Guest of the Week (12/9)
Andy Jassy, Chief Operating Officer, Amazon Web Services
Congratulations Andy! You are theCUBE Guest of the Week.
Amazon Web Services, the largest cloud infrastructure provider, dwarfs its competitors and is disrupting the technology industry and the world. During the recent AWS re:Invent event in Las Vegas, which hosted 32,000 attendees, AWS celebrated its tenth birthday, made 27 product announcements, and brought an eighteen-wheeler on stage. Leading AWS, which serves more than 5 million customers and organizations around the world, is Andy Jassy, chief operating officer of AWS.
“AWS has pioneered a technology infrastructure that trades capital for variable expense. It has cut the cost of doing business down to the lowest it’s ever been, provides real elasticity, the ability to move quickly, and lets innovators spend their scarce resources on driving product and service differentiation, not housekeeping,” according to John Furrier (@furrier), founder of SiliconANGLE.com, in an article for Forbes magazine titled Exclusive Profile: Andy Jassy of Amazon Web Service (AWS) and His Trillion Dollar Cloud Ambition.
AWS re:Invent 2016 produced lots of media content that ranged from lauding the AWS announcements to the deep analytical probing of the company’s future. During the event, Furrier and Dave Vellante (@dvellante), co-hosts of theCUBE*, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, spent time with Jassy to get to know the man behind the innovation. (*Disclosure below)
Find out in Jassy’s own words what made AWS the cloud provider that Gartner reported as being several times the aggregate size of the next 14 cloud providers combined in 2015 and holding “the largest share of compute capacity in use by paying customers …” in 2016.