Category Public Cloud

AWS 301: Creating A Custom Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) – Networking

A while back, I wrote a blog post walking through the components of a default AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Now that I am at Rubrik and have more freedom to continue, I will go through how to create a custom VPC. If you are new to AWS and have not read my previous posts […]

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. You an also find the postmortem from […]

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 […]

AWS re:Invent 2016 Second Keynote Recap: We Are All Transformers

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 […]

AWS re:Invent 2016 First Keynote Recap: Andy Jassy Is Your Shazam

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 […]