Amazon is the largest e-commerce website in the world. In the US market, Amazon has almost become a monopolistic enterprise in the field of online retailing. Amazon has also been criticized by Trump, including its strong influence and control power on the US society.
However, Amazon's dominant business continues to expand. According to the latest news from foreign media, experts and industry are increasingly worried that Amazon will also monopolize the market and damage the interests of competitors in the cloud computing market.
A few years ago, Amazon launched the third party cloud computing service (AWS) using data centers distributed around the world, including database services, processor resource leases, network storage, application software services, etc. Cloud computing has become a successful new business of Amazon. Some industry statistics show that multiple indicators of Amazon cloud computing are equivalent to the sum of all cloud computing rivals.
According to The Hill reported by the US news media, recently, in the bidding of cloud computing of the US Department of defense, rumors may take the winner's take away mode, and Amazon may get all the contracts, which aggravate the concerns of the outside world.
This involves only the US Department of Defense's cloud computing project bidding, which amounts to billions of dollars, and Amazon's advantage may even affect the other parts of the US government's cloud computing bidding procurement.
As we all know, cloud computing has a huge weakness, that is, single point bottleneck. If a data center has problems, it will lead to massive website businesses and consumers being affected. Therefore, cloud computing procurement is a reasonable way to diversify risks.
Before, Amazon's rival IBM, Microsoft and other companies in the cloud computing market also hope that the Ministry of defense can share multiple contracts, so that a service provider can avoid a huge network security risk.
But the action of the Department of defense disappointed its competitors, and IBM said it was a mistake, and Microsoft was also very disappointed.
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The expert said that the Ministry of Defense's cloud computing service is provided by a single enterprise. This is a clear mistake. The Ministry of defense should purchase several companies, so that when problems arise, it will be able to form backup or redundancy.
Although the business model of cloud computing has greatly reduced the operating costs of enterprises and Internet Co, it has created a huge single point of fault risk. Before that, there have been countless cloud computing failures around the world, including Amazon.
Nowadays, Netflix, Snapchat and other large numbers of Internet Co directly use cloud computing services. Once a failure occurs, a large number of companies and users will get into the trouble of service interruption simultaneously.
According to the media, Apple Corp also has been buying Amazon's cloud computing services to store user data, according to the media.
In addition, Google is the world's largest Internet Co, but in the cloud computing market, Google's market competitiveness has been lagging behind, which exacerbated Amazon's monopoly advantage.