AWS re:Invent 2017 and the latest release updates

aws re:invent 2017

With the showcase, AWS re:Invent 2017 just around the corner, excitement is definitely building in the world of cloud computing. AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community. The event, which annually takes over the Las Vegas strip, features keynote announcements, training and certification opportunities. At the conference, attendees have access to more than 1,000 technical sessions, a partner expo, after-hours events, and so much more. Over the coming days, we will take a look at all of the latest AWS announcements leading up to re:Invent and will also feature the top releases from this year’s keynote speakers Peter DeSantis, (VP, AWS Global Infrastructure), Andy Jassy, (CEO, Amazon Web Services) and Werner Vogels, (Chief Technology Officer,

AWS Chief Evangelist, and all round good guy, Jeff Barr shared his tips about getting ready for AWS re:Invent that will help you to make the most of your time in Las Vegas. As always, his focus is on training and education, mixed in with some after-hours fun and recreation for balance!

With more than 1100 sessions on the agenda, it makes it difficult to keep up with all of the latest announcements and updates from AWS while making time to enjoy the bright lights of Las Vegas. In this blog, we have listed some of the latest releases in the build-up to the event, as well as all the important announcements from the keynote speakers to help you keep track of all the things you might have missed.


What’s new from AWS re:Invent 2017

Day 2 – As always, there was a lot of excitement around the first keynote of this years AWS re:Invent. So, it’s fair to say that, Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Sevices didn’t disappoint (unless your name is Larry Ellison) as he took us on a whirlwind two-hour extravaganza where new announcements and updates were thrown around like confetti. The pace of change and innovation from AWS continues to boggle the mind, as a round up of  the new announcements are listed below….enjoy!

Amazon Neptune: Fast, reliable graph database built for the cloud

AWS DeepLens, the World’s First Deep-Learning Enabled Video Camera for Developers

Introducing AWS Fargate

Sign Up for the Preview of Amazon Aurora Multi-Master

Introducing Amazon SageMaker

AWS Launches Amazon DynamoDB Global Tables

Sign Up for the Preview of Amazon Aurora Serverless

Introducing Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Preview)

Amazon S3 Select Is Now Available in Preview

Introducing Amazon Transcribe – Now in Preview

Amazon Glacier Select Makes Big Data Analytics of Archive Data Possible

Announcing AWS IoT Analytics

Introducing Amazon Kinesis Video Streams

Introducing Amazon Translate – Now in Preview

Introducing AWS Systems Manager

Announcing Support for Inter-Region VPC Peering

Ready-to-Use Managed Rules Now Available on AWS WAF

Introducing Launch Templates for Amazon EC2 instances

Introducing Spread Placement Groups for Amazon EC2

Announcing Amazon EC2 T2 Unlimited for Sustained High CPU Performance

Introducing the Amazon Time Sync Service

Day 1 – It was a busy day for new releases. Here are some of our highlights from the day:

Application Integration

Amazon MQ – Managed Message Broker Service for ActiveMQ


Presenting Amazon Sumerian: An easy way to create VR, AR, and 3D experiences


M5 – The Next Generation of General-Purpose EC2 Instances

H1 Instances – Fast, Dense Storage for Big Data Applications

Amazon EC2 Bare Metal Instances with Direct Access to Hardware

Streamlined Access to Spot Capacity, Smooth Price Changes, Instance Hibernation

Media Services

AWS Media Services – Process, Store, and Monetize Cloud-Based Video

Mobile Services

Introducing AWS AppSync – Build data-driven apps with real-time and off-line capabilities

Security, Identity & Compliance

Amazon GuardDuty – Continuous Security Monitoring & Threat Detection


Additional AWS Updates from November 2017

Before this year’s Amazon re:Invent, there were still a number of new feature releases and product updates announced in the month of November. We have included some of the key announcements, launches and updates below:

The Business Case for Next-Gen AWS Managed Services Providers

New – Interactive AWS Cost Explorer API

Amazon Aurora now supports Auto Scaling for Aurora Replicas

Amazon WorkDocs Adds Additional Capabilities To Manage Your Feedback

Use the New Visual Editor to Create and Modify Your AWS IAM Policies

AWS CodeDeploy Supports Local Testing and Debugging

New – AWS PrivateLink for AWS Services: Kinesis, Service Catalog, EC2 Systems Manager, Amazon EC2 APIs, and ELB APIs in your VPC

Now Available – Compute-Intensive C5 Instances for Amazon EC2


Going to AWS re:Invent 2017?

The CloudRanger team  will be in attendance to be at AWS re:Invent all week and we look forward to meeting with as many AWS users, blog readers and CloudRanger customers as possible. If you would like to meet up with any of the team during the conference drop us an email at and we can meet up for a beer!


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