Note: The following is an excerpt from Amazon’s AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog that first appeared on July 25, 2017.

Today, I am excited and honored to unveil two related blockbuster projects we’ve been working on for quite a long time. The first is that we are announcing a robust and expansive relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS). At SendGrid, we have been running many critical workloads with many cloud providers (including AWS) for many years, but through our relationship as an AWS Partner Network (APN) Partner, we will be deepening and broadening our collaboration and aggressively expanding our footprint in AWS.

The second announcement is that we’ve been quietly working on a complete re-architecture of our mail processing pipeline for more than a year and we’ll be rolling these changes out throughout the remainder of 2017. While worthy of its own blog post, the new architecture was created and intended from day one to lay the groundwork for this partnership. Our new pipeline is truly cloud-native and designed from the ground up to run optimally in the cloud. In so doing, we’ve avoided several pitfalls that have beset other mail providers, thus it is helpful to tell both stories to highlight the advantages of AWS that we will be passing along to our customers.

Read the full details on why we made the decision, why now, and what this means for our customers now and in the future on the AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog.

J.R. is the Chief Architect at SendGrid. He has over 20 years of experience working at Internet Services and SaaS companies.