The infrastructure rich keep getting richer, and that's just fine, according to Amazon CTO Werner Vogel. As he declared at AWS Summit NYC last week, "infrastructure... is not a differentiator" for the enterprises and startups that keep buying servers to fill their own data centers. Given that Amazon has better scale and operational efficiency, Vogel's argument goes, there's no reason to continue trying to reinvent a wheel better built and operated by Amazon.
Self-serving? Sure. But true? Very likely, yes.