AWS Podcast

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Description

Simon Elisha and Jeff Barr discuss various aspects of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) offering. Each podcast includes AWS news, tech tips, interviews with startups, AWS partners, and AWS employees.

Episode Date
#249: Diving into Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
12:29
Simon is joined by Chris Checco (Business Development Manager, AI/ML, AWS) to talk about how customers can best start their AI/ML journey. Including key tips and pitfalls to avoid. Shownotes: Machine Learning on AWS: https://aws.amazon.com/machine-learning/ ML Labs: https://aws.amazon.com/ml-solutions-lab/ 
Jun 17, 2018
#248: [Security and Compliance: GDPR Special#1] - AWS Key Management Service
19:40
AWS Key Management Service (KMS) makes it easy to create and control encryption keys, which could be used to meet encryption and deletion requirements like those associated with GDPR. Cryptographic deletion is the idea is that you can delete a relatively small number of keys to make a large amount of encrypted data irretrievable. Hear from Ken, general manager of AWS KMS, about best practices related to encryption, key management and cryptographic deletion. https://aws.amazon.com/kms/ https://aws.amazon.com/compliance/gdpr-center/
Jun 12, 2018
#247: Diving Into AWS AppSync
17:59
Simon speaks with Ed Lima (AWS Solutions Architect) about AWS AppSync. What you can do with it, how it works and how to get started. Do you write mobile apps? Do you want data syncing? Do you need to integrate with a complex back-end? This is the episode for you! Shownotes: AWS AppSync: https://aws.amazon.com/appsync/ Ed's Blog Post: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/mobile/building-a-serverless-real-time-chat-application-with-aws-appsync/ AWS Online Tech Talks: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/events/monthlywebinarseries/ AWS re:Invent 2018: https://reinvent.awsevents.com/
Jun 10, 2018
#246: Service Update Mega-Show!
39:37
This week Simon takes you though an extensive set of things new and interesting - hopefully something for everyone! Shownotes: Amazon Aurora Backtrack – Turn Back Time - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-aurora-backtrack-turn-back-time/ Amazon Aurora Publishes General, Slow Query and Error Logs to Amazon CloudWatch | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-aurora-publishes-general-slow-query-and-error-logs-to-amazon-cloudwatch/ Amazon RDS for Oracle Supports New X1 and X1e Instance Types | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-rds-for-oracle-supports-new-x1-and-x1e-instance-types/ Amazon RDS Supports Outbound Network Access from PostgreSQL Read Replicas for Commercial Regions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-rds-supports-outbound-network-access-from-postgresql-read-replicas/ Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment is now available | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-rds-database-preview-environment-now-available/ Modifiable sqlnet.ora Parameters for RDS Oracle | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/modifiable-sqlnet-ora-parameters-for-rds-oracle/ AWS Database Migration Service Supports IBM Db2 as a Source | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/aws-dms-supports-ibm-db2-as-a-source/ AWS Database Migration Service Supports R4 Instance Types | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/aws-database-migration-service-supports-r4-instance-types/ Amazon Redshift Adds New CloudWatch Metrics for Easy Visualization of Cluster Performance | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-redshift-adds-new-cloudwatch-metrics-for-easy-visualization-of-cluster-performance/ AWS Storage Gateway VTL Expands Backup Application Support with NovaStor DataCenter | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/aws-storage-gateway-vtl-adds-support-for-novastor-datacenter/ Amazon Macie Adds New Dashboard Making It Easier to Identify Publicly Accessible Amazon Simple Storage Service Objects | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-macie-adds-new-dashboard-to-identify-publicly-accessible-amazon-simple-storage-service-objects/ Introducing Optimize CPUs for Amazon EC2 Instances | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/introducing-optimize-cpus-for-amazon-ec2-instances/ Announcing General Availability of Amazon EC2 Bare Metal Instances | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/announcing-general-availability-of-amazon-ec2-bare-metal-instances/ Introducing Amazon EC2 Fleet | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/introducing-amazon-ec2-fleet/ Introducing Amazon EC2 C5d Instances | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/ introducing-amazon-ec2-c5d-instances/ Amazon EC2 Spot Instances now Support Red Hat BYOL | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/amazon-ec2-spot-instances-now-support-red-hat-byol/ Get Latest Console Output on EC2 Instances | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/get-latest-console-output-on-ec2-instances/ Amazon ECS Service Discovery Supports Bridge and Host Container Networking Modes | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-ecs-service-discovery-supports-bridge-and-host-container-/ Amazon ECS Adds SSM Parameter for Launching ECS-Optimized EC2 Instances using AWS CloudFormation | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/ecs-adds-ssm-parameter-for-launching-ecs-optimized-ec2-amis/ AWS Elastic Beanstalk Supports Apache Tomcat v8.5 and Apache HTTP Server v2.4 | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/elastic-beanstalk-supports-apache-tomcat-v8_5-and-apache-http-server-v2_4/ AWS Elastic Beanstalk Adds Support for Health Events in Amazon CloudWatch Logs | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/AWS-elastic-beanstalk-adds-support-for-health-events-in-amazon-cloudWatch-logs/ Application Load Balancer Announces Slow Start Support for its Load Balancing Algorithm | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/application-load-balancer-announces-slow-start-support/ Application Load Balancer and Network Load Balancer now Support Resource- and Tag-based Permissions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/alb-and-nlb-now-support-resource--and-tag-based-permissions/ Amazon Simple Queue Service Server-Side Encryption is Now Available in 13 Additional Regions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-sqs-server-side-encryption-is-now-available-in-16-aws-regions/ AWS CloudFormation now Supports AWS Budgets as a Resource for CloudFormation Templates, Stacks, and StackSets | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/aws-cloudformation-supports-aws-budgets-resource/ AWS CloudFormation Supports FIPS 140-2 Validated API Endpoints in US Regions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/aws-cloudformation-supports-fips-140-2-validated-api-endpoints-i/ AWS Auto Scaling Scaling Plans Can Now be Created Using AWS CloudFormation | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/aws-auto-scaling-scaling-plans-can-now-be-created-using-aws-cloudformation/ Amazon Translate is now supported in AWS Mobile SDK for Android and iOS | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-translate-is-now-supported-in-aws-mobile-sdk-for-android-and-ios/ Amazon AppStream 2.0 Now Supports Administrative Controls for Limiting File Movement, Clipboard, and Printing | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/appstream2-now-supports-administrative-controls-for-limiting-file-movement-cipboard-printing/ Amazon Inspector Adds Ability to Run Security Assessments on Amazon EC2 Instances Without Adding Tags | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-inspector-adds-ability-to-run-security-assessments-on-amazon-ec2-instances-without-adding-tags/ The AWS Organizations Console is Now Available in Eight New Languages | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/aws-organizations-console-now-available-eight-new-languages/ Amazon Cognito Now Supports the Capability to Add Custom OIDC-providers | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-cognito-now-supports-the-capability-to-add-custom-oidc-providers/ Alexa now lets you schedule 1:1 meetings and move meetings in your calendar | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/alexa-now-lets-you-schedule-1-1-meetings-and-move-meetings-in-yo/ Amazon Chime brings Meetings and Chat to Your Browser with a New Web Application | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/Amazon_Chime_brings_Meetings_and_Chat_to_Your_Browser_with_a_New_Web_Application/ The AWS Secrets Manager Console Is Now Available in Italian and Traditional Chinese | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/new-aws-secrets-manager-console-language-support-italian-traditional-chinese/ Amazon Inspector Now Supports Amazon Linux 2018.03 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-inspector-now-supports-amazon-linux-2018-03-and-ubuntu-18-04/ Higher Throughput Workflows for AWS Step Functions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/higher-throughput-workflows-for-aws-step-functions/ New Developer Preview: Use Amazon Polly Voices in Alexa Skills | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/new-developer-preview-use-amazon-polly-voices-in-alexa-skills/ AWS CodeCommit Supports Branch-Level Permissions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/aws-codecommit-supports-branch-level-permissions/ AWS CodeBuild Adds Support for Windows Builds | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/aws-codebuild-adds-support-for-windows-builds/ AWS CodeBuild Supports VPC Endpoints | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/aws-codebuild-supports-vpc-endpoints/ AWS CodeBuild Now Supports Local Testing and Debugging | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/aws-codebuild-now-supports-local-testing-and-debugging/ AWS CodePipeline Supports Push Events from GitHub via Webhooks | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/aws-codepipeline-supports-push-events-from-github-via-webhooks/ AWS SAM CLI Simplifies Building Serverless Apps with the SAM init Command | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/aws-sam-cli-releases-new-init-command/ Optimized TensorFlow 1.8 Now Available in the AWS Deep Learning AMIs to Accelerate Training on Amazon EC2 C5 and P3 Instances | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/aws-deep-learning-amis-optimized-tensorflow-18/ AWS Systems Manager Helps You Collect Inventory on All Managed Instances in a Single Click | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/systems-manager-adds-1-click-experience-to-enable-inventory/ Amazon WorkSpaces Introduces Mouse Support on iPad Devices | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/Amazon-WorkSpaces-Introduces-Mouse-Support-on-iPad-Devices/ Lambda@Edge Adds Support for Node.js v8.10 | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/lambda-at-edge-adds-support-for-node-js-v8-10/ Major Updates Come to Script Canvas with Lumberyard Beta 1.14 – Available Now | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/major-updates-come-to-script-canvas-with-lumberyard-beta-114-available-now/ Introducing Real-Time IoT Device Monitoring with Kinesis Data Analytics | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/introducing-real-time-iot-device-monitoring-with-kinesis-data-analytics/ Introducing the IoT Device Simulator | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/introducing-the-iot-device-simulator/ What's New with Amazon FreeRTOS - Amazon Web Services | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/esp32-qualified-for-amazon-freertos/ Introducing Amazon GameLift Target Tracking for Autoscaling | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/introducing-amazon-gamelift-target-tracking-for-autoscaling/ Copying Encrypted Amazon EBS Snapshots Under Custom CMK now Completes Faster With Less Storage | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/copying-encrypted-amazon-ebs-snapshots-under-custom-cmk-now-completes-faster-with-less-storage/ Amazon GuardDuty Adds Capability to Automatically Archive Findings | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-guardduty-adds-capability-to-automatically-archive-findings1/ Monitor your Reserved Instance coverage by receiving alerts via AWS Budgets | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/reserved-instance-coverage-alerts-via-aws-budgets/ Stream Real-Time Data in Apache Parquet or ORC Format Using Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/stream_real_time_data_in_apache_parquet_or_orc_format_using_firehose/ Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics Application Monitoring using Amazon CloudWatch | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/kinesis_data_analytics_application_monitoring_using_cloudwatch/ Amazon EMR now supports M5 and C5 instances | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-emr-now-supports-m5-and-c5-instances/ Thinkbox Deadline Supports 3ds Max 2019 and Vue 2016 | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/thinkbox-deadline-supports-3ds-max-2019-and-vue-2016/ Amazon Elasticsearch Service Offers Additional Cost Savings with Reserved Instances | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-elasticsearch-service-offers-additional-cost-savings-with-reserved-instances/ Announcing Amazon EC2 H1 Instances Price Reduction | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-ec2-h1-pricing-reduction/ AWS Service Catalog Launches Ability to Copy Products Across Regions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/aws-service-catalog-launches-ability-to-copy-products-across-regions/ AWS Service Catalog Introduces the Ability to Chain the Launch of Multiple Products | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/aws-service-catalog-introduces-the-ability-to-chain-the-launch-of-multiple-products/ Amazon DynamoDB Encryption Client Is Now Available in Python | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-dynamodb-encryption-client-available-in-python/ AWS Config Adds Support for AWS X-Ray | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/aws-config-adds-support-for-aws-x-ray/ AWS Config Adds Support for AWS Lambda | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/aws-config-adds-support-for-aws-lambda/ AWS Amplify Introduces Service Worker Capabilities to Enable High-Quality Progressive Web Apps. | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/aws-amplify-service-worker-capabilities/ Amazon Sumerian is Generally Available | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/05/amazon-sumerian-is-generally-available/
Jun 03, 2018
#245: Cost Optimization For EC2
12:10
How do you approach cost optimisation for EC2? Peter Shi and Spencer Marley (Commercial Architects) speak with Simon about some of the most common techniques customers can use. Cost Optimisation: https://aws.amazon.com/pricing/cost-optimization/
May 27, 2018
#244: Building Your Own Q & A Bot
14:42
Building Your Own Q & A Bot Do your customers have questions they need answered 24/7? Ever wanted to build your own Q & A Bot? John Calhoun, AWS Solutions Architect, joins Simon to show you how! Shownotes: Q & A Bot Building Blog: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/machine-learning/creating-a-question-and-answer-bot-with-amazon-lex-and-amazon-alexa/ Amazon Lex: https://aws.amazon.com/lex/ Amazon Elasticsearch Service: https://aws.amazon.com/elasticsearch-service/
May 20, 2018
#243: Have You Heard of the Essential 8?
