Global digital media and technology company leverages AWS for its broad and deep functionality, expansive global infrastructure, and highly reliable compute resources in the cloud
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced that Oath, Inc., a subsidiary of Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), has selected AWS as its preferred public cloud provider. Oath will expand its use of AWS by continuing to migrate legacy workloads and building new cloud-based applications across its portfolio of dozens of media and technology brands, including Yahoo.com, Yahoo Finance, and Yahoo Sports, serving more than a billion people around the world. AWS’s vast global infrastructure has enabled Oath to increase its availability, reduce latency, and support the expansion of its international operations.
“As Oath continues to grow its footprint on AWS, we’re excited to work with their teams to leverage AWS’s broad and deep set of capabilities so that they can build the type of trusted content and differentiated data their consumers, advertisers, and publishers desire.”
AWS is already home to Oath’s marquee web properties, including AOL.com, HuffPost, and Tumblr. Oath also runs key segments of its programmatic advertising businesses on AWS. As a result, Oath has been able to elastically scale its core, revenue-producing advertising platforms to achieve greater efficiency and customer performance.
“AWS’s innovative technologies have been very beneficial as we have grown our public cloud footprint over the years, and that is why we’ve chosen to expand our strategic relationship,” said Atte Lahtiranta, Chief Technology Officer, Oath. “As we’ve deepened our use of AWS, we’ve been able to extend our global reach by leveraging AWS’s secure, highly reliable, and fault-tolerant infrastructure and compute resources everywhere we need them.”
“The ability to run, analyze, store, and distribute petabyte-sized multimedia assets from anywhere around the world has been a major driver for cloud adoption in the media landscape,” said Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Sales at AWS. “As Oath continues to grow its footprint on AWS, we’re excited to work with their teams to leverage AWS’s broad and deep set of capabilities so that they can build the type of trusted content and differentiated data their consumers, advertisers, and publishers desire.”