This week has seen both Dunkin’ Donuts and Here Technologies declare AWS (Amazon Web Services) to be their preferred cloud infrastructure partner. AMazon Web Services is one of Amazon.com’s subsidiaries and is one of the world’s leading providers of on-demand cloud computing platforms.
Dunkin’ Donuts, have already completed the migration of its ecommerce websites and customer facing mobile apps which allow users to place order, send gift cards and redeem loyalty scheme reward points. These are all subject to spikes in activity, spikes which often occurred in holiday periods and which their internal IT department had struggled to cope with. Speaking about the decision to use AWS as their cloud infrastructure partner, Santosh Kumar, vice-president of infrastructure, data security and privacy at Dunkin’ Brands said:
“Our mobile applications and digital properties are an absolutely critical way through which we reach our customers, and they must be secure, available and high performing at all times. We selected AWS as our cloud infrastructure provider for these key business applications due to the depth and breadth of the AWS services, and their experience in securely managing enterprise applications. AWS also provides us with redundancy to help us meet our goals of high reliability and availability, robust security and optimal performance for our applications, and the ability to quickly add capacity on demand when needed.”
Here Technologies, the global company that is owned by Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler and provides mapping data and related services to individuals and companies has used AWS in parts of its operations for several years. They have now chosen to use AWS for its new ‘connected care’ project. This will see them roll out a location based service that will help to provide drivers around the world with up-to-date traffic information thanks to improved real-time data collection.
Angel Mendez, chief operating officer at Here, said the company’s declaration about AWS being its preferred cloud infrastructure provider coincides with its efforts to expand its operations globally.
“As we continue to expand the reach of our Open Location Platform and enable global access to the world’s leading mapping and location services for consumers and businesses, building on the leading cloud provider with the broadest and deepest capabilities is key to our development and global expansion,” said Mendez.
More good news was announced this week for Amazon Web Services with the results of a new survey carried out by 2nd Watch, an AWS premier partner. After questioning 1000 US business and information technology experts, it was found that nearly 50% of them said they plan to spend at least 10% more on Amazon’s cloud native services with 35% saying that they planned to spend between 10% and 20%. 13% plan to spend between 21% and 30%.