Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced that Best Buy has selected AWS as its cloud provider for cloud infrastructure services and its strategic partner for developing cloud engineering talent.
This collaboration will help Best Buy apply cloud technology across its retail operations and support the rapid innovation of its customer experiences and the work of its teams to create world-class digital experiences that can enrich the lives of millions, Brian Tilzer, Chief Digital and Technology Officer of Best Buy, said.
Best Buy will accelerate the pace of its cloud migration and implementation of its cloud-first strategy, beginning with moving additional retail operations workloads from on-premises data centers to AWS.
Best Buy will also expand its use of AWS capabilities and AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog with thousands of software listings from independent software vendors that makes it easy to find, test, buy, and deploy software that runs on AWS, to increase resilience, gain agility, and accelerate innovation.
Best Buy has committed to hiring 1,000 new employees to its technology team — with 30 percent of them being diverse, specifically Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and women — and has growing tech and data science hubs in Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, and Minneapolis.