The Walt Disney Company is set to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred public cloud infrastructure. This will represent a major expansion of The Walt Disney Company’s use of AWS.
Disney plans on migrating production workloads to the AWS Cloud, although it already leverages AWS’s services for a wide variety of use cases, including websites and digital properties across all its brands, analytics, mobile, business applications, and machine learning.
For more than eight years, AWS and Disney have collaborated as AWS has provided ongoing architectural best-practices support to enable Disney’s planned migrations from on-premises to a cloud-based architecture. Disney’s various segments, including Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, and The Walt Disney Studios, currently run business-critical workloads on AWS, driving optimal operational performance and customer experiences.
“Expanding our strategic relationship with AWS and making AWS our preferred public cloud infrastructure provider aligns with our overall technical strategy,” says Charles Weiner, senior vice president Enterprise Infrastructure Services for The Walt Disney Company. “We have had success modernising our IT operations and transforming the digital presence of our brands using AWS. We look forward to our continued collaboration as we accelerate our Digital Platform migration to the public cloud.”
“Leading enterprises across a wide range of industries turn to AWS for its unmatched breadth of functionality, compute capacity, highly scalable infrastructure, and proven operational expertise,” argues Mike Clayville, vice president, Worldwide Commercial Sales at AWS. “For as long as I can remember, Disney’s entertainment has brought millions of families together. Now, we are excited to be part of their technology family, helping them scale, add new services, and innovate with speed so they can continue to delight people every day, around the world.”