Amazon Snags Office 365 Vet as EC2 GM

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – If a LinkedIn profile serves as any indication, Amazon Web Services just gained a new key employee to run the company’s EC2 cloud service. The matter was initially reported on through a story from geekwire.com.

Former Microsoft employee Tom Rizzo, notable for being a key player with Office 365 (serving as Senior Director) had been with his former company for over fifteen years. Rizzo initially joined the popular Windows-maker in 1996 as the company’s Group Product Manager for Microsoft Exchange server, a spot he left in 2001. From there, Rizzo served in other positions where he had roles with SQL Server and SharePoint before finally landing his most recent spot with his past employer, according to his LinkedIn profile.

“Tom Rizzo brought a considerable amount of energy and passion to the teams he’s been a part of during his seventeen year career at Microsoft.  We wish Tom the very best in his future endeavors and thank him for the contributions he’s made to our business,” commented a representative for Microsoft in Geekwire’s report.

Amazon’s EC2 cloud service recently made news headlines as it was temporarily brought down by a cable fault at the company’s Virginia data center. EC2 allows developers to resize compute capacity via the company’s cloud platform.

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