Amazon’s new cloud services may blow your mind

At Tuesday’s Structure:Europe event, Amazon.com’s CTO Werner Vogels hinted that “there are things coming down the pipe you wouldn’t believe,” when asked about what’s in store for Amazon’s Web Services.

GigaOM did a little speculating this morning into what Vogels could have been talking about, and some of the possibilities are pretty interesting.

A few predictions: higher-end analytics, market segmentation with big software vendors like Oracle (a potential competitor in this space) and more PaaS capabilities.

Seems like there is some big stuff on the horizon for AWS.

Earlier this month, AWS senior vice president Andy Jassy shared some insightful thoughts at the end of the WTIA TechNW conference in Seattle. He touched on the rise of private clouds behind company firewalls, the need to stay flexible and also added that every single day, AWS is adding enough new servers to have handled all of Amazon when it was a $3 billion revenue company around the year 2000.

So, what do you think is the next move for AWS?

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  • js

    “AWS is adding enough new servers to have handled all of Amazon when it was a $3 billion revenue company around the year 2000.”

    I’m confused. So what is the current Amazon site running on? Am I supposed to be impressed that AWS has the infrastructure to support their own site twelve years ago?

    • duh

      every single day they are adding the equivalent of what was enough to run their entire company in 2000

      • js

        Makes sense then :)

  • http://twitter.com/jpmalek Jeff Malek

    Something that would be awesome but hard to believe…five nines of uptime on EC2 instances?

  • Matt Wass de Czege

    How about Amazon Docs to counter Google?? :)