Recap of AWS re:Invent 2021

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And that’s a wrap AWS re:Invent 2021 was a success!  

We hope you enjoyed the event as much as the CloudHealth and CloudHealth Secure State teams did. We met with peers, customers, and partners, enjoyed presenting sessions and hearing feedback, and attended many thought-provoking presentations.  

While there were many amazing live sessions to attend, you may have missed out on a few (we had to, too!). To make up for this, we put together a list of highlights from the keynote presentations and our favorite sessions.  

Scroll below to capture key points and links to watch! 

AWS re:Invent 2021 Keynote Presentations

Adam Selipsky, AWS CEO - Watch the session

  • “Pathfinders” were the central theme of Selipsky’s address, citing examples of Hank Biasetti, Florence Nightengale, and Roscoe Brown as pathfinders who have pushed against the status quo to find a better way forward. It was through this lens that Selipsky introduced the company’s vision and the opportunity that lies ahead while we still navigate the early days of cloud. 
  • In addition to examples of how AWS has helped innovate in financial services, automotive, and other industries, Selipsky welcomed executives from NASDAQ, DISH, United Airlines, and 3M Company. 
  • Selipsky made more announcements than can be listed here, but notable highlights include: Graviton3 processors, C7g instances for EC2, AWS Mainframe Modernization, and AWS Private 5G. 

Swami Sivasubramanian, VP, Amazon Machine Learning  - Watch the session

Peter DeSantis, Senior VP, Utility Computing and Apps - Watch the session

  • Amazon S3 Glacier Instant RetrievalDeSantis reinstated the capacities of this new advancement and noted the S3 team has been utilizing ‘Lightweight Formal Methods’ to complete projects with provable systems with formal tools and fast-moving agile teams. 

  • AWS Nitro SSD – The second generation of AWS Nitro SSDs have continued to improve performance on workloads and avoid delay spikes 

  • AWS Graviton 3 – The latest AWS Graviton3 processors are available in preview and provide a 25% improved performance for most workloads. 

  • Machine Learning – AWS is investing in Machine Learning with AWS Trainium and AWS Neuron SDK– to help customers with Training infrastructure (building models with data) and Inference infrastructure (using models to make predictions). 

Dr. Werner Vogels, CTO, Amazon.com - Watch the session

Global Partner Summit - Watch the session

VMware Sessions

theCUBE® Interview with Sumit Dhawan 

Speaker: Sumit Dhawan, President at VMware 

Key Takeaways: 

  • Many customers are leveraging the power of multi-cloud across their needs and applications, and VMware’s partnership with AWS offers a fully modernized and secure IaaS solution that is optimized for our customers’ tier 1 enterprise applications. 
  • VMware’s Cross-Cloud Services help embrace multi-cloud easily through five categories: Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud Native Platform, Networking and Security Services, Cloud Management, Workspace & Edge Services. 
  • The three things we hear consistently from customers is that the need a multi-cloud solution, they want to modernize their infrastructure and applications, and their chosen solution must offer a good developer experience, operational scale, and built-in cybersecurity. 

Watch the session.

Driving a Cost-Conscious Culture with FinOps 

Speaker: Lucas Paratore, Product Line Manager, CloudHealth  

Key Takeaways:  

  • CloudHealth is a global leader in multi-cloud management that helps customers mature in their cloud journey across several areas of excellence,  including financial management and operations. 
  • FinOps, also referred to as Cloud Financial Management or Cost Management, is the practice of bringing financial accountability to the cloud and enabling teams to make business decisions between speed, cost, and quality – allowing organizations to solve challenges in visibility, optimization, governance and automation, and business integration. 
  • CloudHealth can help customers align with FinOps domains and capabilities with features to understand cloud usage and cost, performance tracking and benchmarking, real-time decision-making, cloud rate optimization, cloud usage optimization, and organizational alignment. 

Sign in to the AWS re:Invent virtual platform and watch the session.

CloudHealth by VMware Suite and AWS 

With CloudHealth by VMware, you can manage your entire AWS environment as you scale while empowering users across the organization to optimize costs and resources, drive operational efficiencies, and manage security risks in real-time. Our product line has been validated for several AWS Competencies, including the following categories:  

  • Resource & Cloud Financial ManagementView detailed breakdowns for major spending areas to analyze trends, watch for anomalies, and monitor cost, usage, and performance data. 
  • Cloud GovernanceBuild policies to maintain tagging hygiene, streamline configuration, and automate daily operational tasks. 
  • Cloud Security - Proactively mitigate security risk through intelligent, real-time insights and automated actions 
  • Migration Assessment - Understand the TCO of your migration to AWS based on on-premises utilization and configuration.  

Check out the CloudHealth by VMware Suite on the AWS Marketplace to help your organization optimize, govern, and secure your AWS environment.  

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Kelly Lappin
Kelly Lappin, Product Marketing Manager

Kelly Lappin is a Product Marketing Manager at CloudHealth by VMware. Kelly and the product marketing team lead the global marketing strategy and product positioning for CloudHealth’s multi-cloud management and security solutions. Prior to VMware, Kelly worked as a product marketer in the technology field and has background in cybersecurity, hybrid cloud, and financing marketing.

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