Amazon Gets Organized, Offers Web Services Directory
The Web offers a virtual ton of solutions built on top of Amazon's (news, site) infamous cloud, so now the company is attempting to make some sense of all the chaos. Their new Solution Providers Program lends accepted applicants support from Amazon Web Services business development, marketing, and technical resource teams.

Additionally, perusable by all is their new Web Services Directory. The list is a directory of all the companies that have developed software and services based on Amazon's offerings, and is handy dandy for individuals looking for a comprehensive catalog of their options.

The directory lists companies all the way from Acquia to Zmanda (there are more than 60 in total), and users can search the archive based on services and geographic locations.

Though it's too early to tell whether or not Amazon has bigger plans for the directory, it's doesn't hurt to mention that this time last year the company received a patent for "Providing a marketplace for Web services." Could this be the first step to a third party cloud services shop? Let's wait and see.