It was inevitable for Netflix to use someone else’s Cloud besides AWS. There are some out there who think AWS is the only choice. Venture Beat interviews ex-Netflix employee Adrian Cockcraft, and Adrian says Netflix is running on Google Compute Engine.
The company’s services are now all hosted in the public cloud, but not just in AWS. Netflix is also using Google Compute Engine.
In addition to Google, it looks like Softlayer is close as they demo the use of Dockers to deploy NetflixOSS.
The future of being in the cloud will be measured by your ability to run in more than one cloud. One of the biggest mistakes made going into AWS is not thinking about how you can run in another cloud environment.