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Disney+ ropes in AWS as public cloud infrastructure provider

Since its launch in November 2019, Disney+ has surpassed the 100-million subscriber mark in 59 countries across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America.

The VoD service, said Joe Inzerillo, Executive Vice-President and CTO, Direct-to-Consumer, The Walt Disney Company, has “completely reinvented” what has been possible in content delivery by challenging convention and using cloud technology.

He added, “AWS has been our preferred cloud provider for years, and its proven global infrastructure and expansive suite of services has contributed meaningfully to the incredible success of Disney+.” 

Disney+ uses Amazon Kinesis and Amazon DynamoDB to ingest content, metadata, and billions of customer actions each day, which enables viewers to add content to their Watch Lists, and start watching a video and pick it up on a different device, or make recommendations for what to watch next. 

Disney+ also uses Amazon Timestream to monitor the efficacy of their streaming platform to ensure that users continue to have access to the highest quality video content.

Clara Stratfold, Vice-President of AWS Global & Strategic Accounts at Amazon Web Services, added, “Only AWS’s proven global infrastructure and unparalleled set of capabilities deliver the reliability, scalability and breadth of functionality to power one of the world’s most exciting streaming services and its expansion around the world.”

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