Amazon is growing faster than any large company and the CloudWatch Dashboards may have played a big part
Recent reports have indicated that in the past few years, Amazon hasleaptahead of comparable large US based multinationals in terms of company growth. Whilst three years ago, its annual sales figures were a respectable $100 billion, they have now bloomed significantly and are set to hit $200 billion in months. In and of itself, this places the tech giant within a very small group of companies (which includes only big names such as Apple and Exxon) which have managed to pass that coveted $200 billion mark. In addition, the company has recently revealed its plans to open asecondheadquarters, which it has been able to populate with 50,000 employees, something that isbasically unheard of in the business world. This is part and parcel of a boom in company growth which saw it add a net 111,000 personnel to its staff registers in 2016. All in all, Amazon is the United States' fastest growing big company, and it may well be the fastest growing big companyin the world.
The part played by the CloudWatch Dashboard in this growth
Though many consumers think of this company as synonymous with book sales, easy to purchase homeware and electricals, and video on demand, professionals in the world ofDevOpsknow that there is a whole other side to the global giant. The company has branched out significantly into the fields of data management (including enterprise data), and Development and Operations. One of the most exciting products for developers has been its CloudWatch Dashboards. These new dashboards enable clients to build their own dashboards based on their own unique and individual CloudWatch metrics. This immediately creates a morefluid, intuitive, andintimateexperience for DevOps teams and maximises efficiency. The great thing about these Dashboards is that, among their many features and capabilities, is a feature which enables you to draw together data and metrics from several different AWS locations in order to create a comprehensive and global metric which you can display on your main dashboard in the form of a graph. It would be impossible to give a complete overview of all of the great things that you can do with the Cloudwatch Dashboard, but suffice it to say that it has got DevOps teams very excited. As a result, it is highly likely that the interest that the company has stimulated in the DevOps community has helped to contribute towards its astounding growth.
More growth may lead to even more developments in the near future
As the company continues to grow, and AWS grows with it, we can expect there to be even more room for investment in innovative new DevOps applications!