Amazon lures Data Center Architect from the Mouse (Disney)

The data center community is small and news travels fast.  One of the moves that became official through LinkedIn is Bill Hunter leaving the Mouse (Disney) for Amazon.

Bill Hunter Moving on. Last day at Disney. Starting at Amazon 2/1/2012. New opportunity! Thanks to all the fantastic people at Walt Disney who made the past 5 years great!

Bill is based out of Seattle so he doesn't have to move, but he will be on the road more than ever.

I expect to be traveling more, and
Globally. Should know more after this week.

Now that Bill has joined amazon he will be less visible, but i am sure the vendor community will be pummeling him with e-mails looking to take him to lunch, dinner, drinks, maybe a party in LV.

Amazon made a good hire and there is a more consistent need for data center capacity than the Mouse.  Especially in emerging markets.