11:55
Customers around the world strive to maintain a high security posture. But how is this best achieved? The Australian Signals Directorate recommends the “Essential 8” mitigation strategies that organisations should apply. Simon is joined by John Hildebrandt, AWS Principal Solutions Architect, to discuss his recent blog post that shows you how you can implement these mitigations using AWS in new and efficient ways. Shownotes: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/publicsector/aws-and-the-australian-signals-directorate-essential-eight https://aws.amazon.com/security/
May 13, 2018
#242: Using Built-in Algos with Amazon SageMaker
19:15
Did you know there are more than 10 built-in ML algos you can use when doing Machine Learning with Amazon SageMaker? Simon is joined by Julien Simon (Principal AI//ML Evangelist, AWS EMEA) to discuss how to use them best! Shownotes: Amazon SageMaker: https://aws.amazon.com/sagemaker/ Built-in Algorithms: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/sagemaker/latest/dg/algos.html Amazon SageMaker Examples on GitHub: https://github.com/awslabs/amazon-sagemaker-examples
May 06, 2018
#241: Service Update Show
32:03
Another big round up of useful new capabilities for customers! Shownotes: Announcing S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access, a New Amazon S3 Storage Class | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/announcing-s3-one-zone-infrequent-access-a-new-amazon-s3-storage-class/ Amazon S3 Select Is Now Generally Available | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/amazon-s3-select-is-now-generally-available/ Amazon DynamoDB Adds Support for Continuous Backups and Point-In-Time Recovery (PITR) | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/amazon-dynamodb-adds-support-for-continuous-backups-and-point-in-time-recovery/ Amazon DynamoDB Encryption at Rest Now Available in Additional Regions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/amazon-dynamodb-encryption-at-rest-now-available-in-additonal-regions/ Amazon AppStream 2.0 Enables Custom Branding | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/appstream2-enables-custom-branding/ AWS Cloud9 Supports Local Debugging of AWS Lambda Functions in Python | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/aws-cloud9-supports-local-debugging-of-aws-lambda-functions-in-python/ AWS Lambda Supports Node.js v8.10 | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/aws-lambda-supports-nodejs/ AWS CloudFormation Now Supports Launch Templates | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/aws-cloudformation-now-supports-launch-templates/ AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) Implementation is Now Open-source - Amazon Web Services | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/aws-sam-implementation-is-now-open-source/ Introducing Service Discovery for Amazon ECS | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/introducing-service-discovery-for-amazon-ecs/ AWS Fargate Platform Version 1.1 Adds Support for Task Metadata, Container Health Checks, and Service Discovery | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/aws-fargate-platform-version-1-1/ AWS AppSync now Generally Available (GA) with new GraphQL Features | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/aws-appsync-now-ga/ AWS Amplify Adds Support for GraphQL and AWS AppSync Enabling Real-time Data Capabilities in JavaScript Applications | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/aws-amplify-adds-support-for-graphql-and-aws-appsync-enabling-re/ AWS X-Ray Adds Support for Customer Managed AWS KMS Keys | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/aws-x-ray-adds-support-for-customer-managed-aws-kms-keys/ Amazon API Gateway Supports Cross-Account AWS Lambda Authorizers and Integrations | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/amazon-api-gateway-supports-cross-account-aws-lambda-authorizers/ Amazon API Gateway Supports Resource Policies for APIs | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/amazon-api-gateway-supports-resource-policies/ Introducing AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/introducing-aws-certificate-manager-private-certificate-authority/ Longer Sessions For IAM Roles | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/longer-role- sessions/ Enable Trusted Organization Access in AWS Organizations | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/aws-organizations-trusted-organization-access/ Increase User Logon Performance in AWS Managed Microsoft AD | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/increase-user-logon-performance-in-aws-managed-microsoft-ad/ New Multi-Account, Multi-Region Data Aggregation Capability in AWS Config | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/new-multi-account-multi-region-data-aggregation-capability-in-aws-config/ Introducing AWS Firewall Manager - Amazon Web Services (AWS) | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/introducing-aws-firewall-manager/ Introducing AWS Secrets Manager - Amazon Web Services (AWS) | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/introducing-aws-secrets-manager/ Amazon CloudWatch Metric Math | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/amazon-cloudwatch-adds-metric-math-to-enable-custom-operations-on-metrics/ Amazon CloudWatch Events Adds Amazon SQS FIFO as an Event Target | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/amazon-cloudWatch-events-adds-amazon-SQS-FIFO-as-an-event-target/ Amazon CloudWatch Adds Route 53 Logs to Vended Logs | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/amazon-cloudwatch-adds-route53-logs-to-vended-logs/ Making Easier to Track Your Amazon EBS Volume State | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/making-easier-to-track-your-amazon-ebs-volume-state/ Resource Groups Tagging API | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/resource-groups-tagging-api-now-supports-13-additional-aws-services/ AWS Systems Manager Adds Patch Management for CentOS Linux | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/aws-systems-manager-adds-patch-management-for-centos-linux/ AWS Config Notifications Are Now Integrated with Amazon CloudWatch Events | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/aws-config-notifications-are-now-integrated-with-amazon-cloudwatch-events/ Amazon Connect Automated Outbound Calling is Now Generally Available | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/amazon-connect-automated-outbound-calling-is-now-generally-available/ Amazon Connect Federated Single Sign-On Using SAML 2.0 is Generally Available | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/amazon-connect-federated-single-sign-on-using-saml-2-0-is-generally-available/ Amazon Elasticsearch Service Simplifies User Authentication and Access for Kibana with Amazon Cognito | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/amazon-elasticsearch-service-simplifies-user-authentication-and-access-for-kibana-with-amazon-cognito/ Amazon EFS Now Supports Encryption of Data in Transit | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/amazon-efs-now-supports-encryption-of-data-in-transit/ Apache MXNet Model Server Adds Container Support for Scalable Model Serving | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/mxnet-model-server-container-support/ AWS Deep Learning AMIs Now Include Optimized TensorFlow 1.6 for Amazon EC2 P3 and C5 Instances | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/aws-deep-learning-amis-optimized-tensorflow/ Amazon SageMaker has Open Sourced TensorFlow 1.6 and Apache MXNet 1.1 Docker Containers with Support for Local Mode, and More Instance Types Across All Modules | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/amazon-sagemaker-has-open-sourced-tensorflow-1-6-and-apache-mxnet-1-1-docker-containers-with-support-for-local-mode-and-now-supports-more-instance-types-across-all-modules/ Amazon Translate is Now Generally Available | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/amazon-translate-is-now-generally-available/ Amazon Transcribe is Now Generally Available | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/amazon-transcribe-is-now-generally-available/ Amazon Polly Increases Character Limits | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/amazon-polly-increases-character-limits/ Amazon Rekognition Improves Accuracy of Real-Time Face Recognition and Verification | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/amazon-rekognition-improves-accuracy-of-real-time-face-recognition-and-verification/ Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) now Supports AWS PrivateLink | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/amazon-SNS-now-supports-aws-privatelink/ Amazon Athena releases an updated JDBC driver with support for Array data types | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/amazon-athena-updated-jdbc-driver-launch/ Amazon QuickSight Adds New Data Connectors to Popular Business Apps and JSON | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/AmazonQuickSight-adds-new-app-connectors-and-JSON-support/ AWS Batch Adds Support for Automatic Termination with Job Execution Timeout | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/aws-batch-adds-support-for-automatic-termination-with-job-execution-timeout/ Announcing Enhancements to AWS Auto Scaling | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/announcing-enhancements-to-aws-auto-scaling/ Announcing 4 Free Digital Training Courses on New AWS Services | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/four-digital-courses-on-new-AWS-services/ Announcing the AWS Certified Security - Specialty Exam | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/aws-certified-security-specialty/ AWS Elemental MediaConvert Introduces Basic Pricing Tier | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/aws-elemental-mediaconvert-introduces-basic-pricing-tier/ Identify Opportunities for Amazon RDS Cost Savings Using AWS Cost Explorer's Reserved Instance (RI) Purchase Recommendations | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/04/cost-explorer-reserved-instance-purchase-recommendations/
Apr 29, 2018
#240: AWS Answers for Log Centralization and Game Analytics
16:04
Call in the Solutions Builders! In this episode Simon speaks with Garvit Singh and Tom Horton from the AWS Solutions Builder team about the solutions for Centralised Logging and Game Analytics. Centralised Logging Solution: https://aws.amazon.com/answers/logging/centralized-logging/ Gaming Analytics Pipeline: https://aws.amazon.com/answers/big-data/gaming-analytics-pipeline/
Apr 22, 2018
#239: Tales of Public Sector Customers Moving to the Cloud
22:23
How can Government Agencies take advantage of the cloud to deliver better citizen services? Mark Ryland (Director of Solutions Architecture, AWS) chats with Simon about customer experiences in this sector, and what he has seen work. Shownotes Addressing Data Residency with AWS: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/addressing-data-residency-with-aws/ AWS in the Public Sector: https://aws.amazon.com/government-education/ FINRA: https://aws.amazon.com/solutions/case-studies/finra/ DigitalGlobe: https://aws.amazon.com/solutions/case-studies/digitalglobe/
Apr 15, 2018
#238: Chaos Engineering and Architecture with Adrian Cockcroft
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Simon speaks with Adrian Cockcroft (VP of Cloud Architecture Strategy, AWS) about the domain of Chaos Engineering and Architecture. They also discuss AWS activity in the Open Source community. Shownotes: Adrian’s 2017 re:Invent Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLSFGLJ6Byo Drift Into Failure: https://www.amazon.com/Drift-into-Failure-Components-Understanding-ebook/dp/B009KOKXKY Netflix Chaos Engineering: http://www.oreilly.com/webops-perf/free/chaos-engineering.csp Open Source at AWS: https://aws.amazon.com/opensource/
Apr 08, 2018
#237: Improving Lives of People With Special Needs
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Technology can enable people with Special Needs to access more services than ever before, and improve their quality of life. In this episode Simon speaks with Robin Dautricourt, Product Manager for Amazon Polly about some of the things people are doing with Amazon Polly to make this possible. https://aws.amazon.com/polly/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/pollexy-building-a-special-needs-voice-assistant-with-amazon-polly-and-raspberry-pi/
Apr 02, 2018
#236: Service Update Show
29:52
