Amazon set to launch cloud computing, hosting services - report

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

US online retailer giant Amazon is coming to Brazil, and is set to launch cloud computing and hosting services in the country, online magazine Info reported.

The launch has yet to be officially confirmed, but the company is expected to make an announcement within the next few weeks.

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Nevertheless, according to the magazine, Amazon is looking to bring its Amazon Web Services (AWS) division to Brazil's cloud market, competing with major players in the local segment such as Locaweb, Tesla, UOL and Alog.

To structure and lead these new operations, the company has reportedly hired Google's former manager for the region, José Nilo, an expert in IT solutions for enterprises.

In addition to the cloud and hosting, the retailer is also said to be in negotiations with local publishers to bring its e-books service to the country.