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.

AWS Has a Moral Responsibility To Fix the Free Tier

By Corey Quinn

The AWS Free Tier makes it too easy to rack up massive surprise bills. If AWS doesn’t fix free tier, the company is certain to face tragic consequences.

An AWS Free Tier Bill Shock: Your Next Steps

By Corey Quinn

When your AWS Free Tier bill is suddenly in the thousands, don’t panic. File an honest support ticket — kindly! When your case is resolved, delete your AWS account.

AWS’s Deprecation Policy Is Like a Platypus

By Corey Quinn

Four different pathways to deprecation that AWS has trod over the past few years. Some approaches are more customer- or partner-friendly than others, while others are painfully slow or silently abrupt.

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