AWS re:Invent 2018 Monday Night Live Wrap-Up


The first of 4 keynotes, Monday Night Live with Peter DeSantis, kicked off tonight at AWS re:Invent 2018. There’s always a big anticipation of what AWS will roll out next. There was no disappointment with several launches of new services along with a few that are coming soon. I have compiled a summary of these along with their links for you to dive deeper for a better understanding.


AWS Global Accelerator – improves global application availability and performance

AWS Transit Gateway – easily scale connectivity across Amazon VPCs, AWS Accounts and on-premises networks

Amazon EC2 A1 instances – up to 45% lower costs for scale-out workloads

Amazon EC2 C5n instances – offering 100 Gbps of networking throughput

Firecracker – secure and fast microVMs for serverless computing

Amazon SageMaker Neo (available this week) – deep learning performance optimization for multiple frameworks and hardware

Amazon EC2 P3dn instances (coming soon) – most powerful GPU instances, designed for distributed training with 100 Gbps of network throughput

Elastic Fabric Adapter (coming soon) – run HPC applications at scale in the cloud


If you find it difficult to keep up with all the announcements, you can go to Whats new with AWS for a comprehensive list.