Category Amazon Web Services

Thoughts On The AWS Outage

Tuesday, February 28th, was a bad day for AWS and for AWS users who relied on the US-East-1 Region in Northern Virginia to run their business and/or to serve their customers. I won’t rehash what happened but readers can get details on the outage in this TechTarget article. And yes, I know Amazon did not […]

AWS 201: Learning About Default VPC

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. […]

AWS 101: Learning About Regions and Availability Zones

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 […]

The AWS Love/Hate Relationship with Data Gravity

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 […]