After taking hits at Oracle’s OpenWorld conference this week, Amazon Web Services is reasserting its mega-status. In a statement released Thursday, AWS announced it is the “preferred cloud provider” for General Electric.
The decision to add AWS follows the announcement of a partnership between GE and rising cloud competitor Microsoft Azure in July 2016, to bring their Predix platform to the Azure cloud for industrial businesses.
In 2014 GE began a cloud-first strategy, migrating “thousands of core applications to AWS” in favor of building their own data centers.
Multiple GE businesses, including GE Power and GE Aviation, are now utilizing AWS for their cloud applications.
Accompanying the press release is a quote from GE’s Chief Technology Officer and Corporate Vice President, Chris Drumgoole, who said the services offered by AWS “have allowed us to push the boundaries, think big, and deliver better outcomes for GE.” He also stated the move to AWS will allow IT teams to focus on innovation and continue transforming the company.
GE is just one of many enterprises migrating to AWS, who continues to dominate the cloud market.
This news maintains Amazon’s momentum going into their annual AWS re:Invent conference this November.