It is update time! Simon shares a great selection of new things for customers - what will be your favourite? Shownotes: Amazon Polly Gives WordPress a Voice! - AWS Machine Learning Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/machine-learning/amazon-polly-gives-wordpress-a-voice/ Amazon Polly New Phonation Tag Enables You to Create Softer Speech | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/amazon-polly-new-phonation-tag-enables-you-to-create-softer-speech/ Amazon Connect Adds Speech Synthesis Markup Language Support for Amazon Lex Chatbots | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/amazon-connect-adds-speech-synthesis-markup-language-support-for-amazon-lex-chatbots/ Announcing Responses Capability in Amazon Lex and SSML Support in Text Response | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/announcing-responses-capability-in-amazon-lex-and-ssml-support-in-text-response/ Now Export and Import your Amazon Lex Chatbot Schema | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/now-export-and-import-your-amazon-lex-chatbot-schema/ Amazon DynamoDB Now Supports Server-Side Encryption at Rest | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/amazon-dynamodb-now-supports-server-side-encryption-at-rest/ Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) Releases SDKs for Python and .NET, Support for T2 Instances, and now available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) Regions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/amazon-dynamodb-accelerator-dax-releases-sdks-for-python-and-dot-net-support-for-t2-instances-and-now-available-in-the-asia-pacific-singapore-and-asia-pacific-sydney-regions/ Amazon Cognito Simplifies User Migration | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/amazon-cognito-simplifies-user-migration/ Amazon ECS Adds New Endpoint to Access Task Metrics and Metadata | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/amazon-ecs-adds-new-endpoint-to-access-task-metrics-and-metadata/ AWS Fargate Supports Container Workloads Regulated By ISO, PCI, SOC, and HIPAA | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/aws-fargate-supports-container-workloads-regulated-by-iso-pci-soc-and-hipaa/ Target Tracking Available for Container Service Auto Scaling in Amazon ECS Console | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/target-tracking-available-for-container-service-auto-scaling-in-amazon-ecs-console/ AWS Shield now Integrated with AWS CloudTrail | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/aws-shield-now-integrated-with-aws-cloudtrail/ Amazon GameLift Introduces Backfill Functionality to FlexMatch, the Dynamic Matchmaking Service for Multiplayer Experiences | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/amazon-gamelift-introduces-backfill-functionality-to-flexmatch-the-dynamic-matchmaking-service-for-multiplayer-experiences/ Amazon GameLift FleetIQ and Spot Instances Reduce Costs by up to 90% | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/amazon-gamelift-fleetiq-and-spot-instances-reduce-costs-by-up-to-90-percent/ New AWS Direct Connect sites land in Paris and Taipei | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/new-aws-direct-connect-sites-land-in-paris-and-taipei/ Inter-Region VPC Peering is Now Available in Nine Additional AWS Regions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/inter-region-vpc-peering-is-now-available-in-nine-additional-aws-regions/ Longer Format Resource IDs are Now Available in Amazon EC2 | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/longer-format-resource-ids-are-now-available-in-amazon-ec2/ AWS AppSync Adds new GraphQL Functionality and Removes Whitelist Approvals from Preview | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/aws-appsync-adds-new-graphql-functionality-and-removes-whitelist-approvals-from-preview/ AWS AppSync Expands to Three New Regions, Adds API Key Extension Feature | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/aws-appsync-expands-to-three-new-regions-adds-api-key-extension-feature/ AWS Config Adds Support for AWS WAF RuleGroups | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/aws-config-adds-support-for-aws-waf-rulegroups/ New Products for Managed Rules on AWS WAF | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/new-products-for-managed-rules-on-aws-waf/ Amazon Inspector Now Supports Windows Server 2016 | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/amazon-inspector-now-supports-windows-server-2016/ AWS Trusted Advisor's S3 Bucket Permissions Check Is Now Free | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/aws-trusted-advisors-s3-bucket-permissions-check-is-now-free/ Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Adds Support for Service-Linked Roles | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/amazon-ec2-auto-scaling-adds-support-for-service-linked-roles/ Network Load Balancer now Supports Cross-Zone Load Balancing | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/network-load-balancer-now-supports-cross-zone-load-balancing/ Auto Scaling in Amazon SageMaker is now Available | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/auto-scaling-in-amazon-sagemaker-is-now-available/ AWS DeepLens Announces the Ability to Directly Import Models from Amazon SageMaker | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/aws-deeplens-announces-the-ability-to-directly-import-models-from-amazon-sagemaker/ Introducing the Real-Time Insights on AWS Account Activity | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/introducing-the-real-time-insights-on-aws-account-activity/ AWS Serverless Application Repository Now Generally Available | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/aws-serverless-application-repository-now-generally-available/ Amazon AppStream 2.0 Now Supports Copying Images Across AWS Regions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/amazon-appstream-2_0-now-supports-copying-images-across-aws-regions/ Amazon CloudWatch Events now Supports AWS Batch as an Event Target | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/amazon-cloudwatch-events-now-supports-aws-batch-as-an-event-target/ AWS Service Catalog Announces AutoTags for Automatic Tagging of Provisioned Resources | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/aws-service-catalog-announces-autotags-for-automatic-tagging-of-provisioned-resources/ AWS Service Catalog Launches Brand Your Console to Deliver a Customizable User Experience | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/aws-service-catalog-launches-brand-your-console-to-deliver-a-customizable-user-experience/ AWS Storage Gateway Expands Automation with New CloudWatch Event, and Support for "Requester Pays" Buckets | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/aws-storage-gateway-expands-automation-with-new-cloudwatch-event-and-support-for-requester-pays-buckets/ Amazon Redshift Spectrum Now Supports Scalar JSON and Ion Data Types | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/amazon-redshift-spectrum-now-supports-scalar-json-and-ion-data-types/ PostgreSQL 10 now Supported in Amazon RDS | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/postgresql-10-now-supported-in-amazon-rds/ AWS GovCloud (US) Region Adds Third Availability Zone | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/aws-govcloud-us-region-adds-third-availability-zone/ AWS Snowball Now Available in AWS Singapore Region | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/03/aws-snowball-now-available-in-aws-singapore-region/
Mar 25, 2018
#235: Elections on AWS
23:12
Elections and their associated campaigns are important, complex and an great example of a “spikey one shot deal workload”. Simon speaks with Michael Jackson (Strategy Lead, State & Local Government, AWS) and Leo Zhadanovsky (Principal Solutions Architecture, AWS) about how Elections are run on AWS and some great “war stories” from past campaigns. Shownotes: https://aws.amazon.com/stateandlocal/election-as-a-service/elections-management/
Mar 19, 2018
#234: A History of the AWS Blog
23:02
Simon is joined by Jeff Barr, Ana Visneski & Daniel Westermann-Clark to discuss why the AWS Blog exists, how it gets produced and a few other interesting things you might want to hear about!! The AWS Blog: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/
Mar 06, 2018
#233: Integrating SFTP and Enterprise Challenges with Thorn Technologies
21:03
Do you have SFTP in your environment? How about need to do a lift-and-shift of a high volume system? Simon speaks with Jeff Thorn, CEO of Thorn Technologies about how they have helped customer overcome these and other challenges using AWS. Shownotes: SFTP gateway: https://www.thorntech.com/products/sftpgateway/ SMS Cloud Migration: https://www.thorntech.com/story/cloud-migration-top-tier-wireless-carrier/ Mobile Banking in AWS: https://www.thorntech.com/story/ongo/
Mar 05, 2018
#232: Diving Into AWS WAF
14:17
What is a WAF and why would you use it? Simon speaks with Sundar Jayashenkar (Senior Product Manager, AWS) to get into some detail. https://aws.amazon.com/waf/
Feb 26, 2018
#231: Lessons From a New Amazonian
22:32
Simon chats with Sandy Carter (AWS VP of Enterprise Workloads) about her blog post where she discusses her experiences joining Amazon. Blog post: http://innovationexcellence.com/blog/2017/09/01/seven-valuable-lessons-from-a-new-amazonian/
Feb 19, 2018
#230: Service Update Show
37:56
Simon & Jeff get together to review a raft of updates large and small! Shownotes: Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) now Allows Customers to Tag Their Elastic IP Addresses | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/amazon-virtual-private-cloud-vpc-now-allows-customers-to-tag-their-elastic-ip-addresses/ Amazon WorkSpaces Now Supports Configurable Storage and Switching Between Hardware Bundles | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/amazon-workspaces-now-supports-configurable-storage-and-switching-between-hardware-bundles/ Now available in Amazon SageMaker: DeepAR algorithm for more accurate time series forecasting - AWS Machine Learning Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/machine-learning/now-available-in-amazon-sagemaker-deepar-algorithm-for-more-accurate-time-series-forecasting/ Amazon SageMaker BlazingText: Parallelizing Word2Vec on Multiple CPUs or GPUs - AWS Machine Learning Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/machine-learning/amazon-sagemaker-blazingtext-parallelizing-word2vec-on-multiple-cpus-or-gpus/ Amazon Inspector no Longer Requires a Compatible Kernel for Rules Packages like Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/01/amazon-inspector-no-longer-requires-a-compatible-kernel-for-rules-packages-like-common- vulnerabilities-and-exposures-cve/ Amazon Aurora with MySQL Compatibility Speeds Query Processing with Hash Join and Batched Scans | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/amazon-aurora-with-mysql-compatibility-speeds-query-processing-with-hash-join-and-batched-scans/ Amazon Aurora with MySQL Compatibility Natively Supports Synchronous Invocation of AWS Lambda Functions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/amazon-aurora-with-mysql-compatibility-natively-supports-synchronous-invocation-of-aws-lambda-functions/ Announcing Preview of Amazon Aurora with MySQL 5.7 Compatibility | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/announcing-preview-of-amazon-aurora-with-mysql-5-7-compatibility/ AWS Developer Forums: Amazon S3 Inventory adds a time stamp | https://forums.aws.amazon.com/ann.jspa?annID=5368 AWS Lambda .NET Core 2.0 Support Released - AWS Developer Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/developer/aws-lambda-net-core-2-0-support-released/ Announcing Go Support for AWS Lambda - AWS Compute Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/compute/announcing-go-support-for-aws-lambda/ Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose is now Available in Three More Regions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/01/amazon-kinesis-data-firehose-is-now-available-in-three-more-regions/ CloudWatch Introduces Tiered Pricing With up to 90% Discount for VPC Flow Logs and Other Vended Logs | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/01/cloudwatch-introduces-tiered-pricing-with-up-to-90-percent-discount-for-vpc-flow-logs-and-other-vended-logs/ Amazon EC2 Elastic GPUs Now Support OpenGL 4.3 | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/01/amazon-ec2-elastic-gpus-now-support-opengl-4-3/ New AWS Auto Scaling – Unified Scaling For Your Cloud Applications - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-auto-scaling-unified-scaling-for-your-cloud-applications/
Feb 12, 2018
#229: Redefining Edge Computing
21:47
With the GA launch of AWS Greengrass and bundled support for embedded Lambda Compute in Snowball Edge appliances, AWS is broadening the scope of opportunity for customers with varying edge computing needs. Simon speaks with Todd Varland and Ian Perez Ponce about what "edge computing" really means and the emerging use cases they see across a range of industry sectors. They also discuss the value Snowball Edge delivers as a hybrid platform capable of providing ephemeral compute resources and petabyte-scale storage virtually anywhere. Shownotes: Get Started with AWS Greengrass: https://bit.ly/learngg AWS Snowball Edge (including torture-test video!): https://aws.amazon.com/snowball-edge
Feb 05, 2018
#228: Deep Dive into AWS Service Catalog
20:31
How do you manage fast time to market whilst maintaining governance in a large Enterprise? AWS Service Catalog can help! Simon speaks with Clive D’Souza (Global Head of Business Development for AWS Service Catalog) about how customers are modernising their governance and deployment processes. https://aws.amazon.com/servicecatalog
Jan 29, 2018
#227: Migrating from the AWS CLI to Windows PowerShell
17:45
Simon speaks with Trevor Sullivan (Solutions Architect, AWS) about the capabilities of AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell. Are you an AWS CLI fan? Are you a PowerShell guru? This episode is for you! Shownotes: https://aws.amazon.com/powershell/
Jan 22, 2018
#226: Service Update Show
22:14
