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Verizon to Migrate 1,000 Biz Apps and Backend Systems to AWS

May 15, 2018 / Dan Meyer

Verizon joined its subsidiary Oath in picking Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred public cloud provider. The deal bolsters Verizon’s overall operations, and it also boosts AWS’ position among the country’s largest telecom operators. Verizon will migrate more than 1,000 applications and database backend systems to AWS platforms as part of a corporate-wide initiative to increase agility and reduce costs. Verizon will be standardizing on AWS’ open sourcecloud resources, including the Aurora platform. Mahmoud El-Assir, senior vice president of global technology services at Verizon, said the Aurora platform would replace the carrier’s proprietary products. AWS’ Aurora platform is a MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible relational database built for the cloud. It combines the performance of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. AWS recently announced that the Aurora service was the fastest growi...