Keeping up with AWS announcements is like drinking from a firehose.

Chief Cloud Economist Corey Quinn goes through the torrent of news about Amazon’s cloud ecosystem and strains out the noise. Then he takes what’s left and gently and lovingly makes fun of it.

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The Podcasts

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The AWS morning show you never knew you wanted, three days a week.

Spend 15 to 20 minutes of your commute listening to host Corey Quinn contextualize and poke fun at the latest in AWS news, dive into popular AWS services, and answer listener questions on AWS architecture.

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Insightful conversation. Less Snark.

Every week, listen to host Corey Quinn interview domain experts in the world of Cloud Computing discuss AWS, GCP, Azure, Oracle Cloud, and why businesses are coming to think about the Cloud.

17 Final Ways to Run Containers

By Corey Quinn

I originally had a throwaway joke on Twitter that became an article: 17 Ways to Run Containers on AWS. That was all well and good, and because I don’t know when to leave well enough alone, a few months later I wrote 17 More Ways to Run Containers on AWS. And now, since I don’t know when to leave well enough alone and stop beating the greasy smear on the sidewalk where the horse used to be, I want to introduce the third article in this series.

A Hidden Serverless Peril

By Corey Quinn

“Serverless” has become a catch-all term that’s been watered down enthusiastically, particularly by AWS offerings that look an awful lot like “serverfull” products to most of its customers, so let me clarify what I mean here.

9 Things I Love About AWS

By Corey Quinn

People sometimes ask me why I’m so hard on AWS. Honestly, it’s because I love what AWS does and want to see it succeed! There’s quite a lot the business does well, so this week, I’d like to tell you my nine favorite things about AWS. If you work there, please don’t think that your […]

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