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Workday Selects AWS as Preferred Public Cloud Services Provider for Customer Production

Workday unveils plans to offer customers option to run suite of applications on the AWS Cloud beginning in 2017

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2016-- Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced that Workday (NYSE: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources has selected AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider for customer production workloads. Through this partnership, Workday is taking another step in its long-term public cloud strategy by offering customers the option to run its full suite of applications —including Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management — for the first time in the public cloud.

With this partnership, Workday customers will have the choice to satisfy complex data sovereignty requirements by running their Workday applications on the AWS Cloud, or they can continue leveraging Workday data centers. Workday intends to first make this option available to customers in Canada in calendar year 2017, and expects to expand the scope to other geographies over time in consultation with its customers.

“With AWS – the proven leader in cloud infrastructure – as Workday’s preferred public cloud provider for production workloads, our customers will have a choice to deploy and drive business value with Workday’s suite of applications,” said Aneel Bhusri, co-founder and CEO, Workday. “The ability to run our applications on the AWS Cloud underscores our commitment to deliver the security, reliability, and continuous innovation our customers expect when it comes to infrastructure, while continually expanding the ways they can optimize workforce productivity and business performance.”

“The world’s most innovative and successful companies rely on AWS for secure, robust global infrastructure and the broadest set of cloud services,” said Andy Jassy, CEO, AWS. “We are excited to help support Workday’s rapid pace of innovation by giving their customers the option to run their Workday applications on AWS.”

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About Workday

Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers human capital management, financial management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. More than 1,000 organizations, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.

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