Zynga(s znga), the newly public company behind Farmville, Mafia Wars and other games played by gazillions of people, is relying far less on Amazon’s(s amzn) public cloud than it has in the past.

On the company’s fourth quarter earnings call Tuesday, buried in the numbers about growth of daily active users, monthly active users and monthly unique users was a little bombshell: Zynga has already moved a huge chunk of its workload from the Amazon cloud — which it has used extensively — to its own Z Cloud private infrastructure. Z Cloud relies on Rightscale as the management layer along with ctsx).

“By end of last year, nearly 80 percent of [daily active users] were hosted in Z Cloud versus 20 percent in the beginning of the year,” said John Schappert, Zynga’s COO. He did not name Amazon, but Zynga has said publicly that it relies heavily on Amazon…

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