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D2L Selects Amazon Web Services Cloud to Improve Learning Worldwide

Press Release

D2L’s use of AWS Cloud will accelerate global expansion and innovation

Learning is about to take another leap forward. D2L, a learning technology leader, is delighted to announce that it has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its strategic public cloud infrastructure provider. D2L will be able to serve its global customers from AWS locations in the US, Europe, Asia, and plans to also use the AWS location that will open in Montreal, Canada.

“At AWS, we share D2L’s passion for delivering an excellent learning experience,” said Andrew Ko, Global Director of Education, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “With AWS, all learners around the world using Brightspace will have the same high-quality experience and access to cutting-edge innovation.”

D2L’s Brightspace is a digital learning platform that helps schools, universities, colleges and enterprises deliver personalized learning experiences in a classroom or online to people anywhere in the world. D2L is accelerating its innovation by leveraging built-in AWS services such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Elasticsearch, and the suite of AWS analytics and security services. With AWS’s reliability, security, and availability, D2L will continue to provide its high level of service and a global, end-to-end security approach, now on one trusted infrastructure.

“D2L’s mission is to transform the way the world learns and this collaboration with AWS is a significant milestone in that journey,” stated John Baker, D2L President and CEO. “Leveraging this cloud infrastructure, we can put even more effort into further innovating our award-winning LMS. Our customers can trust that their valuable data will be stored and delivered with industry-leading reliability and security – a promise we have delivered on for the past 17 years”.

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About Brightspace

D2L’s Brightspace is a digital learning platform that helps schools and institutions deliver personalized learning experiences in a classroom or online to people anywhere in the world. Created for the digital learner, Brightspace is cloud-based, runs on mobile devices, and offers rich multimedia to increase engagement, productivity and knowledge retention. The platform makes it easy to design courses, create content, and grade assignments, giving instructors more time to focus on what’s most important – greater teaching and learning. At the same time, analytics reports track and deliver insights into the performance levels of departments, courses, or individuals.

Brightspace was recently named the #1 LMS in Higher Ed by Ovum Research and #1 in Adaptive Learning by eLearning Magazine. In addition, Aragon Research included Brightspace in its highly-coveted Hot Vendors In Learning list.

About D2L

D2L is the software leader that makes the learning experience better. The company’s cloud-based platform is easier to use, more flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, companies can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results. The company is a world leader in learning analytics: its platform predicts learner performance so that companies can take action in real-time to keep employees on track. Brightspace is used by learners in higher education, K-12, and the enterprise sector, including the Fortune 1000. D2L has operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore.


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