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Andrew Binstock
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2/20/2013 | 2:11:19 AM
re: Amazon Unlikely To Spin Off AWS Cloud Unit
I wonder to what extent the same kind of analysis can be done for Microsoft with Azure.
RobPreston
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2/19/2013 | 11:31:52 PM
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I don't think it would be difficult at all for Amazon to spin off AWS--it would be a financial decoupling, not so much a physical one. Question is, does AWS generate a profit or offer the prospect of generating one? Amazon refuses to say--it doesn't even disclose AWS revenue.
ChrisMurphy
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2/19/2013 | 8:10:43 PM
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How difficult would it be to hive off Amazon's cloud business? Is it a clear infrastructure split between run-the-business infrastructure and run-the-cloud infrastructure?
Laurianne
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2/19/2013 | 6:06:06 PM
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I don't doubt the determination behind this Jassy statement: "At the highest levels of this company, we believe that it's quite possible that AWS ends up being the largest business in Amazon." The actual numbers remain one of the bigger mysteries in the cloud community.

What would AWS be worth? Think not just of the operation AWS has, consider the human talent they have in this space. That too is very valuable.

Laurianne McLaughlin
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