ERE Names AWS as its Preferred Cloud Provider
Leading global provider of maps and location services continues to expand use of AWS to power its new Open Location Platform service(PresseBox) (Seattle, )
“As we continue to expand the reach of our Open Location Platform and enable global access to the world’s leading mapping and location services for consumers and businesses, building on the leading cloud provider with the broadest and deepest capabilities is key to our development and global expansion.”
This year, HERE is introducing its first location services that collect and use real-time sensor data from connected vehicles, including brands like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. The services, built on the HERE Open Location Platform, will provide high-quality information on traffic conditions, potential road hazards, traffic signage, and on-street parking to help reduce traffic congestion and accidents, and make driving safer and more enjoyable for people around the world. HERE is also developing new location services to serve a range of other industries, including the broader transportation and logistics sectors, as well as infrastructure, manufacturing, retail, and advertising technology.
“We started using AWS’s storage and compute services for our production workloads several years ago and quickly came to rely on the unmatched security, reliability, performance, breadth, and scalability that AWS provides to us and to our own end customers,” said Angel L. Mendez, Chief Operating Officer at HERE. “As we continue to expand the reach of our Open Location Platform and enable global access to the world’s leading mapping and location services for consumers and businesses, building on the leading cloud provider with the broadest and deepest capabilities is key to our development and global expansion.”
“We increasingly see enterprises beginning their adoption of AWS with specific core workloads and then quickly expanding their use of AWS as they experience the powerful benefits it offers their IT infrastructure and overall business,” said Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Sales at AWS. “We’re excited to work closely with HERE as they launch their first commercial services powered by the Open Location Platform on AWS later this year, and bring incredible innovation to the world of connected cars and the broader Internet of Things.
About HERE Technologies
HERE Technologies, the Open Location Platform Company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, including our new generation of cloud-based location platform services, visit http://360.here.com and www.here.com.