Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is an open-source HTML framework developed by the AMP Open Source Project. The origination of AMP was by Google to compete with Facebook Instant Articles and Apple News. AMP recently announced that it would migrate 100% of its on-premise workload to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud by 2022. The migration will be based on AMP’s work since 2012, referring to the migration of more than 50% of its applications into the cloud.

According to AMP, moving the remaining on-premise environment to AWS will help the company to “increase speed of service and scale operations in the cloud.” Additionally, it will give the company access to AWS Managed Services, Amazon Guard Duty, and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.

“AMP is in its second year of a three-year transformation to become a simpler, client-led, and growth-oriented business. An important component of any client-led transformation is the ability to execute and create digitalised and data-driven experiences. Embracing the cloud allows this to happen at speed and scale,” AMP CTO and Data Officer Jacqui Visch said.

Along with its digital transformation journey, AMP has laid down efforts to foster cloud technology training programs for employees to deliver tailored learning based on individual cloud experiences. The training comprises interactive training sessions by accredited AWS instructors, hackathons, and cloud 101 sessions.

Visch said that when the training program was launched in June, the company received more than 400 registrations.

“We’re creating a future-ready tech workforce at AMP — and our people are highly motivated to upskill their capabilities,” she said.

However, AMP is not the only one training staff on AWS. Telstra will also join the league of their cloud guild to train 4,000 employees by 2025.

AWS cloud guilds have been set up by many other companies such as Kmart Group, the National Australia Bank, and Deloitte.