Executive Summary

So much cloud news, so little time. Mike is back from Vegas and provides his trip report from Amazon’s re:Invent conference.


Hosts: John Kresic and Mike Kresic
Running Time: 44:04

Listen Now


IT Pro News

AWS re:Invent

  • Conference facts:
    • Only the 6th AWS conference (hard to believe).
    • Attendance more than doubled since 2015. This year announced as 43,000.
    • 270 breakout sessions in 2015 up to 1,300 this year.
    • Every keynote and breakout session is available, for free, on their YouTube channel
  • Logistics for this growth were, predictably, a challenge.
    • Every session I attended was jam packed. I was turned away from one that I had reserved because I was 5 minutes late. Lines formed in hallways over an hour before start time.
    • Long lines for shuttle busses. Hotels 30 minutes apart made session scheduling a challenge.
  • Nearly two dozen product announcements
    • EKS – Kubernetes support finally comes to AWS. In preview now. Hybrid cloud compatible, highly available, automatic patches/upgrades.
    • FarGate – in preview – lets you run Kubernetes as a managed service, so no servers, clusters or hardware to worry about.
    • AWS Cloud9 – an IDE for writing, running and debugging your cloud code
    • SageMaker – machine learning for the rest of us – comes loaded with the top 10 ML algorithms
    • DeepLens – an HD video camera with onboard compute optimized for deep learning
    • Amazon Transcribe and Amazon Translate
    • Amazon Echo for business
    • Amazon TimeSync service



IT Pro Bookshelf



Subscribe to the ITPS podcast. It’s absolutely free!


Posted by Same3Guys

Same3Guys is our Podcast Network established in 2009. We strive to ensure our podcasts are fun, informative and family-friendly.