Edtech startup upGrad migrates its IT infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud


UpGrad revealed that it has moved most of its data and IT infrastructure to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud.

The education technology company added that it would be using AWS Security and Analytics services to deliver a better experience to its users.

Executive Opinion

Sunil PP, lead-education, space, and nonprofits at Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd., AWS India, and South Asia, said in ET report, "Going all-in on AWS allows upGrad to meet the rapid growth of their learner base as it scales to more than 100 countries, and provides a secure and personalized experience to learners online as they access upGrad for curriculum, mentoring, and career services".

Rohit Dhar, president-product at upGrad, said in ET report, "AWS is integral to our ability to onboard learners, experiment and iterate, and provide the best possible learning experience to help people accelerate their careers. As the demand for quality online learning content grows, we can easily scale our workloads on AWS to reliably and securely deliver rich and uninterrupted educational content, even during very busy periods."

upGrad and AWS

AWS will offer a set of analytics tools to upGrad so that it can decipher learner data which includes demographics, course uptakes, and data about its users. The analytics will also help in catering to career services to its user base.

upGrad revealed that it would specifically use the Amazon RedShift, which is an AWS Cloud data warehouse service. This will be to analyze usage patterns, preferences, job applications, course details, among others.

The education technology firm will also use the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), a solution that will provide resizable compute capacity, along with the Amazon Simple Storage Device (Amazon S3) to scale up workloads to meet the sudden spikes in usage.

These apart, AWS Access and Identity Management solution will help upGrad to comply with the data encryption protocols with its partners.

UpGrad revealed that it also plans to purchase a Software-as-a-Service(SaaS) solution for the company and its subsidiaries with the help of the AWS marketplace.
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