Eurostar is the high speed train service that directly links the UK and the Continent via the Channel Tunnel, with destinations including Paris, Brussels, the Alps and the South of France. Eurostar offers passengers a seamless city centre to city centre travel experience and since starting operation in 1994, has carried over 165 million passengers.
From the outset, the business has been built on innovation, as the first and only high-speed passenger service crossing the Channel. Over the last two decades, in a competitive marketplace, Eurostar has continued to innovate and invest in the behind-the- scenes operation to enable them to provide the best possible customer experience and set the standard for short haul European travel.
In 2016, Eurostar decided to move their existing server estate, including their enterprise services, applications and workloads from the conventional hosted model to AWS. Their goals were to retire legacy debt, realise the proven synergies that can be gained from embracing “the cloud” philosophy, and better align with their cloud operations.