Twitter selects AWS cloud to deliver Twitter timelines

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that Twitter has selected AWS to provide cloud infrastructure to deliver Twitter timelines.
AWS event for CIOs  Twitter will leverage AWS’s services to support delivery of millions of daily Tweets. Twitter is leveraging the public cloud to scale their real-time service. Twitter will rely on AWS for containers, storage, and security, to deliver the real-time service with the lowest latency.

The new agreement builds on the companies’ decade-long collaboration, where AWS continues to provide Twitter with storage, compute, database, and content delivery services to support its distribution of images, videos and ad content.

Twitter and AWS will create an architecture that extends Twitter’s on-premises infrastructure to enable them to seamlessly run and scale the real-time service, increase its reliability using AWS’s fault-tolerant infrastructure, and move new features into production.

Twitter will take advantage of AWS Graviton2-based instances on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) to power its cloud-based workloads, and use AWS container services to develop and deploy new features and applications consistently across its hybrid infrastructure.

Twitter will continue to use AWS services such as Amazon CloudFront (AWS’s fast content delivery network service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs with low latency and high transfer speeds to customers globally) and Amazon DynamoDB (AWS’s key-value database that delivers single-digit millisecond performance at any scale).

“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,” Parag Agrawal, chief technology officer of Twitter, said.