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VANCOUVER’S KIDZWORLD LOOKS TO THE CLOUD TO KEEP UP WITH DEMAND

Jul 20, 2011

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(Vancouver, BC) Kidzworld, the world’s largest fully monitored safe social media network for kids has made the transition to the Amazon Cloud, as demand from its ever growing user-base continued to expand.

Embracing new technology as a web-based company is vital. The family run company felt confident that making the change was not only necessary but an exciting step in its evolution as a safe place for kids to engage with peers worldwide, while preserving their anonymity.  Parents can feel confident letting their kids spend their time on the web at Kidzworld.

Commenting on the move, Kidzword founder, President and father Allen Achilles stated:  “we made the move for a number of reasons. By locating our servers in the Eastern US with international redundancies we are able to offer a much faster experience to our users. Server capacity can also be expanded virtually instantly with nominal costs. As a father, I understand the concerns parents have for their children when online.  Making kids understand how unsafe it is to share personal information is an ongoing challenge, but the reality is, kids spend a lot of time on the web.  We have created a safe social network where kids can chat, talk about issues of being kids, read about their favourite celebrities, get homework help and really, grow and be kids.”

From a tech standpoint, website developer Clarke Brundson of FreeRunning Technologies commented on the transition:  “As a website, we felt like a land-locked country. We had lots of plans for expansion, but were trapped by the taxed limits of our hardware and sever setup.  Amazon's services were a lifesaver,  S3, EC2, RDS, SES and Route 53 now provide the backbone of our functionality. We can dynamically spin up instances of any size on the fly to handle our diverse set of services and workloads”

Kidzworld, founded in 2001 is the largest safe, social network for kids ages 9-14 and is constantly monitoring and evolving its safety detection. With over 1.8 million registered users around the world, this vibrant community grows each day.

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