Join Pete and Jesse for another installment of the Unconventional Guide to AWS Cost Management. This episode focuses on tagging, why it’s important, how many organizations treat it as an afterthought, how tagging is a lot like your doctor telling you to eat more vegetables, how tagging is an easy problem to solve except for the fact no one is incentivized to solve it, different strategies for tagging, why tagging for the sake of tagging won’t deliver the results you’re hoping for, the stakeholders you should rope into a discussion about your tagging strategy, how a two-person startup might not understand why they are tagging things today but will be super happy they did in three years, why tagging policies should change over time, and more.
Two Views of Lambda Diverged in a Yellow Wood
AWS Morning Brief Extras edition for the week of March 3, 2021.
Firewall Transit Gateway Dingus
AWS Morning Brief for the week of March 1, 2021 with Corey Quinn.
Humans Are the Most Expensive Part of Cloud
Join Pete and Jesse as they discuss how organizations are often super interested in their AWS spend but tend to overlook the costs of the engineers charged with managing AWS resources, why engineers are afflicted by operational FOMO and how that holds them back, why Jesse believes more organizations should leverage managed resources instead of doing everything in-house, how Pete can tell whether you’re running Elasticsearch or Cassandra just by looking at your network data transfer line item, the risks you expose yourself to when you have engineers manage AWS infrastructure instead of letting AWS do that natively, why you should use EC2 right away if you’re lifting and shifting and how it should be the last service you set up when you’re a brand-new company opening up shop in the cloud, and more.
The World Thinks I’m Funny, AWS Disagrees and Commits
AWS Morning Brief for the week of February 22, 2021. with Corey Quinn.
Infrastructure Code Smell (aka Who Microwaved the Fish?)
Join Pete and Jesse as they continue the Unconventional Guide to AWS Cost Savings with a look at “code smell,” where the term comes from, and what it means. They also touch upon the important role context plays in understanding costs and usage impacts, how you’re eventually going to have to rearchitect your application when you achieve scale and how that should influence your thinking, why you should run proof of concept projects when you’re not sure how much something is going to cost in the cloud, how lifting and shifting can actually increase costs, an easy way to make sure you’re not storing data unnecessarily, why you should consider implementing lifecycle policies for data, why Pete loves intelligent tiering, and more.
The Future of AWS Marketing is a Good Story
AWS Morning Brief Extras edition for the week of February 17, 2021.