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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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 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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