Amazon’s cloud strategy: As big as books
Profile of head of Web services group reveals ambitious goals
- By Nick Wakeman
- Feb 09, 2011
Amazon expects its cloud services business to eventually equal the e-commerce sales the huge bookseller generates, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek article.
Web services brought in about $500 million of Amazon’s $34.2 billion in sales, according to estimates by analysts.
Businessweek describes Amazon’s cloud strategy in a profile of company vice president James Hamilton
, who runs Amazon Web Services.
Recently, Teresa Carlson left Microsoft
to run the global public sector business for Amazon Web Services.
Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.