Some people wrongly assume that Amazon had spare, excess computing capacity from their ecommerce site that was used as the basis for Amazon Web Services' (AWS) cloud.
It’s something that Benjamin Black has heard a lot. But it’s not true. And he would know: Black is widely credited with co-authoring the initial proposal at Amazon that led to the creation of AWS.
“Why will that not die?” Black says about the rumor. “It’s totally false.”
Black, who recently accepted a new position at cloud company Pivotal, says from day one, every part of AWS has been purpose built for AWS."
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