Snap, the company behind the popular social networking platform Snapchat, has hired Jerry Hunter, who has been responsible for Amazon data centers globally over the last six years.
Snap is one of the major enterprise users Google cloud execs have been touting as part of their efforts to demonstrate the strength of the company’s cloud platform in the enterprise market.
It’s unclear whether Hunter’s appointment as VP of engineering means Snap is thinking of adding its own data centers to its infrastructure strategy.
Snapchat did recently launch Memories, a feature that allows users to store photos and videos. While this capability requires a lot of data center capacity, it does not necessarily mean Google couldn’t make it cost-effective for Snap to store all that media in Google data centers.