Insights, a global leader in self-awareness and people development solutions, helps companies across the globe get the best from their employees by increasing their self-understanding. The company has offices in 18 countries and its solutions have been translated into 39 languages. Six million people have experienced Insights Discovery, Insights’ flagship people development solution.


Recently, Insights has been undergoing a significant digital transformation. “As part of this, we expect to rapidly grow our user base and customer engagement,” says Ross Esplin, customer and digital director for Insights. The company wanted to ensure it could keep pace with anticipated growth and wanted an alternative to its on-premises data center, which hosted the Insights Online application.

Marcus Corner, technology architect at Insights, says, “One of the limitations of the traditional data center was that we had to purchase new equipment every time we needed to scale the environment to support new users. It could take weeks for us to acquire and provision hardware, which wasn’t sustainable or scalable.” Insights also planned to expand its analytical services. “We needed to do more with data analytics, but we were limited in the data center environment,” says Corner.


By running on AWS, Insights can quickly scale the environment to support as many users as possible. “On AWS, we expect to scale our applications from six million existing users to millions of new users every month,” says Corner. “That creates huge potential for us in terms of meeting customer demand.”