Amazon executives last week touted the benefits to enterprises
of using infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). Amazon CTO Werner
Vogels shared figures from the 451 Group showing that Amazon has
around a 60% share of the fast emerging (IaaS) market.
Speaking at the Amazon Web Service Summit 2012 Amazon VP of
product development, Adam Selipsky, also made the bold prediction
that the gradual shift to third-party cloud service platforms will,
within 20 years, lead to demise of the enterprise data center as
it's known today, InformationWeek reported April 19.
A line-up of customers addressed attendees, testifying to the
benefits their organizations are realizing by making use of Amazon
Web Service's (AWS) Cloud infrastructure and growing range of
services. These included an IT exec from fast-growing
micro-blogging website Pinterest--the company's sole engineer-- and
PBS's VP of products, which has relied on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
to handle fast-growing viewer demand for streaming of its programs
across multiple types of connected devices.
Growing demand for streaming PBS content to mobile and other
connected devices has been, in turn, driving PBS's need to provide
a high-quality streaming video experience to growing numbers of
viewers. PBS is streaming 49% of its 145 million monthly streaming
video views to iPads, iPhones and other smartphones. AWS supports
PBS's computing and storage needs, which are supported by nearly 70
databases running on Amazon EC2 and more than 170 storage 'buckets'
on the Amazon S3 storage service, according to InformationWeek's
"The capacity was harnessed in the cloud within a matter of hours,
and, according to CycleComputing CEO Jason Stowe, it packed the
equivalent power of $20 million to $25 million worth of
supercomputing infrastructure. But at Amazon's cloud rates, it cost
just $4,828.85 per hour to run the system, and it took only three
hours to complete the analysis," InformationWeek reported.
"This means any researcher with a National Science Foundation
grant or any person at an academic institution or anyone at a large
corporation can now do science that's impossible to do on an
internal system in so short a timeframe," Stowe said.
Amazon's success with their AWS platform demonstrates an
important trend. Individual enterprise data centers are evolving,
and Iaas solutions, such as CHR Solutions cloud
platform, will provide a roadmap to a more efficient