Simon reviews some of the updates to AWS services, a new Alexa Skill, a repository of all AWS re:Invent 2017 content as well as a black-belt tip! Shownotes: Amazon Route 53 Releases Auto Naming API for Service Name Management and Discovery | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/amazon-route-53-releases-auto-naming-api-name-service-management/ Elasticsearch 6.0 now available on Amazon Elasticsearch Service | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/elasticsearch-6-0-now-available-on-amazon-elasticsearch-service/ Run Petabyte-Scale Clusters on Amazon Elasticsearch Service Using I3 instances | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/run-petabyte-scale-clusters-on-amazon-elasticsearch-service-using-i3-instances/ Encryption at rest now available on Amazon Elasticsearch Service | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/encryption-at-rest-now-available-on-amazon-elasticsearch-service/ AWS Storage Gateway adds upload notifications, MIME-type detection, SUSE Linux support and additional features to File Gateway | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/aws-storage-gateway-adds-upload-notifications-mime-type-detection-suse-linux-support-and-additional-features-to-file-gateway/ Amazon CloudWatch Alarms now alerts you when any M out of N metric datapoints in an interval are above your threshold | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/amazon-cloudwatch-alarms-now-alerts-you-when-any-m-out-of-n-metric-datapoints-in-an-interval-are-above-your-threshold/ Amazon CloudWatch now supports two new chart visualization options in metrics and dashboards | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/amazon-cloudwatch-now-supports-two-new-chart-visualization-options-in-metrics-and-dashboards/ Amazon CloudWatch Events now Supports AWS CodeBuild as an Event Target | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/amazon-cloudwatch-events-now-supports-aws-codebuild-as-an-event-target/ Amazon CloudWatch Logs now Supports KMS Encryption | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/amazon-cloudwatch-logs-now-supports-kms-encryption/ New – Amazon CloudWatch Agent with AWS Systems Manager Integration – Unified Metrics & Log Collection for Linux & Windows - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-amazon-cloudwatch-agent-with-aws-systems-manager-integration-unified-metrics-log-collection-for-linux-windows/ AWS CloudTrail Enhances Event History View and Search | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/aws-cloudtrail-enhances-event-history-view-and-search/ AWS CodePipeline Adds Support for Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/aws-codepipeline-adds-support-for-amazon-ecs-and-aws-fargate/ You Can Now Automate Amazon AppStream 2.0 Agent Updates on your Streaming Instances | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/you-can-now-automate-amazon-appStream2-agent-updates-on-your-streaming-instances/ Amazon AppStream 2.0 Now Supports Tagging to Track Your Resources | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/amazon-appstream-2-0-now-supports-tagging-to-track-your-resources/ Easily Apply Amazon Cloud Directory Schema Changes with In-Place Schema Upgrades | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/easily-apply-amazon-cloud-directory-schema-changes-with-in-place-schema-upgrades/ AWS Organizations Enhancements | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/aws-organizations-enhancements/ AWS Single Sign-On – Cloud SSO Service - AWS | https://aws.amazon.com/single-sign-on/ EFS File Sync Now Available in All Amazon EFS Regions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/efs-file-sync-now-available-in-all-amazon-efs-regions/ Use AWS Budgets advanced filtering options to extend your cost monitoring capabilities | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/use-aws-budgets-advanced-filtering-options-to-extend-your-cost-monitoring-capabilities/ Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Supports R4, T2 and M4 Instance Types | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/amazon-rds-for-postgresql-supports-r4-t2-and-m4-instance-types/ Support for Apache Spark 2.2.1 with Amazon SageMaker integration and Apache Hive 2.3.2 on Amazon EMR release 5.11.0 | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/support-for-apache-spark-2_2_1-with-amazon-sagemaker-integration-and-apache-hive-2_3_2-on-amazon-emr-release-5_11_0/ Amazon ECS Adds ELB Health Check Grace Period | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/amazon-ecs-adds-elb-health-check-grace-period/ AWS Direct Connect Update – Ten New Locations Added in Late 2017 - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-direct-connect-update-ten-new-locations-added-in-late-2017/ AWS Alexa Skill Now Available | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/aws-alexa-skill-now-available/ AWS re:Invent 2017 Sessions & Podcast Feed | http://aws-reinvent-audio.s3-website.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/2017/2017.html Specifying Parameter Values for the AWS Command Line Interface - AWS Command Line Interface | https://docs.aws.amazon.com/cli/latest/userguide/cli-using-param.html AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store - AWS Systems Manager | https://docs.aws.amazon.com/systems-manager/latest/userguide/systems-manager-paramstore.html
Jan 15, 2018
#225: Building Your Data Lake Foundation
15:51
Simon speaks with Carla Cole (Vice President, Sales) and Mick Bass (Senior Vice President, Big Data Practice) at 47Lining about an AWS Quick Start available to get your Data Lake up and running fast! https://aws.amazon.com/quickstart/architecture/data-lake-foundation-with-aws-services/
Jan 08, 2018
#224: Serverless IoT Workloads at the Edge
17:39
How can you manage preventative maintenance without having to learn low level SCADA languages? Simon speaks with Shane Baldacchino (Solutions Architect, AWS) about applying AWS Greengrass, AWS Step Functions and AWS Lambda@Edge. Watch Shane’s AWS DevDay Session: https://aws.amazon.com/devday/australia/on-demand-2017/ AWS IoT Blog: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/iot/
Jan 01, 2018
#223: Bringing Characters to Life with Amazon Polly Text-to-Speech
10:22
Gaming, media and entertainment have never been bigger business. Amazon Polly makes it easy to add voice for both static and dynamic content; developers can animate avatars and highlight text as it is currently spoken in mobile apps and video games, or vocalize dynamic content on the fly. Simon speaks with Robin Dautricourt, Product Manager for Amazon Polly and Felix Duchesneau, Software Development Manager for Amazon Lumberyard. They share a few of the ways in which text-to-speech can be used to lower cost and increase efficiency for (pre-production/ production/localization) development, increase accessibility, and enhance overall user experience with voice commands. https://aws.amazon.com/polly/ https://aws.amazon.com/lumberyard/
Dec 25, 2017
#222: Getting AWS Answers
16:34
You have AWS questions? We have answers! Simon speaks with Garvit Singh (Solutions Builder) and John Stamper (Principal Solutions Builder) about solutions that have been built for use by AWS customers. These are fully deployable via AWS CloudFormation and available as Open Source as both a complete solution or the basis for your own extensions. Shownotes: AWS Answers Site: https://aws.amazon.com/answers/ AWS Multiple Account Security Strategy: https://aws.amazon.com/answers/account-management/aws-multi-account-security-strategy/ Serverless Image Processing: https://aws.amazon.com/answers/web-applications/serverless-image-handler/ Serverless Data Lake: https://aws.amazon.com/answers/big-data/data-lake-solution/ EFS-to-EFS Backup: https://aws.amazon.com/answers/infrastructure-management/efs-backup/
Dec 18, 2017
#221: So What Does a Technical Account Manager Do These Days?
24:11
Simon speaks with Jenny Davies and Marc Napoli (both Technical Account Managers at AWS) to learn more about what the role entails and how they help customers. Shownotes: Interested in a TAM Role? visit https://www.amazon.jobs and search for "TAM" AWS Enteprise Support: https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/enterprise-support/
Dec 11, 2017
#220: AWS re:Invent 2017 Day 2 Update
16:48
Simon takes you through even more news from re:Invent 2017! Shownotes: Announcing Alexa for Business: Using Amazon Alexa’s Voice Enabled Devices for Workplaces - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/launch-announcing-alexa-for-business-using-amazon-alexas-voice-enabled-devices-for-workplaces/ AWS Lambda Doubles Maximum Memory Capacity for Lambda Functions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/aws-lambda-doubles-maximum-memory-capacity-for-lambda-functions/ Set Concurrency Limits on Individual AWS Lambda Functions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/set-concurrency-limits-on-individual-aws-lambda-functions/ AWS CloudTrail Adds Logging of Execution Activity for AWS Lambda Functions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/aws-cloudtrail-adds-logging-of-execution-activity-for-aws-lambda-functions/ AWS Lambda Introduces Enhanced Console Experience | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/aws-lambda-introduces-enhanced-console-experience/ Get Ready for the AWS Serverless Application Repository - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-serverless-app-repo/ Migrate Hyper-V VMs to AWS with AWS Server Migration Service | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/migrate-hyper-v-vms-to-aws-with-aws-server-migration-service/ AWS Cloud9 – Cloud Developer Environments - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-cloud9-cloud-developer-environments/ Announcing New AWS Deep Learning AMI for Microsoft Windows | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/announcing-new-aws-deep-learning-ami-for-microsoft-windows/ Amazon API Gateway Supports Endpoint Integrations with Private VPCs | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/amazon-api-gateway-supports-endpoint-integrations-with-private-vpcs/ Announcing Support for Inter-Region VPC Peering | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/announcing-support-for-inter-region-vpc-peering/ Introducing Launch Templates for Amazon EC2 instances | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/introducing-launch-templates-for-amazon-ec2-instances/ T2 Unlimited – Going Beyond the Burst with High Performance - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-t2-unlimited-going-beyond-the-burst-with-high-performance/ Introducing Spread Placement Groups for Amazon EC2 | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/introducing-spread-placement-groups-for-amazon-ec2/ Amazon Lightsail adds load balancers with integrated certificate management | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/amazon-lightsail-adds-load-balancers-with-integrated-certificate-management/ Keeping Time With Amazon Time Sync Service - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/keeping-time-with-amazon-time-sync-service/ Sign Up for the Preview of Amazon Aurora Multi-Master | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/sign-up-for-the-preview-of-amazon-aurora-multi-master/ In The Works – Amazon Aurora Serverless - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/in-the-works-amazon-aurora-serverless/ Over-the-air updates, access to local resources, and OPC-UA industrial protocol adapter now available on AWS Greengrass | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/over-the-air-updates-access-to-local-resources-and-opc-ua-industrial-protocol-adapter-now-available-on-aws-greengrass/ Ready-to-Use Managed Rules Now Available on AWS WAF | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/ready-to-use-managed-rules-now-available-on-aws-waf/
Dec 01, 2017
#219: AWS re:Invent 2017 Day 1 Update
37:57
Simon covers a raft of the announcements made at the re:Invent Keynote and other announcements of note! Shownotes: New- AWS IoT Device Management - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-iot-device-management/ Presenting AWS IoT Analytics: Delivering IoT Analytics at Scale and Faster than Ever Before - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/launch-presenting-aws-iot-analytics/ In the Works – AWS IoT Device Defender – Secure Your IoT Fleet - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/in-the-works-aws-sepio-secure-your-iot-fleet/ AWS IoT 1-Click Overview - One click creation of an AWS Lambda trigger for any device | https://aws.amazon.com/iot-1-click/ Announcing Amazon FreeRTOS – Enabling Billions of Devices to Securely Benefit from the Cloud - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/announcing-amazon-freertos/ Amazon SageMaker – Accelerating Machine Learning - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/sagemaker/ Amazon Comprehend – Continuously Trained Natural Language Processing - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-comprehend-continuously-trained-natural-language-processing/ Amazon Transcribe – Accurate Speech To Text At Scale - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-transcribe-scalable-and-accurate-automatic-speech-recognition/ Welcoming Amazon Rekognition Video: Deep-Learning Based Video Recognition - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/launch-welcoming-amazon-rekognition-video-service/ Amazon Kinesis Video Streams – Serverless Video Ingestion and Storage for Vision-Enabled Apps - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-kinesis-video-streams-serverless-video-ingestion-and-storage-for-vision-enabled-apps/ AWS DeepLens – Get Hands-On Experience with Deep Learning With Our New Video Camera - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/deeplens/ S3 Select and Glacier Select – Retrieving Subsets of Objects - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/s3-glacier-select/ Amazon Neptune – A Fully Managed Graph Database Service - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-neptune-a-fully-managed-graph-database-service/ Amazon DynamoDB Update – Global Tables and On-Demand Backup - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-for-amazon-dynamodb-global-tables-and-on-demand-backup/ Amazon EC2 Bare Metal Instances with Direct Access to