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December 14, 2023

3 key takeaways from AWS re:Invent

AWS re:Invent, the five-day learning conference, is over, but the Cutover team is energized about all of the exciting updates and announcements. With thousands of sessions there was an abundance of learning opportunities. 

Here are three key AWS re:Invent takeaways from the Cutover team: 

1. A simplified fee structure for AWS Marketplace 

AWS announced that it is lowering the AWS Marketplace fee structure to a flat three percent for partners selling solutions, effective January 5, 2024. The fee could be even lower if the partner makes a large private offer. This new pricing structure strives to help partners get more value out of AWS Marketplace and drive revenue and customer growth for channel partners.

“Cutover is super excited about these changes, in 2024 we plan to work more closely with AWS marketplace and further align our selling processes.”
- Elad Cohen Toren, Chief of Staff at Cutover

2. New Resilience Competency for consulting partners 

At re:Invent, AWS announced the launch of the AWS Resilience Competency to highlight consulting partners who demonstrated technical expertise and proven success moving workloads in the cloud. AWS Resilience Competency partners provide professional consulting and engineering services in three areas - resilience design, resilience operations and resilience recovery. 

Many of the world’s largest financial institutions use Cutover to support an improved resilience posture. As an AWS technology partner, we look forward to collaborating on this. 

3. Generative artificial intelligence (AI) announcements 

If there was one theme from this year’s re:Invent it was….all things AI! There was buzz and conversation about AI everywhere. From keynote presentations to conversations on the Expo floor through sessions and meetings. Attendees were hungry for information and AWS did not disappoint; they announced numerous updates and enhancements. 

AWS launched a new generative AI assistant: Amazon Q. Amazon Q is specifically designed as a work assistant, and can be tailored to specific business needs. With Amazon Q, you can get fast, relevant answers to questions, solve problems, generate content, and visualize data in dashboards.

AWS also announced new capabilities for Amazon Bedrock, the fully managed AWS service that makes large language models (LLMs) and other foundation models (FMs) from leading AI companies available through a single API. These capabilities empower customers to customize models, enable generative AI applications to execute multi-step tasks and build safeguards into their applications.

Cutover is leveraging AWS Bedrock, Sagemaker and Titan, the large language model, to build runbooks in minutes, not hours We’ve been able to build runbooks from unstructured data sources, auto-generate runbooks and suggest basic next steps to take when supporting IT operations like cloud  migrations and IT disaster and cyber recovery.

Learn more about AWS re:Invent 

With innovation talks, keynotes, customer stories, and over 2,000 technical breakout sessions, there was a plethora of topics covered. From cloud migration and modernization, analytics and AI, to compute, storage, security and resilience - there was truly something for everyone this year.

If you missed the event, AWS makes it easy for you to view recordings of the keynotes, innovation talks and breakout sessions here (no login or fee required). With thousands of sessions to choose from, here are some of our team’s favorites: 

  • ARC201: Monitoring resilient architectures with AWS Resilience Hub
  • ARC322: Proactively protect critical applications
  • ENT215: Completing a large-scale migration and modernization with AWS
  • ENT303: Move and improve at scale using AWS Application Migration Service (MGN)
  • ENT325: The migration journey with AWS Application Migration Service
“I came away from re:Invent excited about doubling down on our partnership with AWS to support more customers in pushing the boundaries of operational excellence in their technology operations. I’m especially excited about the ability to further integrate our products, the relationships and culture of our interactions with AWS and the ability to have great conversations with existing customers and prospects. It was amazing!”
- Ky Nichol, CEO of Cutover

If you’re looking for more information on AWS re:Invent 2023, check out the eleven key announcements from re:Invent 2023 or learn more about how Cutover works with AWS here.

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