Innovative Selects Amazon Web Services as Cloud Provider


Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, a leading provider of library automation software that empowers libraries globally, today announced the selection of Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its cloud infrastructure provider. Innovative’s solutions are available globally for all Innovative library partners, and provide services from AWS locations in the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia.

“With the AWS Cloud’s scalability, reliability, and security, Innovative and its partners can focus on delivering exceptional library services and programs while leveraging world-class cloud technology with proactive monitoring services,” said Andrew Ko, Director of Education, Worldwide Public Sector, AWS, Inc.

Selecting AWS will provide Innovative library partners with additional scalability, reliability, and security, as well as enhance the value of Innovative’s solutions. This change is part of the company’s strategic investment in cloud infrastructure. Through the relationship with AWS, Innovative will:

  • Expand service levels and monitoring services for the applications and services critical to supporting libraries
  • Exceed requirements for compliance with global IT security and data privacy
  • Increase flexibility and scalability of the services currently available to cloud hosted library partners

“Innovative is continually focused on enhancing our customer support and expanding services for our library partners,” said Innovative CEO Jim Tallman. “Selecting AWS enables us to focus on our library partners while providing them with industry-leading cloud services and a commitment to continued technology development.”

Eleven library partners have participated as early adopters for Innovative’s cloud hosting solution on AWS, including the University Library at The University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia.

“As with many academic libraries, there has been a rationalization of funding and staff resources across the sector,” said Bruce Eames, Library Systems Administrator ILMS for the University Library. “In this context, there has been a move toward hosting services on the cloud where possible. The University Library was therefore keen to explore the AWS offering by Innovative, as we felt that having Innovative support, both application and hosting environment, would streamline system management and troubleshooting.”

Eames continued, “We received excellent treatment during implementation, including additional development to address specific security concerns, and, when these needs arose, Innovative used additional resources to deliver the outcomes required by the Library and our clients.”

To learn more about the solutions Innovative offers to libraries, visit the Innovative website.



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Innovative ( provides leading technology solutions and services that empower libraries and enrich their users worldwide. Innovative offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of library automation products on the market today, serving academic, public, national, corporate, and special libraries, and consortia. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, Innovative has a global presence—serving thousands of libraries in 66 countries and offices worldwide.