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upGrad taps AWS cloud to offer better contents to learners

upGrad taps AWS cloud to offer better contents to learners
25 Jan, 2022
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UpGrad said it has moved most of its data and IT infrastructure to the Amazon Wed Services Cloud. The educational technology company added that it will be leveraging AWS’ analytics and security services to deliver better experience to its users.

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

upGrad said it will specifically use Amazon Redshift, which is AWS’ cloud data warehouse service. This will be to analyse usage patterns, job applications, preferences, course details, among others. 

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“With AWS, we can use data to personalise education for learners around the world and we can easily scale our workloads on AWS to deliver uninterrupted educational content, even during very busy periods,” said Rohit Dhar, President of Product at upGrad. 

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

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

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Upgrad announced that it also plans to purchase Software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for the company and its subsidiaries through the AWS marketplace. 

“upGrad builds on AWS to deliver innovative and flexible online learning solutions that help bridge the higher education needs of learners and drive development of the future workforce,” said Sunil PP, Lead—Education, Space, and Nonprofits, Amazon Internet Services India and South Asia.