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Nick Walton, Head of ASEAN, Amazon Web Services.

Alvin Soon

If you were to explain it simply, what is Amazon Web Services?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing service. We think of it as delivering IT resources on demand, instantaneously, and then making them available on a pay-as you go basis. In the old world, you had to build data centers, buy servers, and maintain servers. Today, you can access a broad range of IT resources on demand, similar to turning on a light switch.

One of the reasons you’d want your own servers is because of security and privacy. So how does AWS hold up on those two fronts?

Even large companies can’t invest the amount of money and resources into security that we can. One of the customers we have is Capital One, they’re about the eighth largest financial services company in the US. They’re a large customer, and their CIO has publicly stated that he’s more secure on AWS than he is on his own data center.

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