The largest annual gathering of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) community, re:Invent 2016, is just around the corner, which means it’s time for CloudEndure’s annual AWS Insider Tips Competition!
We invite AWS users far and wide to share a tip about using AWS for a chance to win one of our exclusive prizes. The tips can be related to any of the hottest topics in AWS, such as cost optimization, performance & reliability, backup & recovery, monitoring, automation & scaling, application development, security, operations, and migration.
1st Place Prize: Drive a Ferrari to re:Invent in Las Vegas (free 24-hour rental!)
3 Runners-Up Prizes: $100 Amazon Gift Card
All winning tips will be published on the CloudEndure blog together with the name and photo of the contributor. In addition, the tips will be shared with tens of thousands of AWS users across the globe in the 2017 Insider’s Guide to AWS, which will be published this November, just in time for re:Invent.
A panel of AWS experts will judge the submissions and choose the winners. This year’s judges hail from the top ranks of the cloud computing, information technology, and security fields. As part of the exciting lead-up to re:Invent, the judges will share their insights about cloud computing and the future of AWS in an Expert Roundup on the CloudEndure blog later this month. Stay tuned!
Andreas Wittig, Senior AWS Consultant — tecRacer
Andreas Wittig is a cloud specialist focusing on AWS and DevOps. He is the author of the book “Amazon Web Services in Action” and the blog cloudonaut, which is dedicated to all things AWS. Andreas is the co-founder of widdix as well as a software engineer, teacher, and consultant. One of the most exciting cloud projects he has worked on was migrating the complete IT infrastructure of the first bank in Germany to AWS.
David Linthicum, Senior Vice President — Cloud Technology Partners
With more than 13 books on computing, 3,000 published articles, 500 conference presentations, and numerous appearances on radio and TV programs, David has spent the last 30 years teaching businesses how to use resources more productively and innovate constantly. David leads key thought leadership activities for CTP, and is a routine contributor to Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Businessweek. Dave writes the cloud column for InfoWorld and is the lead author of The Doppler, CTP’s cloud news and best practices publication.
Judith S. Hurwitz, President & CEO — Hurwitz & Associates, LLC
Judith S. Hurwitz is president and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, LLC, a research and consulting firm focused on emerging technology including big data, cloud computing, service management, software development, computing management, and security. She is a technology strategist, thought leader, and author. A pioneer in anticipating technology innovation and adoption, she has served as a trusted advisor to many industry leaders over the years.
Kevin L. Jackson, Independent Technology Thought Leader — IBM
Kevin L. Jackson is a globally recognized cloud computing expert, independent thought leader for IBM and Dell, and founder/author of the award-winning Cloud Musings blog. He has also been recognized as a “Top 100 Cybersecurity Influencer and Brands” by Onalytica (2015), a Huffington Post “Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts on Twitter” (2013), a “Top 50 Cloud Computing Blogger for IT Integrators” by CRN (2015), and a “Top 5 Must Read Cloud Blog” by BMC Software (2015).
Ofer Gadish, CEO & Co-Founder — CloudEndure
Ofer Gadish, CloudEndure’s CEO, is a serial entrepreneur and prolific innovator. He has over 16 years of extensive experience in senior management positions, both in startups such as Camelot, Jungo, and Digicash and at established corporations, including Globespan, Amdocs, and Limelight Networks. Ofer was previously the CEO and co-founder of AcceloWeb, and VP & general manager at Limelight Networks after its acquisition of AcceloWeb.
Raz Bachar, Business Development Manager — Amazon Web Services
Raz Bachar leads the EMEA StartUp Ecosystem team at AWS. He works with early stage and mature startup companies as well as other members of the StartUp Ecosystem in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Raz helps startups to understand the benefits of AWS and mentors them in order to rapidly grow their businesses with the help of cloud technologies.
Ryan Scott, Senior Global Distribution Manager — VMware
Ryan Scott leads global support programs for the partner community within VMware’s partner ecosystem. His expertise is focused around information technology systems, IT power quality, networks, cloud hosting, and building go-to-market strategy plans with key partners and customers.