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Amazon Web Services(Strategic 100 2010)

Amazon Web Services(Strategic 100 2010)

In April the first Amazon Web Services Asia Pacific Region opened in Singapore, enabling its customers to access AWS infrastructure services from multiple availability zones.

Global HQ: Seattle, Washington, US Website: www.amazon.com, aws.amazon.com

Global leader: Jeff Bezos, president, CEO and chairman of the board

Local leader: Shane Owenby, managing director, Asia Pacific

Core activity: Infrastructure web services for companies to build their businesses and run applications in the cloud

Revenue: US$24.5 billion (Amazon FY2008 to 2009, ended June 30)

Key customers: NASA, Nasdaq, Netflix, Virgin Atlantic Airways

Employees: 28,300 (Amazon)

Amazon Web Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of internet retail giant Amazon, has expanded its services into Asia-Pacific. In April the first Amazon Web Services Asia Pacific Region opened in Singapore, enabling its customers to access AWS infrastructure services from multiple availability zones.

It also introduced Cluster Compute Instances — a service specifically designed for high-performance computing applications — for its commercial web service Amazon EC2. The company added a service level agreement to its cloud-based content delivery service CloudFront. If the availability of a user’s content drops below 99.9 percent in any given month, it can apply for a credit equal to 10 percent of the monthly bill.

Anushkar Mohinani and Mikael Ricknäs, IDGNS

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