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Parler’s New Serverless Architecture

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(Full credit to Alice Goldfuss for the absolutely incredible title.) So, AWS booted Parler off of their service on the grounds that “calling for the assassination of elected officials was well outside the bounds of AWS’s acceptable use policy,” and half of the internet is suddenly an expert on reverse cloud migrations. I’m going to […]

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How to Get Free AWS Credits: 4 Tactics to Use

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There are certain things I don’t want a discount on — a quality parachute, for example. But when it comes to cloud computing, discounted services are usually identical to the regularly priced ones. So why not take advantage? Since the marginal cost of supplying cloud services is low, AWS doesn’t mind offering credits or discounts […]

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The Great Lie

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There’s a universal lie that technical people believe across the board. It goes something like this: “After this next sprint ends, then we’re going to pay off all of our technical debt and start doing everything the right way.”

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What is Data Retention? Learn the Basics

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Considering the importance of data security and the ballooning regulatory burden imposed by new privacy laws, it’s more important than ever to develop a comprehensive data retention strategy. But knowing when to hold ’em and knowing when to fold ’em when it comes to data isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. Even relatively small organizations […]

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The Lessons of AWS Infinidash

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I once said that AWS has launched so many services that I could talk about a service that didn’t really exist and not get called out for it–by AWS employees. Sure enough, last week saw the rise of AWS Infinidash, an imaginary AWS service that doesn’t (at the time of this writing) really exist.

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