AWS re:Invent 2019: News, Announcements And Analysis

AWS re:Invent 2019

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AWS, Cisco ‘Easing Pain Into The Cloud' With AWS Outposts Support, SD-WAN Tie-Ins
At AWS re:Invent 2019, Cisco announced deeper tie-ins between Cisco ACI and Outposts, Cisco SD-WAN and AWS Transit Gateway, and AWS Security Group with Cisco's Cloud Defense Orchestrator.

New Amazon Builders’ Library: This Is ‘Not Taught At School’
‘I hope that this…helps you build distributed systems at the same scale and the same reliability as Amazon and AWS,’ Amazon chief technology officer Werner Vogels says.

Amazon's Werner Vogels On Reinventing Virtualization
At the re:Invent conference, Amazon's CTO offered a glimpse under the hood of the world’s largest public cloud, detailing how custom hardware was deployed to create instances that perform almost like bare-metal systems.

AWS Establishes ‘Service Ready’ Certification For Partner Product Integrations
'Right now, the process for how customers are able to tell which products are well-integrated is not that simple,' says Doug Yeum, AWS’ head of worldwide channels and alliances.

AWS Marketplace Expands Private Offers Program To All Sellers
'Effective 2020, the fee that the ISVs pays for the billing, the fulfillment, the disbursement and collection -- most of these will be adjusted by 10 percent or greater depending on the price tier for that private offer model,' Dave McCann, vice president of AWS Marketplace, Service Catalog and Migration Services, says at AWS re:Ivent 2019 in Las Vegas today.

AWS Unveils Retail, Public Safety and Disaster Response Competencies
'We've had a lot of recent conversations about first responders and disaster response communities, and how we can help them,' AWS vice president Sandy Carter said. 'Previously, there was really no easy way for these customers to find the right APN partner with that specialized skill that they need to serve this market.'

AWS CEO Jassy: Trump's ‘Political Influence’ Over JEDI Cloud Threatens National Security
‘I think it's really risky for the country and for democracy,’ Jassy told reporters, if the decision for a platform to host military apps is not made objectively. AWS got a ‘lot of information about the evaluation,’ he added, without getting into specific evidence of a corrupted process.

Andy Jassy On How Deloitte, Slalom, Rackspace Became AWS Superstars
The CEOs of those large AWS channel partners all understand the most important attribute of a senior leader: the ability to make hard decisions as to where to prioritize their businesses.

Meet Doug Yeum, AWS’ New Channel Chief
'It's my philosophy that things have to be a two-way street,' new AWS channel chief Doug Yeum tells CRN. 'There's got to be a reciprocal value for the investments that partners make into helping to strengthen the partner network.'

AWS Launches New EC2 Arm-Based, Machine-Learning Inference Instances
'If you look at instances to start, it's not just that we have meaningfully more instances than anybody else, but it's also that we've got a lot more powerful capabilities in each of those instances,' AWS CEO Andy Jassy said in his keynote address at the AWS re:Invent 2019 conference in Las Vegas.

AWS Partner Network To Get New Program For Startups
‘We felt like there was an opportunity for us to build a special program to ensure that our startups were able to work closely with our enterprise customers and also for us to make additional investments into startups who are focusing on the B2B space,’ says Doug Yeum, AWS’ head of worldwide channels and alliances.

AWS, Slalom Unveil Joint Cloud Launch Centers
This is the first time AWS and Slalom’s joint customers will have the experience of working with them at the same time, in the same location, solving the same problem, says Michael Cowden, president of Slalom Build.

AWS Outposts Is Now GA
The on-premises AWS cloud, available in AWS-native and VMware flavors, is ready to ship, but will continue introducing features going forward, including a VMware control plane and AWS S3 storage next year. AWS also introduced Local Zones, which builds on Outposts innovations to put AWS infrastructure closer to clients in major cities.

AWS Advances ‘Broadest And Most Complete’ AI Strategy
At the re:Invent conference, AWS CEO Andy Jassy unveiled a plethora of services across the stack to make it easier for customers of all stripes to build AI into their business applications, looking to differentiate its cloud’s ML offerings with breadth and variety.

AWS, Verizon Team To Put AWS Services On The Edge Of The 5G Network
Amazon Web Services and Verizon took to re:Invent to unveil Wavelength, a service that puts AWS services at the edge of the 5G network.

Andy Jassy: 8 AWS Technology Investment Bets For 2020
‘We have a plan that is very ambitious...over the next few years,’ AWS CEO Andy Jassy says. ‘You can expect that you will see a significant amount of continued investment in all of our kind of key building block services. You can expect us to continue to invest very aggressively in compute and storage.’

AWS CEO Andy Jassy’s ‘Very Ambitious Plan’ To Keep AWS On Top
AWS CEO Andy Jassy aims to keep the cloud giant at the top of the computing pyramid by adding more technology services, lowering costs for customers, and expanding its commitment to the company’s fast-growing AWS Partner Network.

Andy Jassy’s 12 Boldest Remarks On The Future Of Cloud Computing
‘There's this new generation of systems integrators that's really picked up steam, and that's carrying a lot of the new market segment share in companies moving to cloud,’ AWS CEO Andy Jassy tells CRN. ‘And these are companies that...don't have the legacy where they have to worry about cannibalizing existing businesses. They aren't worried about hedging their bets across every imaginable partner you can imagine.’

Andy Jassy Sees Partner Opportunities In AWS Outposts, AWS IQ
‘Over time, what we expect in terms of how we can partner with the partner ecosystem is multiple-fold,’ says AWS CEO Andy Jassy. ‘I think that our partner community is pretty excited about Outposts, both as a bridge as well as a way to allow them to sell more software.’

AWS To Announce Ingress Routing At re:Invent 2019
'The thing that really gets (partners) excited is just how much we've been able to simplify the process of taking an appliance in AWS Marketplace and putting it into the customer network and making sure that the traffic flows through it,' says David Brown, AWS' Elastic Compute Cloud vice president. 'When you can't do that simply, there's obviously friction for customers.'

AWS CEO Andy Jassy's Love Of Music And Its Role At AWS re:Invent
‘Apart from the sensory pleasure of hearing great music that's catchy, what I love most about music is the artistry, passion and community that great musicians bring to bear,’ says AWS CEO Andy Jassy. ‘Skilled lyrical writing is like poetry.’

AWS Launches Quantum Computing Offensive With Amazon Braket
'With quantum engineering starting to make more meaningful progress, customers are asking for ways to experiment with quantum computers and explore the technology’s potential,' says Charlie Bell, AWS’ senior vice president of utility computing services. 'We believe that quantum computing will be a cloud-first technology, and that the cloud will be the main way customers access the hardware.'