Company: Urban Airship
Carpathia Services: Cloud Computing, Compliance
The engine behind thousands of mobile applications, Urban Airship’s breakthrough technology powers some of the world’s most well-known and successful apps, helping top brands ensure their mobile app initiatives are engaging, scalable and profitable. Urban Airship provides push notifications, rich mobile messaging and in-app purchase services, as well as analytics and campaign management tools, for mobile app publishers. The company delivers roughly 14 thousand mobile messages per minute and adds thousands of devices to its platform each day.
After a period of significant growth, Urban Airship’s expanding customer base and colossal data-collection activities increasingly demanded both a dedicated infrastructure and a flexible scalable cloud. To meet these demands and continue to exceed customer expectations for Urban Airship’s stable, scalable, low-latency and high-throughput mobile messaging platform, the mobile services provider wanted to connect its AWS cloud servers with bare-metal servers in extremely close geographic proximity. Using Direct Connect, Urban Airship was able to situate both elements in its hybrid-cloud infrastructure within a few hundred yards of each other, thus allowing connectivity speeds of approximately 1 millisecond.
As Urban Airship searched for the right solution to meet its needs, the company established ten critical requirements:
By partnering with both Carpathia and Amazon Web Services, Urban Airship was able to meet all of its requirements, an investment that provides many positive benefits for Urban Airship’s customers. The connectivity, geographic footprint, cloud elasticity and customized kit all combine to provide for robust mobile messaging worldwide. Additionally, the economics of Urban Airship’s hosting environment will continue to allow the company to provide customers with the best value for its products. Further, Urban Airship is now running on the hosting architecture that will allow the company to provide customers with the next iterations of its existing products.
“The reputations of Carpathia Hosting and Amazon Web Services, our relationships with both, and their SAS 70 compliance should give customers confidence that Urban Airship is running on the best hosting platform in the world. Finally, the speed and flexibility of this approach will allow us to continue to execute well for years to come.”
VP of Engineering, Urban Airship