Reply to post: Re: The reason they are spending their billions...

Pumping billions into data centres won't guarantee you an empire

Dan Paul

Re: The reason they are spending their billions...

Is that by putting money into a "Cloud Infrastructure" to run their shopping business, Amazon found an economy of scale that worked best if they resold excess cloud computing capacity to the public. That became a business model by itself.

Now add a favorable tax incentive and they'd be stupid not to build even more capacity.

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