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AWS Announces Leading Ocean Shipping Carrier Matson Goes All-In on the AWS Cloud

Matson closes final data centers as it moves its critical shipping and logistics businesses to AWS for increased performance, reliability, and security

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 28, 2016-- Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced that Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX), a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, is all-in on the AWS Cloud. Matson, whose shipping network reaches Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, China, and areas of the South Pacific, has closed all four of its on-premises data centers in its migration to AWS. Moving its applications from its on-premises data centers to the AWS Cloud has helped Matson achieve faster performance, increased reliability and security, and IT infrastructure cost savings.

The shipping industry requires advanced IT capabilities to enable precise tracking of assets and customer shipments as they move around the world. Matson’s vessels, shipping terminals, container equipment, and truck shipments all require highly reliable technology to ensure that its transportation network operates at world-class levels. In addition, Matson’s customers count on cloud-based applications to provide real-time visibility and analytics in managing their own supply chains. All of these mission-critical applications run on the AWS Cloud today, including Matson’s custom-built order-to-cash booking and billing systems, terminal operations, global equipment management, U.S.-wide logistics applications, and customer-facing website.

“Several years ago we set out on a journey to modernize our entire portfolio of enterprise applications and to upgrade and optimize every corner of our IT infrastructure. Once we completed our application modernization, we were ready to culminate this transformation by migrating onto a single cloud platform, which we view as the optimal strategy to sustain world-class customer service and operational reliability. We chose the AWS Cloud because it provides unmatched security, performance, and cost benefits,” said Peter Weis, Matson’s CIO. “Having moved one hundred percent of our enterprise applications from on-premises data centers to the AWS Cloud, we are now free to focus on further innovation.”

“Companies large and small around the world are increasingly moving all-in on the AWS Cloud so they can focus their resources on differentiated work,” said Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide Sales at AWS. “We’ve worked closely with Matson during its migration to AWS and are excited to congratulate them on the closing of their data centers. Standardizing on the broadest cloud platform available, Matson will be able to devote more of its time and resources to driving new and enhanced processes for its own customers.”

About Amazon Web Services
For 10 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 70 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, analytics, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and enterprise applications from 38 Availability Zones (AZs) across 14 geographic regions in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and India. AWS services are trusted by more than a million active customers around the world -- including the fastest growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies -- to power their infrastructure, make them more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit http://aws.amazon.com.

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About Matson, Inc.
Founded in 1882, Matson is a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific. Matson provides a vital lifeline to the economies of Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, Micronesia and select South Pacific islands, and operates a premium, expedited service from China to Southern California. The Company's fleet of 22 owned vessels includes containerships, combination container and roll-on/roll-off ships and custom-designed barges. Matson Logistics, established in 1987, extends the geographic reach of Matson's transportation network throughout the continental U.S. Its integrated, asset-light logistics services include rail intermodal, highway brokerage, warehousing, and less-than-container load freight consolidation and forwarding to Alaska. Additional information about Matson, Inc. is available at www.matson.com.

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