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Live Blog: Amazon AWS re:Invent 2018 Cloud Services News

Welcome to items 20 to 11 in our AWS re:Invent 2018 news list.

20. IoT Network: Hiber previewed an IoT-connectivity network at the conference. The big twist? It leverages nano-satellites that will fly over the earth’s poles 16 times a day.

19. AWS EC2 Instances: Amazon has unveiled three new EC2 Instances — including:

  • A1 instances: Powered by custom-designed AWS Graviton processors for scale-out workloads.
  • P3dn GPU instances: Ideal for distributed machine learning and high performance computing applications.
  • C5n instances: Deliver increased network bandwidth for running advanced compute-intensive workloads, the company says.

18. AWS Networking: Amazon announced two new networking enhancements:

  • Elastic Fabric Adapter (EPA): A network adapter for Amazon EC2 instances that delivers the performance of on-premises HPC clusters with AWS’s elasticity and scalability. the company says.
  • AWS Global Accelerator: A fully managed service that uses AWS’s global backbone and edge locations to improve the availability and performance of applications running in one or more AWS regions, the company says.

17. AWS and IoT: Amazon announced four capabilities designed to ease IoT application development, rollouts and management.

16. Top 100 Public Cloud MSPs: Several of ChannelE2E’s Top 100 Public Cloud MSPs will be on-site promoting their services to customers. Key MSPs to track include Mission, which was formed through the merger of Advanced Consulting Partners Reliam, Stratalux, and G2 Tech Group. The newly branded company emerged in October 2018 with a customer base spanning 175 enterprises. The company’s cloud operations professionals and solutions architects hold more than 90 AWS certifications. Key areas of expertise also include AWS Competency Partner status in DevOps, Healthcare, and Life Sciences. 

15. AWS Cloud Migration Services: Watch for numerous global systems integrators and IT consulting firms to promote their AWS migration services. For instance, TEKsystems Global Services claims to have managed more than 100 cloud, application re-architecture, data warehouse migration and DevOps automation projects. Moreover, the company has moved more than 1,000 on-premises workloads to the cloud, TEKsystems said ahead of the event.

14. Managed DevOps Services: SolarWinds will highlight new features for its SaaS-based DevOps portfolio consisting of Pingdom, AppOptics, Papertrail, and Loggly. Those tools were originally developed for IT professionals. But SolarWinds CEO Kevin Thompson has emphasized MSP software momentum during recent earnings calls, and it’s a safe bet some of those DevOps tools may eventually find their way into the SolarWinds MSP portfolio for partners.

13. AWS Marketplace vs. Distributors: Watch for just about every enterprise IT software provider on the planet to describe how their latest applications and tools are available in the AWS Marketplace, which increasingly competes against traditional IT distributors and next-generation cloud distributors.

12. Cloud Security: On the one hand, watch for AWS-based security tools that protect data in any location (on-premises and across multiple clouds). On the other hand, watch for tools that specifically protect workloads on AWS.

11. AWS Partner Program:  AWS Channel Chief Terry Wise announced these partner program enhancements in 2017. It’s safe to expect an encore and more updates at the 2018 conference. We’ll have the details…

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