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10/2/2014 | 5:13:53 PM
Re: Giving customers what they want
From my understanding of discussions with bankers, Amazon will dynamically move data from server to server based on a variety of factors. Due to financial regulations, financial institutions need to know where their critical data (account balances, credits, debits, etc.) is domiciled at any time. also, that data needs to be domiciled in the U.S.
10/2/2014 | 4:48:28 PM
Re: Giving customers what they want
That's interesting. I didn't know there were regulation problems in the banking industry for those who might want to use Amazon. One would think Amazon would try to get a work around for that since there would be a huge probable marketing campaign that could be launched to get those banks on AMS.
10/2/2014 | 10:26:01 AM
Re: Giving customers what they want
Even though some companies are fearful of using the cloud, even some that are most fearful -- financial institutions -- are moving there. However, they won't use Amazon because there's no good way to track where the data is at any given time and there are restrictions about using cloud facilities not physically in the U.S. So an increasing number of FIs are going to cloud services, but will only use certain cloud providers.
10/2/2014 | 9:41:44 AM
Re: Giving customers what they want

You're right about that and as the story says, security concerns are a big reason companies are still fearful of using the cloud. So solving that is critical.
10/2/2014 | 9:05:17 AM
Re: Giving customers what they want
I think the real key here is the secure connection, particularly after the recent breaches at Jimmy John's and Supervalu/Albertson's (again). As hacks continue, the importance of secure connections will continue to grow.
10/2/2014 | 8:24:24 AM
Re: Giving customers what they want
They've realized - wisely - that they are way behind in the cloud game and only offering flexible connections to their own clouds isn't going to win over many customers. The network operator that does the best job of this kind of integration, particularly with Amazon, is going to retain/attract businesses more effectively.

What I think is interesting is how they are doing it - through standard APIs that they developed to partner which lead to an automated provisioning process. 

Clearly it still doesn't happen overnight, as it won't be available until 2015, but it does seem to be a sign of significant progess.
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10/2/2014 | 8:21:26 AM
Giving customers what they want
This is exactly what companies/customers want, isn't it? To be able to access the service they want through a trusted and secure connection? And to be able to mix and match the services they are using/paying for at any one time?

Things could actually be changing... I know AT&T isn't the first to do this but that fact that multipler major telcos are actively teaming up with the Web servcies giants to deliver a package can only be good.

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