Amazon re:Invent Closing Day: What Did You Miss?

Amazon re:Invent Closing Day: What Did You Miss?

Amazon Web Services re:Invent comes to an end today, and the amount of news coming out of the growing cloud computing conference is staggering. There was a lot to miss, even if you were paying attention.

Amazon re:Invent is really starting to show it just may be the cloud conference to attend. It's apparent by our overflowing inboxes this week. The number of announcements coming out of the Amazon Web Services conference is nothing short of amazing.

We've covered re:Invent extensively this week, but here's a recap of some of the major announcements, as well as a few news tidbits we didn't get a chance to write about:

  • The biggest news is Amazon's (AMZN) entry into the desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) market with the launch of Amazon WorkSpaces. With this new offering, AWS is hoping to undercut its competitors and give Microsoft (MSFT), in particular, a real run for its money in the DaaS space.
  • AWS also introduced Amazon AppStream, a service that provides developers with the ability to stream resource-intensive apps from the cloud. AppStream was designed to render content in the cloud while also giving the end user responsive, fluid and high-definition experiences on their devices of choice.
  • Additionally, AWS launched AWS Cloud Trail, which records and delivers logs that provide customers with a history of API activity across their accounts.
  • Logentries launched the beta of AWS Insights, which was designed to improve app performance by analyzing log files. Performance monitoring and management is a hot topic in the cloud space.
  • CloudBees integrated its continuous delivery PaaS with Amazon Elastic Beanstalk. The vendor hopes to help accelerate the development and deployment of applications on the AWS cloud.
  • With the increasing interest in cloud within the government, let's not forget AWS GovCloud. Riverbed (RVBD) launched a version of its Stingray traffic manager on AWS GovCloud at re:Invent to provide government customers with the ability to boost their performance on GovCloud.
  • Alert Logic demonstrated its cloud security offerings, showing how it is helping customers keep pace with the security threat landscape and the changing nature of cloud applications.
  • 2nd Watch launched 2W Atlas, a visually based offering developed to help IT organizations better leverage and manage the features of the AWS cloud.
  • Trend Micro unveiled a new security solution for AWS based on its Deep Security platform. The new security-as-a-service offering secures cloud instances, web applications and sensitive enterprise data.
  • HotLink and NetApp announced a collaboratively developed high-performance hybrid IT solution that spans VMware (VMW) environments and Amazon Web Services using NetApp Private Storage for AWS.
  • Barracuda Networks (CUDA) announced the availability of the Barracuda Web Application Firewall in the AWS Marketplace.
  • Radware also launched a new offering into the AWS Marketplace. The Alteon Virtual Appliance Cloud is a cloud application delivery controller now available in the cloud marketplace.
  • Data discovery and business intelligence vendor Looker announced support for both Amazon Redshift and Amazon Relational Database Service. With Looker's offerings, customers can implement a cloud business intelligence solution that combines Looker's data discovery with the flexibility of the AWS cloud infrastructure.

Don't forget to check our sister sites, The VAR Guy and MSPmentor, for additional coverage of AWS re:Invent.

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