Werner Vogels says it like he sees it! The AWS CTO shared some neat insights into cloud in general and the Amazon Web Services platform in particular, and what the future holds for the industry.
He spoke from India, where he landed for a customer and partner event this week.
And in this candid interview, the Chief Technology Officer of AWS revealed that many enterprises are opting to put all new workloads to the cloud, including business critical missions.
Hardware for these kind of memory intensive environments is very expensive, which has lifted the data warehouse business side of AWS. What this means is that organizations do not have to wait for more resources and capabilities, and the company’s cloud platform has been able to drive costs down.
Some enterprises have seen cost reductions of up to 50%.
Werner also touched upon security, which is another big driver. The sort of investments Amazon is able to make in security is unparalleled, and many large companies know that they cannot do it themselves, the security they can get on AWS.
Talking about the competition, though, he had a few choice words to say about what he believes are IT dinosaurs now:
“Some of the dinosaurs are desperate. We all know what happened to the dinosaurs. Many of our customers want to move from on-premise databases to the cloud, and when they do that, they don’t want to go back to these high-end databases with very punitive licensing. I have as a CTO bought these licenses, and the only way to bring costs down is to have very long term contracts, and pay upfront for that.”
Referring to the comments that Oracle has made recently, claiming that they are the only one-stop shop for the cloud, while AWS is primarily a cloud infrastructure company.
The rest of the interview is an excellent read, too.
Take a look at it at the link above.