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Free AWS Toronto Summit | Oct 3, 2019 – Explore AWS Storage

Join us and come learn more about AWS storage services at the AWS Toronto Summit on October 3rd. This event is completely free to attendees. You will have the opportunity to hear from AWS experts on services, solutions, and architectures related to data migration, hybrid architectures, backup and archive, data lakes, and migrating block & file storage for business applications. We will cover service overviews and best practices for services such as Amazon S3, Amazon EFS, Amazon EBS, FSx for Windows File Server and more. Below you’ll find the event overview and full list of storage sessions, chalk talks, work shops, and builder’s sessions to help you plan your experience.

Who should attend:
This event is most suitable for IT managers, storage administrators, database administrators, and developers. It’s recommended that you have a basic understanding of cloud storage before attending this event.

What to bring:
Please make sure to bring your laptop for hands-on learning in the Chalk Talk and Builder sessions. In order to participate in workshops, please make sure you have an active AWS account. To successfully complete the workshops at this event, you will need an AWS account to which you have Administrative access. This should be an account suitable for testing – use of production accounts is highly discouraged. Additionally, the account should be validated by AWS, with access to all AWS resources.

AWS storage solutions sessions:

Session Title: Deep Dive on Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
Type: Breakout Session
Level: 300
Speaker: Ashish Palekar, Direct of Product Management for Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
Abstract: In this popular session, discover how Amazon EBS can optimize performance and cost for workloads on Amazon EC2 such as relational and non-relational databases, enterprise applications, big data analytics engines, file systems, and media workflows. Learn about EBS features and benefits, security techniques, and details about its performance and volume types. The target audience is security administrators, application developers, application owners, and operations personnel who build or manage application infrastructure or storage area networks (SANs).

Session Title: What’s new with Amazon S3, Amazon EFS, and other AWS storage services
Type: Breakout Session
Level: 200
Speaker: Christoph Bartenstein, Amazon S3 Senior Product Manager
Abstract: AWS provides storage services that fit any workload or application. In this session, we discuss the latest developments in Amazon S3, Amazon S3 Glacier, Amazon EBS, Amazon EFS, Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, Amazon FSx for Lustre, AWS Storage Gateway, the AWS Snow family, AWS Transfer for SFTP, and AWS DataSync. We also examine which workloads and applications are best suited to each storage service and how to start moving workloads or building new ones.

Session Title: Storage for business-critical applications
Type: Breakout Session
Level: 200
Speaker: Darryl Osborne, Solution Architect for AWS file services
Abstract: Ensuring that your company’s data is safely and securely persisted should be among your organization’s top priorities. But beyond data integrity, you also need to ensure that data availability is quick and easy. In this session, we focus on best practices for AWS block and file storage when supporting business-critical applications such as SAP HANA, Oracle RAC, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Apache Cassandra, and home directories. We discuss migrating business applications, selecting volumes or file systems, maximizing performance, and designing for durability and availability. We also talk about how to optimize for cost to make sure that your lift-and-shift project is a complete success.

Session Title: Deep Dive on security for Amazon S3
Type: Chalk talk
Level: 300
Speaker: Felix Davis, Principal Product Manager for Amazon S3
Abstract: Amazon S3 and Amazon S3 Glacier provide some of the most enhanced data security features available in the cloud today. In this chalk talk, learn directly from the AWS engineering team that builds and maintains Amazon S3 security functionality, like encryption, public access visibility, and much more. Bring your feedback, questions, and expertise, and discuss innovative ways to ensure that your data is available to only the users and applications that need it.

Please register to secure your seat. We hope to see you there!

Josh Rad

Josh Rad

Josh Rad is a product marketing manager at AWS. He is based in Seattle and spends his time thinking about how customers with block storage-based applications can scale their workloads and benefit from using AWS storage services and storage-optimized EC2 instances. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors, traveling to new countries, and perfecting his culinary skills.