Cloud Computing for EdTech Companies

From idea to IPO and beyond, AWS sets the standard for education technology applications. The AWS Cloud lets EdTechs build and launch solutions that help students learn every day. EdTech companies can start, grow, and optimize their businesses without the headache of expensive infrastructure. The AWS Cloud provides the flexibility and agility needed to experiment, reliably serve students at scale, and manage district or university operations.

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Benefits

Pay for Only What You Need

Reduce costs with the AWS pay-as-you-go model. Your business can plan for growth or increased demand from seasonality. AWS gives you the option to budget according to your needs. Gain the assurance that capacity will be available for all of your users’ needs, without having to overprovision or risk failing to meet demand.

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Optimize Your Solution and Reduce Costs

The AWS Cloud offers even the most mature EdTech companies the power to optimize their solutions for cost, security, fault tolerance, and improved performance. Between AWS Support, well architected reviews and other services, it’s like having a personalized cloud expert for your business.

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Security and Compliance

Educational technology companies are on the front lines when it comes to protecting student data security and complying with government regulations for accessibility. With the AWS Cloud, your solution benefits from one of the most flexible and secure cloud-computing environments available today.

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Deliver Learning Content with a Seamless Student Experience

AWS helps you index documents and deliver static, streamed, and dynamic content wherever students live and learn. On-campus and remote students share the same experience with the AWS Cloud, with reduced latency and high data-transfer speeds.

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Use cases

  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
  • Data Analytics & Management
  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity
  • Disaster recovery & business continuity

    Unexpected events can have longstanding business and reputational impact, particularly for organizations that house complex systems. To help ensure your systems are secure and redundant, AWS offers tools to build disaster recovery and business continuity protocols, so that you can protect your organization without incurring the expense of another physical site.

    Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity

    On-demand Webinars

    Data is your organization’s most strategic asset – making safeguarding it a priority. Federal agencies, educational institutions, nonprofits, and state and local governments must keep their data secure, available, and safe from threats, such as natural disasters and cyber attacks.

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    Ebook: Backup and Restore with AWS

    This eBook provides high-level business benefits of backing up data to AWS, instead of using traditional backup strategies that involve maintaining tape libraries and/or secondary failover sites.

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    Video: Risk Mitigation Strategies in Disaster Recovery Planning

    Learn how to build disaster resilience into every application for business continuity, security, and support for instant failover, and high availability in disaster recovery scenarios.

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  • Data Analytics & Management
  • Data analytics & management

    With the most complete data management platform and numerous partner solutions, AWS can help optimize the entire lifecycle of your data, including collection, ingestion, processing, analytics, short-term storage, and archiving. We also provide sophisticated capabilities to support real-time streaming and analytics, petabyte-scale warehousing, business intelligence tools, and machine learning. 

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    Data Lakes and Analytics on AWS

    AWS-powered data lakes can handle the scale, agility, and flexibility required to combine different types of data and analytics approaches to gain deeper insights.

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    Blog: Getting Started - Training Resources for Big Data on AWS

    To help ensure you’re set up for success as you build with AWS, we put together this quick reference guide for Big Data training and resources available here on the AWS site.

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    Blog: Using Data in Education - Four Steps to Success

    Educators are increasingly adopting data analytics to understand and address gaps in education. AWS’s “Four Steps to Success” offers a high-level guide for leaders seeking to adopt new tools to make better use of the data they are collecting.

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Case studies and resources

Case study - Clever

In order to meet its scalability and security needs, Clever chose to launch its service on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. “The cloud in general is necessary to support our growth and agility needs, and AWS in particular provides us flexibility unique to education and student-data needs.”

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Case study - Coursera

With more than 145 partners and over 2,000 classes on its website, Coursera needed to track student data, store and deliver videos, and enable students and teachers to interact with each other. By using AWS services, Coursera can handle half a petabyte of traffic each month and scale to deliver courses to over 21 million learners from around the globe.

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Case study - Desire2Learn

Relying on AWS, D2L can provide high availability for its educational applications throughout the world. “Education is always on. Our applications need to be there for millions of students and teachers whenever they need them,” says Nick Oddson, Senior Vice President of Engineering. “AWS helps us ensure high availability and resiliency, so learning can take place at all times.”

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Case study - Ellucian

Working with AWS enables Ellucian to efficiently deploy products in more than 20 countries around the world. Security and scalability were key elements evaluated when Ellucian chose AWS, because of Ellucian's relationship with a broad range of higher-education institutions and the sensitive student data its customers manage.

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Public Sector Startups

The AWS Cloud lets startups take advantage of a complete technology platform while running lean and staying agile. From day 1, AWS lets you build cutting-edge educational solutions and mobile apps, tap into a global infrastructure, and save precious dollars. See how Code.org scaled from zero to 20 million students in one week, inspiring students worldwide to start coding.

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Education Blog

Stay up to date on the latest education news from AWS.

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Education and Research Marketplace

Discover, purchase, migrate, and deploy software solutions on AWS. Get the business software you want in minutes and pay only for what you consume.

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Educational technology companies of all types and sizes rely on AWS. Contact our experts and start your own AWS Cloud journey today.