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Cloud Computing Keeps Allconnect Fast and Flexible

Allconnect, a national leader in connecting consumers with essential home services, has built its entire business platform on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. Allconnect found that cloud computing allows the company to expand with more flexibility, while significantly reducing capital expenditures.

“When we began building a new platform, we realized we could avoid a large upfront capital expenditure and easily scale up or down by using AWS. Using the cloud also increased our speed-to-market,” said Mark Miller, CEO, Allconnect.

“We’re excited to see organizations like Allconnect adopting the AWS cloud and benefiting from its flexibility, scalability and low costs,” said Matt Wood, General Manager, Data Science at Amazon Web Services, Inc. “AWS is focused on innovating on behalf of our customers and we continue to deliver new features and services to further enable customers like Allconnect.”

Allconnect is a leader in the industry as an adopter of what is an emerging trend. In a recent New York Times article, industry analysts at International Data Corporation said that over the next six years almost 90 percent of new spending on Internet and communications technologies – a $5 trillion global business – will be on cloud-based technology.

“Quality assurance, production, and training are just a few of the environments that Allconnect has ‘spun up in the cloud,’” says Miller. “We have 450 instances spread across more than a dozen environments in the cloud. AWS’ model allows us to be nimble and responsive to the needs of both Allconnect and our partners.”

Reference: NY Times June 12 issue with special section on cloud computing: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/category/cloud-computing/special-section-cloud-computing-2014/

About Allconnect

Through relationships with major utilities and home service providers, Allconnect and its WhiteFence operations help millions of consumers save time and money on essential home services, including communication bundles, TV, Internet, phone and home security. The company offers a convenient single source for comparing and ordering when customers are transferring or establishing household services and want to ensure they get the best value. Allconnect’s customized solutions for energy partners help increase adoption of energy initiatives, such as home protection products, demand response offers, energy efficiency programs and green energy initiatives. Founded in 1998, Allconnect is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with offices, including Sales & Customer Care Centers, in Atlanta; Houston, Texas; Lexington, Kentucky; and St. George, Utah. For more information, visit allconnect.com or follow the company on Twitter and Facebook.

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