A MultiCloud Rant
You know what really grinds my gears? Well, lots of things, but in this case, let’s talk about multi-cloud. Not my typical rant about multi-cloud not ever being a good best practice—because it’s not—but rather how companies talk about multi-cloud. HashiCorp just did a whole survey on how multi-cloud is the future, and at no point during that entire process did they define the term.
The Feudal Lords of Amazon: AWS’ Infinite Service Launches and Counterproductive Culture
AWS services will only continue to expand, fueled by Amazon’s structure and culture. Its customers lose until AWS figures out how to unite its internal teams.
Kubernetes the Much Harder Way
Getting started with Kubernetes? Try learning it the hard way … seriously. Doing a hands-on tutorial can open new levels of understanding about the platform.
An alterNAT Future: We Now Have a NAT Gateway Replacement
AWS Managed NAT Gateway alternatives have been flimsy at best. In alterNAT, we finally have a viable NAT gateway alternative that saves AWS customers money.
What You Actually Need To Know Before You Go
If you’re unfortunate enough to be attending re:Invent in person, you can find a lot of guides suggesting things that are not to be missed, survival tips to remember, and how to get “the best experience” from the show. Most of them are molten garbage. Instead, I’m going to give you the tips I give […]
The Real Reason Cloud IDE Adoption Is Lagging
Cloud integrated development environments (IDE) aren’t being adopted by programmers at the same rate as other cloud technology. What gives?
A Brief History of Kubernetes, Its Use Cases, and Its Problems
Kubernetes is an unavoidable solution for running containerized applications in production. It solves some real problems — but introduces a host of others.
AWS Data Transfer Charges: Ingress Actually Is Free
Free doesn’t always mean “free,” like when taking a Twix from an exhibit hall booth means I get suckered into an awkward sales pitch. (Never make eye contact when you swipe the swag!) But when AWS says its data ingress is free, it’s not kidding — I even verified it for you.
Confidential Computing Is for the Tinfoil Hat Brigade
Threat modeling doesn’t point to confidential computing as a solution for cloud security. Ultimately, it’s a marketing ploy that targets cloud skeptics.
The Baffling Maze of Kubernetes
As a new user of Kubernetes, I’m already confronted with what feels like too many choices and too little authoritative direction about the “right” way to get set up. I can therefore assume rely on only one central truth: I’m doing it wrong.
The Next AWS CMO: Corey Quinn
There’s a vacancy in AWS’s C-suite. What should customers and onlookers expect from the cloud service’s next chief marketing officer? A lot, because I intend for that person to be me.
Google Cloud Functions Is Surprisingly Delightful
I’ve been beating Azure up a fair bit lately, which is no great surprise to anyone who’s a regular reader of this publication. A friend of mine mentioned over drinks that she thinks of Azure as “the Boomer cloud,” at which point I spat my own drink out and immediately knew what I had to […]