• USAToday: Amazon's new direction: Point, click, make a product to sell to the world

    Posted On: Nov 21, 2006

    “A couple of weeks ago, at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Bezos unveiled his strategy and talked with me about it. In the near term, the whole thing seems pretty complicated and nerdy. Amazon will offer services with names such as Elastic Compute Cloud (renting out computing capacity), Simple Storage Service (renting data storage) and Mechanical Turk (I’m still not sure what that is!).”

  • Amazon: Utility computing power broker

    Posted On: Nov 16, 2006

    “The likes of hardware makers IBM, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard have preached the benefits of utility computing for years. During that time, Amazon has been quietly putting the idea into practice. Its Amazon Web Services business essentially opens up the online store’s computing guts to outsiders, giving software developers access to its retail services, such as fulfillment and commerce, as well as to computer processing and data storage.”

  • BusinessWeek: Jeff Bezos' Risky Bet

    Posted On: Nov 13, 2006

    “Bezos wants Amazon to run your business, at least the messy technical and logistical parts of it, using those same technologies and operations that power his $10 billion online store. In the process, Bezos aims to transform Amazon into a kind of 21st century digital utility.”

  • Washington Post: At Web 2.0 Summit, a Look at What's in Store (and Storage)

    Posted On: Nov 11, 2006

    “SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8—Jeffrey P. Bezos, chief executive of Amazon.com Inc., outlined his ambitious strategy for selling online storage and computing power before a crowd of entrepreneurs gathered here Wednesday for the Internet industry’s marquee conference and annual pep rally.”

  • News.com: Amazon Web Services will be 'meaningful business'

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2006

    “SAN FRANCISCO—Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos is convinced that the company’s nascent hosted computing service will yield dividends for the retail giant, with time. Bezos spoke at the Web 2.0 Summit on Wednesday where the publisher and conference host queried him on Amazon’s Web Services business.”

  • ZDNet: Amazon.com CEO talks Web Services

    Posted On: Nov 8, 2006

    “CNET News.com’s Martin LaMonica speaks with Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos about his company’s Web services business during the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.”

  • Federal Computer Week: Amazon.mil? DISA is intrigued by Web services model for creating systems

    Posted On: Oct 30, 2006

    “In a recent test, the Defense Information Systems Agency compared the cost of developing a simple application called the Tech Early Bird on $30,000 worth of in-house servers and software with the costs of developing the same application using the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud from Amazon.com’s Web Services.”

  • ComputerWorld: Amazon.com's rent-a-grid

    Posted On: Aug 30, 2006

    “Amazon.com is on a roll. In March, the company launched the Simple Storage Service (S3), a metered disk in the cloud that I praised here and discussed in more detail on my blog. So in July, when the Simple Queuing Service (SQS) emerged from beta, developers were so busy with S3 that they hardly noticed.”