General Electric Names AWS Its Preferred Cloud Provider

  General Electric Names AWS Its Preferred Cloud Provider

   GE continues migration in cloud-first approach to digital transformation

Business Wire

SEATTLE -- October 5, 2017

Today, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN),
announced that General Electric (NYSE: GE) has selected AWS as its preferred
cloud provider. GE continues to migrate thousands of core applications to AWS.
GE began an enterprise-wide migration in 2014, and today many GE businesses,
including GE Power, GE Aviation, GE Healthcare, GE Transportation, and GE
Digital, run many of their cloud applications on AWS. Over the past few years,
GE migrated more than 2,000 applications, several of which leverage AWS’s
analytics and machine learning services.

“Adopting a cloud-first strategy with AWS is helping our IT teams get out of
the business of building and running data centers and refocus our resources on
innovation as we undergo one of the largest and most important transformations
in GE’s history,” said Chris Drumgoole, Chief Technology Officer and Corporate
Vice President at General Electric. “We chose AWS as the preferred cloud
provider for GE because AWS’s industry leading cloud services have allowed us
to push the boundaries, think big, and deliver better outcomes for GE.”

“Enterprises across industries are migrating to AWS in droves, and in the
process are discovering the wealth of new opportunities that open up when they
have the most comprehensive menu of cloud capabilities–which is growing
daily–at their fingertips,” said Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide
Commercial Sales at AWS. “GE has been at the forefront of cloud adoption, and
we’ve been impressed with the pace, scope, and innovative approach they’ve
taken in their journey to AWS. We are honored that GE has chosen AWS as their
preferred cloud provider, and we’re looking forward to helping them as they
continue their digital industrial transformation.”

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