Edalex joins the Amazon’s AWS EdStart Program

April 1, 2019

Edalex has been selected to join Amazon’s AWS EdStart Program. AWS EdStart is a program designed to help innovative companies build the next generation of online learning, analytics, and education management solutions, incorporating cloud technologies. Edalex’s submission focused on two key investment areas: its existing EdalexCloud offering that delivers a SaaS experience with the openEQUELLA digital repository, and a new suite of services: Edalex Content Services (ECS).

"We've been using Edalex hosting for 3 years now. We have been very impressed with their expert technical advice and the responsiveness of their support team," said Francis Ramirez, eLearning Advisor, Australian Catholic University. "EdalexCloud will surely impress newcomers into openEQUELLA, too!"

ECS will introduce modular, cloud-based extensions to existing educational technology platforms. The first two services are Edalex Video and Edalex Autotag, launching in mid 2019, and being developed in close consultation with educational design partners. These services will incorporate machine learning and other cloud services to deliver new functionality and increased usability to the openEQUELLA platform.

“Being selected to join the AWS EdStart Program is an exciting achievement for Edalex. We see it as a validation of our strategy to ‘help put innovation into education,’” said Dan McFadyen, Managing Director - Edalex. “AWS is a critical component of our service offering, and this program will help accelerate our efforts to further introduce innovative cloud-based technologies to our offerings such as the openEQUELLA platform.”

Membership in the EdStart program provides access to training, mentoring, marketing and other support from Amazon that aims to accelerate investments by Edalex.

“AWS EdStart members are transforming education in every corner of the globe,” said Sam Harris, Education Program Manager, APAC - AWS. “We are pleased to welcome Edalex to the AWS EdStart community and provide assistance to them - and ultimately look forward to seeing the benefits Edalex can offer to the broader educational community.”

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