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What’s Trending At AWS re:Invent 2018: Partners React To Arm-Based Server Chips, New Networking Services

CRNtv rounds up the top news you missed from AWS re:Invent 2018.

CRNtv is at AWS re: Invent this week in Las Vegas. Here’s what you missed so far:

Partners are driving huge growth for AWS. At re: Invent 2018, AWS Channel Chief Terry Wise said partner-driven sales have grown at a faster pace than all AWS sales. Wise said there is increasing demand for managed services, and the AWS Partner Network now has 115 certified MSP partners, with their practices growing twice as fast as the rest of the business. Partners are also driving large-scale cloud migrations, with four-times growth in "partner-led mass migrations" year over year.

AWS CEO Andy Jassy said the cloud opportunity around enterprise adoption is just getting started. "There are so many customers that need your help," Jassy told partners. "The consulting partners that make the time and investment to educate and train are the ones that are making progress." The conference comes as AWS saw 46 percent year-over-year revenue growth and remains the clear leader in public cloud. Jassy told partners on Monday that with the advent, growth and maturity of Aurora, people are looking to move as fast as they can from “old-guard” databases like Oracle. To maintain its growth, AWS is innovating faster than ever.

Key announcements so far include the launch of ARM-based server chips, which promise cost savings up to 45 percent for certain workloads; plus, new announcements around networking services, machine learning and blockchain. Tolga Tarhan, CTO of Onica, an AWS Premier Consulting partner based in California, says it’s feasible that the ARM silicon could make its way into IoT devices or outside AWS environments. “That hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s an interesting prospect for me,” he said.

Watch CRNtv’s video for a full recap from the conference so far and stay tuned to CRN.com for more updates.

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