Meta and Amazon plan to strengthen their partnership with AWS selected as a strategic cloud provider by the former. Meta intends to broaden the use of AWS, including storage, database, and security services with integration to its existing on-premise infrastructure. The Meta AI group will utilize AWS Compute services for research and development in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
PyTorch, an open-source machine learning library developed by Meta AI Research Lab, will enhance the offering in AWS to increase developer adoption in AI learning models. PyTorch is already available on leading cloud platforms including Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, AWS, and Alibaba Cloud.
Kathrin Renz, VP of Business Development and Industries at AWS, said,
“With this agreement, AWS will continue to help Meta support research and development, drive innovation, and collaborate with third parties and the open-source community at scale. Customers can rely on Meta and AWS to collaborate on PyTorch, making it easier for them to build, train, and deploy deep learning models on AWS.”
With the use of AWS, Meta's acquisition strategy plan is set to get a boost with easier integration of newly acquired companies who already use AWS. With the global reach of AWS and Meta's need for a global infrastructure to support more than a billion users, the strategic partnership aims to enable scalability, improve performance, and enhance collaboration in research and development.