- Amazon Web Services' (AMZN -0.3%) pivotal U.S.-East data center is having network connectivity issues that are impacting major clients such as Salesforce's Heroku unit and software project hosting platform GitHub.
- Fast-growing AWS has periodically seen outages and connectivity issues. The last major disruption was on Aug. 26.
- Gartner recently estimated AWS possesses 5x the utilized compute capacity of all other cloud infrastructure (IaaS) providers combined, while effectively declaring the platform in a league of its own. "[AWS] is a thought leader; it is extraordinarily innovative, exceptionally agile and very responsive to the market. It has the richest IaaS product portfolio..."
- Analyst Lydia Leong: "Many Gartner clients now actually have multiple incumbent providers (the most common combination is AWS and [Verizon's] Terremark), but nearly all such customers tell us that the balance of new projects are going to AWS, not the other providers."
- Analysts think AWS is now on a $3B+/year run rate, after generating ~$2B in sales last year.
AWS having fresh connectivity issues; high praise from Gartner
Sep 13 2013, 12:42 ET