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Growth of AWS

Posted in Uncategorized on March 4, 2011 by swaminathans

This week, BusinessWeek article posted a great article on Cloud computing and AWS. The one statement that really caught my eyes which highlights our growth is:

“Keeping up with the demand requires frantic expansion: Each day, Jassy’s operation (AWS) adds enough computing muscle to power one whole Amazon.com circa 2000, when it was a $2.8 billion business.

Please take a look at the article here.

Shameless hiring plug: Do you want to be part of the team that builds such disruptive technologies, email me: swami-removetheobvious@amazon.com?

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Amazon CloudFront: Awards

Posted in Uncategorized on October 26, 2010 by swaminathans

Amazon CloudFront is a web service for content delivery that allows you to deliver static and streaming content using a network of edge locations.  Often, these systems are called Content Deliver Networks or CDNs (for more general survey of CDN techniques, see here).

I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with folks like Brad Marshall and David Richardson during the initial days of CloudFront, and even more excited to see what they have done in the past couple of years such as adding the support for streaming media and HTTPS support.

Last week, I was excited to see CloudFront winning couple of prestigious awards: Streaming Media – 2010 Editor’s Pick and European Readers Choice awards. I’m glad to see Cloudfront’s contributions being recognized and our customers find it extremely useful. Congratulations, CloudFront team!

On that note, CloudFront team is actively looking for extremely smart engineers who are passionate about large scale distributed systems and networks. If you’re interested, please contact David Richardson.