Instances.