AWS has been very publicly insecure about the perception that it’s lagging behind in the Generative AI space for the past year. Unfortunately, rather than setting those perceptions to rest, AWS’s GenAI extravaganza at re:Invent 2023 seemed to prove them true. Of the 22 GenAI-related announcements, half of them are still in preview. Many were […]
Let’s begin with the tl;dr: At this year’s re:Invent, I’m hosting a photo scavenger hunt with significant prizes for “most items found” and “most creative entry.” Sign up through my webapp at findme.lastweekinaws.com. The rest of this post details how I built this app.
AWS may be using your data to train its AI models, and you may have unwittingly consented to it. Prepare to jump through a series of complex hoops to stop it.
AWS re:Invent looms larger on the calendar with each passing day, promising not just an avalanche of new services but also–let’s face it–some truly perplexing names. However, the oddity of AWS service names is low-hanging fruit. The true enigma lies in their labyrinthine pricing dimensions.
The AWS re:Invent session tracker leaves much to be desired, a point that many in the community have lamented for years. Its glaring shortcomings range from the absence of a calendar view to a lackluster search function and the inability to share links to individual sessions. Frustrated attendees have long been in need of a better solution, and several community members rose to the challenge.
My Route53 database is humming along nicely, my podcast interview backlog is full, and I’ve outsourced my thinking to ChatGPT, so I have some unprecedented free time to build a side project. Awesome! What cloud provider should I use?
Picture this: You’re in your swivel chair, feet propped up on your standing desk because you are a glorious acrobat, and you’re looking over your company’s Amazon EC2 fleet utilization report. You’re captivated by the custom colorful dashboard, carefully tuned to a 1st-grade reading level. You see the overall number in its soft, non-threatening font, […]
How much would AWS cost for Amazon Prime Day? Here’s Corey Quinn’s best guess at the company’s AWS bill for the two-day shopping event.
In a rare price hike, AWS will be charging for IPv4 addresses. The change brings them in line with other cloud providers and encourages good internet hygiene.
AWS GovCloud is a service that you likely shouldn’t use for your workload over the standard commercial AWS regions. But don’t take my word for it — take AWS’s.
For a flagship AWS region based in Northern California, us-west-1 gets way less use than you’d expect. Here’s my best guess as to why.
Chief Cloud Economist Corey Quinn answers the Federal Trade Commission’s Request for Information about the business practices of cloud computing providers.