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AWS re:Invent lessons learned

In 2010 Datapipe launched the company’s managed services for AWS, transforming the managed service provider industry and defining best practices for public cloud management. Since the launch, Datapipe has been a close AWS partner, bringing public and hybrid cloud solutions and best practices to enterprises around the world.

Needless to say we are seasoned pros when it comes to AWS events like next week’s AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. AWS events have played a key role in advancing our AWS know-how and offerings, and connecting us with strategic partners that do the same. Below are a few things we’ve learned from past AWS events that may help you make the most of your experience next week.

Take the Time to Meet with Partners

Datapipe’s partner ecosystem, which includes partnerships with industry-leading companies like Equinix, Alert Logic and FortyCloud, is one of the strongest amongst MSPs and brings endless value to the enterprises we work with. One of the great things about AWS events is they provide an opportunity to interact face-to-face with these partners. The showroom floor also provides an opportunity to meet with potential partners and keep an eye out for companies that may be working on the “next big thing” for AWS.

Our Advice: It’s very easy to fill your days with conference keynote presentations, sessions and training. Don’t forget to take the time to meet with partners, walk the showroom floor, and network.

DevOps May be this Year’s re:Invent Buzzword

More enterprises are turning to DevOps to realize all the benefits of AWS’s rich cloud platform. Two keynotes and countless sessions at this year’s conference are dedicated to DevOps and we expect it to be a hot topic on the showroom floor as well. DevOps and automation are a key focus for Datapipe and an area that we have worked diligently to develop and make best of class. We recently acquired DualSpark, an AWS migration and assessment company with deep experience in automation and AWS DevOps. The acquisition reinforces Datapipe’s automation services and ultimately helps enterprises maximize their cloud potential and efficiency.

Our Advice: Be observant. Hints at the next big industry trend can be found at AWS events if you pay close attention to what’s going on around you. At past events, we’ve seen that those who really benefit are the ones doing their best to listen, learn, and engage.

Plan Ahead

AWS re:Invent is huge and it is very easy to get overwhelmed by all of the sessions, keynotes, trainings, side events, and opportunities on the showroom floor, especially if you don’t go in to the conference without a game plan.

Our Advice: Check out our AWS re:Invent Survival Guide for some advice on making the most of your AWS re:Invent experience. Also be sure to download and check out the AWS re:Invent app, sponsored by Datapipe. The app will let you see the agenda, search the session catalog, find maps, and more.

For those of you attending AWS re:Invent next week, Datapipe will be there in full force. Stop by the Datapipe and DualSpark booths (#220 and #724 – both right next to the AWS booth) to catch up on Datapipe’s latest happenings. We will also be presenting on a couple of interesting topics this year:

If you are not attending this year’s conference, you can follow along remotely with Datapipe on our Twitter channel. We’ll be live tweeting a number of sessions and providing general updates from the conference and showroom floor.

About David Lucky

David Lucky
As Datapipe’s Director of Product Management, David has unique insight into the latest product developments for private, public, and hybrid cloud platforms and a keen understanding of industry trends and their impact on business development. David writes about a wide variety of topics including security and compliance, AWS, Microsoft, and business strategy.

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