Short update from Amazon’s Q4
Amazon’s cloud division AWS continues to grow, impressing analysts since Amazon first started breaking out results last spring.
AWS did $2.4 billion revenue in Q4, up from $2.1 billion in Q3.
2015 proved to be a big year for AWS in general as it rolled out:
- 722 new services and features over the course of the year — a 40 percent increase from 2014.
- AWS has expanded to 32 Availability Zones in 12 regions
- Plans to add 5 regions
- 11 additional Availability Zones are scheduled
All AWS related quotes from the press release about Q4 on Amazon investor relations page:
- Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of its Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region in Korea and its plans to open a new region in Canada. The AWS Cloud is now available from 32 Availability Zones across 12 geographic regions worldwide, with another five AWS Regions (and 11 Availability Zones) in Canada, China, India, Ohio, and the U.K. expected to be available in the coming year.
- AWS announced the general availability of Amazon WorkMail, a secure, managed business email and calendaring service with support for existing desktop and mobile email clients.
- AWS announced the general availability of AWS IoT, a managed cloud platform that lets billions of connected devices — such as mobile phones, cars, factory floors, aircraft engines, sensor grids, and more — easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices. AWS IoT can support trillions of messages, and can process, route, and keep track of those messages to AWS endpoints and other devices reliably and securely, even when the devices aren’t connected.
- AWS announced AWS Certificate Manager (ACM), a new service that enables customers to easily provision, manage, and deploy Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) certificates for use with AWS services. SSL/TLS certificates are used to secure network communications and establish the identity of websites over the Internet. Certificates, which typically cost between $45 and $499, are provided to AWS customers free of charge through ACM and are verified by Amazon’s certificate authority, Amazon Trust Services.
- AWS launched EC2 Scheduled Reserved Instances, allowing customers to reserve capacity for their applications that run on a part-time, recurring basis with a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule over the course of a one-year term.
- AWS announced 722 significant new services and features in 2015, a 40% increase over 2014.