With a significant customer base and extensive infrastructure, Amazon Web Services Inc. has the capability to meet a wide range of needs for enterprise customers. What opportunities will there be for system integrators and independent software vendors in a world dominated by very powerful public cloud providers such as AWS?
The answer can be found in the belief that technology will continue to evolve and complexity is a given. Change and transformation are inevitable, and one industry expert sees significant opportunity ahead.
“Complexity is paramount. It’s a concern for enterprises just moving to cloud,” said Tim Crawford (pictured, second from right), CIO strategic advisor at AVOA LLC. “You start layering in the edge-to-cloud continuum, and it just gets exponentially more complicated. Amazon is not going to be the one to help you go through that, and this is where the opportunity lies for the SIs, ISVs and partners.”