As QuickLessons continuously improves its platform, the company has anticipated the need to provide scalability to its solutions to continue to deliver them seamlessly to all of its customers worldwide. That’s why QuickLessons’ parent company, Affero, has chosen to partner withAmazon Web Services (“AWS”). By using AWS’s services, Affero is able to dynamically improve its server farm to answer changes in traffic. Affero will also be using Amazon CloudFront for its new content delivery network (CDN), allowing content acceleration that will bring significant improvements to the end user experience. The migration will also improve monitoring capabilities, increasing uptime and reliability. With CloudFront, popular files are delivered to end-users using a global network of edge locations. This means that QuickLessons will be able to deliver media assets (images, video, audio, and animation) and dynamic content worldwide with low latency and high transfer speeds.
Francisco Ferreira, Product Director at Affero, noted “We have developed several advances in QuickLessons and our Facebook application Izzui to change our architecture to a real cloud-based software. All of our assets (images, videos, animations and flash content) are now stored in virtual storage services that will allow us to scale indefinitely. We will reduce our costs with our infrastructure operation, increasing our investments in the platform itself and delivering even more features to clients.”
On the development side, QuickLessons has raised R&D funds fromFINEP, an agency that works to promote economic and social development of Brazil. It is a 2-year project to add mobility and accessibility capabilities to QuickLessons/Izzui. Alfredo Leone, Managing Director at QuickLessons explains, “We are investing significantly to develop HTML5-related technologies to deliver courses on any kind of device to everyone. Our goal is to create multiple delivery formats that will improve our clients’ ability to reach people using tablets, smart phones and connected TV’s. Video plays also a key role on our strategy. We will improve video editing and annotation features on our platforms.”