How industry pathfinders are leveraging cloud for a better tomorrow
Over the past 15 years, AWS has strived to facilitate innovation with, as AWS CEO Adam Selipsky explained, “the broadest and deepest set of services and capabilities” of any cloud provider. "Cloud has become not just another tech revolution, but a shift in how businesses actually function," Selipsky notes.
Through AWS’s cloud services, industry titans such as Netflix, NASA, and NTT DoCoMo have brought lofty goals to fruition, pioneering new territory in their respective industries. During AWS re:Invent, Selipsky referred to such customers as "pathfinders,” and highlighted their incredible achievements.
Nasdaq: bringing cloud to the financial markets
Nasdaq serves millions of investors globally with “highly advanced equities and derivatives markets.” According to CEO Adena Freidman, the organization uses AWS to help offer a range of services worldwide to redefine the global capital markets and deliver agile SaaS-based solutions to the broader capital markets ecosystem.
Dish: reimagining connectivity with cloud
When Dish’s Chief Network Officer Marc Rouanne first joined the company, he was tasked with designing and building a wireless 5G network from the ground up — entirely in the cloud. Dish now boasts a wireless network that extends well beyond cellphones — all on AWS.
United: adapting to a new way of travel
According to United Airlines’ Chief Digital Officer Linda Jojo, the company made the most out of pandemic recovery using AWS’s cloud technology. Thanks to the range of AWS tools at their disposal (including Amazon S3), the airline built a new platform that meets the needs for travelers in the era of COVID, including automated COVID test validations.
3M: transforming into a company of the future
According to Shaun Braun, SVP of Digital Transformation at 3M, the company was ready to move away from past legacy environments and become digital first. By collaborating with AWS, 3M transferred over 2,000 applications, 9,000 virtual machines, a global SAP instance, and 45 PB of data while closing a large data center.
The newest tools for innovation
AWS continues to innovate with some exciting new developments:
● AWS Mainframe Modernization will help companies migrate, modernize, and run mainframe workloads at a lower cost than ever before. Atos is proud to support this launch as an AWS Partner. Together, Atos and AWS are well equipped to plan, assess, build, and migrate mainframe workloads at scale.
● Graviton3, "the next generation of EC2," which offers 25% faster speeds and boosted performance for science, cryptographic, and machine learning (ML) workloads. Additionally, the G3 uses up to 60% less energy.
● AWS Private 5G, which will help connect all the new devices a modern company uses to stay online by allowing them to set up and scale a private mobile network in a matter of days.
● Row and cell-level security for Lake Foundation is generally available, enhancing security by allowing the restriction of access to specific rows and columns, and automatically filtering and revealing data only to authorized users.
● A new serverless and on-demand analytics for Amazon Redshift, EMR, MSK, and Kinesis, which allows organizations to only pay for what they use.
● The new Amazon SageMaker Canvas will allow more users than ever to get the most out of ML by creating predictions — no ML experience or coding required.
● AWS Skill Builder online learning tool will make it easier than ever to learn cloud skills available on Amazon.com, as well as the AWS re/Start program.
● A new partnership between Goldman Sachs and AWS, which will offer customers expedient access to financial data.
● With AWS IoT TwinMaker, digital twins of real-world systems will be easier to create and use with pre-built connectors to data sources, automatic knowledge graphs, 3D visualizations, and real-time updates.
● AWS Well Architected Framework: a new sustainability pillar, which customers can use to track their progress toward policies and best practices that support a more sustainable future to help organizations learn, measure, and improve their workloads using environmental best practices for cloud computing.
● Migration Hub Refactor Spaces is a preview of a new starting point for incremental app refactor that makes it easy to manage the application landscape refactor process while operating in production. Using Refactor Spaces, customers focus on the refactor of their applications, and not the creation and management of the underlying infrastructure.
For AWS, ensuring that individuals with transformative ideas have access to cloud tools to bring their ideas to fruition is mission critical. In Selipsky’s words, "The cloud is an opportunity to reimagine everything. It provides a pathway to real transformation."
To learn more about how your organization can embrace AWS to start your transformation, watch the recording of our session, “A pragmatic guide to modernizing your mainframe,” watch Jean-Philippe Poirault, EVP TMT Industry, in an interview on theCUBE, or visit our conference page to view demos or contact us.
For AWS, ensuring that individuals with transformative ideas have access to cloud tools to bring their ideas to fruition is mission critical.