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AWS warms up to hybrid clouds

It acknowledges customers' concerns about data security and sees hybrid as a good middle ground satisfying needs, reports VICTORIA HO

AMAZON'S cloud services arm, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has been making efforts to appease customers wanting their "hybrid clouds" as more companies feel more at ease relying on both private data centres and public clouds.

In an interview with BizIT, Amazon's chief technology officer Werner Vogels said that over the next few years, companies will shift more reliance on own data centres to cloud providers.

"It's a hassle to manage your own," he said. But he didn't think companies would "dump the data centre altogether".

His company AWS started in March 2006 with its S3 product, providing cloud storage. Today, it runs nine large cloud data centres globally: four in the US, and one each in Europe,...

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