Amazon Web Services (AWS) has shared more information on its AWS re:Invent conference, which will be held Nov. 27-29 in Las Vegas.
SEATTLE Cloud computing
leader Amazon Web
shed a little more light on its upcoming first-ever user
which will be held in Las Vegas at the end of November.
conference, which will run Nov. 27 through 29 at Las Vegas Venetian casino and
resort, will host AWS customers from around the world in a first-ever gathering
of customers, partners, developers and others that make up the AWS ecosystem,
Adam Selipsky, vice president of marketing, sales, product management and
support at AWS, told eWEEK
Were very excited to
be holding our first global user and partner conference at the end of November
in Las Vegas, Selipsky said. Its something weve talked about for a number
of years and had strong demand from customers and partners.
The event will be done
in the Amazon waywith a focus on the customer, he said.
Were trying to put
this conference together in an Amazonian and AWS fashion, in that were trying
to put our customers first, Selipsky said. Were going to feature a lot of
customers. Weve got customer speakers such as Tom Soderstrom, the CIO of
NASAs JPL [Jet Propulsion Lab], Reed Hastings from Netflix, old-time AWS
startup stalwarts like Don MacAskill from SmugMug. Hes been with us from the
very beginninga private beta customer of S3 [Amazon Simple Storage Service] in
AWS has done smaller
eventsmini-conferences, if you will, and will continue to do daylong AWS
sessions in various locations. The company has held these AWS summit events in
New York, London and San Francisco. They were broken down into mini-tracks and
they start to look like mini-conferences, Selipsky said. But this is our chance
to bring our entire community worldwide all together with a lot of folks from
AWS, a lot of partners and a lot of customers.
One example of the type
of experience AWS hopes will be helpful to others is the story of Cycle Computing
, whose CEO Jason Stowe
will talk about how the company spun up 50,000 cores of AWS for a molecular
modeling task. They did 11 or 12 years of computing in just over three hours,
and at no point did they spend more than $5,000 per hour. Thats a pretty
phenomenal computing achievement, Selipsky said.
The event will feature
more than 100 sessions, and theyll be broken down into multiple tracks,
including big data and analytics, hosting Web applications, service-specific
sections as introductions to various pieces of AWS, architecture sessions such
as architecting for high availability, migrating enterprise applications to the
cloud and more. AWS will list the sessions on the AWS re:Invent site
Meanwhile, Selipsky said
the conferences name sort of suggests the overarching theme of the event.