Amazon has become practically synonymous with online shopping over the past few years, but Jeff Bezos’ company doesn’t just make a fortune with physical goods. Huge parts of the internet are stored on servers operated by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Of course, this power is also dangerous, because a small failure can have major consequences.
Private end customers also had the option of storing data on Amazon’s hard drives. The product called “Amazon Drive” will be discontinued after eleven years at the end of 2023, as The Verge reports. Parallel to Google Drive, Dropbox and Co., files can be loaded into the cloud via app or browser and accessed at any time.