Improving Customers by Stuffing Them Into Containers
AWS Morning Brief for the week of November 25th, 2019.
Networking in the Cloud Fundamentals, Part 4
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.
A CloudFormation Feature of Great Import
AWS Morning Brief for the week of November 18th, 2019.
Networking in the Cloud Fundamentals, Part 3
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.
EC2 Instances Now On Layaway
AWS Morning Brief for the week of November 11th, 2019.
Networking in the Cloud Fundamentals, Part 2
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.
The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly on the Control Plane
AWS Morning Brief for the week of November 4th, 2019.
Networking in the Cloud Fundamentals, Part 1
Over the course of my career, I’ve worn many different hats in the tech world: systems administrator, systems engineer, director of technical operations, and director of DevOps, to name a few. Today, I’m a cloud economist at The Duckbill Group, the author of the weekly Last Week in AWS newsletter, and the host of two podcasts: Screaming in the Cloud and, you guessed it, AWS Morning Brief, which you’re about to listen to.
Join me as I ramble on about why networking in the cloud doesn’t matter until it does, IPv4 and the emergence of IPv6, the anatomy of a network, how networks talk to one another, the difference between a network in a data center and a network in the cloud, why wire cutters are nature’s best firewall, and more.