Coursera is an educational company that collaborates with Stanford, Duke, Princeton, the London School of Economics, The University of Melbourne and other institutions to offer free online classes. With more than 300 classes on its website, Coursera needed to track student data, store and deliver videos, and enable students and teachers to interact with each other. By using Amazon Web Services, Coursera can handle half a petabyte of traffic each month and scale to deliver courses over 3 million students in one year.

Peter Mellow’s insight:
Nice video with Coursera talking about their Cloud hosting with Amazon.