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21st Century Fox commits to Amazon’s cloud for video platforms and workloads

July 17, 2018 / Rohan Pearce

21st Century Fox announced it will use Amazon for the “vast majority” of its cloud operations. “21st Century Fox will use AWS as the primary platform to deliver over 90,000 titles on demand for key brands such as Fox, FX, National Geographic, 20th Century Fox Television, 20th Century Fox Film and Fox Sports,” the companies announced.The transaction is significant for both companies, as it signals Fox’s increasing embrace of cloud architecture to speed the delivery of its videos and to manage its infrastructure. Indeed, Fox said it has already moved over 30 million assets—roughly 10 petabytes of content—to the Amazon Glacier and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) of Amazon Web Services, and that as part of the companies’ new deal, Fox will use AWS’ machine learning and data analytics services “to create a consistent set of digital media capabilities across its brands.”