Hardware - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-amazon-ec2-bare-metal-instances-with-direct-access-to-hardware/ M5 – The Next Generation of General-Purpose EC2 Instances - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/m5-the-next-generation-of-general-purpose-ec2-instances/ H1 Instances – Fast, Dense Storage for Big Data Applications - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-h1-instances-fast-dense-storage-for-big-data-applications/ Amazon EC2 Update – Streamlined Access to Spot Capacity, Smooth Price Changes, Instance Hibernation - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-ec2-update-streamlined-access-to-spot-capacity-smooth-price-changes-instance-hibernation/ Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-elastic-container-service-for-kubernetes/ Introducing AWS Fargate – Run Containers without Managing Infrastructure - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-fargate/ Amazon GuardDuty – Continuous Security Monitoring & Threat Detection - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-guardduty-continuous-security-monitoring-threat-detection/ Introducing AWS AppSync – Build data-driven apps with real-time and off-line capabilities - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/introducing-amazon-appsync/ AWS PrivateLink Update – VPC Endpoints for Your Own Applications & Services - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-privatelink-update-vpc-endpoints-for-your-own-applications-services/ AWS Lambda Supports Traffic Shifting and AWS CodeDeploy Deployments | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/aws-lambda-supports-traffic-shifting-and-phased-deployments-with-aws-codedeploy/ Amazon API Gateway Supports Canary Release Deployments | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/11/amazon-api-gateway-supports-canary-release-deployments/ Presenting Amazon Sumerian: An easy way to create VR, AR, and 3D experiences - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/launch-presenting-amazon-sumerian/ AWS Media Services – Process, Store, and Monetize Cloud-Based Video - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-media-services-process-store-and-monetize-cloud-based-video/ AWS Systems Manager – A Unified Interface for Managing Your Cloud and Hybrid Resources - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-systems-manager/ Amazon MQ – Managed Message Broker Service for ActiveMQ - AWS News Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-mq-managed-message-broker-service-for-activemq/
Nov 30, 2017
#218: Mega-Update Special
42:34
Simon takes you through a “Mega” set of updates and new things. Grab a coffee (he makes a recommendation!) and hopefully there will be at least one update that makes you smile! Links: How to Prepare for AWS’s Move to Its Own Certificate Authority: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/how-to-prepare-for-aws-move-to-its-own-certificate-authority/ New Pricing for AppStream 2.0 for Qualifying Education Users: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/publicsector/new-pricing-makes-streaming-learning-resources-with-amazon-appstream-2-0-more-affordable-for-qualifying-education-users/ What’s New with AWS: https://aws.amazon.com/new/
Nov 27, 2017
#217: Learning More with AWS Educate
18:50
Simon speaks with Ken Eisner, Senior Manager of Worldwide AWS Education Programs about AWS Educate. Are you an educator looking for up-to-date content for your curriculum? Are you a student wanting to get modern, relevant qualifications? Do you want to “re-skill” yourself with some of the most valued technical skills in the market? Take a listen to how the AWS Educate program can help - PLUS a special code for $150 of AWS Credit is shared in the episode (NOTE: code valid to 31st December 2017). https://aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate/
Nov 20, 2017
#216: Improving your Mobile Engagement with Amazon Pinpoint
10:55
App developers spend incredible time, resources, and effort to grow their app audiences, but once you've acquired a user, it's easier and cheaper to retain and engage them via messaging and notifications. In this podcast we introduce AWS Pinpoint for engaging with your users and getting app and user analytics to drive your business. Amazon Pinpoint: https://aws.amazon.com/pinpoint/
Nov 13, 2017
#215: Look Who’s Talking? – Building Text-to-Speech Applications
13:33
Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech, making it easy to develop applications that use high-quality speech to increase engagement and accessibility. In this episode Simon speaks with Robin Dautricourt, Product Manager for Amazon Polly to introduce Amazon Polly and walk through popular use cases in specific industries where Amazon Polly's natural sounding voices improve user experience and enables new ways to consume content: Learning/Education, Gaming, Content Creation and Telephony. Learn about real-world scenarios and examples of how to incorporate text-to-speech into their capabilities. https://aws.amazon.com/polly/
Nov 06, 2017
#214: VMware Cloud on AWS
15:10
VMware Cloud on AWS is now available to customers. Simon speaks with Andy Reedy, Manager of Solutions Architecture at AWS, about how it works and what customers can do with this capability. https://aws.amazon.com/vmware/
Oct 30, 2017
#213: Diving into Amazon AppStream 2.0
15:17
Amazon AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed, secure application streaming service that allows you to stream desktop applications from AWS to any device running a web browser, without rewriting them. Simon speaks with Deepak Suryanarayanan, Senior Product Manager at AWS, about how customers can use AppStream 2.0 to deliver their applications more efficiently. https://aws.amazon.com/appstream2/
Oct 23, 2017
#212: A Big Round of Updates
20:54
Simon takes a walk through LOTS of the updates that have been happening for AWS Customers. Shownotes New – Per-Second Billing for EC2 Instances and EBS Volumes - AWS Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-per-second-billing-for-ec2-instances-and-ebs-volumes/ Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) now allows customers to expand their existing VPCs | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/08/amazon-virtual-private-cloud-vpc-now-allows-customers-to-expand-their-existing-vpcs/ New – Descriptions for Security Group Rules - AWS Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-descriptions-for-security-group-rules/ New – Stop & Resume Workloads on EC2 Spot Instances - AWS Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-stop-resume-workloads-on-ec2-spot-instances/ Amazon VPC NAT Gateways now support Amazon CloudWatch Monitoring and Resource Tagging | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/amazon-vpc-nat-gateways-now-support-amazon-cloudwatch-monitoring-and-resource-tagging/ AWS VPN Update – Custom PSK, Inside Tunnel IP, and SDK update | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/10/aws-vpn-update-custom-psk-inside-tunnel-ip-and-sdk-update/ Elasticsearch 5.5 now available on Amazon Elasticsearch Service | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/elasticsearch-5_5-now-available-on-amazon-elasticsearch-service/ Amazon Route 53 Traffic Flow Announces Support For Geoproximity Routing With Traffic Biasing | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/amazon-route-53-traffic-flow-announces-support-for-geoproximity-routing-with-traffic-biasing/ New Network Load Balancer – Effortless Scaling to Millions of Requests per Second - AWS Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-network-load-balancer-effortless-scaling-to-millions-of-requests-per-second/ Now Available – EC2 Instances with 4 TB of Memory - AWS Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/now-available-ec2-instances-with-4-tb-of-memory/ Use OpenCL Development Environment with Amazon EC2 F1 FPGA Instances to accelerate your C/C++ applications, also F1 instances are now available in US West (Oregon) and EU (Ireland) Regions | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/use-opencl-development-environment-with-amazon-ec2-f1-fpga-instances-to-accelerate-your-c-c-plus-plus-applications-also-f1-instances-are-now-available-in-us-west-oregon-and-eu-ireland-regions/ Announcing: React Native Starter Project with One-Click AWS Deployment and Serverless Infrastructure - AWS Mobile Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/mobile/announcing-react-native-starter-project-with-one-click-aws-deployment-and-serverless-infrastructure/ Announcing enhancements to the Amazon Lex test console | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/announcing-enhancements-to-the-amazon-lex-test-console/ Announcing support for synonyms and slot value validation on Amazon Lex | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/08/announcing-support-for-synonyms-and-slot-value-validation-on-amazon-lex/ Now Specify Request Level Attributes with Amazon Lex | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/now-specify-request-level-attributes-with-amazon-lex/ New Amazon Lex Built-in Slot Types for Phone numbers, Speed, and Weight, Available in Preview | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/new-amazon-lex-built-in-slot-types-for-phone-numbers-speed-and-weight-available-in-preview/ Export your Amazon Lex chatbot to the Alexa Skills Kit | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/export-your-amazon-lex-chatbot-to-the-alexa-skills-kit/ Apple Core ML and Keras Support Now Available for Apache MXNet - AWS AI Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/ai/apple-core-ml-and-keras-support-now-available-for-apache-mxnet/ AWS CodePipeline now provides notifications on pipeline, stage, and action status changes | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/aws-codepipeline-now-provides-notifications-on-pipeline-stage-and-action-status-changes/ Amazon Pinpoint Introduces Two-Way Text Messaging | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/amazon-pinpoint-introduces-two-way-text-messaging/ Amazon Cognito Integrates with Amazon Pinpoint to Add Analytics for User Pools and Enrich Pinpoint Campaigns | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/amazon-cognito-integrates-with-amazon-pinpoint-to-add-analytics-for-user-pools-and-enrich-pinpoint-campaigns/ Amazon Redshift now supports late-binding views referencing Amazon Redshift and Redshift Spectrum external tables | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/amazon-redshift-now-supports-late-binding-views-referencing-amazon-redshift-and-redshift-spectrum-external-tables/ Custom Artifacts on AWS Device Farm - AWS Mobile Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/mobile/custom-artifacts-on-aws-device-farm/ Amazon Aurora Can Migrate Encrypted Databases from Amazon RDS for MySQL | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/amazon-aurora-can-migrate-encrypted-databases-from-amazon-rds-for-mysql/ Amazon EC2 Systems Manager Adds Raspbian OS and Raspberry Pi Support | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/amazon-ec2-systems-manager-adds-raspbian-os-and-raspberry-pi-support/ AWS Greengrass is available in Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region. | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/aws-greengrass-is-available-in-asia-pacific-tokyo-region/ AWS CloudTrail Enables Option to Add All Amazon S3 Buckets to Data Events | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/aws-cloudtrail-enables-option-to-add-all-amazon-s3-buckets-to-data-events/ Amazon Kinesis Analytics improves application performance for high volume data streams | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/amazon-kinesis-analytics-improves-application-performance-for-high-volume-data-streams/ New Kinesis Analytics stream processing functions for time series analytics, real time sessionization, and more | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/new-kinesis-analytics-stream-processing-functions-for-time-series-analytics-real-time-sessionization-and-more/ AWS CloudFormation provides Stack Termination Protection | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/09/aws-cloudformation-provides-stack-termination-protection/
Oct 16, 2017
#211: Data Warehouse Modernization
19:11
In this episode Simon speaks with Carla Cole (Vice President, Sales) and Mick Bass (Senior Vice President, Big Data Practice) at 47Lining along with Chris Perkins (AWS) about the AWS Quick Start for Data Warehouse Modernization and how you can get the most from it. AWS Quick Start: https://aws.amazon.com/quickstart/architecture/edw-tableau-server/ Jumpstart Consulting Offer: https://pages.awscloud.com/rs/112-tzm-766/images/ipc_jumpstart_47lining_final_062817%5b1%5d.pdf 47Lining: http://www.47lining.com/
Oct 09, 2017
#210: Fast Cars and Software with TRD
23:57
Simon speaks with Chris Andronaco Manager of Technology TRD about agile, developing software and what it takes to support high-performance car racing teams. TRD: http://www.trdusa.com/
Oct 02, 2017
#209: A Look at Amazon Cognito
13:46
One of the biggest problems in the mobile application industry is optimizing the user on-boarding process. For most applications, you can't really monetize your app until a user has signed up. But implementing and managing all of the complex machinery needed to create a user identity and access systems is time consuming and not your core competency. App developers can save time, money, and effort by using AWS Cognito for on-boarding users and managing their identity, authorization, authentication, and resource access policies. Amazon Cognito: https://aws.amazon.com/cognito/
Sep 25, 2017
#208: It is Update Time!
