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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.

Personal Security Posture: How I Keep My Cybersecurity Game Strong

By Corey Quinn

Figuring out a strong personal security posture can be overwhelming. Corey Quinn reviews his personal InfoSec approach for humans with “normal” security risks.

The ChatOps Issue That No One’s Chatting About

By Corey Quinn

ChatOps widens your company’s security perimeter in ways that we need to publicly discuss. If your business uses Slack with AWS Chatbot, I’m talking to you.

9 Ways AWS Made Me Headdesk When Using the CDK

By Corey Quinn

For all that AWS talks about its global infrastructure regions, attempting to deploy my application to every region with AWS CDK was a Bad Idea.

Should You Take a Job at AWS?

By Corey Quinn

“Should I accept a job offer at AWS?” The answer isn’t straightforward, so here are the things you’ll want to consider before you take a job at Amazon.

No, AWS, Aurora Serverless v2 Is Not Serverless

By Maciej Radzikowski

The freshly released Amazon Aurora Serverless v2 is a highly scalable, highly available, fully managed SQL database.  If only it were serverless. How AWS prices Aurora Serverless v2 When AWS released Aurora Serverless v2 as generally available on April 21, I had to double-check the date. No, it was too late for April Fool’s.  It […]

The Strange, Too-Familiar Tale of ‘Uncle Suitcase’

By Corey Quinn

Amazon Cognito is the AWS service that boasts about all it can accomplish — but without the substance to back up its claims.

The Aurora Serverless Road Not Taken

By Corey Quinn

Amazon Aurora Serverless v2 review: The AWS service’s April 2022 launch fails to fulfill the promises of serverless and of a second version product.

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.