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AWS Storage sessions at AWS re:Invent 2020-2021: Week 4

AWS re:Invent 2020-2021 kicked off in December 2020 as a free, multiple-week virtual conference (don’t forget to register), running from November 30 to December 18, 2020, and January 12 to January 14, 2021. While Las Vegas has been re:Invent’s home for years, we are excited to keep the re:Invent tradition going in this virtual format as we adapt to the current events climate. With over 500 total sessions, registering today, if you haven’t already, is the easiest way to make sure you have access to all that’s new with AWS over the course of the next three weeks.

AWS Storage has 36 incredible re:Invent sessions lined up this re:Invent, including the Storage Leadership session with Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec – VP, Block and Object Storage – from week 1. Sessions offer you the opportunity to hear from cloud experts and leaders on services and solutions, in addition to pumping out information on what’s new around AWS and AWS Storage. Bookmarking and/or registering to sessions is a good way to make sure you do not miss anything, but the sessions are also available on-demand after they first air.

AWS Storage sessions, re:Invent 2020 -2021 week 4

Without further adieu, here are the AWS Storage re:Invent sessions coming up throughout this final week of re:Invent 2020-2021. You can check out a full list of sessions in the sessions catalog, and don’t forget to set up your re:Invent agenda. Lastly, don’t forget that the initial broadcast for each session features a Q&A session.

STG303: Achieving unparalleled scale on Amazon S3: Manage and analyze your data

JAN 13, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST
JAN 14, 2021 | 2:30 AM – 3:00 AM EST
JAN 14, 2021 | 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Featured speaker: Lee Kear, AWS Storage

STG211: Extend Amazon S3 to on-premises environments with AWS Outposts

JAN 13, 2021 | 8:45 PM – 9:15 PM EST
JAN 14, 2021 | 4:45 AM – 5:15 AM EST

Featured speaker: Paul Reed, AWS Storage

STG 217: Secure your file transfers to Amazon S3 and Amazon EFS over SFTP, FTPS, and FTP

JAN 13, 2021 | 10:45 PM – 11:15 PM EST
JAN 14, 2021 | 6:45 AM – 7:15 AM EST

Featured speaker: Smitha Sriram, AWS Storage

STG305: A defense-in-depth approach to Amazon S3 security and access

Featured speaker: Paul Meighan, AWS Storage

STG308: Simplify SQL Server deployments with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

JAN 14, 2021 | 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST
JAN 14, 2021 | 9:30 PM – 10:00 PM EST
JAN 15, 2021 | 5:30 AM – 6:00 AM EST

Featured speaker: Boris Nisenbaum, AWS Solution Architect

In this session, learn best practices for moving to fully managed Amazon FSx for Windows File Server. Amazon FSx offers fully managed file storage built on Windows Server. It provides highly available, and highly performant file shares to support SQL Server Always On Failover Cluster deployments. Using Amazon FSx, you can simplify your deployments, optimize costs with greater license flexibility, increase reliability, and optimize performance. This session covers selecting file systems, maximizing performance, and designing for durability and availability.

STG314: Amazon EFS performance best practices

JAN 14, 2021 | 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST
JAN 15, 2021 | 1:00 AM – 1:30 AM EST
JAN 15, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM EST

Featured speaker: Geert Jansen, AWS Storage

Amazon EFS delivers highly available and highly durable file systems that are distributed across an unconstrained number of storage servers, enabling massively parallel access. This means that highly parallelized workloads can drive high levels of aggregate throughput and operations per second. In this session, learn best practices for leveraging this distributed data-storage design. Learn to select the appropriate performance and throughput mode as well as best practices for configuring clients, ingesting data, and monitoring performance.

See you at AWS re:Invent 2021!

Thanks for reading about the AWS Storage sessions coming up this week during the final week of re:Invent 2020-2021. Don’t forget to check out the 5 AWS executive keynotes, headlined by none other than Andy Jassy on December 1 and December 2. Also, don’t forget to regularly check back to our channel for recaps of all our re:Invent sessions as they air. If you would like session recommendations, check out one of these blog posts:

Apart from re:Invent, make sure you are up to speed on a remarkably busy month of November for AWS Storage, which was highlighted by the 2nd Annual AWS Storage Day. On 11/9 (11 9’s of durability day!) we had more than 20 launches across the storage portfolio, and many of our customers have use cases that could potentially benefit from some of those updates. This blog channel also has 6 blog posts for AWS Storage Day – highlighting launches for Amazon EFS, AWS Backup, AWS Transfer Family, AWS Storage Gateway, and Amazon S3. Then, on November 18, we introduced Amazon S3 Storage Lens, the first cloud storage analytics solution with support for AWS Organizations to give you organization-wide visibility into object storage, dashboards with point-in-time metrics and trend lines as well as actionable recommendations.

You can stay up to date with all things AWS and re:Invent 2020-2021 by following Amazon Web Services on InstagramFacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter. From everyone on the AWS Storage team, we hope thank you for joining us at another AWS re:Invent, and we look forward to seeing you at re:Invent this coming December!

Kareem Behairy

Kareem Behairy

Kareem Behairy is a storage product marketing manager at AWS. He enjoys sharing informative content on the AWS Storage Blog, and cultivating the AWS Storage community. Based in Seattle, Kareem is an avid sports fan who loves spending time on the basketball court and exploring nature.