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Slack and Amazon Web Services Partner to Drive Software Development

Slack Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WORK) and Amazon.com, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) Amazon Web Services have partnered to integrate its two services.  Both companies are working to make it easier for large distributed teams to access the apps and information they use every day in Slack that allow everyone to work efficiently. 

“The future of enterprise software will be driven by the combination of cloud services and workstream collaboration tools,” says Stewart Butterfield, the co-founder and CEO of Slack. “Strategically partnering with AWS allows both companies to scale to meet demand and deliver enterprise-grade offerings to our customers. By integrating AWS services with Slack’s channel-based messaging platform, we’re helping teams easily and seamlessly manage their cloud infrastructure projects and launch cloud-based services without ever leaving Slack.”

Slack and AWS partnered in 2019 to offer Enterprise Key Management (EKM) to allow customers to utilize their own keys stored in Amazon’s key management service to encrypt messages and files.  Over 90 companies rely on this service today. 

Since EKM’s launch, new features have been added to give users more visibility to their information in Slack.