From November 26th to November 30th, AWS re:Invent, Amazon’s signature cloud technology conference for the global cloud computing community, was held in Las Vegas. As the AWS global partner, and the operator of International Incubator of Qingdao-Amazon AWS Joint Innovation Center, the first joint innovation center licensed by Amazon Headquarters, United Innovation Services was invited by AWS to participate in the event. More than 50,000 people made their way to Las Vegas to join over 2,100 sessions and hear from AWS CEO Andy Jassy and key strategic leaders about the advancements AWS is making to its cloud platform and insights into how to get the most value from using those capabilities.
AWS looms large among public cloud service providers, with double the share of its next nine largest competitors in the important infrastructure as a service market. During AWS re:Invent, AWS CEO Andy Jassy revealed the pubic cloud giant’s new products, partnerships and technology initiatives. After announcing a partnership with VMware two years ago, and unveiling VMware Cloud on AWS earlier this year, Amazon Web Services will be launching its own datacenter hardware, AWS Outposts. This new offering expands the partnership AWS has with VMware. Andy said AWS Outposts provides a way to run AWS infrastructure on premises for a ‘truly consistent’ hybrid experience. AWS will advance machine learning with new chip, Elastic Inference. To address the high cost of inference, AWS introduced Amazon Elastic Inference and a new processor called AWS Inferentia. Also, AWS launched the AWS DeepRacer, a four-wheel drive mini-race car. Andy explained that the AWS DeepRacer is a fully autonomous race car designed to get customers to adopt reinforcement learning. AWS VP of Global Infrastructure Peter DeSantis made an announcement that AWS makes Arm processors available in the cloud with new Graviton processor.
Apart from keynote speeches, United Innovation Services has also proactively participated in AWS re:Invent Expo. With hundreds of exhibitors, the expo brought various technical demonstrations which showcased the breadth and depth of market leaders’ cloud services. AWS customers, partners, industry experts and thought-leaders have attended the Expo. United Innovation Services is a part of AWS Partner Network (APN), which helps APN Partners build successful AWS-based business practices and solutions. Yang Zhong, General Manager of United Innovation Services North America Innovation Center, had an in-depth conversation with Shane Day, Director of APN Ambassador Program, talking about United Innovation Services' experience in operating International Incubator of Qingdao-Amazon AWS Joint Innovation Center, which provides incubator for startups, accelerator for enterprise transformation, cloud innovation school and international startup program. Aidar Kussainov, Business Development Manager of United Innovation Services North America Innovation Center, talked to representatives of a number of feature companies, such as VMware, MongoDB and 2nd Watch, and engaged in AWS Village, Developer Lounge, Sponsor booths, Content Theater, Partner Theaters, Builders Fair, and Lounges to learn about the latest technologies and premium products.
The International Incubator of Qingdao-Amazon AWS Joint Innovation Center focuses on incubating outstanding projects in cloud service, big data, Internet of Things, AI, smart manufacturing, cross-border e-commerce, new finance, new energy and new materials. As China’s first incubation operator on the industrial chain, United Innovation Services is committed to building a platform for global innovation and ecological development, and focuses on the operation of science and technology parks and incubators, fund management and post-investment service.
AWS re:Invent serves as a great platform for technology learning. United Innovation Services will leverage the concepts learned from AWS re:Invent to innovation. At the event, many companies expressed strong demand for landing in China and expanding the Chinese market.