Eric Crump, SVP, AWS North American Practice Lead at AllCloud
During re:Invent Amazon announced the expansion of its AWS Marketplace, which from now on will also include professional services by consulting partners such as AllCloud. This allows customers to purchase software and related services through one centralized platform.
AllCloud is one of the first AWS Consulting partners to offer services on the AWS Marketplace, among them are the AllCloud Security Hub Deployment Accelerator.
The Security Hub Deployment Accelerator is a packaged professional services offering, created to help organizations modernize their security toolsets and capabilities, and accurately and quickly move to AWS next-generation cloud-native security services, AWS Control Tower, and AWS Security Hub.
On Manufacturing Announcements
Traditionally, the Manufacturing Sector has been known to be reluctant when embracing the Enterprise Cloud. This has had several reasons. Most notably, the Legacy technology employed in most manufacturing environments used to be, and often still is, difficult to migrate, offering no clear path to the cloud. But probably most importantly, IoT aside, most manufacturers did not find compelling business cases that would have justified the overhead entailed by a large scale migration project.
The new releases by AWS, announced at re:Invent 2020, specifically tackle these two challenges and clear the way for manufacturers to embrace the enterprise cloud.
AWS has been working to provide best-in-bread design patterns and migration approaches for both Mainframe and Midrange computing. Working with partners such as AllCloud, AWS has developed logical ways to methodically modernize legacy technologies, which supersede common rip-and-replace approaches. As part of this effort, AWS introduced a new competency class at re:Invent, focused on Mainframe Migration.
Compelling Business Cases
AWS has increased its commitment to the manufacturing sector, and has invested heavily to tackle its sector-specific problems. As part of this effort, AWS has recently announced three significant developments at re:Invent 2020.
Amazon Monitron – Predictive Maintenance
With the announcement of Amazon Monitron, AWS has launched an end-to-end Predictive Maintenance solution, Amazon Monitron incorporates IoT Monitron sensors that feed prebuilt ML models to AWS. With this, Manufacturers can now leverage ML and AI to proactively model and address plant equipment maintenance.
Amazon Lookout comprises a series of APIs and prebuilt ML Models that use data from existing equipment sensors to detect abnormal behavior, so action can be taken before machine failures occur.
Another area for anticipated growth, which has up until now been beyond the reach of most manufacturers, are Computer Vision (CV) technologies. CV employs smart cameras and specialized equipment to detect anomalies and to perform predictive analytics. AWS Panorama simplifies this process. Installed at the plant site, AWS Panorama leverages already existing Camera IP technology to provide CV analyses with predictive capabilities at the fraction of the traditional overhead and costs.
These announcements are part of Amazon’s Connected Factory vision, which aims to help manufacturers to harness the power of the enterprise cloud. Together with AWS’ innovation at the IoT front, and the launch of AWS outpost in 2019, the recent announcements attest to AWS’ commitment to the manufacturing sector.
These are just a few of the many new services and announcements launched by AWS at re:Invent 2020. Contact us for questions and stay tuned to our expert blog for more updates, playbacks and resources from the online mega event.