AWS Morning Brief

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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.
Wherever You May Rome
AWS Morning Brief
12.02.2019
14 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of December 2nd, 2019.
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Networking in the Cloud Fundamentals, Part 5
AWS Morning Brief
11.28.2019
16 Minutes
Join me as continue my series on cloud fundamentals with a look at the AWS Global Accelerator and, more specifically, how traffic is routed across the internet, how the Global Accelerator compares to other methods of routing traffic, the role distance plays in routing, instances where the Global Accelerator excels and instances where it won’t work well, how the Global Accelerator is a work-in-progress that will continue to get better, the economics of using the Global Accelerator (hint: it’s complicated), and more.
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Improving Customers by Stuffing Them Into Containers
AWS Morning Brief
11.25.2019
16 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of November 25th, 2019.
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Networking in the Cloud Fundamentals, Part 4
AWS Morning Brief
11.21.2019
18 Minutes
Join me as continue my series on cloud fundamentals with a high-level exploration of load balancers that includes what they do, how they work, how they prioritize requests (e.g., round robin and weighted round robin), the differences between load balancing in a region and load balancing on a global scale, how lots of redundancy is often a major driver of outages, how the right combination of AWS tools can support global loan balancing, the five dimensions of a load balancer capacity unit, and more.
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A CloudFormation Feature of Great Import
AWS Morning Brief
11.18.2019
12 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of November 18th, 2019.
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Networking in the Cloud Fundamentals, Part 3
AWS Morning Brief
11.14.2019
16 Minutes
Join me as continue my series on cloud fundamentals and explore border gateway protocol (BGP), how networks talk to each other, the economics of network communications, peering, transit agreements, net neutrality and undisclosed agreements between ISPs and streaming companies, why wireless carriers keep trying to sell you services you don’t need, how Netflix videos are delivered to your screen, and more.
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EC2 Instances Now On Layaway
AWS Morning Brief
11.11.2019
11 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of November 11th, 2019.
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Networking in the Cloud Fundamentals, Part 2
AWS Morning Brief
11.07.2019
16 Minutes
Join me as I explore everything there is to know about DNS, including what DNS actually is, the link between domain names and IP addresses, why there’s been an explosion in the number of domains in recent years (spoiler alert: money), why it’s important to actually own the development domain you use, and more—all with a healthy dose of related acronyms sprinkled in, like TTL, UDP, TCP, AXFR, and IXFR.
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