AWS signed a multi-year agreement with Zoom to extend the longstanding relationship between the two companies. Zoom will continue to leverage AWS’s global infrastructure and an unmatched portfolio of services to create a secure extension of its data centers.
To meet the growing demand
Further, both companies will develop new solutions for Zoom’s enterprise users, leveraging the breadth and depth of AWS to integrate Zoom services with Amazon devices. These solutions aim to make it easier for organizations to run a hybrid office and remote work models.
Eric S. Yuan, CEO of Zoom, said,
“Faced with unprecedented global demand this past year, we’ve been able to handle it in significant part by running the substantial majority of our cloud-based workloads on our preferred cloud provider, AWS, and relying on AWS’s performance and scalability. Looking forward, we will continue to innovate alongside AWS to reinvent virtual collaboration and deliver secure and exciting experiences for our customers.”
AWS has supported Zoom since 2011. Video communications service provider Zoom became popular due to coronavirus outbreak and millions of professionals and companies have started to use the service for everything from online education to business meetings to social gatherings to exercise classes.
Beginning in February 2020, engineering teams from AWS and Zoom worked around the clock and across remote locations to securely and reliably meet the needs of this vast, adding tens of thousands of Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances (virtual servers) to Zoom’s overall capacity, even adding thousands of instances in a day as usage demanded.