Report: Amazon, Lilly split over cloud liability

Eli Lilly may have split with Amazon Web Services in their much heralded cloud computing relationship. The reason: legal indemnification. reported the split last week, though it later posted a comment from Amazon saying that the cloud-pioneering drugmaker "has not dropped its use of AWS." Eli Lilly has not yet replied to a Fierce request for comment made late last week.

Accountability for network outages, security breaches and other forms of risk is cited as the sticking point, and it's becoming an issue as companies in various industries send more of their data to cloud networks. The article says that the drug giant wants AWS to assume greater liability in case of breach or outage.

- here's the article