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Oath Selects AWS as Its Preferred Public Cloud Provider

May 1, 2018 at 12:00 AM EDT

Global digital media and technology company leverages AWS for its broad and deep functionality, expansive global infrastructure, and highly reliable compute resources in the cloud

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2018-- Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced that Oath, Inc., a subsidiary of Verizon (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ), has selected AWS as its preferred public cloud provider. Oath will expand its use of AWS by continuing to migrate legacy workloads and building new cloud-based applications across its portfolio of dozens of media and technology brands, including Yahoo.com, Yahoo Finance, and Yahoo Sports, serving more than a billion people around the world. AWS’s vast global infrastructure has enabled Oath to increase its availability, reduce latency, and support the expansion of its international operations.

AWS is already home to Oath’s marquee web properties, including AOL.com, HuffPost, and Tumblr. Oath also runs key segments of its programmatic advertising businesses on AWS. As a result, Oath has been able to elastically scale its core, revenue-producing advertising platforms to achieve greater efficiency and customer performance.

“AWS’s innovative technologies have been very beneficial as we have grown our public cloud footprint over the years, and that is why we’ve chosen to expand our strategic relationship,” said Atte Lahtiranta, Chief Technology Officer, Oath. “As we’ve deepened our use of AWS, we’ve been able to extend our global reach by leveraging AWS’s secure, highly reliable, and fault-tolerant infrastructure and compute resources everywhere we need them.”

“The ability to run, analyze, store, and distribute petabyte-sized multimedia assets from anywhere around the world has been a major driver for cloud adoption in the media landscape,” said Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Sales at AWS. “As Oath continues to grow its footprint on AWS, we’re excited to work with their teams to leverage AWS’s broad and deep set of capabilities so that they can build the type of trusted content and differentiated data their consumers, advertisers, and publishers desire.”

About Amazon Web Services

For over 12 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 125 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), media, and application development, deployment, and management from 54 Availability Zones (AZs) within 18 geographic regions and one Local Region around the world, spanning the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, 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 Oath

Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. We reach one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. A global leader in digital and mobile, Oath is shaping the future of media and technology. For more on Oath, visit www.oath.com.

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