Amazon Gets Deeper into Blockchain, What Does it Mean For Crypto?

Jassy didn't actually utter the words "hybrid cloud", but it sure sounds like that's what he's describing.

The announcement may be a tacit acknowledgement by AWS that enterprises will never fully abandon on-premises infrastructure to operate fully in a public cloud environment.

A lot of the ML services and capabilities announced this year are interesting but a particularly fun one is the AWS DeepRacer, a $399 (R5 456) autonomous toy vehicle, which is one-eighteenth the size of a real race auto, which aims to help developers get rolling with machine learning.

"This variant delivers the entire VMware Software-Defined Datacenter (SDDC) - compute, storage, and networking infrastructure - to run on-premises using AWS Outposts and allows you to take advantage of the ease of management and integration with AWS services".

Rahul Pathak, General Manager, Amazon Blockchain at AWS said, "Many of our customers want to build applications where multiple parties can execute transactions without a central, trusted authority, and they also need to create a blockchain network". "You'll be able to run software on that, starting with the VMware software, that allows you to manage your presence on-premises and across the cloud", Jassy said.

Still, some customers have certain workloads that will likely need to remain on-premises for several years such as applications that are latency sensitive and need to be in close proximity to on-premises assets.

AWS Control Tower gives customers an automated "landing zone" that makes it easy to set up their multi-account environment and continuously govern their AWS workloads with rules for security, operations, and compliance. He pointed towards industries such as health-care records, supply-chain tracking, vehicle history records, and mortgages as some of the most common customer use cases.

Amazon Unveils 'Immutable' Quantum Ledger Database Product

Expanding its partnership with VMware, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced launching its own datacenter hardware on premises through AWS Outposts.

AWS Outposts are now in private preview.

The first offering, QLDB, is created to provide transparent, immutable, and a cryptographically secured record of transactions, which is overseen by a central trusted authority, in other words a private blockchain.

"What really drives what we build is what our customers tell us matters and we have a lot of customers talking about machine learning".

Ray says that customers have enjoyed the flexibility and options that the Marketplace provides, which is why AWS has launched a new Private Marketplace within Marketplace itself.

AWS CEO Andy Jassy and VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger on stage at re:Invent.

"Today, building a scalable blockchain network with existing technologies is complex to set up and hard to manage". The new offerings include AI services for developers, models and algorithms for Amazon SageMaker, automatic data labeling and reinforcement learning services, and AWS-optimized versions of TensorFlow and other familiar machine learning libraries.

Vanessa Coleman

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