Presidio is an Advanced Consulting Partner of Amazon Web Services (AWS), so attending the annual AWS re:Invent conference is always exciting and informative for us. And this year’s gathering of cloud experts, staged Nov. 26-30 in Las Vegas, was no exception.
For those unfamiliar, AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted for Amazon’s global cloud computing community, featuring keynotes, trainings, certifications, technical sessions, a partner expo, and more. Presidio was an event co-sponsor.
The information our team gleaned at AWS re:Invent included three key announcements we’d like to share with you – along with our takeaways regarding what those announcements could mean for our customers.
Topping the list is a solution to a relentless and ever-growing modern business challenge: how to move, process and act on immense volumes of data quickly. Now comes Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. At re:Invent, Amazon introduced two new EC2 instances that deliver an impressive 100 Gbps of network bandwidth. (To put that in perspective, the premium speed not so long ago used to be 25 Gbps.) Those instances feature the Intel® custom cloud solution based on next-gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with Intel® AVX-512 – ideal for compute-intensive scientific modeling, financial operations, machine learning inference, high-performance computing and distributed analytics. They are:
If you’ve ever wanted to run an AWS infrastructure on-premises, AWS Outposts might be for you. Now in public preview and generally available in the second half of 2019, this new “AWS in a box” offering brings native AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models to virtually any on-prem facility. It uses the same hardware, tools, APIs, and functionality to deliver a consistent hybrid cloud experience.
Based on their needs, users can choose from an array of fully managed and configurable AWS-designed compute, memory, and storage options. And, AWS Outposts are easily upgradable with the latest hardware and next-gen instances to run native AWS and VMware apps. These will allow customers to run compute and storage on-premises, while seamlessly connecting to a broad array of AWS services in the cloud. AWS Outposts may prove useful to organizations that want the AWS experience on-prem while supporting workloads that require low latency for legacy systems or local data processing needs.
Lastly, Amazon has introduced a way for enterprises to create their own customized version of the AWS Marketplace digital software catalogue, enabling them to control purchases more effectively. Called AWS Private Marketplace, the new service enables IT managers to create a curated list of software products for purchase that conform to their company's policies. Marketplace users see only the pre-approved products, ensuring compliance and speeding deployment. Presidio is proud to be part of this exciting new offering, which will be available to customers soon.
At this year’s AWS re:Invent conference, Presidio learned about many exciting new product and service offerings that we’re eager to share with you. Presidio Consulting Services is designed to help businesses maximize the value of AWS resources, including these newly announced cloud capabilities. Ask us about:
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