The Economist’s Big Move to the Cloud with Help from Cloudreach and CloudHealth

Anna Kate Tobin
Senior Channel Marketing Manager
May 7, 2017
1 minute read

Founded in 1842, The Economist has established an international reputation as a leading source of business news and world affairs. In the digital age, The Economist delivers content to its readership base in a variety of ways, including traditional print format and its website, which draws nearly 10 million unique visitors each month. The publication’s prior use of a traditional hosting provider for its website was no longer suitable for meeting the needs of an increasingly digital-minded readership. The Economist knew it was time to migrate to the cloud, but risk mitigation was critical, as a digital outage would be detrimental to the business. To ensure a successful migration to the AWS cloud, they enlisted Cloudreach, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner.

Cloudreach brought in CloudHealth to improve cost visibility, help with rightsizing and Reserved Instance management, and validate cost effectiveness during the Proof-of-Concept phase of The Economist’s AWS migration. Moving past this initial stage, CloudHealth continues to provide real-time analytics, recommendations and automation opportunities to help The Economist optimize the ROI on their AWS spend.

“Our migration from a fully hosted environment to AWS was both seamless and transformational. This dynamic infrastructure allowed our business objectives to be executed at an accelerated rate.”

— Brendan McPartlan, VP of Operations and Infrastructure, Digital Solutions at The Economist

For the full story on The Economist’s AWS migration, check out the complete case study on the Cloudreach website.


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