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October in review: Big changes to AWS Reserved Instances, new EC2 instances, and reserving seats at re:Invent

By Andrew Nhem on October 31, 2016
We covered the big AWS updates to Reserved Instances, new EC2 instances, and re:Invent updates, like the release of the Reserved Seating feature in October. Check out this post to learn more about how to make sure you get into your re:Invent talks and big sessions to look out for.

We covered the big AWS updates to Reserved Instances, new EC2 instances, and re:Invent updates, like the release of the Reserved Seating feature in October. Check out this post to learn more about how to make sure you get into your re:Invent talks, big sessions to look out for, and how to get started with Convertible RIs and the Regional Benefit feature.

AWS introduces Convertible RIs and Regional Benefit

AWS released their Convertible RIs and the Regional Benefit feature, delivering new levels of flexibility to RI planning, and improving the potential to save on AWS spending. Check out our article to learn how the changes affect planning and cost savings, and the best ways to get started with both.

The P2 instance family and m4.16xlarge instance join EC2

AWS gave its M4 family of general-purpose EC2 instances a big upgrade by releasing its newest, largest size: the m4.16xlarge. They also released a new GPU-optimized family of P2 instances. We took a close look at the m4.16xlarge and the P2 instances to get a better idea of their performance potential and cost efficiency.

Reserve seats at your favorite re:Invent 2016 sessions

For the first time at re:Invent 2016, AWS is allowing attendees to reserve their seat at the sessions that they want to attend the most. Check out this article to learn how to smoothly reserve your re:Invent sessions.

To start, we recommend signing up for some AWS customer stories by big brands like Nike+, Netflix, Toyota, and Warner Bros. to see examples of AWS at work. Take a look at our session overview to get more details (and sign up for those talks before it’s too late!).

Getting closer to re:Invent 2016

We released our annual re:Invent Survival Guide this month! If you’re going to the big AWS event, check it out to make sure you get the most out of one of the biggest tech events of the year.

Our re:Invent 2016 content hub shows that we’re getting much closer to November’s big event. We’re excited, but there’s still plenty of work to do. We’re looking for talented folks to help us have an awesome re:Invent, and to kick off 2017 in style. Take a look at opportunities to work with Cloudability in Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Customer Success, and more on our Jobs page.

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