[Thread] Former exec describes Amazon’s transition from Sun to HP/Linux servers in early 2000s, that risked bankrupting the company and laid foundations for AWS (Dan Rose/@danrose999)

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Dan Rose / @danrose999:
[Thread] Former exec describes Amazon’s transition from Sun to HP/Linux servers in early 2000s, that risked bankrupting the company and laid foundations for AWS  —  I was at Amzn in 2000 when the internet bubble popped. Capital markets dried up & we were burning $1B/yr. Our biggest expense was datacenter -> expensive Sun servers. We spent a year ripping out Sun & replacing with HP/Linux, which formed the foundation for AWS. The backstory:

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