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AWS re:Invent 2018 – day 4

AWS re:Invent 2018 – day 4

Wow, the week has gone quick. Today is the last full day of re:Invent 2018. Tonight is the big re:Play party, always one of the highlights of the week. Before that, however, we have a number of highlights to share along with catching up from yesterday. Buckle up! Lambda as a target for ALB We all love the ALB, a foundation of scalability and availability in the AWS Cloud. It’s […]

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AWS re:Invent 2018 – day 3

AWS re:Invent 2018 – day 3

Wow, what another massive day at re:Invent 2018. There’s been so many announcements, I’m not sure where to start. Here’s a whistle-stop tour of our highlights! Object Store Enhancements S3 is AWS’s infinitely scalable, low cost object based storage solution. It has a number of tiers providing varying speeds of access at progressively cheaper prices. S3, and Glacier, the storage tier for long term archive, is the ideal place to […]

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AWS re:Invent 2018 – day 2

AWS re:Invent 2018 – day 2

It’s only Tuesday here at re:Invent 2018 in Las Vegas but with all the action and announcements, it feels like we have been here a month. Our coverage continues today with more announcements. CloudWatch Log Insights CloudWatch has been a mainstay of the AWS Cloud for a long time. It provides access to metrics and logs and can be used as a trigger for notifications or actions. Until now, any […]

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AWS re:Invent 2018 first announcements

AWS re:Invent 2018 first announcements

.AWS’s re:Invent 2018 is back again, bigger and just plain crazier than ever. It’s only day one but already some significant new announcements have landed. This follows on from a slew of pre-event announcement. Let’s have a look at the most important for our customers AWS Transit Gateway Networking can get pretty complex. When you have multiple VPCs and a hybrid solution with an on-premises environment, routing between VPCs and […]

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AWS re:Invent survival guide

AWS re:Invent survival guide

Time to re:Invent ourselves again! AWS‘s annual conference, re:Invent, is just over a month away. Hands up who is excited? This year will be our fifth visit to re:Invent, held in Las Vegas. Suffice to say, we have seen it grow and grow since our first year in 2013. Every year it gets bigger and better and every year AWS announce a whole swag of new and exciting innovations. This […]

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Session Manager – another sneaker AWS feature?

Session Manager – another sneaker AWS feature?

AWS has been expanding their Systems Manager tool over the last year, adding a number of important features. Session Manager is the latest piece of the puzzle. It’s a seriously handy addition to the tool. In a nutshell, it allows anyone with the specific rights to access an EC2 instance without the private keys. Wait? What? Surely that’s insecure? Or is it? Let’s step back and talk about Systems Manager […]

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AWS Sydney Summit 2018 wrap-up

AWS Sydney Summit 2018 wrap-up

The AWS Sydney Summit 2018 rolled into town last week. Outside of re:Invent, AWS’s flagship global summit, Sydney hosts the largest AWS summit in the world. Bigger than San Francisco. Bigger than New York. Bigger than London. Over 20 000 attendees registered for the event. This year, it expanded to 3 days and moved to the ICC at Darling Harbour. For the first time, RedBear IT were exhibitors at the event. We […]

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AWS – the gift that keeps on giving

AWS – the gift that keeps on giving

AWS’s re:Invent may be over for another year but the announcements keep on coming! Our heads are still spinning from all the excitement and innovations (see our wrap up post) but AWS haven’t stopped. This week AWS released their Single Sign On (SSO) service. A few years ago, this would have made the cut at re:Invent but this year, with all the other releases something had to give. It’s an important service […]

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AWS re:Invent re:Cap 2017

AWS re:Invent re:Cap 2017

AWS re:Invent 2017 has drawn to close and what a whirlwind week it was! We hardly had time to draw breath between the announcements, sessions and people to meet and greet. For us, it was the best yet. As our fourth re:invent participation, we like to think that we can say that with a good level of insight. The pace of innovation continues to grow at AWS. The AWS Cloud platform now […]

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AWS re:Invent 2017 Day 2 Recap

AWS re:Invent 2017 Day 2 Recap

Yep, it’s been another day of super interesting announcements at re:Invent today. Once again, we provide our highlights from the announcements. Inter-region peering For solutions that need to be global or need protection from the chance of region outages, the ability to natively peer VPCs between regions will be welcome. Until today, you had to manage the inter-region connectivity yourself using VPNs and other infrastructure over the public internet or […]

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