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Netflix builds a studio on AWS that lets global artists seamlessly collaborate, and create, remotely

Netflix is one of the world’s leading entertainment services, with 223 million paid memberships in more than 190 countries. It delivers TV series, documentaries, feature films, and mobile games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Netflix relies on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help it innovate with speed and consistently deliver best-in-class entertainment.

A leading content producer, Netflix has used AWS to build a studio in the cloud. This virtual studio lets Netflix engage top artistic talent, no matter the location, and Netflix artists and partners have the freedom to collaborate without technological or geographical barriers.

“Amazon Web Services being our key infrastructure partner here at Netflix gives us access to essentially the whole Earth, and Netflix is producing content globally for a global audience. Our desire is to bring our infrastructure into those markets and give creatives working in those markets access to our systems and services.”

Stephen Kowalski
Director of Digital Production Infrastructure Engineering, Netflix

Learn how Netflix builds on AWS to innovate and entertain the world. Following are some highlights from Netflix’s cloud journey:

Netflix Empowers Remote Artistry with Low-Latency Workstations Using AWS Local Zones

Netflix is dedicated to facilitating collaboration among artists and content creators around the globe through remote workstations and offering a seamless content-creation experience closer to artists. Learn how Netflix achieved this goal by deploying its visual effects studio closer to artists using AWS Local Zones, helping it achieve single-digit millisecond latency and keep its remote workstations running smoothly.

Powering creativity and collaboration with Netflix on the AWS Fix This Podcast

Discover how Netflix uses AWS to build flexible, remote workstations to attract and retain creative talent that can now collaborate from virtually anywhere. Netflix uses AWS for nearly all its computing and storage needs, including databases, analytics, recommendation engines, video transcoding, and more—hundreds of functions that in total use more than 100,000 server instances on AWS. AWS provides Netflix with compute, storage, and infrastructure that allows the company to scale quickly, operate securely, and meet capacity needs anywhere in the world. To learn more, visit the Netflix Innovator page.

Petra Lewis

Petra Lewis

Petra E. Lewis is a content specialist for the Global Customer References Program (GCRP)'s Storytelling group at AWS. She is a seasoned marketing communications professional who worked in financial services prior to entering tech. Her last financial services role was vice president and head of Internal Communications for a top-10 global investment bank.