Is this the same guy who thought that designing $NFLX backbone on Amazon's AWS was a good strategic idea?
Does he really still have a job at NFLX? Unreal!
I love the part in the NFLX 10K (2/18) were they say:
"We rely upon Amazon Web Services to operate certain aspects of our service and any disruption of or interference with our use of the Amazon Web Services operation would impact our operations and our business would be adversely impacted."
"Amazon Web Services, or AWS, provides a distributed computing infrastructure platform for business operations, or what is commonly referred to as a cloud computing service. We have architected our software and computer systems so as to utilize data processing, storage capabilities and other services provided by AWS. Currently, we run the majority of our computing at AWS. Given this, along with the fact that we cannot easily switch our AWS operations to another cloud provider, any disruption of or interference with our use of AWS would impact our operations and our business would be adversely impacted. While the retail side of Amazon may compete with us, we do not believe that Amazon will use the AWS operation in such a manner as to gain competitive advantage against our service."
I really love that last line. When we read this, we added to our shorts with glee!
Hi Sandy - Not sure if it's the same guy, but it doesn't even matter at this point.
The RELIANCE on AMZN was a huge mistake.
All the incongruities between what NFLX mgmt has SAID vs. what they have DONE is gonna come back and bite them in the @$$ - then AMZN will step on NFLX and crush it like a bug...and NFLX will DESERVE it.