Ting Hsuan Lin | September 27, 2016
Amazon Web Services (AWS) will become a $10 billion business this year, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a letter to shareholders this week.
While Amazon as a whole “became the fastest company ever to reach $100 billion in annual sales” in 2015, Amazon Web Services will hit the $10 billion mark “at a pace even faster than Amazon achieved that milestone,” Bezos wrote. AWS is used by more than 1 million people from “organizations of every size across nearly every industry,” he wrote.
AWS launched in March 2006 with the Simple Storage Service (S3). It expanded with the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) a few months later, letting customers rent virtual machines over the Internet. The service allowed developers to obtain computing capacity on demand without having to operate their own servers, and over the years, many startups have built online businesses with Amazon’s data centers and services providing the back-end infrastructure. It’s not just small companies relying on Amazon, though, as big names like Adobe, Capital One, GE, MLB Advanced Media, Netflix, and Pinterest use the online platform.
Amazon Web Services faces strong competition today from the likes of G oogle and Microsoft, but it’s still far ahead of US rivals. Measuring by total compute capacity in use, AWS is 10 times bigger than 14 other infrastructure-as-a-service providers combined, among those included in a Gartner report from May 2015. Those 14 include Microsoft, Google, CenturyLink, VMware, IBM, and Rackspace. The report did not include Alibaba’s AliCloud service, which reported having more than 1.4 million customers as of June 2014. The China-based company opened two data centers in the US last year.
FPT is the only Vietnamese partner of Amazon Web Services at the moment, titled Advanced Consulting Partner. In 2015, FPT Software was recognized by AWS with one of the earliest Audited Managed Service Partner statuses and was also acknowledged by AWS within the Leaders of “Learn and Be Curious” Recognized Partners 2015, together with Hitachi, Fujitsu, Accenture, TCS, Cognizant, etc.
At AWS Global Partner Summit being organized in 2015 in the US, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced their global partners and FPT was the only Vietnamese company being named. Accordingly, FPT was recognized as AWS’ “Learn and Be Curious” Partner together with giants from Japan, India namely Hitachi, Fujitsu, NEC, Accenture, Tata and Cognizant. AWS highly appreciated FPT’s active investment in research and development as well as improvement of professional capacity. FPT was also recognized as one of 40 Managed Services Partners globally.
Source: Arstechinca, Geekwire, Amazon.