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Amazon Web Services Conference: What Customers

Amazon plans to shed some additional light on its Amazon Web Services—the company's cloud computing platform—while its first-ever user conference. The re:Invent conference, which will run Nov. 27 through 29 at Las Vegas' Venetian casino and resort, will host AWS clients from around the world in a gathering of clients, partners, developers and others that make up the AWS ecosystem, Adam Selipsky, vice president of marketing, sales, product management and support at AWS, told eWEEK. "We're very excited to be holding our first global user and partner conference at the end of November in Las Vegas," Selipsky said. "It's something we've talked about for a number of years and had strong demand from clients and partners." The event will be done in the Amazon way—with a focus on the customer, he said. "We're trying to put this conference at the same time in an Amazonian and AWS fashion, in that we're trying to put our customers first," said Selipsky. "We're going to feature a lot of customers. We've got customer speakers just as Tom Soderstrom, the CIO of NASA's JPL [Jet Propulsion Lab]; Reed Hastings from Netflix; and old-time AWS startup stalwarts like Don MacAskill from SmugMug. He's been with us from the very beginning—a private beta customer of S3 [Amazon Simple Storage Service] in early 2006."

AWS will provide deep technical sessions for businesses to understand what is appropriate for their organization or applications in terms of both security and high availability.

AWS will demonstrate how new businesses are cropping up on the platform that support using services and tools for game development and what to do when the game takes off quickly.

More information: Eweek