CEO Andy Jassy gave the keynote speech at AWS re:Invent

6 Takeaways from CEO Andy Jassy’s AWS re:Invent Keynote

December 3, 2020
(By John Foley—background info below) In the opening keynote to the AWS re:invent conference, CEO Andy Jassy said the expansion of digital capabilities by many companies in response to COVID-19 likely “accelerated cloud adoption by several years.”  Now, more organizations are shifting from their initial responses—providing tools for employees working from home and developing new
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Hey Amazon: Time to Spin Out AWS, Okay?? | Ammirati on Innovation

November 18, 2020
Each month, “Ammirati on Innovation” episodes will look at ways that the disruptive-startup mentality is spreading beyond young entrepreneurs to big established corporations. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Carnegie Mellon B-school professor Sean Ammirati, who sits at the intersection of these high-change dynamics, provides insight. Episode 18 The Big Themes: ServiceNow vs. IBM: The market
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Did AWS Just Win the Cloud Deal of the Century?

November 14, 2020
Editor’s note: This article by Jiri Kram was originally published on LinkedIn on Oct. 27.  Jiri has published several articles here at Cloud Wars over the past 8 months, and as with all of his other insightful and compelling pieces, this article reflects Jiri’s informed views and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cloud Wars. Jiri
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Oracle Exadata X8M

Oracle Calls Out AWS on Exadata Cloud Service, Shares Big Customer Wins

November 13, 2020
Oracle has pointedly and publicly called out AWS by claiming Oracle’s new Exadata Cloud Service X8M crushes competing services from AWS and by sharing new stories about customers that have achieved striking results with Exadata. With this frontal assault on a competitor that currently holds a vastly greater share of the huge cloud-infrastructure market, Oracle
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Will Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos spin out AWS ?

As Amazon’s Cloud Growth Slows, Will Jeff Bezos Cut AWS Loose?

November 4, 2020
While Amazon’s AWS cloud unit has an excellent chance of blowing past $50 billion in revenue in 2021, the surging and superior results from Amazon’s “traditional” businesses might well provide Jeff Bezos with the impetus to spin out the superstar cloud unit next year. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Amazon is #2
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Leads Cloud Wars

Cloud Wars: Why Microsoft Is #1, Amazon #2, Salesforce #3, Google #4

August 17, 2020
As the U.S. and global economies begin to regain their vibrancy following the COVID pandemic, it is unmistakably clear that the cloud has become even more indispensable for businesses. And while each of the world-changing vendors in my Cloud Wars Top 10 are playing huge roles in helping to drive this digital revolution, I’d like
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AWS CEO Andy Jassy onstage, talking Amazon and growth

Inside Amazon: 3 Reasons AWS Is No Longer Jeff Bezos’s Growth Engine

August 4, 2020
Oh, to have the problems Jeff Bezos has. You have to feel pretty good if you’ve got a business running at a $43-billion annualized rate and it’s getting knocked for growing “only” 29%. Such is the case with Amazon’s AWS cloud-computing unit, which for the past few years has been not only the fastest-growing business
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Outer-Space Cloud Race: AWS Grabs Big Lead Over Microsoft and Google

July 2, 2020
It’s hard to avoid being impressed by Amazon’s vision and ambition. The company's decision to provide cutting-edge cloud services for rocket launches, outer-space projects and everything in-between is a perfect example. While it’s a classic vertical-industry play, with AWS looking to develop services across a wide range of terrestrial and space-based operations, there’s still something
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