But many customers he has spoken with have not been clamoring for an on-prem private cloud from AWS. AWS is seen as the best-in-class public cloud for new workloads, test, development, backup and recovery. A single management portal that allows workloads to be seamlessly migrated between public and on-premise environments sounds nice, but it's much easier said than done.
AWS is playing the long-term game here. Jassy says that "in the fullness of time" the company believes most all business applications will be running in the public cloud. Instead of offering customers a private, on-premises cloud, the company seems intent doing all it can to host as many workloads as it can in its public cloud.
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