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A complete guide to AWS re:Invent 2018 news and analysis

Last updated:November 2018

Editor's note

Once a year, AWS users -- and the IT industry at large -- turn their attention to the provider's annual conference to hear about the next big thing in cloud.

AWS re:Invent 2018 marks the seventh edition of the ever-expanding show, with an anticipated 40,000-plus attendees ready to take over the Las Vegas Strip this November. With its vast lineup of keynotes, sessions and workshops, the conference can be overwhelming. But don't worry -- SearchAWS has you covered.

In this guide, you'll find everything you need to know leading up to, and during, AWS re:Invent 2018, including news and analysis on the most important updates from the cloud vendor. You'll also find information about the latest emerging technologies from AWS, as well as expert advice for admins and developers to get the most out of their cloud environments.

And don't forget to check back throughout the conference, as SearchAWS will continually update this guide with the latest information.

1The latest updates and opinions on Amazon's cloud portfolio

Amazon will look to extend its market lead at AWS re:Invent 2018, with a slew of product upgrades and releases. Expect new or expanded services tailored to enterprise users, including more hybrid cloud functionality and security capabilities, as well as tools to address emerging trends around AI, containers, IoT and serverless computing. Get up to date on recent AWS news -- including the latest from the show -- and how it might affect your day-to-day operations.

2Incorporate modern cloud services into your IT strategy

Machine learning and AI are two of the most talked-about tech trends, and AWS moved quickly to support them, through its launch of SageMaker, DeepLens and more. As these services make their way into general availability, they join a host of other recent AWS offerings that take aim at both edge computing and enterprise data centers. Meanwhile, the latest Lambda capabilities, as well as expanded VMware integrations, present more options to users.

3Take control of your AWS infrastructure

While the newer AWS technologies may be all the rage, not all organizations are ready to embrace them. Day-to-day cloud operations and management are still crucial, and AWS offers a range of tools to streamline those tasks. But while some of these tools reduce the mundane, time-consuming aspects of cloud infrastructure management, they aren't necessarily a cure-all. Learn more about the services and best practices you can adopt to more efficiently manage an AWS deployment.

4Develop applications on AWS with these tools and tips

AWS offerings such as CodePipeline and CodeCommit have become go-to tools in many cloud developers' toolkits, including those who work in a serverless environment. At the same time, the cloud provider also continues to add third-party integrations that let developers use tools outside of the AWS ecosystem. And, as AWS expands its reach into more markets, developers will face challenges beyond just choosing the right tool -- such as how to balance lock-in and multi-cloud decisions.

5AWS terms you need to know

Before you head into AWS re:Invent 2018, be sure to brush up on these important product names -- ranging from some of the core Amazon services to emerging tools and platforms.

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