Well this is interesting. Seems Amazon’s web-services team is readying a local data centre to target big business cloud computing. Just throwing it out there, but could this pave the way for Amazon’s shopping site to finally come to Australia? Between cheaper shipping, the Kindle, and a possible Android tablet — here’s hoping so!
I’m purely speculating of course. Amazon has local stores in the UK, Canada, China, Japan, Germany, France and Austria, but has halted their international roll out for quite a while now. But between the Australian data centre, and the Kindle shipping to Australia, that may change. Amazon’s CTO, Werner Vogel, told The Australian today that:
“Given that we recently rolled out Amazon Italy it is clear that we are continuing to look at (the) rollout (of) other locations that might be beneficial for our retail operation….And I think every country in the world is probably on that shortlist.”
Whatever, just hurry up already…you’re leaving Aussie dollars on the table. And it’d be fun to see how retailers like JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman would react to the extra competition. [The Australian]