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Hearsts Multi-Cloud Strategy Taps AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud

August 29, 2019 / crn.com

The Hearst Corp. is betting on a multi-cloud strategy and the trifecta of top cloud providers for its digital transformation.The New York-based media, information and services company which has more than 360 businesses is using Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud to give its developers and divisions the best opportunity to be competitive in the market, according to Jimmy Shaffer, Hearsts executive director of cloud and DevOps.We have about 80 percent of our IT (information technology) footprint in the cloud, and we are really doing it around agility and innovation,Shaffer said. And the cost savings come by being able to use the cloud efficiently.Hearst started using the cloud in 2012 to give it an advantage over its competition by being able to move faster and bring products to market more quickly.
Its really the speed that we can move in a cloud provider that took us to AWS, Azure and Google, Shaffer said.Hearsts diversified holdings include cable televi...