January - 2013 - issue > In Conversation

The Cloud Advocate

Dr. Werner Vogels
CTO-Amazon Web Services
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Dr. Werner Vogels
Founded in 2006, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), provides IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services, now commonly known as cloud computing. Having enabled traditional organizations like Shell, New York Times and several others to move towards cloud AWS is one of the biggest and most widely used cloud computing platforms.

Dr Werner Vogels is the CTO of AWS and the visionary who has been instrumental in AWS's journey. In a conversation with Dr Vogels, he shares about the journey of cloud computing and other major trends in the industry. Excerpts from the interview.

People first started considering cloud out of the cost picture but the agility provided by the technology to make an organization move faster became the prime reason. It could be around existing production system or building new channels for either of them, cloud is a no brainer.

New age CIOs bring agility to the organization:

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