Storage Switzerland is at Amazon AWS re:Invent again this year. We are lurking the halls of re:Invent, tackling vendors and users to get their thoughts on what’s going on with the cloud.
Amazon re:Invent Bigger Than VMworld
VMworld has been dethroned as THE industry event. It is now Amazon re:Invent. There are roughly 30,000 people registered to attend. In a very informal, non-scientific poll, I’d say that about 40 percent of the attendees are not even using the cloud yet. They are here on assignment, if you will, to figure out what they can and can’t do in the cloud and what is the logical first step.
Cloud Storage is Evolving
Vendors and IT professionals are finally viewing the cloud as something more than just a gigantic dumping ground. Storage vendors can create an infrastructure that integrates cloud storage so it can be used to burst both storage and compute workloads, to deliver disaster recovery as a service or as a means to distribute data.
Stay tuned to Storage Switzerland through the day today and tomorrow as we bring you reports from the vendors we meet with and the end-users we talk to.