Wix is a web development platform that millions of users, from businesses to individuals, use to design, publish, maintain and host websites. As the company began to grow, its on-premises data centers weren’t able to support increased demand for capacity. Wix expanded its production environment to AWS, allowing it to spin up hundreds of servers automatically to manage traffic spikes. Furthermore, by using AWS to create snapshots of the system, Wix can spin up new server instances in minutes instead of days.

Wix Uses AWS to Handle Traffic Spikes in a Cost-Effective Way (3:01)

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To learn more about how AWS can help run your websites in the cloud, visit: http://aws.amazon.com/websites/.