AWS and Slack collaborate on tightening tools

Amazon Web Services and Slack Technologies have agreed to work together on delivering solutions for enhanced enterprise workforce collaboration.

The partners aim to help distributed development teams communicate and become more efficient and agile in managing their AWS resources from inside Slack.

Slack will migrate its Slack Calls capability for all voice and video calling to Amazon Chime, AWS’s communications service that lets users meet, chat, and place business calls.

It is also leveraging AWS’s global infrastructure to support enterprise customers’ rapid adoption of its platform and to offer them data residency – the ability to choose which country or region their data is stored at rest in while fulfilling compliance requirements.

Slack continues to rely on AWS as its preferred cloud provider and will use a range of AWS services, including storage, compute, database, security, analytics, and machine learning, to develop new collaboration features.

Additionally, AWS has agreed to use Slack to simplify the way teams at AWS communicate and work together.

Enterprise customers can rely on Slack’s channel-based messaging solution, combined with AWS’s proven infrastructure and security services, for secure, reliable, and scalable communication. Slack and AWS will also extend product integration and deepen interoperability to help developer teams manage their AWS resources in Slack channels and Amazon Chime chat rooms with greater flexibility. These integrations include:

“By integrating AWS services with Slack’s channel-based messaging platform, we are helping teams easily and seamlessly manage their cloud infrastructure projects and launch cloud-based services without ever leaving Slack,” said Stewart Butterfield, CEO and Co-founder of Slack.

“AWS customers gain a powerful new means of managing their AWS resources that will help teams collaborate and build more applications using the broadest and deepest set of cloud services,” said Andy Jassy, CEO of AWS.