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re:Invent for the Builders

re:Invent for the Builders

The re:Invent keynotes for 2019 have wrapped up with Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, focussing on the platform they have build for the builders. It was light on announcements but heavy on fascinating insight. You can read about the tsunami of major announcements here. Midnight Madness; Keynote part 1; Keynote part 2. Werner focussed on how they re-imagined virtualisation. He also covered how they architected serverless compute for scale. AWS […]

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AWS re:Invent 2019 keynote (part 2)

AWS re:Invent 2019 keynote (part 2)

This is part two of our round up of the announcements from Andy’s AWS re:Invent 2019 keynote! You can find part one here. “I can’t move from on-premises” Let AWS help you with that. Sometimes, it can be really hard to move from on-premises. It may be due to legacy support (see the announcement of the AWS EMP service for Windows which may help you). Often, though, the workload (such […]

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AWS re:Invent 2019 keynote (part 1)

AWS re:Invent 2019 keynote (part 1)

Andy Jassy delivered a ripping AWS re:Invent 2019 keynote. The key theme was around transformation. Of course, there were heaps of exciting announcements. Strap in for our wrap up! As there’s a lot to cover, it’s split into two parts with this being the first. Transformation So, following the theme, if you are going to transform your business with the Cloud, what are the key considerations that you need to […]

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Midnight Madness! re:Invent is go!

Midnight Madness! re:Invent is go!

AWS’s re:Invent 2019 is off and running with Midnight Madness kicking off the fun. It’s not all play, though. There’s a number of interesting new announcements already. Here’s our pick for day zero at re:Invent. IAM and S3 access analyser This is probably our favourite announcement from Midnight Madness! IAM and S3 access analyser are new feature that analyse IAM and S3 bucket polices for access paths. All possible access […]

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AWS Savings Plan – get more for less

AWS Savings Plan – get more for less

Did you know you can power a light bulb off of a potato? The chances are you can’t power all your compute off even a field of potatoes. So how can you keep your compute costs lean? AWS compute on demand is a fantastic model and Reserved Instances have been around for a while as a way to reduce that cost. There is a now an alternative with the release […]

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Pre re:Invent announcements (part 2)

Pre re:Invent announcements (part 2)

AWS’s re:Invent 2019 doesn’t start until next week but the pre re:Invent announcement keep on coming. Here’s the second part of our round up of the key announcements before the week that is re:Invent. It’s about all of the things If you are dealing with distributed edge devices, the chances are IoT is a signifcant part of your world. If it is, there’s been some significant IoT announcements – see […]

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Pre re:Invent announcements (part 1)

Pre re:Invent announcements (part 1)

AWS’s re:Invent is still almost a week away but the pre re:Invent announcement have started. Here’s the first of our round ups of the key announcements. CloudFormation Two key updates were announced for CloudFormation, a key tool in enabling infrastructure as code. StackSets add support for drift detect. Drift detect can be used to identify manual changes to services before updating a CloudFormation stack. StackSets are heavily used when applying […]

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AWS re:Invent 2019 survival guide

AWS re:Invent 2019 survival guide

Time to re:Invent ourselves again! AWS‘s annual conference, re:Invent, is just under a month away. Hands up who is excited? This year will be RedBear’s sixth 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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AWS Outposts – bringing the Cloud experience home

AWS Outposts – bringing the Cloud experience home

Last month, as an AWS APN Global Ambassador, I was privileged to attend the first Ambassador global meet up in Seattle. One of the deep dive sessions was on AWS Outposts. This service was announced as under development at re:Invent 2018. This radical new solution brings the AWS experience to you own data centre in the shape of a physical rack of infrastructure that you host in your own data […]

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re:Inforce 2019 – wrap up

re:Inforce 2019 – wrap up

The debut running of the AWS security conference re:Inforce 2019 has wrapped up in Boston today. RedBear were on the ground to soak up the event. Here is our wrap-up from the 2 day event. Key themes There were a number of reoccurring themes from the conference. Securing automation. Being able to adapt and respond is no longer the domain of a floor full of analysts. With more and more […]

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