By using AWS, we can take advantage of not only the operational strengths and global scale of the platform, but also the increasingly formidable breadth of capabilities it provides.
Peter George Chief Product Officer, Blackboard

Blackboard, the world’s leading provider of learner success-focused technology solutions and services for the education market, is going all in on AWS by moving 29 data centers on four continents to AWS.

Blackboard conducted an evaluation of major cloud platforms for the massive data center migration, and ultimately chose AWS for its reliability and scalability. The company also plans to leverage a wide range of AWS compute, database, storage, and network connectivity services to support its network of 16,000 schools and organizations in more than 100 countries.

The migration will entail moving thousands of virtual machines and multiple petabytes of data from data centers in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

“By using AWS, we can take advantage of not only the operational strengths and global scale of AWS, but also the increasingly formidable breadth of capabilities it provides,” said Peter George, Chief Product Officer, Blackboard.