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Eat your own dog food: how AWS leverages Serverless

Eat your own dog food: how AWS leverages Serverless

Tim Bray from Amazon gave a great talk at re:Invent 2018 where he shows us how AWS uses Serverless technologies. Did you know that some of the newer services such as API Gateway and EKS are using API Gateway and Lambda to implement the control plane? In...

Meet us at re:Invent (Update)

Meet us at re:Invent (Update)

Michael and I are looking forward to attending re:Invent 2018 in Las Vegas. The most important reason for us to fly off to the other side of the world is to meet old and new friends. Unfortunately, time is limited, and therefore we have already started ...

AWS re:Invent 2017 themes

AWS re:Invent 2017 themes

I’m in Las Vegas this week. So many new features and services were announce that it’s hard to keep up-to-date. That’s why I’d like to try something different to recap re:Invent this year. Instead of listing you all the announcements, I take a step bac...

Join our re:Invent follow-up group

Join our re:Invent follow-up group

Amazing, AWS released an impressive amount of new services and features during re:Invent. As the conference is coming to an end, we would like to invite you to pass the most important announcements in review. During the next three weeks, we would like ...

Meet me at AWS re:Invent and have breakfast with me

Meet me at AWS re:Invent and have breakfast with me

If you attend this year’s AWS re:Invent, this blog post is for you! I will invite a group of people to have breakfast together on Tuesday morning (Nov 28, 9-10am) offside the noisy halls where you could get your complimentary re:Invent breakfast. Food a...

5 announcements I missed at re:Invent

This year’s re:Invent is over. 19,000 attendees are traveling back home. AWS announced tons of new features and services. We summarized the keynotes from day 1 and day 2 at re:Invent 2015 in Las Vegas. My wishlist still contains many items Replacement for NAT instances to access the Internet from private subnets. Why? Invoking Lambda functions from SQS to be able to handle huge spikes in workload without being throttled. IPv6 support for all services because it is 2015. Deeper validation of CloudFormati...

Day 2 at the AWS re:Invent – what we learned

Every year AWS runs a big conference with 19,000 attendees in Las Vegas to announce new services and to educate people in more than 270 sessions about how to use AWS. As usual there was a keynote on Wednesday focusing on enterprise topics and a second keynote on Thursday focusing on the more innovative services. Virtual computing: EC2During the keynote Werner Vogels announced new instance types. So far a t2.micro instance with 1 GiB memory and 1 virtual CPU was the smallest and cheapest EC2 instance ...

Day 1 at the AWS re:Invent – what we learned

Every year AWS runs a big conference with 19,000 attendees in Las Vegas to announce new services and to educate people in more than 270 sessions about how to use AWS. Although the conference started on Monday, the first Keynote was on Wednesday. And as usual the focus was enterprise customers. I want to highlight the most interesting three service announcements that could have a big impact on enterprise IT. AWS Import/Export SnowballGetting data into the cloud is a challenge. If you ever tried to upl...


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Amazon Web Services in Action (Second Edition)

Amazon Web Services in Action (Second Edition) introduces you to computing, storing, and networking in the AWS cloud.