“The biggest benefit to using technology like AWS is the ability to react quickly to business needs. Onica allowed our team to hit the ground running.”
VP Cloud Services, Live Nation
Live Entertainment in the Cloud
Live Nation is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders such as Artist Nation, Live Nation, Ticketmaster, and Live Nation concerts. When they first decided to explore cloud computing, they looked at multiple vendors, but it became pretty clear that AWS was more mature than the competition.
Hit the Ground Running
At the time, AWS was a relatively new technology. And although the Live Nation team was well-versed in traditional IT, they didn’t have any experience with AWS or the public cloud. They brought in Onica to partner with them on their journey into the cloud. This allowed their team to hit the ground running. They took formal training classes, and had many team members get AWS certifications and help move their applications into AWS. It’s been such a success, that they are now looking at every application they current support and are trying to figure out the best way to build it in AWS.
AWS provides new capabilities for success
The Live Nation team is now going straight into production deployments with the goal of getting 100% of their data centers closed by the end of 2016. The biggest benefit to using technology like AWS is the ability to react quickly to business needs. There are other advantages such as Group Security, the fact that all their hardware is now virtualized, and all the many new AWS services launched are available to them. Since Amazon innovates so quickly, the Live Nation team enjoys so many new capabilities in the cloud that just weren’t possible with the old way of doing things..
Onica is one of the largest and fastest-growing Amazon Web Services (AWS) Premier Consulting Partners in the world, helping companies enable, operate, and innovate in the cloud. From migration strategy to operational excellence and immersive transformation, Onica is a full spectrum AWS integrator. Learn more at www.onica.com.