Amazon Web Services is taking another step towards acknowledging it’s not the only game in town.
The cloud giant has never been happy with the idea that its customers might use other cloud providers for some of their computing needs. At one point, it even forbade its business partners from using the term “multicloud” in marketing materials for products that are compatible with other cloud providers. But times are changing.
Now AWS is working on upgrades to its management tools that will let customers administer portions of computing jobs running on other cloud providers, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. AWS, the dominant provider of cloud services, is acknowledging with the addition of this feature that many of its big customers are also using the services of its rivals, such as Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, the people said.