To set the stage for explaining Amazon Web Services Virtual Private Clouds, I previously walked through AWS Regions and Availability Zones in another blog post. With that as the foundation, we can start taking a look at the concept of a Virtual Private Cloud and how it enables advanced networking capabilities for your AWS resources. […]

In their most recent earnings call, Amazon reported that their Amazon Web Services division has reached a $14.2 billion run rate. As impressive as that is, AWS and the entire cloud market still only represents a small slice of the total IT budget worldwide. In fact, while IDC projects the Public Cloud to be a […]

I received the e-mail above from Amazon Web Services after recently signing up for another test account. The e-mail had me thinking about the impact of data gravity on AWS, both positively and negatively. For those who are new to the term, data gravity is a concept first coined by Dave McCrory, current CTO of Basho. It refers to the idea […]

The Learning AWS Blog I believe we are still in the early days of public cloud adoption and most users are just starting to learn what platforms like AWS can do for them. My goal with this new blog is to provide a destination for those who are new to AWS and seeking to learn. […]

If you are interested, please click here to read my AWS re:Invent Tuesday Night Live with James Hamilton recap and here to read my AWS re:Invent 2016 first keynote recap from Wednesday. After a whirlwind of product announcements from CEO Andy Jassy the previous day, it was time for Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon Web […]

If you are interested, please click here to read my AWS re:Invent Tuesday Night Live with James Hamilton recap and here to read my AWS re:Invent 2016 second keynote recap from Thursday. I grew up watching a TV show called Shazam! which was based on a comic I also read by the same name. The […]

I was not able to attend AWS re:Invent 2016 but decided to blog about the general sessions since they are being live streamed. If you are interested, please click here to read my AWS re:Invent 2016 first keynote recap from Wednesday and here to read my AWS re:Invent 2016 second keynote recap from Thursday. This […]