Today’s AWS News 

Amazon tops Q1 earnings expectations as AWS keeps up brisk growth – ZDNet – Once again, Amazon Web Services accounted for a large portion of Amazon’s operating income, though the cloud business brings in a relatively small fraction of sales.

AWS Achieves $30 Billion Run Rate Amid Growing Profitability – CRN – While revenue growth slightly slowed, the industry’s leading cloud became more profitable by engineering more-efficient data centers.

AWS revenue approaches $8 billion in Q1, up 41 percent compared to last year – GeekWire – Revenue from the cloud market share leader came in at $7.7 billion during the quarter, up 41 percent compared to the same period last year. Operating income was $2.2 billion, up 55 percent over the year-ago quarter.

Slack to spend at least $250 million on Amazon Web Services over five years — less than Pinterest or Lyft – CNBC – Slack said on Friday that it has a hefty commitment to spend money with Amazon Web Services through 2023, though it’s not as big of a customer as other companies to recently go public like Lyft and Pinterest.

Hong Kong Launch

AWS wants a bigger share of Asia following Hong Kong launch – TechCrunch – Amazon’s cloud computing unit is making further inroads into Asia after it opened a data center in Hong Kong this week, adding to the seven existing locations where it currently operates across the Asia Pacific and China.

Amazon Web Services enters the Hong Kong cloud market – ZDNet – Amazon says the new cloud service entry has been prompted by demand by enterprises and government organizations.

AWS opens Hong Kong datacenter region – VentureBeat – Amazon Web Services (AWS), the Amazon subsidiary that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms, apps, and services to “millions” of customers globally, today announced a further expansion into China with the launch of a new datacenter region.


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