"The increased competition gave Amazon the impetus for series of ‘race to the bottom’ price cuts, the main factor behind AWS’s slower revenue growth last quarter, Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak said Thursday.CIOs Benefit as Amazon Faces Rivals in the Cloud - Digits - WSJ
The price cuts hitting the cloud market, combined with new services from rivals, benefit CIOs who say they need more control and customization over their cloud services. Chico’s FAS CIO Eric Singleton said the retailer is shifting to Contegix from Amazon Web Services because the startup will allow the retailer to pick and choose its servers and storage, enabling the software to perform at an optimum level.
Nonetheless, AWS is growing and working well for many CIOs."
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
CIOs Benefit as Amazon Faces Rivals in the Cloud - Digits - WSJ
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