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Swisscom selects AWS as public cloud provider for its enterprise IT

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AWS chosen for its "proven and broad infrastructure and cloud capabilities to power its 5G network, increase operational efficiency, and fuel innovation".

The operator is pursuing a cloud-first strategy and will use AWS to increase IT agility, drive operational efficiencies, and accelerate time to market for new ICT features and services.

As part of its overall digital transformation, Swisscom will migrate to AWS a wide range of core applications that power its enterprise resource planning, OSS, BSS, analytics, contact centre and communications provisioning workloads.

Swisscom will also leverage AWS’ infrastructure and services to explore how it can build a reliable, scalable, secure, and cost-effective 5G Core in the cloud that would enable rapid development and deployment of new 5G services for its customers.

Moving internal IT

By transforming parts of its internal IT on AWS, Swisscom aims to reduce complexity, gain greater efficiency, and scale on demand to deliver new innovations for its customers.

It will use AWS analytics, machine learning, containers, database, and storage services to modernise its applications. In addition, Swisscom engineers and developers will be able to automate hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups, as well as deploy new applications in minutes.

Swisscom will evolve its current data pipeline into a cloud-based Data Mesh, making use of AWS  analytics offerings, such as Amazon Kinesis for scalable and durable real-time data streaming.

The company will also leverage AWS Glue for a serverless data integration service that makes it easier to discover, prepare, and combine data for analytics, machine learning, and application development, as well as Amazon Redshift for data warehousing.

By moving to an AWS-powered Data Mesh, Swisscom engineers can use the tools and interface that best suit each project, negate the cost and overhead of legacy solutions, and accelerate the time to market for new digital products, such as TV and online services that leverage AWS machine learning to deliver greater personalisation.

Unlocking new growth

“AWS contributes to the technological foundation and agility we need to unlock new growth potential by transforming our IT services and delivering robust 5G communications that meet the needs of our enterprise and consumer customers,” said Christoph Aeschlimann, CTIO of Swisscom (pictured).

“We expect 5G to open the door for a host of specialised services. Having AWS by our side, with their proven infrastructure and unparalleled suite of cloud technologies, will help us innovate and grow at a rapid pace. Leveraging AWS, we are able to quickly build and run the applications that underpin our organisation with low latency, reliability, and scalability, while meeting security and compliance requirements.”

“The telecoms industry is turning to AWS to build more flexible, agile, and cost-effective networks in the cloud, capable of delivering reliable services at any scale while continuously improving the customer experience,” said Adolfo Hernandez, Vice President of Telco Sales, Amazon Web Services, Inc. 

“We are thrilled to support Swisscom, Switzerland’s leading communications provider, with our proven infrastructure and industry-leading services to accelerate their digital transformation. Our collaboration with Swisscom represents our long-term commitment to Switzerland, and we look forward to driving broad industry transformations for more European customers when we open our new region next year.”