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AWS Storage sessions at AWS re:Invent 2020-2021: Week 2

AWS re:Invent 2020-2021 kicked off last week 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 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 2

Without further adieu, here are the AWS Storage re:Invent sessions coming up throughout this second 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.

CMP205: What’s new with Amazon EBS

Featured speaker: Nathan Thomas, AWS Storage

Featured speaker: Ramesh Kumar, AWS Storage

In this session, learn the considerations and best practices for optimizing your data migration of up to dozens of terabytes using AWS Snowcone as well as using AWS Snowball Edge for your large data migrations. The session will cover tooling and methodologies to transfer and migrate data from intermittently connected environments to the AWS Cloud.

Featured speaker: Joe Travaglini, AWS Storage

In this session, learn about new Amazon EFS features you can use now to modernize your applications with persistent file storage for containers and serverless. You’ll also learn how to maximize your performance, get your file systems created faster, and lower your costs.

STG214: Supercharge your compute workloads: Deep dive on Amazon FSx for Lustre + S3

Featured speaker: Darryl Osborne, AWS Storage

Fast, shared file systems can help your compute workloads achieve peak performance and reduce costs. Amazon FSx for Lustre is a fully managed, POSIX-compliant shared file system integrated with Amazon S3. FSx for Lustre provides high-performance storage for Amazon EC2 compute resources without the overhead and complexity of a self-managed file system. In this session, you hear about common storage challenges with running compute-intensive workloads and how these opportunities can be addressed with FSx for Lustre. You also learn best practices and see technical demos to help you maximize compute resources and reduce total cost.

STG215: Migrate your data quickly and securely using AWS DataSync

Featured speaker: Jeff Bartley, AWS Storage

Do you need to move TBs or PBs of unstructured data to AWS? Are you looking to move your data quickly and easily, without the hassle of do-it-yourself scripting, error handling, and monitoring? Do you need encryption, end-to-end data validation, and automatic recovery from network issues? In this session, learn how AWS DataSync enables you to quickly, easily, and securely migrate your on-premises NAS or object data to Amazon S3, Amazon EFS, or Amazon FSx for Windows File Server.

STG216: Choosing the right storage for your on-premises file-based workloads

Featured speaker: Everett Dolgner, AWS Storage

In this session, learn about AWS storage for on-premises file use cases. Workloads relying on the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol, such as home directories, cloud file shares, content repositories, and business applications can benefit from the scalability, durability, and reliability of AWS storage solutions. During this session, gain an understanding of which service to use in various scenarios, learn from examples, and discover fast and easy ways to accelerate your file migration journey.

STG218: Accelerate your migration to Amazon S3

Featured speaker: Avi Drabkin, AWS Storage

AWS offers a wide variety of services and partner tools to help you migrate your data to Amazon S3 and Amazon S3 Glacier. Learn how AWS Storage Gateway and AWS DataSync can remove the friction out of the data migration process as you dive into the solutions and architectural considerations for accelerating data migration to the cloud from on-premises systems.

Featured speaker: Ramesh Kumar, AWS Storage

In this session, learn how the AWS Snow Family can help you run operations in harsh, non-data center environments and in locations where there is a lack of consistent network connectivity. The AWS Snow Family, comprised of AWS Snowcone and AWS Snowball Edge, offers a number of physical devices and capacity points with built-in computing capabilities. This session covers how organizations are using AWS Snowcone and AWS Snowball Edge to address edge computing workloads in rugged, mobile, and portable environments across industries such as industrial, healthcare, public sector, media, and telecommunication.

CMP307: High-performance backup and restore for data on Amazon EBS

Featured speaker: Shailu Verma, AWS Storage

Enterprises need to protect their business-critical data against data loss and failures. Amazon EBS snapshots provide a simple and cost-effective mechanism to back up and restore your block data volumes, boot volumes, and on-premises block data. Learn how snapshots can help with disaster recovery (DR) of your business-critical workloads and how you can achieve your recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) goals while managing cost. Understand how snapshots can be restored instantaneously and at scale for DR and virtual desktop infrastructure. Learn how Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager makes it easy to manage your snapshots across multiple accounts and regions.

See you next week!

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. I am posting session schedules for AWS Storage each week of re:Invent, so stayed tuned next Monday.

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.