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Amazon CTO Keynotes at Cloud Computing Conference & Expo

Werner Vogels speaks to standing-room-only crowd

In his Cloud Computing Keynote in San Jose, CA, on November 20th - entitled "A Head in the Cloud - The Power of Infrastructure as a Service" - the CTO of Amazon.com, Werner Vogels, discussed the many challenges when building a reliable, flexible architecture that can manage unpredictable behaviors of today's Internet business.

Building the right infrastructure that can scale up or down at a moment's notice, notes Amazon.com's VP & CTO Dr Werner Vogels, can be a complicated and expensive task. "But it's essential in today's business landscape," adds Vogels, a distinguished Keynote Speaker at SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Conference & Expo in San Jose, CA. "This applies to an enterprise trying to cut-costs, a young business unexpectedly saturated with customer demand, or a start-up looking to launch," Vogels stressed.

His presentation reviewed some of the lessons learned from building one of the world's largest distributed systems: Amazon.com. He focused on state management, which is one of the dominating factors in the scalability, reliability, performance and cost-effectiveness of the overall system.

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Jeremy Geelan is Chairman & CEO of the 21st Century Internet Group, Inc. and an Executive Academy Member of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Formerly he was President & COO at Cloud Expo, Inc. and Conference Chair of the worldwide Cloud Expo series. He appears regularly at conferences and trade shows, speaking to technology audiences across six continents. You can follow him on twitter: @jg21.

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