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AWS re:Invent Keynote – The 7 Basic Freedoms

Andy Jassy, SVP of AWS, made a ton of new announcements in his keynote speech yesterday at the 4th annual AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. The conference has grown to nearly 20,000 attendees with around 38,000 watching the live streaming event.

AWS’s message this year is that AWS cloud provides freedom and control over your own destiny. Andy talked a lot about  the barriers to delivering in the traditional do-it-yourself (DIY) infrastructure models. He summed it up in 7 categories of freedom.  Check out my recap at the Virtualization Practice.

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Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. He has served in numerous technical roles such as CTO, Chief Architect, and VP positions with over 25 years of experience in software development and architecture. A pioneer in cloud computing, Mike led a team that built the world’s first high speed transaction network in Amazon’s public cloud and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge.

An expert in cloud security, he is the author of “Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)” from Wiley Publishing.