The New York Times: AWS Gets More Biz From Dunkin’ Brands
Signing up high-profile customers in the cloud computing wars is important ammunition. Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform are quick to announce big wins.
Today, AWS announced that Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. has chosen AWS to provide cloud infrastructure. This follows a report yesterday by Data Center Knowledge that the New York Times will also be bringing more business to the Amazon cloud provider.
Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts, has reportedly moved its mobile apps, e-commerce Web site, and some corporate IT infrastructure applications from on-premises to the AWS cloud.
These mobile apps can be used to review menus, order ahead, redeem rewards and pay for orders. Customers can also send virtual gift cards or pay for orders. Dunkin’ Brands plans to move these and other infrastructure components to AWS cloud. AWS released a news release today stating that they expect to reap benefits such as improved scalability and reliability, security, and reduced costs, and better digital experiences for customers.
“Our mobile apps and digital properties are a critical way we reach our customers. They must be secure, accessible, and high-performing at all times,” said Santhosh Kumar, Dunkin’ Brands executive. AWS was chosen by us because of their extensive range of services and their expertise in managing enterprise applications securely. AWS provides redundancy to help us achieve our goals of high reliability, availability, robust security, optimal performance for our apps, and the ability add capacity on-demand when necessary.
Data Center Knowledge reported yesterday that The New York Times plans to close down some leased datacenters, and move their operations to AWS or the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
According to the report, “All Oracle databases-dependent applications will be deployed on AWS. Most of the rest will run in containers on GCP, orchestrated and orchestrated by Kubernetes. “Plus, some apps that we prefer to run in [virtual machines] instances will probably stay in AWS, mainly packaged enterprise IT applications,” [Times CTO Nick Rockwell] wrote via e-mail.
The report stated that the newspaper had used several GCP and AWS services. These included a virtual private and a number of public cloud services.