Currencycloud is a payment platform which helps businesses to handle overseas payments using cloud technology. Founded in the UK in 2012, the company began with a physical, on-premises IT infrastructure to power its processes. Today the company is cloud-powered, thanks to a new and successful collaboration with AWS. Benefits gained from include a reduced server spin-up speed from 6 months to 6 minutes, an anticipated 30% cost reduction by the end of year one, and higher server and database performance.