Amazon Web Services revenue grows 37%, hits $59 billion annual run rate
Under Andy Jassy, who is now Amazon CEO, the revenue growth accelerated across a broad range of customers.
"We see strong growth in enterprises, governments, educational and research institutions and our start-up and digital native customers," said Brian T Olsavsky, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Amazon.
"If you look at the last quarter AWS added more revenue quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year than any quarter in our history," Olsavsky told analysts during the company's Q2 earnings call on Thursday.
"AWS customers recognise that the move to the cloud is very positive for their businesses in the medium and long-term. Disruptive economic events like
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Globally, AWS has 81 Availability Zones across 25 geographic Regions, with plans to launch 21 more Availability Zones and seven more
"AWS has helped so many businesses and governments maintain business continuity, and we've seen AWS growth reaccelerate as more companies bring forward plans to transform their businesses and move to the cloud," said Jassy.
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