Story image

Amazon Web Services named a favorite by global media giant

19 Jan 18

Amazon Web Services has been deemed the “preferred public cloud infrastructure provider” by Comcast Cable, a global media and technology company. 

Comcast will expand its use of the Amazon.com company by migrating material workloads and building new applications on AWS. 

Comcast’s primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal, are currently running workloads on AWS which has enabled these businesses to become more nimble and launch new initiatives in the entertainment industry.

“We have deepened our strategic relationship with AWS, making the industry’s leading cloud our preferred public cloud provider,” explains Jan Hofmeyr, Comcast’s chief network and operations officer and senior vice president. 

“Over the years, we have leveraged the breadth and depth of AWS’s services, including compute, storage, and analytics. In that process, we’ve found AWS to be extremely customer focused.”

Vice president of worldwide commercial sales for AWS, Mike Clayville, adds “For industry leaders like Comcast Cable, the quest to anticipate and exceed consumers’ media and entertainment needs is never ending.” 

“Comcast Cable’s goal has always been to stay a step ahead of the competition. In order to do that, they wanted solutions that were agile, flexible and ready for what’s next.”

“Together, AWS and Comcast Cable collaborated to enable them to confidently move core business workloads, build new applications with ease, and gain the agility they required by using AWS.”

Currently, AWS has 49 Availability Zones (AZs) across 18 geographic regions in China, Singapore, India, Japan, Australia, the U.S., Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, and the UK.

Is Supermicro innocent? 3rd party test finds no malicious hardware
One of the larger scandals within IT circles took place this year with Bloomberg firing shots at Supermicro - now Supermicro is firing back.
Record revenues from servers selling like hot cakes
The relentless demand for data has resulted in another robust quarter for the global server market with impressive growth.
Opinion: Critical data centre operations is just like F1
Schneider's David Gentry believes critical data centre operations share many parallels to a formula 1 race car team.
MulteFire announces industrial IoT network specification
The specification aims to deliver robust wireless network capabilities for Industrial IoT and enterprises.
Google Cloud, Palo Alto Networks extend partnership
Google Cloud and Palo Alto Networks have extended their partnership to include more security features and customer support for all major public clouds.
DigiCert conquers Google's distrust of Symantec certs
“This could have been an extremely disruptive event to online commerce," comments DigiCert CEO John Merrill. 
Schneider Electric's bets for the 2019 data centre industry
From IT and telco merging to the renaissance of liquid cooling, here are the company's top predictions for the year ahead.
China to usurp Europe in becoming AI research world leader
A new study has found China is outpacing Europe and the US in terms of AI research output and growth.