Jassy also said it's still early in the cloud migration and 96% of compute is still on premise. And historically speaking the COVID-19 pandemic will be pivotal to cloud adoption. "Enterprises we've talked to for many years have gone from talking to having a real plan," said Jassy. "Companies are taking a step back to rethink what they're doing."
AWS' Jassy at recent re:Invent keynotes has gone out of his way to a) remind technology buyers about its lead in the cloud; and b) jab at Microsoft for being competitor focused instead of customer focused.
As Jassy was talking, AWS released a host of updates. AWS launched:
New AMD-powered G4ad Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) instances.
New M5zn instances for the fastest Intel Xeon Scalable processors.
Next-generation Intel-powered D3/D3en instances offer the highest storage capacity for local HDD storage.
New memory optimized R5b instances.
Jassy also positioned AWS as an engine to enable enterprises to reinvent themselves continually. "You want to reinvent when you're healthy," he said. According to Jassy, here's what companies need to continually transform.
Leadership will to invent and reinvent.
Acknowledge that you can't fight gravity.
Talent that's hungry to invent.
Solve real customer problems.
Use platform with most capabilities & broadest set of tools.
Pull it all together with aggressive top-down goals.
Customers in the keynote included Snap and JP Morgan Chase.