AWS announced that Twitter will use AWS’s services and global infrastructure for its real-time, global traffic, and improve the experience for Twitter users. With the multi-year deal, Twitter will use AWS’s infrastructure and portfolio of services to support the delivery of millions of daily Tweets. AWS also stated that Twitter will rely on the breadth and depth of AWS, including capabilities in compute, containers, storage, and security, to reliably deliver the real-time service with the lowest latency, while continuing to develop and deploy new features.
Real-time global traffic
Twitter stated that the new deal is built on two companies’ more than decade-long collaboration, where AWS continues to provide Twitter with storage, compute, database, and content delivery services. According to the announcement, the duo will create an architecture that extends Twitter’s on-premises infrastructure to enable them to seamlessly run and scale the real-time service globally. Thus its reliability will be increased using AWS’s infrastructure, and rapidly move new features into production. Additionally, Twitter will also continue to use AWS services such as Amazon CloudFront and Amazon DynamoDB. 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.”