The news coming out of Amazon’s AWS Re:Invent show this week included the keynote of Andy Jassy, where he announced more than 10 new services. It was like an Apple keynote but for the cloud. InfoWorld did a great job of covering the event, so you can get a good recap here on the InfoWorld site.
What struck me as I watched the news from the event is that we’re now playing tactical games at the public cloud level—with hype-driven stuff mixed in, of course. This means a focus on price reductions, new server configurations, tactical tools to maintain the cloud-based server instances, and of course, shiny new objects such as AI, big data, and IoT features. “Alexa? Provision 100 more Linux servers.”