AWS reports record $12.7bn revenues for Q420 at growth of 28%

Amazon Web Services (AWS) posted record revenues of $12.742 billion (£9.35bn) for its most recent quarter, at an uptick of 28% year over year.

AWS comprised just under a tenth (9.93%) of overall Amazon revenue, which was another record; $125.6bn for Q420. Full year revenues for AWS were at $45.37bn.

The cloud infrastructure market leader broke the $10bn quarterly revenue mark for the fourth time. While AWS revenues in sheer numbers have grown sequentially over the past...

AWS chief Andy Jassy to take over as Amazon CEO in Q321 as Bezos steps down

Amazon Web Services (AWS) chief executive Andy Jassy is to become CEO of Amazon in Q321, with Jeff Bezos stepping aside to the role of executive chair.

Jassy has led AWS since its inception, having joined Amazon in 1997.

In September, the Washington Post - proprietor, Jeff Bezos - ran a profile on Jassy as Bezos' 'likely successor.' The report cited current and former executives, who spoke anonymously, on how Jassy's odds of the top job increased after Jeff Wilke, who...

Assessing AWS’ softening stance on multi-cloud – with Amazon ECS Anywhere and EKS Anywhere

At the start of AWS re:Invent in December, Andy Jassy gave a marathon three-hour keynote speech covering many product announcements - you can watch the whole presentation if you like. One of the things I found most interesting, however, was what Jassy did not talk about – namely multi-cloud. At the end of his keynote, he discussed new AWS on-premises solutions that can also work in the cloud, but the word “multi-cloud” was never to be heard.

That said, there was a softening...

AWS, Google Cloud, Equinix among Europe climate neutral data centre pact founders

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Equinix are among the founding members of a new initiative to make data centres in Europe climate neutral by 2030.

The Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact, alongside the Self Regulatory Initiative, has been formed by 25 companies and 17 associations in what is described as 'an historic and unprecedented commitment by an industry to proactively lead the transition to a climate neutral economy.'

The move comes one year after the...

Cockroach Labs 2021 Cloud Report: Google wins on throughput, AWS network latencies ‘unbeatable’

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is the best hyperscale performer across all areas of throughput while Amazon Web Services (AWS) remains the standard for lowest network latency, according to the latest report from database provider Cockroach Labs.

The study, the company's third annual Cloud Report, evaluated the performance of AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud with regard to online transaction processing (OLTP) applications. In total, 54 machines were assessed and almost 1,000...

Parler sues Amazon alleging act of ‘political animus’ after AWS, Twilio, Zendesk suspensions

Updated 13 Jan Parler, the social network popular with supporters of President Trump, has found itself silenced after various technology and hosting providers cut ties following the riots on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

Amazon Web Services (AWS), on whose cloud Parler was hosted, told the company in an email, first reported by BuzzFeed, that it planned to suspend its account because it '[could not] provide services to a customer that is unable to effectively identify and remove...

Twitter moves to AWS for real-time scaling to expand public cloud play

The news keeps coming from Amazon Web Services (AWS) during the month of re:Invent, with the company securing Twitter as a customer to deliver its timelines.

In the multi-year agreement, Twitter will leverage AWS infrastructure and services, from content delivery network service Amazon CloudFront, to Graviton2-based instances on EC2, as well as containers. The latter appear to be new developments while the former is a continuation.

The companies will 'create an...

AWS secures MGM and BMW customer wins as supply chain use cases reign supreme

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has essentially cornered the market in cloud for three-letter abbreviations - SLA (service level agreement) and GCP (Google Cloud Platform) aside - so it's perhaps fitting that the company's latest tranche of recruits involve two of the world's most recognisible three-letter abbreviated brands.

Continuing the steady stream of news following re:Invent's kick-off last week, AWS announced it had secured partnerships with Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) and the BMW...

Zoom makes Amazon Web Services its preferred cloud provider

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has 'extended its strategic relationship' with videoconferencing provider Zoom, casting doubt on the latter's dealings with Oracle.

Amid the plethora of announcements which have come out of re:Invent, AWS' major annual event, this week, the news that Zoom is using AWS as its preferred cloud provider flew somewhat under the radar.

AWS made the point that Zoom had been a customer since 2011, with the companies 'collaborating to develop new...

AWS re:Invent 2020 keynote: Gaining a greater industry focus – plus open source offerings

Analysis Andy Jassy, chief executive of Amazon Web Services (AWS), was unequivocal about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on cloud transformation during his show-opening re:Invent keynote. "I think when you look back at the history of the cloud, it will turn out that the pandemic accelerated cloud adoption by several years," he said.

Covid has, of course, meant the annual AWS jamboree has had to adapt with the times. Like Google Cloud Next OnAir in July, re:Invent is spread...