November 30, 2022
AWS RE:INVENT — Amazon Web Services partners have a pile of news to process from AWS re:Invent Day 3 in Las Vegas.
Some of the AWS announcements featured more applicability to consultants, managed service providers and system integrators than others. To that point, the AWS re:Invent Day 3 morning keynote focused on data and the various upgrades AWS is making to products including SageMaker. We have more information on the second slide.
More pertinently, we also dive here into some of the announcements delivered as part of Ruba Borno’s keynote speech this afternoon. Borno, vice president of worldwide channels and alliances at AWS, took to the stage on Wednesday to highlight the cloud provider’s partner efforts — updates that she expects the channel will embrace.
AWS’ Ruba Borno
“I think our partners are full of optimism,” Borno told Channel Futures’ Edward Gately. “They’re seeing the potential for us to continue to work together.”
Justin Copie, CEO of managed service provider Innovative Solutions, praised Borno for that very reason.
Innovative Solutions’ Justin Copie
“The work that Ruba Borno and her team have done has been transformative not only to AWS, but to the entire AWS Partner Network,” Copie told Channel Futures. “Leaders often talk about their ‘big ideas’ and ‘vision for the future,’ but at times can lack execution. There has truly been no bigger year of impactful change and meaningful execution to the partner network than in 2022.”
In that vein, the slideshow above presents new capabilities that should interest consultants, MSPs and integrators. (The final slide features more thoughts from Copie, as well.) Watch for AWS re:Invent coverage from Gately, as well, for even more partner-centric AWS news.
AWS re:Invent Day 3: ‘Pent-Up Energy’
In terms of the overall atmosphere at AWS re:Invent, partners seem upbeat.
Local Measure’s Jonathan Barouch
“The vibe at this year’s event feels like pent-up energy from so many people having missed re:Invent for a number of years,” Jonathan Barouch, CEO and founder of Australia’s Local Measure, a software provider, told Channel Futures. “I’m seeing way more AWS partners at the event as compared to last year.”
(Incidentally, Local Measure just signed a three-year strategic collaboration agreement with AWS.)
Lahav Savir, founder and CTO at MSP AllCloud, agreed.
AllCloud’s Lahav Savir
“It’s bigger than last time,” he told Channel Futures on Wednesday. “There’s a lot of excitement. … The vibe is very mature.”
That maturity comes as cloud reaches widespread adoption.
“There’s no need to convince people ‘why cloud,’” Savir said. “It’s the how … and why cloud can do it better.”
That said, AWS itself is maturing, too, Savir said, especially when it comes to data. On that front, AWS is simplifying operations “and making data much more usable. … Everything is around data,” Savir said. Again, see our second slide for more on data.
(Pictured above: Swami Sivasubramanian, AWS’ VP, database, analytics and machine learning, on stage at re:Invent, Nov. 30)
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