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Cloudinary's experience at AWS re:Invent 2016
Last week, 15 of us here at Cloudinary headed back to Las Vegas for the annual AWS re:Invent conference. We returned as exhibitors again this year since we had such a successful experience in 2015, when we introduced Cloudinary to many new companies that could benefit from our image and video management tools. 
 
As a proud AWS partner, we were excited to be part of the conference and, as we announced early in November, are one of the first to offer a SaaS Subscription product on AWS Marketplace. We built Cloudinary on AWS, and offer a unique set of features designed specifically for use on AWS and when using the CloudFront CDN, including migration support for Amazon S3 buckets and upload mapping to enable dynamic, on-the-fly image manipulation, optimization and delivery. This SaaS Subscription offering now makes it easier for Cloudinary customers to pay for their usage as part of their existing AWS bill. 
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Is your website offering the best user experience?
 
The most common frustrations voiced by people when visiting a website are the time it takes for pages to load and the amount of bandwidth some sites eat from their monthly mobile plans. 
 
What these users might not realize is that, in many cases, the culprit is the same: website image performance. Ensuring images are optimized is particularly important to businesses who manage these sites since they account for the majority of the downloaded bytes on a web page, and can slow down load times considerably. 
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Apartment List speed us development and scale rapidly
Apartment List is one of the fastest-growing online rental marketplaces in the world, helping its users with everything from searching for a new apartment to handling applications and payments. The company’s Webby-award winning site draws more than 2.5 million monthly visits, with mobile accounting for 70 percent of traffic. In 2014, Apartment List introduced top-rated iOS app. It was named the #3 fastest growing company in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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How Under Armour save development time with Cloudinary
 

High Performance App for High Performing Athletes

Under Armour is a global leader in performance footwear, apparel and equipment, made for athletes. An extension of its brand is the Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform, which powers the world's largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal.
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As the use of mobiles grows, are websites fading away?
 
At the end of 2014, activity on smartphones and tablets accounted for 60% of the time Americans spent online, according to comScore. Given the fast migration to mobile, these figures have been growing every year, and this trend in migration is not limited to the US market alone. According to a recent IDC report, the leading mobile vendors shipped a total of 334.4 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter of 2015 (1Q15), up 16% from 288.3 million units in 1Q14. With this rise in mobile adoption, it seems like more users are turning to their mobile devices to perform online activities rather than their desktop computers.
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Cloudinary at AWS re:Invent 2015

Last week Cloudinary attended, and exhibited at, its first ever Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent. The event was packed with a multitude of companies, promoting their products and enticing passers by into their booths with cool t-shirts mini robots and even freshly baked cookies. With a full team manning the booth, we perfected our pitch and attracted a steady stream of visitors. Even some of Cloudinary’s favorite customers stopped by to say hello! Redbull, Stylight and Accenture to name a few.

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