reInvent

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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