Who's Steering The Cloud Strategies At Amazon, Google And Microsoft?


Andy Jassy, Senior VP, Amazon Web Services

Jassy, an 11-year Amazon veteran, is the public face of AWS and the executive who typically communicates the vendor's cloud price cuts. Turns out that role is a busy one: AWS has cut its cloud pricing 42 times since 2008, and as Jassy often notes, these cuts are the result of the vendor's relentless push to make its data center operations more efficient.

At a conference in Las Vegas last November, where IBM hired buses with anti-AWS signage to run up and down the Strip, Jassy couldn't resist taking a jab at his rival.

"Some of the old-guard tech companies are getting a little panicky" at the rapid growth of the AWS cloud, Jassy said at the conference. "They seem to be pretty worked up about AWS."



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