Amazon EC2 provides a broad selection of instance types to accommodate a diverse mix of workloads. In this session, we provide an overview of the Amazon EC2 instance platform, key platform features, and the concept of instance generations. We dive into the current generation design choices of the different instance families, including the General Purpose, Compute Optimized, Storage Optimized, Memory Optimized, and Accelerated Computing (GPU and FPGA) instance families. We also detail best practices and share performance tips for getting the most out of your Amazon EC2 instances.

AWS Speaker :

Ian Massingham, Sr Mgr, Technical Evangelist - Amazon Web Services

Software release cycles are now measured in days instead of months. Cutting edge companies are continuously delivering high-quality software at a fast pace. In this session, we will cover how you begin your DevOps journey by sharing best practices and tools by the "two pizza" engineering teams at Amazon. We will showcase how you can accelerate developer productivity by implementing continuous integration and delivery workflows. We will also cover an introduction to AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodePipeline, and AWS CodeDeploy, the services inspired by Amazon's internal devloper tools and DevOps practice.

AWS Speaker :

Ian Massingham, Sr Mgr, Technical Evangelist - Amazon Web Services

Serverless computing allows you to build and run applications without the need for provisioning or managing servers. With serverless computing, you can build web, mobile, and IoT backends; run stream processing or big data workloads; run chatbots, and more. In this session, you’ll learn how to get started with serverless computing with AWS Lambda, which lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. We’ll introduce you to the basics of building with Lambda and how you can benefit from features such as continuous scaling, built-in high availability, integrations with AWS and third-party apps, and subsecond metering pricing. We’ll also introduce you to the broader portfolio of AWS services that help you build serverless applications with Lambda, including Amazon API Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Step Functions, and more

AWS Speaker :

Danilo Poccia, Technical Evangelist - Amazon Web Services

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In this session, we will walk through the Amazon VPC network presentation and describe the problems we were trying to solve when we created it. Next, we will discuss how these problems are traditionally solved, and why those solutions are not scalable, inexpensive, or secure enough for AWS. Finally, we will provide an overview of the solution that we've implemented and discuss some of the unique mechanisms that we use to ensure customer isolation, get packets into and out of the network, and support new features like VPC endpoints.

AWS Speaker :

Steve Seymour, Solution Architect - Amazon Web Services

Come to this talk to dive deep on running containers at any scale. Learn first hand best practices for deploying microservice architectures to Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS), as well as everything you need to build a continuous delivery pipeline for your containers.

AWS Speaker :

Paul Maddox, Specialist Solutions Architect, DevOps & Developer Technologies - Amazon Web Services

AWS IoT is a managed cloud platform that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices. In this tech talk, we will discuss how constrained devices can leverage AWS IoT to send data to the cloud and receive commands back to the device from the cloud using the protocol of their choice. We will use the AWS IoT Starter Kit to demonstrate building a real connected product, securely connect with AWS IoT using MQTT, WebSockets, and HTTP protocols, and show how developers and businesses can leverage features of AWS IoT like Device Shadows and the Rules Engine, which provides message processing and integration with other AWS services.

AWS Speaker :

Boaz Ziniman, Technical Evangelist - Amazon Web Services

Amazon Lex is a service for building conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text. With Amazon Lex, the same deep learning technologies that power Amazon Alexa are now available to any developer, enabling you to quickly and easily build sophisticated, natural language conversational chatbots. No deep learning experience is required to immediately start creating chatbots that understand voice or text, to ask questions, get answers, and complete sophisticated tasks. Lex enables you to easily publish your chatbots to mobile devices, web apps, services, and platforms such as Facebook Messenger, Twilio and Slack. This session will go over the features available with Amazon Lex and how they can be used to build and deploy chatbots. Join us for this introductory presentation and learn more about Amazon Lex!

AWS Speaker :

Herbert-John Kelly, Solutions Architect - Amazon Web Services

This session discusses aspects of AWS' own organisational and operational practices for embedding security into highly-scaled service provision, and covers tools for monitoring actions at an AWS asset level and automating responses to them, as well as robustly preventing various undesirable activities from occurring and enforcing multi-eyes rules for security-sensitive operations. We also touch briefly on the importance of building automated security checking into your CI/CD pipelines, where to do so, and how AWS CI/CD tools can be used to integrate security testing and rollback to safe states.

