The deal marks the first time Twitter is leveraging the public cloud to scale its real-time service
Amazon Web Services

By David Cohen

43 mins ago

Amazon Web Services will provide global cloud infrastructure to deliver Twitter timelines under terms of a multiyear agreement announced Tuesday.

The social network will tap AWS’ infrastructure and portfolio of services to support the delivery of millions of tweets per day, marking the first time Twitter is leveraging the public cloud to scale its real-time service.

The two companies will create an architecture that extends the social network’s on-premises infrastructure and uses AWS Graviton2-based instances on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud to power its cloud-based workloads, as well as AWS’ container services to develop and deploy new features and applications consistently across its hybrid infrastructure.

AWS will also continue to provide Twitter with storage, compute, database and content delivery services to support its distribution of images, videos and ad content, as it has been doing for more than 10 years, via services including Amazon CloudFront and Amazon DynamoDB.

Twitter chief technology officer Parag Agrawal said in a statement, “We are excited to work with AWS to expand the infrastructure that Twitter uses to serve the public conversation as we grow globally. The collaboration with AWS will improve performance for people who use Twitter by enabling us to serve tweets from data centers closer to our customers at the same time as we leverage the Arm-based architecture of AWS Graviton2 instances. In addition to helping us scale our infrastructure, this work with AWS enables us to ship features faster as we apply AWS’ diverse and growing portfolio of services.”

AWS vice president of sales and marketing Matt Garman added, “Twitter’s decision to rely on AWS infrastructure and services for its real-time workloads will help it instantly scale its 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.”