Whiteboard Confessional: Secrets about Secrets Management
Join me as I continue the Whiteboard Confessional series with a look secrets management and everything that can go wrong with it. I discuss long-lived IAM credentials, why multi-factor authentication means you’ll end up pressing lots of buttons, why it’s worth paying 40 cents per secret each month to avoid using a product with a silly name, why it’s better when SSL certificates expire quickly, why it’s not worth reading a blog post on a site with an expired certificate, why forcing credential rotation on a cadence is a good thing, and more.
Multi-Cloud is the Worst Practice (AMB Extras)
AWS Morning Brief Extras edition for the week of August 3rd, 2020. In this episode, we dive into the world of Multi-Cloud: what it is and what it isn't.
Drastic Load Balancing Code Changes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of August 3rd, 2020.
Whiteboard Confessional: The Bootstrapping Problem
Join me as I continue the Whiteboard Confessional series with a look at the time I got a job at a web hosting provider and was asked to use the industry best practices I knew to optimize their data center. I touch upon why you should never start such an exercise by pointing out how terrible things are, why Confluence is where documentation goes to die, what the bootstrapping problem is, why it’s important to be aware of how things break and what failure mode looks like, how to avoid the herd of elephants problem during disaster recovery, why you need to have a good relationship with your AWS account manager, and more.
AWS re:Lease The Kraken
AWS Morning Brief for the week of July 27, 2020.
Whiteboard Confessional: The Worst Thing You’ll See on Any Whiteboard
Join me as I continue the Whiteboard Confessional series with a look at org charts and why they are the most disturbing thing to see on any whiteboard at any company. I touch upon Conway’s Law, the pros and cons of companies like Amazon having a ton of different teams, my hypothesis for why so many Google services get deprecated, how all data center architecture diagrams are out of date, how restructures are fundamentally about selling someone on their own irrelevance, the real reason companies go through digital transformations, and more.