Amazon Web Services on Tuesday announced a major new enterprise win in Time Warner and the expansion of a high-profile partnership with VMWare.
A look below the two major announcements from the second day of AWS’ annual re:Invent cloud conference
— Amazon and Time Warner:
Every cloud provider likes rolling out a major enterprise customer, and in this case Amazon scored big. Time Warner says it is moving “decades of content,” including CNN’s 15-petabyte video archive, to the AWS cloud. Time Warner is also moving thousands of virtual machines to AWS and expects to use a variety of Amazon’s AI technologies to analyze video metadata to offer customers and advertisers more personalized experiences. Amazon says Time Warner is just one of a number of media companies moving to its cloud, including BBC, C-SPAN,PBS and Netflix.
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— Amazon and VMWare:
These two companies teamed up in August to announce that VMWare’s server virtualization platform could run inside Amazon’s data centers. But running VMWare in Amazon’s cloud was limited to AWS’ US West cloud region in Oregon. Amazon and VMWare announce Tuesday the expansion of that service to AWS US East region located in Northern Virginia, which is the cloud leader’s largest. The new release also includes enhancements to enable production-class workloads at scale. Next, VMware and AWS are introducing services to protect these production-level workloads, as well as site continuity. Lastly, the new release includes features to improve application migration and portability.
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