A conference guide to AWS re:Invent 2021

Last updated:November 2021

Editor's note

One of the biggest conferences in the IT world resumed a sense of normalcy this year, offering attendees both a virtual and in-person option.

AWS re:Invent 2021 attendees were once again able to network face-to-face with their peers and participate in hands-on learning opportunities, such as labs and boot camps. Between keynotes and breakout sessions, conferencegoers enjoyed the social aspects of re:Invent -- from a pingpong tournament to a chicken wing-eating contest.

For the Nov. 29-Dec. 3 conference in Las Vegas, AWS implemented health measures intended to keep everyone safe. For those who were unable to attend in person, limited virtual options were available, such as keynotes and leadership sessions. Breakout session recordings are now available on demand.

Whether you attended the show in person or virtually, this guide offers the latest news, analysis and expert advice to come out of AWS re:Invent 2021.

1AWS re:Invent news for IT admins and developers

AWS is firmly established as a major force in IT, and the cloud market leader reserved some of its biggest updates of the year for re:Invent. The announcements below will help help administrators and developers remain in touch with continuously changing cloud technologies for enterprise security, DevOps, DR and more.

2AWS re:Invent news for AI and data management teams

AWS continued to explore the capabilities of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Learn about the latest features within the cloud provider’s machine learning platform, Amazon SageMaker, as well as other evolving AI offerings. In addition, get more information related to AWS’ data management and analytics services, including those geared toward its partner community.

3Prep for the conference

Amazon uses AWS re:Invent to roll out a host of features and products. Read up on updates to the AWS portfolio and executive team before this year's conference, review predictions from cloud experts and explore re:Invent 2021 session options.