Deluxe Entertainment

Deluxe, a world-leading video creation and distribution company, is working with AWS to digitally transform their movie business. Deluxe wanted to speed up their media distribution process and improve data security while also reducing costs and eliminating errors. Their Digital Cinema Network uses AWS Snowcone to connect the space-constrained movie theater environment to content stored in Amazon S3, and uses AWS DataSync to accelerate online distribution of movies and advertising to theaters in 38 key media markets worldwide. This solution allows Deluxe to reduce reliance on error-prone, costly, and manual media distribution, while improving data security. It also enables their studio and theater customers to respond faster to local market preferences so they can increase their revenue streams.

“Our work with AWS is a fundamental part of Deluxe’s strategy. One VZN is a leap in innovation for digital cinema distribution which has been stagnant in the past decade, fundamentally changing not only the economics of film distribution for exhibitors and studios around the globe, but enabling new theatrical experiences for viewers as well. The combination of AWS Snowcone, AWS DataSync, and Amazon S3 are essential to One VZN – the collective services distinguish themselves from any other cloud offerings today. The secure, compact AWS Snowcone device, in conjunction with Deluxe’s powerful One platform creates a truly differentiated solution of the industry.”

Andy Shenkler, Chief Product & Technology Officer of Deluxe

Blog: Deluxe enables same day global theatrical delivery using AWS Snowcone »


Autodesk makes software for people who make things. If you’ve ever driven a high-performance car, admired a towering skyscraper, used a smartphone, or watched a great film, chances are you’ve experienced what millions of Autodesk customers are doing with their software. Autodesk successfully migrated over 700 terabytes of data from their on-premises Dell EMC Data Domain storage system to Amazon S3, and did it swiftly and effortlessly using AWS DataSync.

"Our petabyte scale data migration journey from on-premises to AWS was accomplished swiftly with minimal effort and was completely self-managed with AWS DataSync. This solution is a game changer!"

Satish Kumar, Infrastructure Engineer - Autodesk Inc

Blog: Migrating hundreds of TB of data to Amazon S3 with AWS DataSync »
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub actively nurtures and creates opportunities for leaders in science and technology to come together and drive discovery, setting the standard for collaborative science. Chan Zuckerberg Biohub conducts research that helps solve big health problems. By sparking collaborative, interdisciplinary work, these leaders empower the pursuit of intuition and the opportunity to explore the next questions — and answers.

"We have genome sequencers running daily and need to transfer files a minimum of two times each day from on premises to Amazon S3 in an accelerated and efficient manner, in order for us to analyze and process the sequencer data in AWS. AWS DataSync serves this purpose perfectly as we are able to easily schedule and automate the file transfer process, avoiding the need for costly commercial transfer tools. In addition to moving the sequencing data to the cloud for analysis, we also use DataSync for a number of other projects and needs: to migrate active data to AWS, to transfer data to the cloud in order to securely share data with external collaborators, and to create an additional copy of our invaluable data in the cloud for business continuity. DataSync provides us with highly performant, reliable, and secure data transfer capabilities that we require in order to help solve the world’s biggest health challenges.”

Lekha Karanam, Software Engineer - Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Case study: Chan Zuckerberg Biohub uses AWS DataSync to automate file transfers for in-cloud processing »


Celgene Corporation is an integrated global pharmaceutical company engaged primarily in the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases through gene and protein regulation.

"A big challenge that we face is the integration of the wet labs with the computational aspect of our research. We use Storage Gateway and DataSync to synchronize our on-premise wet labs with our Amazon storage. By having our scientists immediately be able to save their files directly to the cloud, they can go on with the next experiment without having to wait for the transfer times and they never run out of space."

Associate Director - Celgene



Santos is one of the leading independent oil and gas producers in the Asia-Pacific region, supplying the energy needs of homes, businesses, and major industries across Australia and Asia.

“Prior to learning about AWS DataSync, I had spent over a month creating, testing, and iterating on new scripts to get our backup files into Amazon S3. These scripts needed to be deployed on all of our servers, and were difficult to centrally manage. By transitioning to DataSync, I was able to simplify and automate my backup management. Apart from its simplicity, DataSync also provided additional functionality, such as monitoring and error checking, that was quite valuable. It took less than one hour of my time to set up and get going, and we use DataSync every night to transfer 5 – 50 TB of data, which is roughly 3,000 files. For the task that I needed it for, DataSync was absolutely spot on.”

Gavin Boyce, Cloud Solution Architect - Santos

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Qube Research & Technologies Limited (QRT)

Qube Research & Technologies Limited is a quantitative and systematic investment manager with offices in Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, and Paris. We are a technology driven firm implementing a scientific approach to financial investment.

“As a data-driven organization that moves hundreds of gigabytes of data per day, QRT needs to ensure that financial market data is available to our research teams as soon as possible. We already leverage AWS Storage services, including Amazon S3, Amazon EFS, and Amazon FSx for Windows File Server to store this vast quantity of data, but we previously relied on a number of custom, time-consuming, and in-house developed tools to manage the movement of data from the source to its final destination in the AWS Cloud. AWS DataSync allows us to consolidate our frequent, recurring transfer jobs into a single, easy-to-use, unified tool. Integration with our standard monitoring tools allows our users to track, maintain, and modify their data transfer jobs themselves, reducing the workload on our operational teams. DataSync’s built-in integrity verification and automatic handling of error scenarios enables us to ensure that data is consistently copied in a timely fashion. DataSync has provided business value though the rapid availability of end-of-day data, as well as the reduction in operational complexity in-house tools previously required.”

Jon Fautley, Systems and Cloud Engineer - Qube Research & Technologies

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