FanDuel Places a Winning Bet on AWS for Cloud Infrastructure

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  September 15, 2023

FanDuel, as most are aware of, is a popular online sportsbook and daily fantasy sports platform that offers legal wagering on sports betting markets for all major sports. FanDuel offers daily fantasy contests for cash prizes and has a wide range of betting options, including moneylines, point spreads, over/unders, prop bets, futures bets, parlays and more.

What most people are not aware of is how FanDuel continues to develop game enhancements and keep fans connected to their favorite teams. The answer is AWS. FanDuel has been using AWS since its launch in 2009.

AWS, launched in 2006, covers diverse domains, including computing, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning, IoT, security and more. AWS empowers businesses and individuals to scale resources as needed through a pay-as-you-go model, ensuring cost efficiency and flexibility.

AWS provides FanDuel with a broad portfolio of cloud services, including compute, storage, analytics and databases. Now, FanDuel has selected AWS as its strategic cloud provider to deepen its relationship with the cloud to help power the company’s growth into new markets across the U.S. and Canada.

“AWS has proven it can provide a secure and reliable infrastructure,” said Shane Sweeney, senior vice president, technology for FanDuel. “This expansion regionally is part of FanDuel’s broader work with AWS, which includes the use of AWS Outposts and Local Zones to help drive our performance.”

FanDuel is leveraging AWS’s proven, secure and highly performant infrastructure to scale its support of millions of simultaneous players as they place bets, watch live content, and access real-time features. Working with AWS, FanDuel can quickly move key workloads to the cloud from their remaining physical infrastructure.

FanDuel is also working alongside AWS to reduce its environmental impact and make operations more energy-efficient by using tools such as the AWS Customer Carbon Footprint Tool to benchmark its carbon footprint against sustainability goals.

FanDuel continues to explore new ways to innovate with AWS, including the use of machine learning and generative AI with Amazon Bedrock to enhance its platform.

“FanDuel is a perfect example of an organization using our consistent cloud infrastructure at the edge to help ensure regulatory compliance, while also increasing their performance, security and scalability,” said Jan Hofmeyr, vice president of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Edge. “AWS will continue to provide the capabilities needed to help reduce FanDuel’s time to market as they expand into new regions and continue to provide players with low latency gaming experiences.”

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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