October 24, 2016
On Monday Amazon Web Services chief technology officer Werner Vogels announced that Adrian Cockcroft will join AWS as VP of Cloud Architecture. Cockcroft played a key role at Netflix in its migration to a cloud native architecture, Vogels says.
Most recently, Cockcroft served as a Technology Fellow at Battery Ventures. Previously, Cockcroft held positions as Distinguished Engineer at eBay and Sun Microsystems.
At Netflix, Cockcroft served as Cloud Architect and was instrumental in the open sourcing of the NetflixOSS platform, according to Vogels.
"After working closely with many folks at AWS over the last seven years, I am thrilled to be joining the clear leader in cloud computing,” Cockcroft said in a statement. “The state of the art in infrastructure, software packages, and services is nowadays a combination of AWS and open source tools. — and they are available to everyone. This democratization of access to technology levels the playing field, and means anyone can learn and compete to be the best there is."
Vogels said: “I am excited about welcoming Adrian to the AWS team where he will work closely with AWS executives and product groups and consult with customers on their cloud architectures — from start-ups that were born in the cloud to large web-scale companies and enterprises that have an “all-in” migration strategy. Adrian will also spend time engaging with developers in the Amazon-sponsored and supported open source communities. I am looking really looking forward to working with Adrian again and seeing the positive impact he will have on AWS customers around the world.”
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