Amazon Web Services: Jeff Barr

.net: Why did Amazon decide to open up its web services in the first place?
JB: We spent over a decade building one of the world’s most reliable, scalable and cost-efficient web infrastructures. In that time we learned a great deal about how to both develop these services and run them. Amazon Web Services gives any software developer the keys to Amazon’s back-end infrastructure, which they can use to build and grow a business. This makes it possible for any company to reach the scale of major internet players such as, but without the expensive price tag.

.net: Who are they aimed at?
JB: When we started this business we imagined that smaller companies, particularly start-ups, would be the first to take advantage of our services. Now that our services have become more mature, we’re seeing larger companies take advantage of them as well. We thought that transition would take a couple of years, but we’re seeing that it’s happening a lot more quickly than we expected. It’s clear that even large companies don’t like dealing with the muck, so we’re happy to do it for them.

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