It's extremely cost-effective for us to work in AWS. Traffic to our sites has increased by 40% but our costs have stayed the same.
Denis Haman Chief Technology Officer

Media group Northern & Shell is a great example of how traditional publishers have adapted to online models of content delivery. In addition to enjoying print versions of its popular magazines and newspapers—including OK!, Star, and the Daily Express—consumers can also access publications online via their tablets, smartphones, and other devices. More than 20 million adults across the U.K. read Northern & Shell publications each month. 

  • Needed to support growth with agile, cost-efficient IT.
  • Wanted to oost performance, capacity, and availability for a better customer experience.
  • Sought to encourage innovation and experimentation.
  • Needed to reduce time to market for new features.
  • Cost-effective infrastructure supports growth: Northern & Shell has grown its traffic by 40 percent and increased the number of instances in its IT estate by 20 percent, while keeping costs flat.
  • Flexibility inspires innovation: The team now has an agile IT infrastructure that allows experimentation and helps them get new services to market fast.
  • Reliability delivers improved user experience: Northern & Shell’s websites and web apps run more smoothly on AWS. Plus, with the infrastructure operating across AWS Availability Zones and downtime close to zero, the company has peace of mind that service continuity won’t be compromised.

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