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AWS assures customers it's atop the cloud

Sharon Gaudin | Oct. 8, 2015
AWS boasts it has more than 1 million active customers.

Jassy also listed a broad range of AWS customers, flashing the names of companies like Shell, TicketMaster, GE, Netflix, Boeing and Dole on the giant screen in back of him.

Rob Alexander, CIO of Capital One, a major U.S. financial company, took the keynote stage to say that his company is turning to the AWS cloud to more quickly and efficiently build a better mobile experience for its customers.

"This is a game changer for Capital One," Alexander said. "We want to be in the business of building great apps for our customers ... One of the reasons I'm standing here today is because it's a great draw for talent. We have thousands of open roles we need to fill at Capital One, and we need great engineering talent."

Jim Fowler, CIO of General Electric (GE), also spoke during the keynote, saying his company is undergoing one of the largest and most important transformations in its 140-year history.

"The world is changing. We have to go digital going forward," Fowler said. "We have 9,000 apps across the business ... and too many data centers to talk about. Self service and automation have to be the motto of everything we do."

GE has worked with AWS for the past four years. The company plans to migrate more than 9,000 workloads onto the AWS cloud platform over the next three years.

"We intend to move more than 60% of our workload onto AWS," added Fowler. "It's not probably. It's inevitable and we're moving with AWS."


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