Amazon (AMZN) plans to lease two additional Northern Virginia data centers in an effort to...

Amazon (AMZN) plans to lease two additional Northern Virginia data centers in an effort to improve the scale and reliability of Amazon Web Services' pivotal US-East ops. US-East, estimated in March to host 70% of AWS' IP addresses, was hit by multiple high-profile outages (I, II, III) in 2012, something that led many clients to question their dependence on AWS. A 200K sq. foot data center could go live in Q4, and construction is expected to begin on a 115K sq. foot facility in mid-2014.

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  • ReligiousWacko
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    Will Amazon charge customers more for this increased reliability? Or will they continue to cut prices to compete ? I'm sure this will help their margins ...
    15 Jan 2013, 09:05 PM Reply Like
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    but it will help their FCF! Oh wait...
    15 Jan 2013, 10:42 PM Reply Like
  • HS
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    profits are irrelevant for large companies as long as the PPS rises and the CEO / CFO sell their shares like there is no tomorrow
    16 Jan 2013, 02:51 AM Reply Like
  • docdowd
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    There are plenty of opportunies to increase the size of AWS. If investors want a quick return on their investments look for the businesses that won't be around for very long. So much for getting back to making the United States a place where jobs are plentiful and we care about making this country great.
    16 Jan 2013, 10:34 AM Reply Like
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