Top 3 Takeaways from AWS Summits Santa Clara and Anaheim 2019

Springtime brings April showers, May flowers...and the California-based AWS Summits! These are designed as free-to-attend events that bring the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. Stratus10 was proud to host a booth as an onsite sponsor at the AWS Summit in Santa Clara, California, and Anaheim, California. Couldn't make it to the events? Here are our team's top 3 takeaways:

  1. Large organizations are moving to the cloud, finally!
    Colleges, Universities, municipalities and Fortune100 companies were all in attendance - listening, learning and asking questions in advance of their pending cloud migrations. The "Early Adopters" have already migrated the low hanging fruit and are now looking for solutions for more on-premise, single application data sets and products that need to find their forever home in the cloud.
  2. No one invests like Amazon when it comes to delighting customers
    AWS is investing megabucks into exercises like Well Architected Reviews, Security Reviews, Certifications, and training. Their intentions are clear: Amazon wants their clients to be successful on AWS so their data stays in Amazon's servers and the client stays with AWS for a long, long time.
  3. There is still sooooo much data to move
    Because so many large organizations are just now getting around to migrating, it's clear AWS is expecting that the bulk of the world's migrations are still yet to come. As a result, AWS is hiring sales and support people like crazy while developing new products to service their cloud customers. Amazon Corporate HQ has massive ambitions in all areas of their business, so we can anticipate well beyond what we've seen thus far for cloud computing.

Did you attend the AWS Summits 2019 in Anaheim or Santa Clara? What about the AWS Summits around the world? Let us know what your top takeaways are in the comments.

 

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