Sydney Summit – Featured Speaker

Mike Clayville, Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Sales and Business Development, Amazon Web Services

Mike Clayville leads the global sales, professional services and training teams for Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this role, as a member of the AWS senior leadership team, he is responsible for providing strategic direction in the go to market strategy for AWS and helps the company shape it’s customer engagement strategy globally.

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Elasticity, or the ability to match compute demand to supply, is one of the fundamental properties of the cloud.  AWS Auto Scaling seamlessly adds or removes compute capacity over a bank of AWS EC2s.  However, if your company doesn’t use Auto Scaling and runs EC2 instances that aren’t needed 24/7, you can be throwing money away.  Instances that aren’t continuously performing some type of compute function, like hosting a website, should be shut down to save costs.

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