Amazon Case

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Amazo.com Case Report Part 1 Case Overview
This case is mainly about that Amazon.com provides Amazon Web Services (AWS) using its tremendous computing capacity. And utility computing is used as a method charging for services. Amazon’s powerful infrastructure provides them many advantages to attract service users. Such as S3, a data storage service, that is designed to make Web-scale computing easier and more affordable for developers. However, Amazon.com also has some problems in its development of AWS. We just study Amazon’s experience and find some solutions to those problems.

Part 2 Organization Context
Amazon.com is a virtual superstore with product offering in 36 categories. In 1995, Amazon.com was found. At the beginning, Amazon.com only provided services as bookstore through the Internet. Since 1995, Amazon.com has developed as the largest bookstore through Internet in the world. And Amazon.com is also the bookstore which sells the largest number of books all over the world. But Amazon.com has neither so many employees nor lots of buildings. Now, Amazon.com offers not only books but also music, video, furniture, clothing and even jewelry. 36 categories products are provided by Amazon.com now.
Amazon.com reaches its diverse goals through acquiring other kinds of companies. And E-commerce helps Amazon reduce cost and become larger and larger.
Since Amazon.com’s infrastructure is so powerful that most of its capacity is still not used, Amazon.com takes advantage of this capacity to provide other types of services. Now Amazon.com provide following services: * Selling books, music, video and other products. * Sample Storage Service (S3) * Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) * Amazon Web Services (AWS) * Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) * Search engine
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