Why Netflix Moved to the Cloud

Kevin McEntee, vice president of systems engineering at Netflix, said his company’s move to AWS was sparked by a system failure in 2008 in the company’s data center that disrupted operations, including delivery of DVDs. “That gave us a black eye,” he said. “We needed to move to redundant data centers and we looked to the cloud …. We went for high availability but also we’ve found new agility for our software developers and our business and eliminated a lot of complexity.”

they are of-course, talking about Infrastructure as a service