Makewaves provides a social badging platform for more than 5,000 schools, 70,000 students, and 10,000 teachers in the United Kingdom, enabling users to earn recognition for skills and training. The startup struggled with a physical server infrastructure that could not scale to meet the growing company’s needs, was subject to weather-related outages, and was expensive to maintain. The company turned to AWS to run its platform and now can scale to meet demand while achieving 99.99 percent reliability and overall costs that are 50 percent less than with the old system.

Makewaves Delivers Reliable Social Badging Platform for Schools Using AWS (3:38)