15:26
Simon takes you through a set of service updates large and small! Shownotes: AWS CloudFormation and DAX: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/08/aws-cloudformation-support-for-amazon-dynamodb-accelerator-dax/ VPC Endpoints for DynamoDB: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-vpc-endpoints-for-dynamodb/ RDS for Microsoft SQL Server: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/08/amazon-rds-for-sql-server-increases-maxiumum-database-storage-size-to-16-tb/ AWS Quick Start for Microsoft SQL Server: https://aws.amazon.com/quickstart/architecture/sql/ New Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/developer/announcing-the-aws-tools-for-microsoft-visual-studio-team-services/ Amazon SES Reputation Dashboard: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/08/amazon-simple-email-service-introduces-reputation-dashboard-for-email-accounts/ AWS CloudTrail Event History for Everyone: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/08/aws-cloudtrail-event-history-now-available-to-all-customers/ Amazon EC2 G3 Instance Availability: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/08/amazon-ec2-g3-instances-now-available-in-asia-pacific-japan-asia-pacific-sydney-asia-pacific-singapore-and-eu-frankfurt-regions/ Deadline 10: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/deadline-10-launch-a-rendering-fleet-in-aws/ Amazon Route53 Updates: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/08/amazon-route-53-now-supports-caa-records/ Amazon EFS Updates: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/08/amazon-efs-now-supports-additional-permissions-for-finer-grained-control-of-directory-and-file-access/ AWS Ruby SDK: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/developer/announcing-the-modularized-aws-sdk-for-ruby-version-3/ Amazon EC2 Systems Manager Update: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/08/amazon-ec2-systems-manager-adds-configuration-compliance-reporting-and-auto-remediation/ Amazon Redshift Scalar UDFs: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/08/amazon-redshift-introduces-sql-scalar-user-defined-functions/
Sep 18, 2017
#207: Alfresco AWS Quick Start
20:43
Did you want to get Alfresco up and running fast, securely and reliably on AWS? Listen to how Alfresco (Toni de la Fuente, Cloud Architect and Leader of Security Operations, Alfresco) and AWS (Santiago Cardenas, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS) created a Quick Start for you to do just that! Alfresco Content Services Quick Start: https://aws.amazon.com/quickstart/architecture/alfresco-content-services/ https://github.com/aws-quickstart/quickstart-alfresco-content-services Alfresco Global Virtual Hack-a-thon: https://community.alfresco.com/docs/DOC-6198-hackathon AWS Quick Start: https://aws.amazon.com/quickstart/
Sep 11, 2017
#206: Diving into AWS Device Farm
14:28
One of the biggest problems for mobile app developers is delivering quality applications that get high ratings and reviews in the app store. All it takes is a few bad ratings, and users will be unlikely to even download your application. One of the keys to producing quality mobile applications is thorough testing, but individual developers can't afford to own thousands of devices, let alone manage the infrastructure for running test harnesses against all those devices. In this episode, we introduce AWS Device Farm that lets mobile app developers test their apps against a wide array of mobile devices and catch bugs early so you can focus on introducing new features and functionality to delight your users rather than spending all your cycles responding to and fixing issues reported in reviews and rankings. AWS Device Farm: https://aws.amazon.com/device-farm/ AWS Device Farm Plugins: https://github.com/awslabs?q=aws-device-farm
Sep 04, 2017
#205: More and More Updates
13:00
This episode takes you through a collection of handy updates to existing services, and a new Security whitepaper. Shownotes: AWS CodePipeline: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/06/aws-codepipeline-adds-ability-to-view-history-of-pipeline/ AWS Budgets: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/06/new-filtering-options-and-linked-account-access-in-aws-budgets/ AWS Service Catalog: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/06/aws-service-catalog-tagoptions-library-creates-a-better-way-to-govern-your-aws-footprint/ Amazon Route 53: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/06/amazon-route-53-announces-support-for-multivalue-answers-in-response-to-dns-queries/ AWS Direct Connect: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/06/aws-direct-connect-now-provides-amazon-cloudwatch-monitoring/ More .NET Core Support: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/06/announcing-net-core-support-for-aws-codebuild-and-aws-codestar/ AWS Price Reduction: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-price-reduction-sql-server-standard-edition-on-ec2/ AWS CloudFormation Updates: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/07/aws-cloudformation-coverage-updates-for-amazon-api-gateway--amazon-ec2--amazon-emr--amazon-dynamodb-and-more/ AWS WAF Rate-Based Rules: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/protect-web-sites-services-using-rate-based-rules-for-aws-waf/ Using AWS WAF To Mitigate OWASP Top 10 : https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/prepare-for-the-owasp-top-10-web-application-vulnerabilities-using-aws-waf-and-our-new-white-paper/ Amazon CloudWatch Dashboards: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-api-cloudformation-support-for-amazon-cloudwatch-dashboards/
Aug 28, 2017
#204: Lots of New Things!
16:50
In this episode Simon gets you caught up on some useful new services including those to help you with ETL, Migration and Data Leakage protection! Shownotes: AWS Glue: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/launch-aws-glue-now-generally-available/ AWS CloudHSM: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-cloudhsm-update-cost-effective-hardware-key-management/ AWS Macie: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/launch-amazon-macie-securing-your-s3-buckets/ AWS IAM Console: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/07/the-aws-iam-console-now-remembers-your-preferences-for-table-column-selections-and-policy-viewing-and-editing/ AWS Migration Hub: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-migration-hub-plan-track-enterprise-application-migration/ Amazon EFS Encryption at Rest: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-encryption-at-rest-for-amazon-elastic-file-system-efs/ AWS Batch and CloudFormation: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/08/aws-batch-adds-support-for-aws-cloudformation/ AWS SAM Local: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-aws-sam-local-beta-build-and-test-serverless-applications-locally/ EC2 Systems Manager Maintenance Windows: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/mt/maintenance-windows-support-for-new-task-types-using-amazon-ec2-systems-manager/ AWS CloudTrail in Amazon Lex: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/08/aws-cloudtrail-integration-is-now-available-in-amazon-lex/
Aug 21, 2017
#203: Diving Into Parameter Store
08:03
Where do you store your sensitive config info and passwords for your applications? In this episode Simon dives into the Parameter Store and how you can use it to protect and access your sensitive data. Shownotes: EC2 Systems Manager Parameter Store: https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/systems-manager/parameter-store/ Interesting Articles about Parameter Store: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/mt/interesting-articles-on-ec2-systems-manager-parameter-store/ Tagging for Parameter Store: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/06/amazon-ec2-systems-manager-adds-hierarchy-tagging-and-notification-support-for-parameter-store/
Jul 31, 2017
#202: The AWS Well-Architected Framework
13:00
Simon speaks with Philip “Fitz” Fitzsimons, Global Well-Architected Lead, and Herman Coomans, Senior Solutions Architect, all about the AWS Well Architected framework. They discuss what it consists of, how customers can apply it, and what they have learned. Well-Architected Site: https://aws.amazon.com/architecture/well-architected/
Jul 24, 2017
#201: A Raft of Updates
13:34
It is time again to catch up on a raft of updates for customers! This week’s updates include: AWS Trusted Advisor, Amazon Workspaces, AWS IoT Button, AWS Mobile Hub, Amazon ECS and Amazon DynamoDB just to name a few!
Jul 10, 2017
#200: Introduction to Apache MXNet on AWS
23:57
In this episode Simon talks about Apache MXNet on AWS with Julien Simon, Principal Technical Evangelist AWS. They discuss what it is and how to get started. Apache MXNet on AWS: https://aws.amazon.com/mxnet/ Amazon EC2 P2 Instances: https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/p2/ Julien’s Intro to MXNet Blog Posts: https://becominghuman.ai/an-introduction-to-the-mxnet-api-part-1-848febdcf8ab
Jul 02, 2017
#199: Innovation with Windows on AWS
14:02
In this episode Simon chats with Sandy Carter, Amazon VP of Windows & Enterprise Workloads, about the type of innovation companies can undertake, and how the Windows ecosystem on AWS fits into this. Links: Windows on AWS: https://aws.amazon.com/windows/ Sandy’s Twitter Handle:  @Sandy_Carter Book:  http://ExtremeInnovationBook.com
Jun 25, 2017
#198 [Startup Stories Special #6] - Hiring for startups
30:30
In the early stages, hiring the right people can be as critical as an original great idea. In this episode we’re joined by Andrew Thompson, ex-VP of Engineering at Yoyo Wallet and Will Bentinck, Head of Careers at Makers Academy who talk about their views and approaches to startup recruitment. AWS Startup Stories webpage: amzn.to/2sxG7pq Yoyo Wallet: http://yoyowallet.com/ Makers Academy: http://www.makersacademy.com/ Access the cheat sheet by submitting your details here: bit.ly/2pWHPMP
Jun 23, 2017
#197: Changing your Business with Amazon Kinesis
23:50
Simon speaks with Roger Barga, General Manager for Amazon Kinesis, about how streaming is changing the way organisations are building systems and creating modern, responsive interactions with their customers. Useful Links: Amazon Kinesis: https://aws.amazon.com/kinesis/ Hands-on Tutorial: https://aws.amazon.com/getting-started/projects/build-log-analytics-solution/ Test Drive Using Demo Data: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/big-data/writing-sql-on-streaming-data-with-amazon-kinesis-analytics-part-1/ Test Data Generator: https://github.com/awslabs/amazon-kinesis-data-generator Amazon Kinesis posts on the Big Data Blog: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/big-data/tag/amazon-kinesis/
Jun 19, 2017
#196 [Startup Stories Special #5] - Going global with a startup
20:08
Having a scalable idea is a dream of any startup founder. But with multiple markets and countries to consider, putting that idea into action is a whole new ballgame. Hear how AWS customer and startup success Once, a dating app with a unique approach, nailed its global strategy, and how it’s accelerating growth in 11 countries and counting. AWS Startup Stories webpage: amzn.to/2s4rVnO 
Once webpage: https://getonce.com/en Access episode 5 cheat sheet by submitting your details here: http://bit.ly/2sec2JZ 
AWS Summit London: amzn.to/2rRNXYK
Jun 15, 2017
#195: Mapping Services to Regions and Lots of Updates
10:26
In this episode Simon discusses how to see which services are available in each AWS Region, gives you the long list of AWS Direct Connect locations plus a raft of other updates. Region Table: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure/regional-product-services/ AWS Direct Connect Locations: https://aws.amazon.com/directconnect/details/ AWS ElasticBeanstalk Updates: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/05/aws-elastic-beanstalk-supports-amazon-ec2-f1-instances-and-amazo/ AWS Storage Gateway Updates: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/05/aws-storage-gateway-now-provides-retrieval-of-archived-vritual-tapes-in-as-little-as-3-5-hours-adds-additional-virtual-tape-information-and-adds-cached-volume-cloning/ AWS Cognito Built-In User Experience: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/06/amazon-cognito-launches-public-beta-of-a-built-in-user-experience-for-sign-in-and-saml-federation-for-user-pools/ AWS IAM Policy Summary Updates: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/05/three-new-features-added-to-iam-policy-summaries/ Cloud Directory Support for Typed Links: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/cloud-directory-update-support-for-typed-links/
Jun 12, 2017
#194 [Startup Stories Special #4] - Starting a challenger bank from scratch
18:24
This week in the AWS Startup Stories special, Darren talks to Anne Boden, CEO & founder of Starling Bank, about her experience on building a mobile only bank from scratch, dealing with regulators, and launching a public API Marketplace. Enjoy! AWS Startup Stories webpage: http://amzn.to/2s72MtK Starling Bank: https://www.starlingbank.com/ Starling Bank Marketplace website: https://www.starlingbank.com/marketplace/ Access episode 4 cheat sheet by submitting your details here: http://bit.ly/2rEdabc AWS Summit London: amzn.to/2rRNXYK
Jun 08, 2017
193: Amazon EC2 Container Service Update
11:51
This week Simon recaps what has been happening in the Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) world and how customers are taking advantage of some of the new capabilities. https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-ec2-container-service-launch-recap-customer-stories-and-code/
Jun 05, 2017
#192: [Startup Stories Special #3] - Securing VC backing
22:41
