AWS Summit Sydney 2019 wrap-up

AWS Summit Sydney 2019 wrap-up

The AWS Summit Sydney rolled into town this week. With over 26 000 registered participants across 3 days, its Australia’s largest tech conference. It’s a chance for customers and prospective customers to learn about the latest innovations in the AWS eco-system. After a successful 2018, RedBear was back as exhibitors at the event. There were common themes and messages at this year’s summit. The following are RedBear’s key takeaways from […]

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It’s AWS Sydney Summit time

It’s AWS Sydney Summit time

2019 is flying by and the AWS Sydney Summit is almost on us again! After a hugely crazy but successful time last year, we are back! You will find RedBear IT in the Cloud Zone Expo. This year’s event runs over three days at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour, starting on Tuesday 30th April with the Innovation Day and continuing on the Wednesday and Thursday. Why should […]

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Running Protected workloads on AWS

Running Protected workloads on AWS

In late January, AWS announced that it had been awarded the ability to host government workloads classified at the Protected level DLM in the Sydney AWS region The certification applies to 42 AWS services (46 if you include the different RDS database engines!). The official announcement is on the AWS Security blog. AWS haven’t had to make any changes to meet the requirements. There are no extra charges or specific […]

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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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