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Slideshow: Amazon's Case For Enterprise Cloud Computing

Amazon CTO Werner Vogels takes on 'false cloud' wannabes, challenges common myths and critiques private-cloud alternatives as boiling down to buying, deploying and maintaining servers.
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Agility and speed of deployment is the top reason customer turn to cloud computing, Vogels says, but cost advantages are a close second. More than half the cost of running data centers is tied to the cost of servers (not including power), "so if you want to drive costs down, it's obvious what you have to attack," he says.

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