Zynga, a leading developer of social games with popular titles such as FarmVille, Zynga Poker, Words With Friends, and Hit It Rich! Slots, was an early AWS customer that decided to move most of its infrastructure off AWS in 2011 to build its own private cloud and data centers. With changes to its business over the years—particularly a transition to mobile games—and an ever-increasing focus on analytics, Zynga determined that it would stop running its own infrastructure and migrate all of its workloads back to AWS by the end of 2015, gaining agility, infrastructure efficiency, and a reduction in their overall operating cost. In this session, learn from Dorion Carroll, chief information officer (CIO) for Zynga, as he discusses the specific reasons why Zynga decided to move back to AWS as well as his approach to Zyngas migration plan.
AWS re:Invent 2015 (SPOT210) Zynga’s Journey (Back) to the AWS Cloud