AWS Morning Brief

The AWS Morning show you never knew you wanted

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The latest in AWS news, sprinkled with snark. Posts about AWS come out over sixty times a day. We filter through it all to find the hidden gems, the community contributions--the stuff worth hearing about! Then we summarize it with snark and share it with you--minus the nonsense.
Best and Worst Ways to Incentivize Teams
AWS Morning Brief
10.23.2020
27 Minutes
Join Pete and Jesse as they take over the AWS Morning Brief podcast with a lively discussion about the best and worst ways to incentivize teams. They touch upon how companies care so much about cloud cost optimization while often failing to pay the same amount of attention to incentives, the difference between incentivizing time to close vs. time to first response, why your incentives should be positive reinforcement and not negative reinforcement, how Pete earned the nickname Captain COGS at a previous employer, and more.
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Reader Mailbag: Potpourri (AMB Extras)
AWS Morning Brief
10.21.2020
8 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief Extras edition for the week of October 21st, 2020.
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Don’t Interrupt Me… Last Week In (A)s I (W)as(S)aying
AWS Morning Brief
10.19.2020
15 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of October 19, 2020 with guest host Brianna McCullough.
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AWS Cost Anomaly Detection 2: Electric Boogaloo
AWS Morning Brief
10.16.2020
23 Minutes
Join Pete and Jesse as they continue their examination of a new AWS offering: AWS Cost Anomaly Detection. In addition to talking about must-watch break dancing movies from the 1980s, they touch upon how the new service is basic at this point in time and why that’s a good thing, what AWS could do to improve the alerting feature on this offering, why the term “root cause” should actually be “contributing factor,” how users are given the option to train the machine learning model if they want to, what Pete and Jesse would add to the service, and more.
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Reader Mailbag: Accounts (AMB Extras)
AWS Morning Brief
10.14.2020
10 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief Extras edition for the week of October 14th, 2020.
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Snark Interrupted
AWS Morning Brief
10.12.2020
7 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of October 12, 2020 with guest host Veliswa Boya.
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The Cloud is Not Just Another Data Center (Whiteboard Confessional)
AWS Morning Brief
10.09.2020
27 Minutes
Join Pete Cheslock and Jesse DeRose as they take the reins of the Whiteboard Confessional podcast with an episode that explores how people treat the cloud as another data center and why that’s absolutely something you should not do. They discuss the differences between the cloud-native, cloud-agnostic, and hybrid-cloud models, why Pete believes not a lot of people are running across multiple cloud providers, why engineers love the cloud and why finance hates it, the hidden costs associated with running EC2 instances, how vendor lock-in is more or less unavoidable, and more.
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Reader Mailbag: AWS Services (AMB Extras)
AWS Morning Brief
10.07.2020
12 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief Extras edition for the week of October 7th, 2020.
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