AWS Speaker :

Dave Walker, Specialist Solutions Architect, Security and Compliance - Amazon Web Services

Learn best practices for architecting fully available and scalable Microsoft solutions and environments on AWS. Find out how Microsoft solutions can leverage various AWS services to achieve more resiliency, replace unnecessary complexity, simplify architecture, provide scalability, introduce DevOps concepts, automation, and repeatability. Plan authentication and authorization, various hybrid scenarios with other cloud environment and on premise solutions/infrastructure. Learn about common architecture patterns for Active Directory and business productivity solutions like SharePoint, Exchange and Skype for Business, also common scenarios for SQL deployments and System Center.

 

From dev and test to large-scale HANA production deployments, enterprise usage of SAP on AWS is rapidly growing across all verticals and geographies. Gain insights on the AWS SAP offering and partnership and why a cloud first approach makes business, technical and financial sense for the numerous SAP solutions that are certified and ready to be deployed today.

AW Speaker :

Michael Needham, Sr Mgr, Solutions Architecture - Amazon Web Services

 

Now that you have earmarked workloads for migration, it's time to look at the various tools and methodologies that are available to help customers shift applications to AWS. This session highlights some of the key AWS tools, services and approaches that organisations are using to successfully migrate to the cloud.

AWS Speaker :

Sven Hansen, Solution Architect - Amazon Web Services

AWS offers a family of intelligent services that provide cloud-native machine learning and deep learning technologies to address your different use cases and needs. For developers looking to add managed AI services to their applications, AWS brings natural language understanding (NLU) and text-to-speech (TTS) with Amazon Polly, visual search and image recognition with Amazon Rekognition, and developer-focused machine learning with Amazon Machine Learning. In this talk you will learn about these services and see demos of their capabilities

AWS Speaker :

Denis V. Batalov, Solutions Architect - Amazon Web Services

Amazon RDS allows you to launch an optimally configured, secure and highly available database with just a few clicks. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity, automates time-consuming database administration tasks, and provides you with six familiar database engines to choose from: Amazon Aurora, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL and MariaDB. In this session, we will take a close look at the capabilities of Amazon RDS and explain how it works. We’ll also discuss the AWS Database Migration Service and AWS Schema Conversion Tool, which help you migrate databases and data warehouses with minimal downtime from on-premises and cloud environments to Amazon RDS and other Amazon services. Gain your freedom from expensive, proprietary databases while providing your applications with the fast performance, scalability, high availability, and compatibility they need.

AWS Speaker :

Andrew Kane, Solutions Architect - Amazon Web Services

Get a look under the covers: Learn tuning best practices for taking advantage of Amazon Redshift's columnar technology and parallel processing capabilities to improve the delivery of your queries and overall database performance. This session explains how to create an optimized schema, use workload management, and tune your queries.

AWS Speaker :

Ian Robinson, Specialist Solution Architect, Big Data and Analytics, EMEA - Amazon Web Services

Building analytics applications requires more than just one good service. It requires the ability to capture a vast amount of data, and react to data changes in real time. It requires flexible tools which enable end users to work in the way they can be most productive, and which addresses the needs of both data consumers, as well as data scientists. This analysis won't just be about data exploration and reports, but must be able to support the largest scale, complex machine and deep learning models imaginable. Across it all, strong governance, security, and cataloguing is essential.
In this session, come to hear about how to build a full stack analytics application using AWS Services. We'll see how to capture static and dynamic data in real time, and react to data changes. We'll see AWS Services which perform analytics from drag-and-drop, through simple query-on-files, and into exascale data science. At the end, we'll have a data lake architecture that will meet the demands of the most sophisticated analytics customers for many years to come.

AWS Speaker :

Ian Robinson, Specialist Solution Architect, Big Data and Analytics, EMEA - Amazon Web Services