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 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.

I Was Wrong: Why AWS Can’t End the re:Invent Service Release Tidal Wave

By Corey Quinn

The frenzy of AWS product releases around re:Invent is terrible for its users. But upending AWS’s cultural cornerstones would be even worse for customers.

S3 Intelligent-Tiering: What It Takes To Actually Break Even

By Alex Rasmussen

As Cloud Economists, we’re often asked when it makes sense for an object to be in Amazon S3’s Intelligent-Tiering (S3-IT) storage class. The answer, as is unfortunately often the case in the world of consulting, is “it depends”.

Azure’s Security Vulnerabilities Are Out of Control

By Corey Quinn

Azure’s multiple security vulnerabilities are highly concerning, for both customer data and the cloud’s reputation. It’s time we put public pressure on Azure.

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