Essential Guide

The AWS re:Invent 2013 experience


AWS re:Invent 2013 in Las Vegas is considered the largest gathering of developers and technical leaders in the Amazon Web Services community. Get the latest news on AWS cloud from our editors attending the conference. Learn about technical updates from AWS engineers, tips and tricks from AWS customers and startup companies that are launching at the show.

1AWS functionalities-

What does AWS offer?

Not too familiar with AWS? Find some background info on AWS services, applications, standards and benefits. We've compiled news, tips and advice from our expert contributors.


AWS overall functionality meeting enterprise standards

Enterprise advances now include support for AWS, making the price and overall functionality more appealing. Continue Reading


How to choose the right AWS instance for a cloud application

Expert Chris Moyer helps explain the right AWS types for your cloud application. Continue Reading


AWS auto-scaling lets companies use services as needed

Interested in how AWS customers can use auto-scaling to adjust to changes in demand? Expert Chris Moyer digs in. Continue Reading


Hybrid IT at AWS Summit

Cloud solutions architect Brian Adler explained at the 2013 AWS Summit how Hybrid IT architectures are being embraced by enterprises. Continue Reading


How AWS marketplace serves customers and vendors

Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about how the AWS Marketplace serves customers and vendor partners. Continue Reading

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News from AWS re:Invent 2013

Las Vegas -- AWS re:Invent 2013 brings together Amazon developers and users from around the world. Learn what is making news at the conference and find frequent updates as the keynotes happen in this AWS re:Invent news section.


AWS launches Amazon WorkSpaces

Amazon Web Services has entered the Desktop as a Service market with the launch of Amazon WorkSpaces. Continue Reading


Amazon announces new tools at AWS

At AWS re:Invent 2013 conference in Las Vegas, announced new tools for Amazon Web Services. Continue Reading


Product announcements at AWS re:Invent 2013

Learn about the newest AWS products that were announced at AWS re:Invent 2013. Continue Reading


Cloud-based identity management accesses learning materials

The state of North Carolina is moving to a cloud-based identity management system to access learning materials. Continue Reading


Addressing cloud security challenges

The Cloud Security Alliance announced a new initiative to address cloud security challenges at AWS re:Invent 2013. Continue Reading


Creating a cloud service portal for IT resources

Learn how to build an in-house cloud self-service portal that lets employees provision their own IT resources. Continue Reading


Ensuring secure cloud storage

At AWS re:Invent 2013, Intel’s Vin Sharma shared his insights on open access to data and the cloud. Continue Reading

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Amazon Web Services reservations

Learn why some experts are concerned with the enterprise application development process of AWS. What are the risks for your company? What about AWS security? Can AWS evolve properly? Our experts weigh in to answer these questions and advise on where, when and how AWS fits.


Does Amazon deliver on AWS enterprise development?

Learn why experts are saying that Amazon Web Services falls short when it comes to enterprise application development. Continue Reading


AWS cloud needs to evolve with the times

Amazon Web Services cloud is the de facto industry leader. But can it evolve? Continue Reading


Amazon continues its foray into enterprise IT with CloudFormation

CloudFormation is a solid basis for capturing enterprise IT, but it needs more. Continue Reading


What to consider before buying AWS reserved instances

You can purchase reserved instances from AWS for a lower rate than on-demand instances, but they might not always be the right fit. Continue Reading


Do you need a hardware security module to protect your information?

Expert Chris Moyer explains how to decide whether your company needs a hardware security module. Continue Reading


Amazon Web Services glossary

What is AWS? Find definitions for all terms related to Amazon Web Services in our glossary section, as well as links to related articles, news and tips.