AWS inks cloud deal with General Electric, Toyota co and Randstad

AWS technology for CIOsAmazon Web Services (AWS) announced major cloud deals with General Electric, Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and Randstad.

General Electric has selected AWS as its cloud provider and started migrating core applications to AWS.

Earlier, General Electric announced its enterprise networking deal with Dell.

GE, which started an enterprise-wide migration in 2014, has added many GE businesses, including GE Power, GE Aviation, GE Healthcare, GE Transportation, and GE Digital, to run many of their cloud applications on AWS.

Over the past few years, GE migrated more than 2,000 applications, several of which leverage AWS’s analytics and machine learning services.

“Adopting a cloud-first strategy with AWS is helping our IT teams get out of the business of building and running data centers and refocus our resources on innovation as we undergo one of the largest and most important transformations in GE’s history,” said Chris Drumgoole, chief technology officer at General Electric.

Research and Markets says the global Cloud data center market is expected to reach $67.5 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of around 28.7 percent. Cloud storage is expected to reach $22.99 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 27.6 percent during the forecast period 2017-2023.

Microsoft, AWS, IBM and Google are the major players in Cloud data center market.
cloud infrastructure services market Q2 2017Amazon Web Services offers over 90 services for compute, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, developer, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), security, hybrid, and enterprise applications.

AWS has 44 Availability Zones (AZs) across 16 geographic regions in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the UK.

Recently, AWS announced that Toyota Racing Development (TRD), the in-house engineering division for Toyota and Lexus motorsports programs, uses AWS’s cloud services to create applications that enable its crews to improve precision, consistency, and speed during practice runs and in competition.

“The opportunity for technology to impact how races are won cannot be overstated, and the reliability, flexibility, and speed that AWS provides to our engineers across the globe unequivocally helps us win races,” said Chris Andronaco, technology director at Toyota Racing Development.

AWS also said Randstad, an international staffing and recruitment company, will migrate its global data centers to AWS. Randstad aims to increase efficiencies and align IT infrastructure with its digital vision to provide quality service to its customers.

Randstad is consolidating its IT infrastructure across 30 IT departments, providing service to 40 operating companies globally. This consolidation involves the migration of Randstad’s applications and IT services to AWS. Randstad’s move to AWS has helped the company become more agile and competitive while reducing capital expenditures.

“At the beginning of our digital transformation, we adopted a ‘cloud-first’ policy for all of our new IT projects, which helped us to decrease our cost of innovation,” said Bernardo Payet, general manager at Randstad Global IT Solutions. “By migrating our data centers to AWS, we can further reduce our global IT operational costs and increase our pace of innovation.”

“Enterprises across industries are migrating to AWS in droves, and in the process are discovering the wealth of new opportunities that open up when they have the most comprehensive menu of cloud capabilities,” said Mike Clayville, vice president, Worldwide Commercial Sales at AWS.

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