Cloud Computing: Will Amazon’s Elastic Beanstalk Platform Appeal to Enterprise CIOs?

With Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon.com enters the platform-as-a-service market with a product designed to lure more enterprise CIOs as customers.

The company

Amazon.com

Headquarters: Seattle

Employees: 33,700

2010 Revenue: $34 billion

CEO: Jeff Bezos

What They Do: The company's Web Services business offers ­infrastructure services that let ­companies offload computing, ­storage, database and other functions to the cloud. Users pay as they go for what they use, rather than having to invest up front in hardware.

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