Dec 2018 - Market Perspective - Doc # US44512518
AWS re:Invent 2018: Setting Up for the Next Chapter of Cloud Leadership
By: Frank GensSenior Vice President & Chief Analyst, Deepak MohanResearch Director, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, Ashish NadkarniGroup Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, Stacy CrookResearch Director, Internet of Things, Richard L. VillarsResearch Vice President, Datacenter & Cloud, Brad CasemoreResearch Vice President, Datacenter Networks, Dan VessetGroup Vice President, Analytics and Information Management, Al GillenGroup Vice President, Software Development and Open Source, Larry CarvalhoResearch Director, Platform as a Service, Frank Della RosaResearch Director, SaaS and Cloud, Gard LittleVice President, Global Services Markets and Trends, Steve WhiteProgram Vice President, Channels and Alliances, Margaret AdamSenior Program Director, IDC’s European Channels and Alliances program, Gary ChenResearch Manager, Software Defined Compute, Maureen FlemingProgram Vice President, Integration and Process Automation, Carl W. OlofsonResearch Vice President, Data Management Software
This IDC Market Perspective looks at Amazon Web Services' (AWS') re:Invent 2018 event, which was held November 26-30, 2018, in Las Vegas. The event attracted over 50,000 attendees, hosted over 2,100 sessions, and featured the announcement of over 140 new and enhanced products and services. This document focuses on the key announcements within strategic domains (e.g., AI, hybrid/distributed deployment, core infrastructure, database, and application development/deployment) as well as key takeaways from the overall event.
"At re:Invent 2018, we saw the number 1 cloud player continue to make life difficult for its competitors — and make vendor selection easier for enterprises — by striving to aggressively add to its lead," according to IDC SVP and Chief Analyst Frank Gens. "The battle for cloud leadership isn't over: the next five years will see twice as much spending on the cloud as in the past 10 years, providing plenty of opportunity for savvy competitors. But, at re:Invent 2018, AWS significantly improved its odds for remaining number 1 in the next chapter of the cloud."
Artificial Intelligence Software , Cloud Services: Global Overview , Cloud to Edge Datacenter Trends , Datacenter Networks , Digital Transformation: The Professional Services Opportunity , Enterprise Private Cloud , European Channels and Alliances , Infrastructure Channels and Ecosystems , Infrastructure as a Service Overview , Internet of Things Ecosystem and Trends , Internet of Things: Analytics and Information Management , PaaS: Cloud App Platforms and Developer Services , PaaS: Emerging Trends and Strategies , SaaS and Cloud Software , Software Channels and Ecosystems