In this episode of Startup Stories we cover VC funding and how to build longlasting relationships with investors. You will hear both sides of the story from Robin Klein, General Partner at VC fund Local Globe on what he looks for when making investments, and Hal Watts, CEO of tech-fashion Unmade, a company Robin invested in, on his experience finding investment. AWS Startup Stories webpage: http://amzn.to/2qDkfJV 
Unmade webpage: https://www.unmade.com/ 
 Local Globe webpage: https://localglobe.vc/ Access the cheat sheet by submitting your details here: bit.ly/2pWHPMP 
AWS Summit London: amzn.to/2pLpeI9
Jun 01, 2017
#191: New EBS Snapshot Cost Allocation plus AWS Training and Certification Portal
05:15
In a shorter episode, Simon takes you through the new Cost Allocation for EBS Snapshots and the new AWS Training & Certification Portal. AWS re:Invent 2016: Cost Optimizing Your Architecture: Practical Design Steps For Savings (ARC310): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYHR_V1lvNU&t Cost Allocation for EBS Snapshots: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-cost-allocation-for-ebs-snapshots/ Deleting EBS Snapshots: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/ebs-deleting-snapshot.html New AWS Training and Certification Portal: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-aws-training-and-certification-portal/
May 29, 2017
#190: [Startup Stories Special #2] - Crowdfunding for startups
26:53
In the second episode of the AWS Startup Stories special, Darren talks to two special guests innovating on AWS in the fintech space. Tom Blomfield, CEO and founder of Monzo, mobile-only bank, and Darren Westlake, CEO and co-founder of Crowdcube, the world’s first equity crowdfunding platform, discuss crowdfunding for startups. Enjoy! AWS Startup Stories webpage: http://amzn.to/2qd5n4R 
Monzo webpage: https://monzo.com/ Crowdcube webpage: https://www.crowdcube.com/ Access episode 2 cheat sheet by submitting your details here: http://bit.ly/2qXB95e 
AWS Summit London: http://amzn.to/2rRNXYK
May 25, 2017
#189: Removing What is Not Needed and Some Service Updates
18:07
In this episode Simon discusses the importance of re-visiting Services to ensure you reduce the amount of undifferentiated heavy lifting you have in your architecture. Then he covers a raft of updates big and small. Shownotes: AWS and Ionic: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/05/mobile-web-and-hybrid-application-with-exported-mobile-hub-project-for-deploying-apps-and-mobile-backend/ Amazon QuickSight updates: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/big-data/visualize-big-data-with-amazon-quicksight-presto-and-apache-spark-on-amazon-emr/ AWS Schema Conversion Tool updates: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/05/aws-schema-conversion-tool-exports-from-sql-server-to-amazon-redshift/ AWS CloudFormation support for AWS WAF on ALB: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/05/cloudformation-support-for-aws-waf-on-alb/ AWS CloudTrail with S3 Data Events: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/05/aws-cloudtrail-adds-data-event-delivery-to-amazon-cloudwatch-logs/ Auto Scaling Resource-Level Permissions: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/05/introducing-auto-scaling-resource-level-permissions/ AWS CodeDeploy Updates: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/05/aws-codedeploy-adds-file-handling-support/ New Amazon S3 Console: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/05/announcing-the-availability-of-the-new-amazon-s3-console/ Amazon Athena adds API/CLI Support: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/05/amazon-athena-adds-api-cli-aws-sdk-support-and-audit-logging-with-aws-cloudtrail/ AWS X-Ray AWS Lambda Request Tracing GA: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/05/aws-x-ray-makes-aws-lambda-request-tracing-generally-available/
May 22, 2017
#188: [Startup Stories Special #1] - OLIO – How a social startup took off
33:08
In this first episode of the AWS Startup Stories special, Darren Mowry, Head of Startup Business Development and Venture Capital at AWS EMEA, talks to Tessa Cook, co-founder and CEO of food sharing app and AWS startup customer OLIO, about growing a social enterprise and building a loyal fan base with an almost non-existent marketing budget. AWS Startup Stories webpage: http://amzn.to/2rrajQu 
OLIO webpage: https://olioex.com/ 
 Access the cheat sheet by submitting your details here: http://bit.ly/2pWHPMP 
AWS Summit London: http://amzn.to/2pLpeI9
May 18, 2017
#187: Data Lakes & IoT
23:59
Simon interviews Sri Elapolu, Senior Manager IoT Public Sector Practice, about Data Lakes, IoT and what customers are doing with the technology now and into the future. Shownotes: Smart Cities: https://aws.amazon.com/smart-cities/ City on a Cloud: https://aws.amazon.com/stateandlocal/cityonacloud/ C3IoT: http://c3iot.com/ Big Data on AWS: https://aws.amazon.com/big-data/ IoT on AWS: https://aws.amazon.com/iot/
May 15, 2017
#186: A Bumper Collection of Updates
37:15
This episode covers a bumper collection of things new and updated! Price reductions, new services, AI, ML, Big Data, FPGAs, Databases and more! The bumper list of shownotes: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/04/amazon-kinesis-firehose-announces-price-reduction-and-tiered-pricing-plan/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/ec2-price-reductions-reserved-instances-m4-instances/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-price-list-api-update-regional-price-lists/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-aws-codestar/ https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/04/the-amazon-sqs-java-messaging-library-for-jms-now-supports-fifo-queues/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-server-side-encryption-for-amazon-simple-queue-service-sqs/ https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/04/aws-lambda-supports-tagging-and-cost-allocations/ https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/04/aws-lambda-supports-python-3-6/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-x-ray-update-general-availability-including-lambda-integration/ https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/04/amazon-cognito-now-supported-by-aws-cloudformation/ https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/04/announcing-vpc-endpoints-for-amazon-dynamodb-now-in-public-preview/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-inspector-update-assessment-reporting-proxy-support-and-more/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-redshift-spectrum-exabyte-scale-in-place-queries-of-s3-data/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/big-data/manage-query-workloads-with-query-monitoring-rules-in-amazon-redshift/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-dynamodb-accelerator-dax-in-memory-caching-for-read-intensive-workloads/ https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/04/amazon-ec2-f1-instances-customizable-fpgas-for-hardware-acceleration-are-now-generally-available/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-lex-now-generally-available/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-rekognition-update-image-moderation/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-amazon-polly-speech-marks/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/introducing-an-easier-way-to-delegate-permissions-to-aws-services-service-linked-roles/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/compute/how-to-remove-boilerplate-validation-logic-in-your-rest-apis-with-amazon-api-gateway-request-validation/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/sign-up-today-preview-of-amazon-aurora-with-postgresql-compatibility/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/database/amazon-aurora-under-the-hood-fast-ddl/ https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/04/updates-to-presto-apache-zeppelin-apache-flink-and-hue-now-available-on-amazon-emr-release-5-5-0/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/launch-amazon-athena-adds-support-for-querying-encrypted-data/ https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/04/aws-batch-managed-compute-environments-support-customer-provided-amis/ https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/04/aws-marketplace-copy-to-service-catalog-is-now-available/
May 08, 2017
#185: Updates and Services Working Better Together
10:07
Simon discusses a variety of updates and some great Services that now work even better together! City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge: https://aws.amazon.com/stateandlocal/cityonacloud/ EC2 Run Command as a target for Amazon CloudWatch Events: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/ec2-run-command-is-now-a-cloudwatch-events-target/ Amazon EMR Instance Fleets: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-amazon-emr-instance-fleets/ Instance Size Flexibility for EC2 Reserved Instances: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-instance-size-flexibility-for-ec2-reserved-instances/ Amazon SES IP Pre-Warming: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/03/amazon-ses-can-now-automatically-warm-up-your-dedicated-ip-addresses/ Amazon Cloud Directory API Efficiency: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/03/new-amazon-cloud-directory-api-makes-it-easier-to-query-data-along-multiple-dimensions/ Amazon API Gateway integrates with AWS Certificate Manager: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/03/amazon-api-gateway-integrates-with-aws-certificate-manager-acm/
May 01, 2017
#184: Updates to Make Your Day
11:51
In this episode Simon catches you up on some new features and capabilities that just might make your day! AWS Resource Tagging API: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-aws-resource-tagging-api/ Tag EC2 Instances & EBS Volumes on Create: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-tag-ec2-instances-ebs-volumes-on-creation/ Cost Saving Opportunities: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/03/discover-savings-opportunities-by-using-the-new-reserved-instance-coverage-reports-in-aws-cost-explorer/ Amazon CloudWatch Alarm Configuration Settings: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/03/cloudwatch-alarms-releases-two-new-alarm-configuration-settings/ IAM “plain english” Policy Summaries: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/move-over-json-policy-summaries-make-understanding-iam-policies-easier/ AWS Lambda Support for Node.js v6.10: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/03/aws-lambda-supports-node-js-6-10/ New AWS Direct Connect Locations: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/03/announcing-new-aws-direct-connect-location-in-munich-prague-berlin-zurich/ Amazon AppStream 2.0 Fleet Auto Scaling: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/03/amazon-appstream-2-now-supports-fleet-auto-scaling-to-help-you-optimize-your-streaming-costs/ AWS Database Migration Service using S3 as a Target: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/03/aws-database-migration-service-adds-amazon-simple-storage-service-s3-as-a-target/
Apr 23, 2017
#183: Lots of Updates
11:21
Simon covers a raft of changes, big and small, across a wide variety of services for customers. City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge: https://aws.amazon.com/stateandlocal/cityonacloud/ New Amazon Aurora instance type support: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/03/amazon-aurora-cuts-entry-level-pricing-in-half-with-support-for-t2-small-instances/ Notifications for Amazon ECS-Optimized AMIs: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/03/introducing-notifications-for-new-amazon-ecs-optimized-ami-releases/ AWS CodeBuild Expansion: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/03/aws-codebuild-available-in-asia-eu-and-australia-regions/ The AWS Region Table: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure/regional-product-services/ New AWS Stockholm Region: http://www.allthingsdistributed.com/2017/04/aws-announces-eu-stockholm-region.html Amazon EFS in Sydney Region: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/03/amazon-elastic-file-system-amazon-efs-available-in-asia-pacific-sydney-region/ Amazon ElastiCashe Backup & Restore: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/backup-and-restore-elasticache-redis-nodes/ AWS Device Farm Updates: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/03/test-your-android-and-ios-apps-with-appium-1-6-3-and-aws-device-farm/
Apr 17, 2017
#182: Start-up Interview - Turbot
12:47
In this episode Simon interviews Nathan Wallace, Founder & CEO at Turbot, about using AWS in large Enterprises with Software Defined Operations. https://turbot.com/
Apr 10, 2017
#181: Amazon Connect
09:39
In this episode Simon gives you an introduction to a new Customer Contact Centre in the cloud - called Amazon Connect. https://aws.amazon.com/connect/
Apr 03, 2017
#180: Amazon Lightsail
12:27
In this episode Simon talks about Amazon Lightsail with Emily Kruger, Product Manager for Amazon Lightsail. They discuss what it can be used for, and where customers get the most benefit. https://amazonlightsail.com/
Mar 27, 2017
#179: AWS Database Migration Service
15:44
Simon speaks with Paras Bhuva, AWS Partner Solutions Architect, all about the AWS Database Migration Service and Schema Migration Tool. Where it is used and what customers need to know. https://aws.amazon.com/dms/
Mar 20, 2017
#178: Security in Serverless Architectures
29:10
In this special episode, Bryan Liston, Developer Advocate for AWS Serverless, speaks with Mark Nunnikhoven, Vice President, Cloud Research, TrendMicro and Adam Johnson, Cofounder at IOpipes. The discuss considerations for security in serverless architectures, with plenty of “war stories”!
