Jun 22, 2017

Amazon accuses Walmart of bullying in cloud computing clash

Walmart, the US's biggest retail chain, has been accused of trying to coerce its technology suppliers into shunning Amazon's cloud computing service. Amazon has accused its rival of attempting to "Bully" the IT companies into picking a rival platform. The row follows a report by the Wall Street Journal, which said other unnamed large retailers had also asked vendors to shun Amazon Web Services. The row comes at a time Amazon is expanding its shopping operations. A spokesman for Walmart acknowledged it had concerns about its suppliers' use of AWS. "Our vendors have the choice of using any cloud provider that meets their needs and their customers' needs," he said.

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