Amazon cloud accessed daily by a third of all internet users

Amazon cloud accessed daily by a third of all internet users

Cloud provider and the internet becoming one and the same

Article comments

Amazon's cloud is accessed at least once a day by a third of all internet users, according to DeepField CEO and co-founder Craig Labovitz.

And about 1% of all internet consumer traffic in North America goes to the Amazon cloud. While that may seem small, it isn't.

YouTube last year accounted for 6% of all internet traffic, and a high-definition video can easily use the bandwidth required for millions of tweets, said Labovitz. The Amazon cloud platform doesn't host video content on the scale of a YouTube.

Whether it's Google, Microsoft or Amazon, the cloud services offered by these firms "are becoming the internet," and act as large utilities providing a variety of services, Labovitz said. "The nature of what the internet looks like is changing very quickly," he said.

The importance of Amazon was clearly established last year when a partial outage at the site triggered problems for a number of high-profile consumer sites.

DeepField gets its data from agreements it said it has with a number of large network providers. It only measures subscriber traffic, and excludes machine-to-machine communications and things such as "the nearly constant barrage of scanning/intrusion attempts from China," wrote Labovitz.

Companies that access Amazon cloud infrastructure were also ranked. In the top spot was Truste.com, which offers an online privacy seal program that is widely used in commercial sites. Almost 21% of the daily consumer connections to Amazon's cloud go to Truste.

Share:

Comments

Advertisement
Send to a friend

Email this article to a friend or colleague:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the recipient know who sent the story, and in case of transmission error. Both your name and the recipient's name and address will not be used for any other purpose.


We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

ComputerworldUK Knowledge Vault

ComputerworldUK
Share
x
Open
* *