Amazon Cloud Business Seen Reaching $350 Billion Value by 2022

(Bloomberg) -- Amazon Web Services revenue is expected to reach $71 billion by 2022, giving Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud business a valuation of about $350 billion, Jefferies analyst Brent Thill wrote in a note after attending the company’s cloud conference in Las Vegas.

  • Thill, who rates Amazon a buy with a $2,300 price target, says AWS’s lead was evident in the scale of conference attendees, customer adoption and the pace of innovation
  • Notes customers who are “jumping in big with AWS” are increasing partner deal sizes by 3.5 times from last year
  • Among big commitments to AWS: Korean Air, an Oracle customer, is committing to a 10-year relationship and moving all systems to AWS over the next few years, and Amgen is moving the majority of its cloud infrastructure to AWS
  • Notes that AWS is competing well with Oracle and Microsoft
  • Amazon shares have gained 35 percent this year while the S&P 500 Info Tech index has risen 3.9 percent
  • NOTE: Nov. 27, Amazon Introduces Medical Language Processing Service
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  • Amazon has 47 buys, 2 holds, 1 sell, average price target $2,140, based on data compiled by Bloomberg

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