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The Walt Disney Company Selects AWS as its Preferred Public Cloud Infrastructure Provider

The entertainment company, home to some of the most iconic and beloved brands around the globe, taps AWS to accelerate its migration to the cloud

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 29, 2017-- Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced that The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has selected AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider. Disney will expand its use of AWS to migrate production workloads to the AWS Cloud. Disney already leverages AWS’s industry-leading 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 to drive IT innovation. 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,” said Charles Weiner, Senior Vice President Enterprise Infrastructure Services for The Walt Disney Company. “We have had success modernizing 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,” said 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.”

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For more than 11 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 100 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, and application development, deployment, and management from 44 Availability Zones (AZs) across 16 geographic regions in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the UK. AWS services are trusted by millions of active customers around the world—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—to power their infrastructure, make them more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit https://aws.amazon.com.

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About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries, is a diversified worldwide entertainment company with operations in four business segments: Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, Studio Entertainment, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $55.1 billion in its Fiscal Year 2017. For more information, visit www.thewaltdisneycompany.com.

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