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Matson migrates to Amazon Cloud

SEATTLE: November 28, 2016. 2016. Matson, a provider of ocean liner services to Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, China and areas of the South Pacific, has closed its four data centers and migrated to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Matson GuamThe carrier said moving its applications to the AWS Cloud has helped it achieve faster performance, increased reliability and security, and IT infrastructure cost savings.

Matson wanted precise tracking of assets and customer shipments worldwide. This included shipping terminals, container equipment, truck shipments, and the provision of real-time visibility and analytics for customer supply chains.

According to Amazon, all of these functions run on its 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," said Matson CIO Peter Weis. "We chose the AWS Cloud because it provides unmatched security, performance, and cost benefits."

Mike Clayville, AWS vice president Worldwide Sales said his company had worked closely with Matson during the migration and expressed his congratulations on the closing of its 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," he added.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2016 Matson reported net income of US $61.1 million on revenue of US$1.42 billion.

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