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AWS Storage sessions at AWS re:Invent 2020-2021: Week 3

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 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 3

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.

STG220: Get on-premises access to cloud storage in minutes with AWS Storage Gateway

DEC 15, 2020 | 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM EST
DEC 15, 2020 | 8:45 PM – 9:15 PM EST
DEC 16, 2020 | 4:45 AM – 5:15 AM EST

Featured speaker: Bhavin Patel, AWS Storage

STG221: SAS Grid on AWS: Optimize price, performance, and agility

DEC 15, 2020 | 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST
DEC 15, 2020 | 9:30 PM – 10:00 PM EST
DEC 16, 2020 | 5:30 AM – 6:00 AM EST

Featured speaker: Laura Shepard, AWS Storage

STG301: Architecting for high availability on Amazon S3

DEC 15, 2020 | 3:15 PM – 3:45 PM EST
DEC 15, 2020 | 11:15 PM – 11:45 PM EST
DEC 16, 2020 | 7:15 AM – 7:45 AM EST

Featured speaker: Eno Thereska, Principal Engineer, AWS Storage

STG302: Data lake security in Amazon S3: Perimeters and fine-grained controls

Featured speaker: Becky Weiss (AWS Storage) and Rajeev Sharma (Chief Security Architect – Vanguard)

STG304: Lessons from the vanguard: Build modern apps using Amazon S3 or Amazon EBS

DEC 16, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST
DEC 16, 2020 | 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
DEC 17, 2020 | 3:00 AM – 3:30 AM EST

Featured speaker: Shasya Sharma, AWS Storage

Serverless technology allows you to build modern applications with increased agility and lower total cost of ownership. You can focus on product innovation and shorten your time-to-market without worrying about provisioning, maintaining, and scaling servers for backend components, such as storage. In this session, learn how to start innovating with serverless technology from Amazon S3 and Amazon EBS. The session includes user stories of accelerating innovation and driving business value.

STG 306: Security best practices with Amazon EFS

DEC 16, 2020 | 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST
DEC 16, 2020 | 9:30 PM – 10:00 PM EST
DEC 17, 2020 | 5:30 AM – 6:00 AM EST

Featured speaker: Vasily Pantyukhin, AWS Storage

Security is your first priority. In this session, you’ll learn best practices to improve the security of your file-based applications. Amazon EFS provides scalable, cloud-native file storage for your applications running on Amazon EC2, AWS containers, and serverless, as well as on-premises deployments. This session includes discussion of Amazon EFS security features, from data encryption to permissions and managing access with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), and using access points.

STG307: Deep dive on Amazon EFS

DEC 16, 2020 | 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM EST
DEC 16, 2020 | 10:15 PM – 10:45 PM EST
DEC 17, 2020 | 6:15 AM – 6:45 AM EST

Featured speaker: Abrar Hussain, AWS Storage

In this session, learn about Amazon EFS and how to select applications and workloads that can benefit from the massive scale, features, and benefits of Amazon EFS. Join this session for important details about security, scale, performance, management, storage classes, and data lifecycle management.

STG309: Deep dive on Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

DEC 16, 2020 | 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM EST
DEC 16, 2020 | 11:30 PM – 12:00 AM EST
DEC 17, 2020 | 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM EST

Featured speaker: Prashanth Bungale

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides fully managed, highly reliable, and durable Windows file storage, built on Microsoft Windows Server. It delivers full compatibility and features for your Windows workloads, including support for the SMB protocol, automatic backups, and Microsoft Active Directory integration. It offers fast and flexible performance and the lowest-cost file storage in the cloud for Windows workloads. In this session, discover the latest features to enable faster innovation with your business applications. Storage administrators and application owners will learn how to deploy and scale highly available Windows file storage integrated with their organization’s existing Active Directory environments.

STG310: Modernize your applications with AWS Lambda and Amazon EFS

DEC 16, 2020 | 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST
DEC 17, 2020 | 1:00 AM – 1:30 AM EST
DEC 17, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM EST

Featured speaker: Will Ochandarena, AWS Storage

Serverless computing enables you to be more agile while spending less time dealing with the security, scalability and availability of your applications. At the same time, modern data-intensive applications require fast access to large volumes of shared data. In this session, learn about running large-scale, mission-critical, data-intensive applications with AWS Lambda and Amazon EFS. Explore using Amazon EFS serverless storage to simplify the sharing of data that needs to persist beyond and between executions of Lambda functions.

STG311: Optimizing Amazon EFS for cost and performance, using best practices

DEC 17, 2020 | 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM EST
DEC 17, 2020 | 6:15 PM – 6:45 PM EST
DEC 18, 2020 | 2:15 AM – 2:45 AM EST

Featured speaker: Shawn Khan, AWS Storage

Amazon EFS brings simple, highly available, durable, elastic, cloud-native file storage to your Linux-based applications. In this session, AWS experts share best practices to optimize costs and performance when accessing data from your Amazon EFS. This session includes details on storage classes, lifecycle management, performance modes, and how to get the most from Amazon EFS.

STG312: Modernize your applications with containers using Amazon EFS

DEC 17, 2020 | 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM EST
DEC 17, 2020 | 8:45 PM – 9:15 PM EST
DEC 18, 2020 | 4:45 AM – 5:15 AM EST

Featured speaker: Will Ochandarena (AWS Storage) and Jake Farrell (Senior Director of Engineering – Acquia)

Modernizing applications with containers improves agility, so you can innovate faster while saving on infrastructure costs by improving utilization. In this session, learn best practices for using fully managed Amazon EFS to share data between containers. This session includes a walk through of how to get started with Amazon EFS for Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, and AWS Fargate. We discuss your implementation questions, and then we diagram different architectures and techniques to help you maximize your container deployments.

STG313: Reduce TCO for your Linux file-based applications

DEC 17, 2020 | 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM EST
DEC 17, 2020 | 10:15 PM – 10:45 PM EST
DEC 18, 2020 | 6:15 AM – 6:45 AM EST

Featured speaker: Sudhakar Mungamoori, AWS Storage

Managing on-premises legacy NAS storage arrays brings complexity and high sunk costs. Amazon EFS is a cloud-native, scalable, elastic NFS file system for Linux workloads for use with Amazon EC2, AWS containers and serverless, and on-premises deployments. In this session, learn about the latest features to optimize costs with your Linux file-based applications. Also, discover cost-saving scenarios for files accessed less frequently.

See you in January!

Thanks for reading about the AWS Storage sessions coming up this week during the third 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.