Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced that Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV), the world’s leading live entertainment and ticketing company, has selected AWS as its public cloud infrastructure provider and is moving its global IT infrastructure to the AWS Cloud. AWS will help Live Nation reliably and securely scale its IT infrastructure for future growth across Ticketmaster and Corporate IT, as well as select parts of its Festival business. Live Nation currently produces more than 26,000 live events per year around the world, including more than 80 festivals, and operates more than 150 venues.
Live Nation’s Ticketmaster division will use AWS to scale with the rapid growth in its global ticketing business, which currently receives 80 million visits per month – 60 percent from mobile devices – and results in 530 million ticket transactions per year. The Ticketmaster websites will be migrated to AWS and will use AWS Lambda, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon Aurora, and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) to simplify management of large-scale databases and for storage of logs and static content. Additionally, by moving Corporate IT to AWS, Live Nation will reduce costs and gain the flexibility to focus on more strategic initiatives. Live Nation Corporate IT will leverage Amazon S3 for storage of data for disaster recovery, Amazon WorkSpaces for fully managed desktop computing services, and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Redshift for application hosting workloads.
“We have been working closely with the AWS team, and we are impressed with the superior security, performance, and reliability of their products,” said David Huckabay, CIO, Live Nation. “We look forward to the positive impact that going all-in on the AWS Cloud will have on our IT infrastructure across our key business divisions.”
“Increasingly, enterprises around the world are deploying their critical workloads on AWS and going all-in so they can refocus on serving their customers best,” said Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Sales at AWS. “We’re truly excited for Live Nation’s adoption of AWS, which will allow them to quickly and easily scale, reduce costs, improve security, and increase agility for even their most critical workloads.”