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AWS CEO: Luck gave Amazon’s cloud-computing unit a boost

Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, poses for a portrait at one of the company’s South Lake Union buildings on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, in Seattle.

Speaking at the University of Washington, Andy Jassy, head of Amazon Web Services, said that luck played a part in AWS’ huge growth — but early decisions paved the way for the company’s cloud-computing dominance.

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