re:Invent 2019, the annual Amazon Web Services event took place again from 2 to 6 December in Las Vegas. This year too, inQdo Cloud was present, Dennis van Bavel and Corné van der Steen traveled to Las Vegas on behalf of inQdo Cloud.

Keynotes re:Invent

Like every year there were a number of keynotes which could be streamed live in the Netherlands. On Tuesday there was the keynote from Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services. He made the most new announcements and announced the latest AWS news. Wednesday was all about the Global Partner Keynote by Doug Yeum. On Thursday, Dr. Werner Vogels, CTO Amazon Web Services was on stage for the last keynote. His keynote was mainly about the new hypervisor AWS Nitro, Firecracker and AWS Fargate.

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Announcements re:Invent 2019

All announcements can be subdivided into the categories compute, storage, database, migration, machine learning, etc. In the table below you’ll find our summary of the most interesting announcements.

Compute Description
Amazon EC2 M6g, C6g, and R6g Instances powered by AWS Graviton2 Processors Deliver up to 40% price/performance improvement over comparable x86-based instances for a broad spectrum of workloads.
Amazon EC2 Inf1 Instances High performance and the lowest cost machine learning inference in the cloud.
Amazon ​EC2 Image Builde EC2 Image Builder simplifies creation, maintenance, validation, sharing, and deployment of Linux or Windows Server images for use with Amazon EC2 and on- premises.
Amazon EKS for AWS Fargate Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) can now run Kubernetes pods on AWS Fargate, the serverless compute engine built for containers on AWS.
AWS Outposts (GA) AWS Outposts GA — a new fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, services, APIs, and tools to on-premises environments.


Machine Learning Description
Amazon SageMaker Studio Provides a single, web-based visual interface to perform all ML development steps.
Amazon SageMaker Notebooks One-click Jupyter notebooks that you can start working within seconds.
Amazon Kendra (Preview) Transform the way you search and interact with enterprise data using AI.
Amazon CodeGuru​​ (Preview) Machine learning service for automated code review and application performance profiling.
AWS Machine Learning Embark program Combines training, coaching, and implementation support to launch the company’s machine learning journey.


Networking Description
Accelerated Site-to-Site VPN Improve the performance of VPN connections by intelligently routing traffic through the AWS Global Network and AWS edge locations.
Amazon VPC Ingress Routing Make it Easy to insert Virtual Appliances in the Forwarding Path of VPC Traffic.
AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager Centrally manage and monitor your global network across AWS and on premises.


Migration Description
End of Support Migration Program (EMP) for Windows Server Helps customers package legacy applications allowing them to run on newer windows server OS without any code changes.


Storage Description
Access Analyzer for S3 Ensure access policies provide only intended access to S3 resources.
Amazon S3 Access Points Simplify and manage access at scale for applications using shared data sets on S3.


Security, identity & compliancy Description
Amazon Detective (Preview) Easily analyze, investigate, and quickly identify the root cause of potential security issues or suspicious activities.
AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer Generates comprehensive findings that identify resources that can be accessed from outside an AWS account.

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Overview of re:Invent 2019


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