The CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS) has asked companies around the world to further strengthen the status of the cloud.
Speaking at the keynote address for the company’s AWS re:Invent 2022 event in Las Vegas, Adam Selipsky highlighted how the use of the cloud can be useful for companies concerned about their economic situation.
“When it comes to the cloud, many of our customers know to trust it,” said Selipsky. “The cloud is more profitable, with many customers saving 30% or more – if you want to tighten your belt, the cloud is the place to be.”
In a wide-ranging speech that spanned from the vastness of space to the depths of the ocean, and the world of imagination, Selispky outlined how AWS can be a vital partner for businesses at every stage of their cloud journey.
“Managing the scale and growth of data is both a huge challenge and an opportunity,” he noted. “You need a complete toolkit that takes into account the scale and diversity of your data. AWS is focused on building all these capabilities.”
Admitting that “working with data is hard,” Selipsky noted that the world will more than double the amount of data it generates from the dawn of the digital age.
Data is “the cornerstone of nearly every organization’s digital transformation,” said Selipsky, and the company’s wide range of databases, analytics and other tools are ideal for helping businesses of all sizes make the most of this mountain of data.
Elsewhere, Selipsky addressed sustainability issues, which he described as “our generation’s issue.”
In recent months, AWS has shown a significant focus on sustainability, with the company announcing on re:Invent that it intends to work towards 100% renewable energy by 2025 – a goal that Selipsky says is already 85% met. The company is also aiming to achieve “positive water” by 2030 as it aims to help fight climate change, which Selipsky notes is “an issue for all of us.”
“We are determined to be inventive and relentless as we work to make the cloud the cleanest and most energy efficient way to manage all infrastructure and operations,” said Selipsky.