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.
$500 Million in Request Charges Isn’t Really a Request
AWS Morning Brief
03.22.2021
7 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of March 22, 2021 with Corey Quinn.
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I’m Sorry, Do You Have a Reservation?
AWS Morning Brief
03.19.2021
22 Minutes
Join Pete and Jesse as they talk about the merits of making AWS reservations, how you know you’ve done something wrong when someone messages you on Chime, what AWS was like before reserved instances were a thing, how to have the reserved instance conversation with finance, how many teams are turned off by the lump-sum reserved instance line item and why that’s the wrong way to look at it, how everything has a cost in AWS—even doing nothing, the value of Savings Plans and how you can stack them on top of each other, how to avoid making an accidental $1 million API call, how the best way to save money on Amazon is to do so before spending it, and more.
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The Future of Cloud is Microsoft’s to Lose
AWS Morning Brief
03.17.2021
8 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief Extras edition for the week of March 17, 2021
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Word-level Overconfidence
AWS Morning Brief
03.15.2021
7 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of March 15, 2021, with Corey Quinn.
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Listener Questions 2
AWS Morning Brief
03.12.2021
24 Minutes
Join Pete and Jesse as they respond to a listener’s question: How can I convince public sector management with a multi-cloud strategy to hire an internal cloud team instead of outsourcing cloud management tasks to a managed services provider? They touch upon scenarios where multi-cloud might make perfect sense, how it takes a lot of time to build up a mature multi-cloud strategy, the differences between developing applications on-premises and in the cloud, the important role data transfer plays in cloud pricing, the different constraints public sector organizations have in the cloud, how DevOps isn’t a real job title, why centers of excellence aren’t a great way to get work done in an engineering space, why it’s important to have an internal cloud champion, and more.
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Corey Quinn’s AWS Beta Certification Exam Report
AWS Morning Brief
03.10.2021
8 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief Extras edition for the week of March 10, 2021.
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Flow Logs, She Wrote
AWS Morning Brief
03.08.2021
8 Minutes
AWS Morning Brief for the week of March 8, 2021 with Corey Quinn.
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Tag—You’re It!
AWS Morning Brief
03.05.2021
18 Minutes
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.
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