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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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Michael Miller, Senior Director of Research High-Performance Computing at drug giant Pfizer, says his firm is extending its data center via Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud service. Not all research apps are suitable to run outside the Pfizer data center due to compliance concerns, he says, but two thirds can be scaled flexibly in the cloud.

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