Leading enterprise collaboration provider uses AWS’s global infrastructure and advanced services to innovate new workplace tools and scale its platform globally
LAS VEGAS—November 27, 2023—At AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced that Lark, the enterprise collaboration and management platform, has built its entire information technology (IT) infrastructure on AWS. By running all of the company’s core internal business systems and customer-facing platforms on AWS, Lark can provide global customers with a secure, reliable, and flexible one-stop working experience. Lark is using AWS to ensure its customers’ data is secure and complies with regulatory requirements as it expands its platform to organizations globally. Today, Lark is available to subscribe and deploy through private offers on AWS Marketplace for worldwide customers.
Leveraging AWS’s global infrastructure, as well as computing, storage, analytics, and security services, Lark’s office collaboration software integrates messaging, video conferencing, schedule management, cloud storage, email, and workflow applications into a single platform for a seamless experience on all connected devices. AWS’s highly performant cloud infrastructure allows Lark to meet the capacity demands of enterprise customers around the world, so that they can use more than 800 business applications with zero downtime.
Reliable and stable IT infrastructure is critical for ensuring uptime for enterprise collaboration tools. For example, Lark uses AWS Graviton, a family of processors designed to deliver the best price performance for cloud workloads running in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), to deliver secure, reliable, and high-performance compute capacity. Using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), Lark guarantees its customers won’t lose documents, and can roll back to historical versions in seconds, ensuring core data stability and reliability. Lark also uses AWS Global Accelerator, a networking service that improves the availability, performance, and security of public applications, to give Lark users a smooth, stable, and delay-free audio and video conference experience across the globe.
AWS helps Lark ensure data security and compliance, even as it expands into new geographies. Leveraging AWS global infrastructure in the U.S., Japan, and Singapore, Lark has established data center nodes to meet its customer’s data residency compliance requirements. Supported by AWS’s security standards and compliance certifications, Lark implemented data compliance systems for the EU's GDPR, the US's CCPA/CPRA, Japan's APPI, and Singapore's PDPA, helping customers meet dynamic and changing global data compliance requirements. Lark also uses AWS to build its industry-leading security solutions to effectively ensure business security and continuity. For example, by using AWS WAF, Lark was able to protect office software web applications from common web vulnerabilities and bot attacks.
"AWS has deep industry experience and leading technological advantages in serving enterprises that operate on a global scale. Lark's business is built on AWS, which helped us create a one-stop global digital headquarters and quickly and reliably expand our suite of tools globally,” said Zhang Nan, President of Lark. “We will continue to deepen our collaboration with AWS and innovate to help global enterprises achieve a true one-stop working experience and foster greater collaboration.”
“From the very beginning, we have been working with Lark to empower its ambition of providing the proven global infrastructure and suite of services needed to offer the highest level of security, and meet customer’s compliance requirements,” said Greg Pearson, vice president of Worldwide Commercial Sales at AWS. “In the future, AWS will continue to collaborate with Lark to reinvent the digital office across thousands of industries to help enterprises connect their global employees and foster greater workplace collaboration and ideation."
Lark also joined the AWS L2E (Learn to Earn Program) training project to equip employees with cloud skills that will accelerate the company’s use of AWS and drive cloud fluency. The project combines AWS’s training and certification programs to cultivate employees' practical cloud computing knowledge and operational training in the technical field, improve employees' potential for digital skills, and ultimately accelerate application innovation by encouraging real practice.
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