The move demonstrates a model for running an entire internet business on a hosted platform.
Woodland Hills, CA -- February 5, 2007 -- Gumiyo (http://www.gumiyo.com) announced today that it is running its innovative mobile and web application entirely on Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) from Amazon Web Services (http://aws.amazon.com). Gumiyo explains that the move will provide for effortless scaling while continuously reducing the operational costs.
“The move is a calculated business and technology strategy,” said Shuki Lehavi, CEO of Gumiyo Inc. “Amazon EC2 provides us with on-demand capacity and a proven technological advantage, while greatly reducing the operational noise.” In essence, Gumiyo’s reliance upon Amazon EC2 provides for variable-cost driven growth.
In addition to the benefits of using Amazon EC2, Gumiyo enjoys the endless storage offered by Amazon S3 to store the images and videos of items sold by Gumiyo users. With a constantly growing user base that will upload increasing numbers of images and video, Gumiyo can quickly scale capacity on an as-needed basis. Lehavi continues, “It’s refreshing to hear from your IT guys that we can add as many instances as necessary in a matter of minutes.”
“Gumiyo shows how leveraging multiple Amazon Web Services can be both simple and powerful for a business,” said Steve Rabuchin, Director of Developer Relations for Amazon Web Services. “Gumiyo’s ability to scale rapidly with Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 demonstrates the strength of the Amazon Web Services technology.”
Gumiyo is the first end-to-end mobile commerce platform, connecting live buyers and live sellers natively through mobile phones or through the Web. From their mobile phone or email, sellers are able to freely, easily, and efficiently post ads to the Gumiyo Web site. Gumiyo will broadcast those ads to major search engines and classified aggregators, and receive inquiries from qualified buyers faster than traditional classified web sites or offline channels.
Buyers can create alerts that trigger automatic text-message notification when those items do become available. Every item listing page provides an immediate way for buyers to connect with the seller. Gumiyo enables buyers and sellers to fully engage their “always on, always present” mobile devices to more quickly find and connect with one another.
Founded by Shuki Lehavi and Rich Abronson in Woodland Hills, CA, Gumiyo is committed to revolutionizing the mobile consumer-to-consumer commerce experience.