Amazon’s cloud strategy: As big as books

Profile of head of Web services group reveals ambitious goals

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.

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Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.

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