Andy Jassy, chief of Amazon Web Services. Photo by Steve Nellis.
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Meet the Amazon Web Services Mafia

By  |  April 10, 2015 7:01 AM PDT
Photo: Andy Jassy, chief of Amazon Web Services. Photo by Steve Nellis.

It could be called the great AWS diaspora.

Later this month Amazon.com is expected to confirm that AWS is the world’s leader in public cloud services when it breaks out the unit’s financials for the first time. Yet many of the people who conceived, built and sold the service won’t be around to enjoy the moment, having long ago left the firm.

AWS alumni are now scattered around the tech industry, with a noticeable cluster leading Google’s cloud efforts. There’s also been a heavy flow into startups, including some who had a startup stint before moving onto to Twitter or Google.

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