November 3, 2017, SEATTLE
At the AWS Re:Invent in Las Vegas today, Amazon Web Services today announced the deprecation of Elastic Compute Cloud as it shifts toward lighter-weight, more horizontally scalable services. Amazon announced that it was giving customers the opportunity to migrate toward what it claims are lower cost "containers" and "Lambda processes".
"We believe that the cloud has shifted and customers are demanding more flexibility," tweeted Jeff Barr, AWS Spokesperson. "Customers don't want to deal with the complexities of security and scaling on-instance environments, and are willing to sacrifice controls and cost management in order to take advantage of the great scale we offer in the largest public cloud."
Barr went on to add that since their acqui-hire of Heroku last year, AWS has decided that the future of the cloud was in Platform as a Service (PaaS) and is now turning its focus to user-centric SSH key and user management services like https://Userify.com.
Amazon (AMZN) stock was up $0.02 on the latest announcements.