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Twitter Partners with AWS to Transform UX

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The collaboration between Twitter and AWS dates back to almost decade in terms of AWS providing storage, compute, database, and content delivery services to support Twitter’s distribution of images, videos and ad content

It is welcome news for twittizens as Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announces that Twitter has selected AWS to provide global cloud infrastructure to deliver Twitter timelines. Though the multi-year deal that marks the first time that Twitter is leveraging the public cloud to scale their real-time service, the company is looking forward to leveraging AWS’s proven infrastructure and portfolio of services to support delivery of millions of daily Tweets.

According to AWS, Twitter will bank on the breadth and depth of AWS, while also leveraging capabilities in compute, containers, storage, and security, to reliably deliver the real-time service with the lowest latency. This move is poised to develop and deploy new features to improve how people use Twitter. The collaboration between Twitter and AWS dates back to almost decade in terms of AWS providing storage, compute, database, and content delivery services to support Twitter’s distribution of images, videos and ad content.

In a statement issued by AWS, Parag Agrawal, Chief Technology Officer, Twitter, said, “We are excited to work with AWS to expand the infrastructure Twitter uses to serve the public conversation as we grow globally. The collaboration with AWS will improve performance for people who use Twitter by enabling us to serve Tweets from data centers closer to our customers at the same time as we leverage the Arm-based architecture of AWS Graviton2 instances. In addition to helping us scale our infrastructure, this work with AWS enables us to ship features faster as we apply AWS’s diverse and growing portfolio of services.”

Commenting on the occasion, Matt Garman, Vice President – Sales and Marketing, AWS, said, “Twitter’s decision to rely on AWS infrastructure and services for its real-time workloads will help them instantly scale their global footprint up and down without ever compromising the experience for people who use Twitter. By using AWS container services to create a seamless hybrid on-premises and cloud environment, Twitter can innovate and deliver new experiences quickly and cost-effectively.”

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