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HERE Names AWS as its Preferred Cloud Provider

by April 19, 2017 General

MIL OSI Global Economy

Source: Amazon

Headline: HERE Names AWS as its Preferred Cloud Provider

Leading global provider of maps and location services continues to
expand use of AWS to power its new Open Location Platform services

Today,Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company
(NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that HERE Technologies (HERE), a leading
global provider of maps and location services, has disclosed that AWS is
its preferred cloud infrastructure provider. HERE has been using AWS for
its core infrastructure and applications for several years, assisting
HERE through the rapid growth in its business. HERE has now chosen to
build its newest business extensions on AWS to further benefit from
AWS’s depth and breadth of functionality, rapid pace of innovation, high
performance, and experience managing enterprise workloads.

This year, HERE is introducing its first location services that collect
and use real-time sensor data from connected vehicles, including brands
like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. The services, built on the HERE Open
Location Platform, will provide high-quality information on traffic
conditions, potential road hazards, traffic signage, and on-street
parking to help reduce traffic congestion and accidents, and make
driving safer and more enjoyable for people around the world. HERE is
also developing new location services to serve a range of other
industries, including the broader transportation and logistics sectors,
as well as infrastructure, manufacturing, retail, and advertising

“We started using AWS’s storage and compute services for our production
workloads several years ago and quickly came to rely on the unmatched
security, reliability, performance, breadth, and scalability that AWS
provides to us and to our own end customers,” said Angel L. Mendez,
Chief Operating Officer at HERE. “As we continue to expand the reach of
our Open Location Platform and enable global access to the world’s
leading mapping and location services for consumers and businesses,
building on the leading cloud provider with the broadest and deepest
capabilities is key to our development and global expansion.”

“We increasingly see enterprises beginning their adoption of AWS with
specific core workloads and then quickly expanding their use of AWS as
they experience the powerful benefits it offers their IT infrastructure
and overall business,” said Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide
Commercial Sales at AWS. “We’re excited to work closely with HERE as
they launch their first commercial services powered by the Open Location
Platform on AWS later this year, and bring incredible innovation to the
world of connected cars and the broader Internet of Things.”

About Amazon Web Services

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comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 90
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Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the
UK. AWS services are trusted by millions of active customers around the
world — including the fastest growing startups, largest enterprises,
and leading government agencies — to power their infrastructure, make
them more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit

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About HERE Technologies

HERE Technologies, the Open Location Platform Company, enables people,
enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense
of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to
achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure
or an enterprise optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their
destination safely. To learn more about HERE, including our new
generation of cloud-based location platform services, visit

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