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.
AWS Back-All-The-Way-Up
AWS Morning Brief
01.20.2020
10 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of January 20th, 2020.
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Networking in the Cloud Fundamentals: Data Transfer Pricing
AWS Morning Brief
01.16.2020
17 Minutes
Join me as continue my series on cloud fundamentals with a look at data transfer pricing that includes my theory on why it costs half-price to move data between US-East-1 and US-East-2 compared to everywhere else, how you basically have to conduct experiments to see how much data transfers cost, how adding a VPN to the mix makes data transfer pricing even more fun, the most expensive AWS region in the world for data transfers, where data transfer pricing shows up on your AWS bill, why data transfer pricing is the white space between AWS services, and more.
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Your Database Will Explode in Sixty Seconds
AWS Morning Brief
01.13.2020
13 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of January 13th, 2020.
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Networking in the Cloud Fundamentals: The Cloud in China
AWS Morning Brief
01.09.2020
12 Minutes
Join me as continue my series on cloud fundamentals with a look at the state of the cloud in China and why more and more organizations are investing there, how Chinese cloud providers need to be operated by Chinese companies, why concerns over intellectual property theft cause delays in services being released in China, how the current political climate is compounding that issue, how AWS essentially serves the Chinese market without having a physical presence in China, the two biggest cloud players inside mainland China, the Great Firewall and how it works, what you should do if you’re thinking about doing business inside China, and more.
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Burning Amazon Lex to CD-ROM
AWS Morning Brief
01.06.2020
9 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of January 6th, 2020.
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Listener Mailbag
AWS Morning Brief
12.30.2019
17 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of December 30th, 2019.
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It’s a Horrible Lyfebin
AWS Morning Brief
12.23.2019
15 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of December 23rd, 2019.
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Networking in the Cloud Fundamentals: Regions and Availability Zones in AWS
AWS Morning Brief
12.19.2019
17 Minutes
Join me as continue my series on cloud fundamentals by examining regions and availability zones with a look at why you want to avoid single points of failure, how AWS interprets the term data center, what the bare minimum data center looks like, the important role cooling plays in data centers, why AWS runs data centers better than you do, how AZ naming conventions aren’t consistent between accounts, the two new “region-like” things announced at re:Invent, why you need to understand the differences between regions and AZs to put together a proper DR plan, and more.
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