Many businesses that rely heavily on the cloud end up dealing with hefty CloudFront costs. In particular, for companies that provide media services or services with a large proportion of video, image, and audio data transmission, CloudFront costs can become inevitably burdensome. Until now, businesses that use Cloudfront have not had many techniques that can significantly reduce costs.
While Microsoft and Google grew faster in the fourth quarter, they’re still well behind Amazon in serving businesses that are rapidly offloading their data. Revenue at AWS climbed to $12.7 billion from $9.95 billion a year earlier, below the $12.83 billion consensus estimate among analysts polled by FactSet. AWS revenue represented 10% of Amazon’s total sales.