3 Takeaways from Amazon’s re:Invent cloud conference

Grazed from NetworkWorld. Author: Brandon Butler.

Upon returning from my fourth AWS re:Invent, another jam-packed cloud computing conference in Las Vegas, I’m left thinking about what really stood out. Here are my three big takeaways.

The cloud is still in its early days

Over two days of keynotes, executives from the following companies were among those who made presentations discussing their use of Amazon Web Services’ cloud: General Electric, Capital One, John Deere, BMW and Major League Baseball. If people were wondering before the conference if enterprises are really using this platform, AWS re:Invent 2015 proved that they are...

With that being said, it’s still early days. AWS shared impressive growth statistics for its cloud, including 95% year-over-year growth for its virtual machine service and 120% year-over-year growth for its storage platform. Those aren’t the type of growth figures that well-established, completely mature products and platforms have. The cloud is still in hyper-growth mode. Companies are using the cloud more than they ever have – but one general theme from big enterprises is that they’re using the cloud for new apps developed in the cloud and designed specifically to run there...

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