The 10 Biggest AWS News Stories of 2022
CRN breaks down the 10 most important AWS news stories of 2022—from being awarded the Ukraine Peace Prize to calling out Microsoft to new innovation and a bullish partner push.
From Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy awarding Amazon Web Services the Ukraine Peace Prize to a heavy drumbeat of new product launches, there was no shortage of news coming out of AWS in 2022.
The Seattle-based worldwide leader in cloud computing had its biggest year to date as annual revenue is expected to exceed $80 billion in 2022 with no signs of slowing down in 2023.
In 2022, AWS doubled down on cybersecurity, global data center expansion, new partnerships, the AWS Marketplace and channel partners, while the cloud giant didn’t have to conduct large layoffs like some other IT vendors did.
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Bet On AWS Cloud In 2023
Although there is economic uncertainty ahead in 2023, CEO Adam Selipsky told customers and partners not to stop their cloud journey but, in fact, to double down on it.
“There’s this uncertainty in the air,” said Selipsky on stage during a keynote at AWS re:Invent 2022. “A lot of people are asking, ‘Should we slow down? Should we pause?’ No. Now’s the time to lean in harder,” he said.
“Not in spite of it, but because of the economic uncertainty, our end customers will save money when they dig into cloud versus running those applications on different types of infrastructure,” said AWS’ CEO. “Now is the time to continue to accelerate the cloud journey.”
AWS grew its partner ecosystem at a rapid pace this year as the AWS Partner Network now has well over 100,000 partners, which bodes well for the company’s future next year.
CRN breaks down the 10 most interesting and biggest AWS news stories of 2022 as well as what that means for 2023.
* AWS Awarded Ukraine Peace Prize
* Microsoft Licensing Callout
* Cybersecurity Push
* AWS Marketplace ‘Universe’
* Data Center Investments
* Revenue Soars
* AWS-IBM Partnership
* AWS Innovation Engine
* No Mass AWS Layoffs
* AWS Is Partner Obsessed