Amazon has decided that they have spent so much money on technology in the last few years that they are now going to rent some of it out to Web developers.
After all they have built one of the Web's most scalable platform, so why not share it. For a price of course.
Amazon call their new venture Web Utility and have a couple of data service offerings to make the outsourcing companies shudder.
Way to go Amazon - that should hoist up your share price!