By JONATHAN KINEN/APA/Reuters TOPSHOT: A worker checks the status of a machine on the AWS recovery network in Seattle, Washington, on April 13, 2019.
AWS, a cloud computing service, said it was preparing to take over the AWS Recovery Network, the company’s network of recovery hubs that help restore damaged servers.
A group of engineers is moving to replace it.
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— Amazon Web Services (AWSS) has said it is preparing to acquire a group of engineering firms to replace the AWS-owned network of its recovery hubs.
The move is part of a broader strategy by the company to transform the infrastructure of its cloud-computing service and help customers recover from data breaches.
The AWS recovery hub network, or WINS, was created by the Federal Communications Commission in 2014 to help help companies recover from network outages and other disruptions that can result from natural disasters, natural disasters or other events.
The network’s primary purpose is to help companies deal with data loss from cyber attacks and other failures.
The companies that are expected to take on the WINS project include Accenture, IBM, Microsoft and Symantec, according to the company.
Amazon said it plans to hire about 200 people at its facilities in Santa Clara, Calif., and San Francisco.
AWS said it would invest $50 million in the company and that it expects to hire at least 400 employees to help it operate the Wins infrastructure.
AWS’ Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, who is the chairman of the board of Amazon, said the AWS team was made up of people who have spent their careers working on critical infrastructure.
The WINS team will help AWS to better manage its cloud infrastructure, improve its ability to recover from disruptions and better meet its customers’ needs, Bezos said in a statement.
The company has been expanding its cloud services to include storage, storage-as-a-service and other services, and is investing heavily in virtualization and virtual private networks, he said.
The announcement comes as other tech companies are looking to bolster their cloud-services offerings, which are growing faster than those of most companies.
Amazon’s chief financial officer, David Gillett, has been a leader in investing in cloud services, particularly in cloud computing.
AWS and other cloud providers have said they expect to spend more than $3 billion on the network this year, according a recent report from the research firm Gartner.
The rapid growth of the industry has made the network a valuable asset for companies that have lost customers in the cloud, such as Amazon, which has lost more than 80% of its customers in four years.
Amazon has said that in 2020, it will spend more on cloud services than on hardware and software combined.
AWS has been one of the top vendors of cloud services in the U.S. in recent years, with about $2.3 billion in revenue in 2017.
But AWS is in a growing battle with cloud service providers including Microsoft and Google, which offer cheaper, more efficient cloud computing services.
Microsoft has said AWS should focus on its core business of selling online retail.
Google is competing against Amazon and other service providers to attract more customers, including those who have lost their data or are customers of smaller companies that offer more data-intensive services, according.
The battle is part the battle over the future of the Internet, with companies that rely on the Internet for their services worried that the Internet itself may be in danger.
In recent years some big Internet companies, such Google, Amazon, Netflix and others, have focused on more traditional Internet services such as email, online video streaming and search.
That has raised concerns among some in the industry about the role that those services play in the delivery of Internet services and the risk that their users could be harmed.
In April, Amazon announced it would buy a company called OpenStack, which is building a virtualization cloud service.
The deal gives Amazon a chance to bolster its efforts to protect its Internet infrastructure and also build a virtual private network for its services.
The acquisition also could provide AWS with more flexibility in its use of the network, which it could use to help its customers recover data.
Amazon also has been experimenting with other cloud services.
Last year, it started testing an alternative to its popular AWS service, called Instance, which allows users to run their own instances of the same AWS services.
Amazon is experimenting with a version of its AWS service called AWS Lambda that it says will be faster and more reliable than AWS Instance.