upGrad transfers the majority of its IT infrastructure to Amazon Web Services

Edtech startup upGrad moved the majority of its IT infrastructure to Amazon Web Services to rapidly scale its online learning experience.

The Ronnie Screwvala-led unicorn was able to double its user base to two million in eight months and quadruple the time spent on its platform during the same period, AWS said.

“Going all-inclusive on AWS allows upGrad to meet the rapid growth of their learner base as it expands to more than 100 countries, and provides a secure and personalized experience for online learners when they access to upGrad for curriculum, mentoring and career services,” Sunil PP, Head of Education, Space and Nonprofits at Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd., AWS India and South Asia said in a statement:

upGrad uses Amazon Redshift, a cloud-based data warehouse service, to analyze learners’ usage patterns, preferences, profile information, courses, applications, and career progression. It also plans to procure software-as-a-service solutions for the company and its subsidiaries through AWS Marketplace.

“AWS is integral to our ability to onboard learners, experiment and iterate, and deliver the best possible learning experience to help people accelerate their careers,” said Rohit Dhar, president, product, upGrad, in a press release. “As demand for quality e-learning content grows, we can easily scale our workloads on AWS to reliably and securely deliver rich, uninterrupted educational content, even during peak periods.

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