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MTN Consulting Names AWS’ Infrastructure Vendors

October 30, 2018 / Linda Hardesty

Amazon has been manufacturing a wide range of network equipment over the past three years to support the needs of its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud business, according to new research from MTN Consulting.The consulting firm says AWS manufactures a range of equipment from routers, chips, network interface cards (NICs), and network gear for high-speed data transfers. Developing its own custom-made network hardware allows Amazon to be efficient and cost-effective, thus responding to customer requirements faster without relying on any third-party vendor,” states MTN Consulting’s Amazon Webscale Playbook. “While this would not translate into complete discard of network vendors by Amazon, it would certainly reduce some reliance on them, thus, potentially impacting the spend in the medium term.