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AWS Storage sessions at AWS re:Invent 2020-2021: Week 1

This week, AWS re:Invent 2020-2021 kicks off 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 event.

AWS Storage has 36 incredible re:Invent sessions lined up this re:Invent, including a Storage Leadership session with Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec – VP, Block and Object Storage. 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 1

Without further adieu, here are the AWS Storage re:Invent sessions coming up throughout this first week of re:Invent 2020-2021, highlighted by the Storage Leadership session with Mai-Lan first up on the list. 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.

STG291-L: Innovate faster with applications on AWS storage

DEC 1, 2020 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST
DEC 1, 2020 | 11:30 PM – 12:30 AM EST
DEC 2, 2020 | 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM EST

Featured speaker: Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec – VP, Block and Object Storage

Organizations need to build applications faster than ever, with the ability to scale quickly to potentially millions of users, manage petabytes if not exabytes of data, and innovate with data-driven insights. AWS storage is purpose-built for the applications that drive your business. Join this leadership session to learn what’s new in the rapidly changing world of storage; how to increase agility and reduce costs by moving workloads to the cloud; and how to innovate faster with data lakes, analytics, and ML applications built on AWS storage. Rethink what’s possible with your storage for your applications today and tomorrow.

STG202: Now is the time: Move your workloads to AWS storage

DEC 1, 2020 | 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM EST
DEC 2, 2020 | 1:30 AM – 2:00 AM EST
DEC 2, 2020 | 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Featured speaker: Robbie Wright, AWS Storage

Organizations of every size realize the benefits of moving to cloud storage. They want to put an end to hardware refresh cycles and data migrations resulting from systems upgrades while increasing their agility in delivering new capabilities to their businesses faster and with better data durability, massive scalability, higher availability and performance, and lower cost. In this session, you learn how moving to Amazon S3, Amazon EBS, Amazon FSx, or Amazon EFS provides better business value. You also learn about how to manage costs with cloud storage and the different methods of migrating on-premises data to the cloud.

STG201: What’s new with Amazon S3

Featured speaker: Christoph Bartenstein, Amazon S3

Amazon S3 is an object storage service that offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance. With Amazon S3, organizations of all sizes and industries can store any amount of data for any use case, including applications, IoT, data lakes, analytics, backup and restore, archive, and disaster recovery. In this session, learn what’s new with Amazon S3, including new features such as Amazon S3 Access Points, Amazon S3 Batch Operations, and Amazon S3 Glacier Deep Archive.

STG203: Break down data silos: Build a serverless data lake on Amazon S3

Featured speaker: Ganesh Sundarasen, Solution Architect, AWS Storage

Flexibility, security, performance, and optimizing costs are key when building and scaling a data lake. The analytics solutions you use in the future will almost certainly be different from the ones you use today, and choosing the right storage foundation gives you the agility to quickly experiment and migrate with the latest analytics solutions. In this session, explore the best practices for optimizing your storage, performance, and costs when building a data lake in Amazon S3 and Amazon S3 Glacier.

STG204: Modernize your on-premises backup strategy with AWS

DEC 2, 2020 | 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
DEC 2, 2020 | 10:00 PM – 10:30 PM EST
DEC 3, 2020 | 6:00 AM – 6:30 AM EST

Featured speaker: Bijeta Chakraborty, Amazon S3

On-premises data centers can be prone to unintended outages, disasters, and malicious threats. Attend this session to learn how you can easily and cost-effectively protect your data and applications to meet your business and regulatory compliance requirements. The session reviews deploying enterprise-wide backup solutions using AWS storage services. You learn how to use AWS Storage Gateway for seamless integrations to extend your backups to the cloud with Amazon S3 and Amazon S3 Glacier and how to use Amazon EFS to back up databases and other enterprise applications.

STG205: Amazon S3 foundations: Best practices for Amazon S3

DEC 2, 2020 | 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST
DEC 3, 2020 | 1:00 AM – 1:30 AM EST
DEC 3, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM EST

Featured speaker: Bijeta Chakraborty, Amazon S3

Amazon S3 and Amazon S3 Glacier provide developers and IT teams with object storage that offers industry-leading scalability, durability, security, and performance. In this session, see an overview of Amazon S3 and review key features such as storage classes, security, data protection, monitoring, and more. This session also covers how Airbnb uses Amazon S3 and Amazon S3 Glacier for cost optimization, data management, and analytics of its workloads.

STG209: Data protection and compliance for cloud workloads with AWS Backup

DEC 3, 2020 | 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST
DEC 4, 2020 | 12:00 AM – 12:30 AM EST
DEC 4, 2020 | 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM EST

Featured speaker: Nancy Wang, AWS Backup

In this session, learn how to leverage AWS Backup, a fully managed service for centralizing policy-based backup and restore capabilities, to meet enterprise compliance and data protection requirements for your AWS workloads. Learn how Workday leverages its AWS Backup policies across its AWS Organizations accounts to seamlessly protect its Amazon EBS volumes, Amazon RDS databases, Amazon Aurora clusters, Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon EFS file systems, Amazon EC2 instances, and AWS Storage Gateway volumes in the cloud and on-premises.

STG210: Move to managed file storage with Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

DEC 3, 2020 | 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM EST
DEC 4, 2020 | 1:30 AM – 2:00 AM EST
DEC 4, 2020 | 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Featured speaker: Sid Misra, Amazon FSx

Managing file-based workloads on Network Attached Storage (NAS) hardware is often complex, difficult to scale, and costly. Amazon FSx for Windows File Server is the first and only fully managed Windows file system—built on Windows Server—providing the full compatibility, performance, and rich features required for Windows-based workloads. In this session, dive into SMB file storage use cases, such as user shares/home directories, content management, and media workflows. Learn about the latest cost optimization capabilities, such as data deduplication and user quotas, and gain best practices to ensure your migration project is a success.

See you next week!

Thanks for reading about the AWS Storage sessions coming up during the first 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. I am posting session schedules for AWS Storage each week of re:Invent, so stayed tuned the week of January 11 for a post about AWS Storage sessions that week.

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 New York, Kareem is an avid sports fan who loves spending time on the basketball court and exploring the city.