To Be Elastic

During a 1.5-hour geekfest at Amazon AWS reinvent, replete with close-up photos of servers, racks and cables, Hamilton posited that the networking world is going the way of the mainframe, getting “chopped up into vertical stacks” with different companies innovating and competing on those stacks. post

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Watch AWS VP & Distinguished Engineer James Hamilton kick off re:Invent 2016 discussing AWS innovation at scale. Also hear Tom Soderstrom talk about how NASA JPL is answering cosmic questions in new ways using AWS.


A market leader presents what is ultimately a marketing talk. But the factoids relentlessly presented gives one a sense for where 30 years of scaling laws has taken computer and system design.