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Brookfield selects Amazon for cloud services

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Brookfield Asset Management has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a preferred cloud provider to accelerate its digital infrastructure and become a more data-driven company.

Meanwhile, Brookfield Renewable, a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management, will provide 601.6MW of wind and solar energy capacity to power Amazon’s operations in Europe, North America and India.

It will provide energy to seven Amazon projects:

  • US – Arkansas, Illinois and Mississippi

  • Europe – Spain, Northern Ireland and Italy

  • India

Brookfield has migrated its legacy systems to AWS and is using the service's analytics, containers, Internet of Things, machine learning and storage capabilities to modernize its technology infrastructure, optimize operations and boost innovation. Brookfield said this would help proactively manage its complex commercial transactions, improve return on assets and reduce operating costs.

“AWS is helping us modernize our operational systems, giving us the scalability, reliability, and innovation, we need to deliver clean energy around the world. In return, Brookfield Renewable will provide renewable power to Amazon on three continents, which will help Amazon stay on the path to power its operations with 100% renewable energy,” said Ruth Kent, chief operating officer at Brookfield Renewable

Brookfield is also implementing workplace safety technology, collaborating with AWS and Blackline Safety to provide real-time employee safety monitoring at three hydroelectric dam sites in the US.