AWS Statistics: 1.5 Billion Dollar Business For Amazon Now

April 27, 2012 2:10 pm

We had spotted multiple stats on Amazon Web services including, how many servers power AWS and the number of objects stored in S3 etc. However, we never clearly figured out the exact revenue numbers for Amazon Web Services (Amazon does not state that detail in its numbers) but today we spotted something that is close to accurate:

“Amazon’s revenue from the “other” category for the quarter ending March 31, 2012 was $500 million, up from $311 million for the year-ago period. If you assume “other” is AWS only, that’s a $2 billion-a-year run rate for 2012.

Now, before we go crazy, the “other” category includes, as an Amazon spokeswoman put it “non-retail activities, such as AWS, miscellaneous marketing and promotional activities, other seller sites, and our co-branded credit card agreements.” Still, even if AWS is 75 percent of that figure, that’s a $1.5 billion run rate for the year. ”

Statistics Source: GigaOm

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