Posted by Tom Humbarger on July 22, 2010
The Amazon Web Services team held a Cloud Computing Enterprise Event in Los Angeles this week and the featured speaker was Dr. Werner Vogels, Amazon’s Chief Technology Officer.
Dr. Werner Vogels, Amazon CTO, Presents at the AWS Los Angeles Event
Werner started out his talk by saying that Amazon’s goal is:
“to make cloud computing so simple that you don’t need a Dummies Book.”
After talking about the astronomic growth of the AWS service that now receives more than 120,000 requests per second and has more than 124 billion objects, Werner listed the top 5 myths about cloud computing:
- Cloud is not reliable
- Cloud is all or nothing
- Cloud is all that matters
- Cloud locks you in
- Cloud is not secure
Using specific customer stories from companies such as NASDAQ, Lawson, Razorfish, Netflix, Recovery.gov and the US Department of the Treasury, Werner debunked each of the myths with real-life examples.
Werner also shared the 9 Business Design Principles that Amazon used to develop their AWS service. Interestingly, many if not all of these principles could be applied by most companies when trying to design and deliver top quality products and services:
- Design for flexibility
- Design for on-demand
- Design for automation
- Decompose into it’s simplest form
- Break transparency
- Design with security
- Don’t do it alone
- Continuously innovate
- Let your customers benefit
Werner closed his presentation by stating that:
cloud computing is still on Day 1 of it’s evolution!
Here is a similar presentation that Werner gave in April 2010 for the London Enterprise Cloud Computing event and most of the slides were the same for the Los Angeles event:
You can learn more about what makes Werner tick by checking out his All Things Distributed blog or by following him on Twitter at @werner.
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Posted by Tom Humbarger on July 10, 2010
This blog post is an experiment on creating a blog post from my weekly Twitter Tweets.
What’s the Value of Your Facebook Fans? | my latest blog post on options for valuing Facebook Fans… #IN http://ow.ly/2akM9
What Is The Value Of A Facebook Fan? | @augieray at Forrester says to assume $0 until you have a plan to create value http://ow.ly/29uhG
Six Social Media Sins – BusinessWeek http://ow.ly/29rSa – my fav – “thinking social media is not work”
Facebook “Like” Buttons Coming to E-mail Marketing http://ow.ly/29pk4 – I like this!
RT @morphlabs Cloudy web services are innovation playground for business | Michael Schrage, Harvard Bus Rev http://ow.ly/29keT #prototyping
Experts Agree: Gen Y Will Not Grow Out of Social Networking [STUDY] http://ow.ly/29iXF- good news for social networking providers…
Blogging advice for people who “have no time to blog” from @dspark – http://ow.ly/28NlE – ingrain social media into your daily life!
Buffett recounts the best advice he’s ever received – (hint: it has nothing to do with money) Yahoo! News http://ow.ly/28LZU
Unlocking the elusive potential of social networks – McKinsey Quarterly – Digital Marketinghttp://ow.ly/28pGa – the power of importance!
great profile on Doug Cavanaugh, the founder and CEO of Ruby’s Diner : from American Express OPEN Forum http://ow.ly/289vI
The Action, Reaction, Management, Process (ARM) for Social CRM | CloudAvehttp://ow.ly/27OyY
F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2010 – Trust for America’s Healthhttp://ow.ly/25UDv
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