Matt Gerber,CEO of managed service provider IT-Lifeline spent some time talking about AWS on camera. Here's the full video:
Matt enumerates the three main benefits that AWS provides him: cost, elasticity, and time to market (sometimes saving 6 months to a year for a new offering). He also talks about security and compliance, and about working with the AWS team. Matt notes that traditional disaster recovery (DR) is a capital-intensive business, and that they'll be able to pass savings of 25-50% on to their customers. He says that the carrying cost for disaster recovery is effectively reduced to zero -- "It doesn't cost us anything to know that that AWS infrastructure is there for when our customers need it for a disaster."
We've pulled together some additional DR and storage resources on our new Backup and Storage page.