Mar 10, 2017
#177: Even More Services Updates
14:15
Lots of updates this week as Simon does a “lightning look” as some interesting updates - with a special emphasis on getting data insights with very little work! Shownotes: Kinesis Firehose with Lambda - https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/12/amazon-kinesis-firehose-can-now-prepare-and-transform-streaming-data-before-loading-it-to-data-stores/ Data Insights Blog Post - https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/big-data/derive-insights-from-iot-in-minutes-using-aws-iot-amazon-kinesis-firehose-amazon-athena-and-amazon-quicksight/ Athena & AVRO: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/02/amazon-athena-supports-querying-avro-data-is-available-in-the-us-east-ohio-region-and-integrates-with-looker/ QuickSight scheduled updates: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/02/amazon-quicksight-now-supports-scheduled-refresh-of-spice-data/ CodeCommit GIT Credentials: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/12/aws-codecommit-introduces-git-credentials-for-user-authentication/ MySQL->MariaDB Migration: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/12/amazon-rds-supports-easy-migration-from-rds-mysql-to-rds-mariadb/ ECS Windows Containers: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-ecs-support-for-windows-containers-beta/ Schema Conversion Tool Updates: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/12/aws-schema-conversion-tool-now-converts-schema-and-runs-a-migration/ Cost allocation updates: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/12/new-cost-allocation-tag-features-include-on-demand-refresh-aws-generated-tags-and-more/ Amazon Chime: https://chime.aws/ Amazon GameLift supports all C++ & C# engines including Lumberyard, Unreal Engine & Unity: https://aws.amazon.com/gamelift/
Mar 03, 2017
#176: Lots of Service Updates & a Black Belt Tip
16:02
This week Simon takes you through a selection of more recent Service updates as well as a black belt tip! Shownotes: Attach IAM Role to Running EC2 Instance: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/new-attach-an-aws-iam-role-to-an-existing-amazon-ec2-instance-by-using-the-aws-cli/ Amazon EBS Elastic Volumes: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-ebs-update-new-elastic-volumes-change-everything/ Device Farm Flexible Timeouts: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/02/run-longer-tests-and-control-test-durations-with-aws-device-farm/ AWS CodeCommit viewing commit details and graph: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/codecommit/latest/userguide/how-to-view-commit-details.html IPv6 Regional Updates: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-ipv6-update-global-support-spanning-15-regions-multiple-aws-services/ Amazon ECS Placement Policies: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/compute/introducing-amazon-ecs-task-placement-policies/ Amazon ECS Container Instance Draining: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonECS/latest/developerguide/container-instance-draining.html Automate Container Instance Draining: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/compute/how-to-automate-container-instance-draining-in-amazon-ecs/
Feb 27, 2017
#175: Artificial Intelligence with Dr. Matt Wood
25:45
Simon sits down with Dr Matt Wood, GM of Artificial Intelligence at AWS, to talk about the emerging world of AI. They also do a little reminiscing of days gone by! Shownotes: Amazon Lex: https://aws.amazon.com/lex/ Amazon Polly: https://aws.amazon.com/polly/ Amazon Recognition: https://aws.amazon.com/rekognition/ Apache mxnet: http://mxnet.io
Feb 17, 2017
#174: Amazon Elastic File System
13:18
In this episode Simon chats with Drew Meyer, Head of Product Marketing for AWS Storage Services all about the Amazon Elastic File System (EFS) aws.amazon.com/efs.
Feb 12, 2017
#173: AWS OpsWorks
13:01
In this episode Simon discusses AWS OpsWorks with Amir Golan, Senior Product Manager. They discuss what it can do, how customers use it - and its strengths in fleet management. https://aws.amazon.com/opsworks/
Feb 06, 2017
#172: Startup-Interview - Beme
13:30
In this episode Simon chats with Matt Hackett, CTO at Beme (now acquired by CNN), all about how Beme was built and some of the challenges of building video-related apps today vs in the “old days” at his time at Tumblr. This Startup Spotlight is brought to you by Intel and AWS.
Jan 27, 2017
#171: Serverless Special
52:50
A special extended episode this week discussing Serverless. Bryan Liston, Developer Advocate for AWS Serverless, speaks with Matt Weagle, Ant Stanley & Ben Kehoe. They discuss serverless architectures, testing and other fun topics! Shownotes: AWS re:Invent 2016 Audio Library: http://aws-reinvent-audio.s3-website.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/2016/2016.html Building Serverless Applications: https://aws.amazon.com/lambda/serverless-architectures-learn-more/ AWS Lambda: https://aws.amazon.com/lambda/
Jan 23, 2017
#170: Scale & Security with Amazon ElasticSearch
20:36
In this episode Simon chats with Jon Handler, Principal Solutions Architect, about scaling and securing the Amazon ElasticSearch Service with some deeper-dive examples of what to do. https://aws.amazon.com/elasticsearch-service/
Jan 16, 2017
#169 - Backup Options in the Cloud
16:15
In this episode Simon chats with Drew Meyer, Head of Product Marketing for AWS Storage Services all about backup options to the cloud. They cover connector technologies, tiering and other considerations. https://aws.amazon.com/whitepapers/backup-and-recovery-using-aws/
Jan 09, 2017
#168 - Start-Up Interview - Prevoty
19:31
In this episode Simon has a wide-ranging chat with Kunal Anand, CTO & Co-Founder of Prevoty, about building their product on AWS, the challenges of scale and the future of software architectures. This Startup Spotlight is brought to you by Intel and AWS www.prevoty.com
Dec 21, 2016
#167 - AWS Server Migration Service
12:20
In this episode Simon sits down with Shane Baldacchino, AWS Solutions Architect, to walk through the new AWS Server Migration Service. https://aws.amazon.com/server-migration-service
Dec 19, 2016
#166 - Start-up Interview - Splash
19:31
Simon has a conversation with Conrad Rushing, VP Engineering at Splash. They discuss Docker, Continuous Deployment, Team Structure and lots of other goodies. This Startup Spotlight is brought to you by Intel and AWS. www.splashthat.com
Dec 13, 2016
#165 - Startup Interview - Bustle
12:39
In This Episode Simon chats with Steve Faulkner, Director of Engineering at Bustle about moving to a serverless architecture, and their open-source project called “Shep”. This Startup Spotlight is brought to you by Intel and AWS. Links: www.bustle.com https://github.com/bustlelabs/shep
Dec 11, 2016
#164 - Re:Invent Announcements Day 2
14:27
All the news from AWS Re:Invent 2016 - Day 2!
Dec 02, 2016
#163 - Re:Invent 2016 Day 1 Announcements
23:08
In this special episode Simon summarises all the announcements from Re:Invent 2016 - Day 1! Lots to cover - lots of exciting things to build with!
Dec 01, 2016
#162 Extra Pre Re:Invent Updates
07:13
A quick update from Las Vegas with some great announcements prior to the Keynotes. Shownotes: AWS Organisations: https://aws.amazon.com/organizations/ AWS Storage Gateway Update: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/11/aws-storage-gateway-provides-a-file-interface-to-objects-in-your-amazon-s3-buckets/ AWS Storage Gateway Price Reductions: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/11/aws-storage-gateway-price-reductions/ New Amazon S3 Capabilities: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/11/revolutionizing-s3-storage-management-with-4-new-features/ Amazon WorkSpaces Windows 10 Support: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/11/amazon-workspaces-introduces-windows-10-desktop-experience/
Nov 30, 2016
#161 - Pre Re:Invent Updates
12:09
Recorded live in Las Vegas! Simon covers some AWS updates prior to a BIG week at AWS Re:Invent. Including ALB, S3, Glacier, IoT, Aurora and more! Shownotes: ALB/ELB: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/application-performance-percentiles-and-request-tracing-for-aws-application-load-balancer/ Amazon Aurora: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/use-amazon-aurora-for-dev-test-workloads-with-new-t2-medium-db-instance-class/ Amazon Route 53: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/11/amazon-route-53-announces-self-service-tool-to-associate-amazon-vpcs-and-private-hosted-zones-that-are-created-with-different-aws-accounts/ SQL Server Enterprise Edition: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/11/sql-server-enterprise-is-now-available-with-amazon-ec2-in-expanded-regions-and-for-more-instance-types/ AWS Storage Updates: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-storage-update-s3-glacier-price-reductions/
Nov 26, 2016
#160 - When to use Object, Block or File Storage
11:41
In this episode Simon chats with Drew Meyer, Head of Product Marketing for AWS Storage Services all about the choice between Block, Object and File storage - and when to use each! https://aws.amazon.com/products/storage/
Nov 21, 2016
#159 - Start-up Interview - CareCloud
15:37
In this episode Simon chats with Josh Siegel, CTO at Care Cloud. They talk about building HIPPA-compliant software, moving fast and DevOps. This Startup Spotlight is brought to you by Intel and AWS. CareCloud: carecloud.com Architecting for HIPAA Security and Compliance on AWS: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2009/04/06/whitepaper-hipaa/
Nov 17, 2016
#158 - Start-up Interview - Kit
12:54
In this episode Simon has a discussion with Will Chiong, Software Engineer at kit.com. They discuss building systems from scratch, monolith vs micro services, using Alexa and other architectural decisions kit.com made on the way. This Startup Spotlight is brought to you by Intel and AWS. www.kit.com
Nov 16, 2016
#157 - Start-up Interview - Betterment
14:15
Simon has a chat with Dustin Lucien, COO at Betterment. They discuss moving from hosting to the cloud. Building agile teams and how to handle scale and growth. This Startup Spotlight is brought to you by Intel and AWS Betterment: www.betterment.com
Nov 13, 2016
#156 - Lots and Lots of Service Updates
18:45
In this episode Simon catches up on a whole raft of different service updates. New instance types, updates for developers, IPv6 support, Amazon Linux in containers & Windows 2016 support just to name a few!
Nov 07, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 155
12:53
In this episode Simon discusses AWS Quick Starts with Santiago Cardenas, Partner Solution Architect. They talk about how customers can launch meaningful workloads with just the click of a button and build upon them. Links: https://aws.amazon.com/quickstart https://github.com/aws-quickstart
Oct 30, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 154
19:50
In this episode Simon is joined by Dean Samuels and they talk about not one, not two, but THREE black belt tips!
Oct 24, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 153
13:32
In this episode Simon speaks with Willem Sundblad, CEO & Founder at Oden Technologies. They discuss the use of IoT in the manufacturing world, and how that is actually applied. This Startup Spotlight is brought to you by Intel and AWS. Oden Technologoes: http://oden.io
Oct 20, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 152
14:43
In this episode Simon chats with Anthony Johnson, CTO at Giphy (http://giphy.com). They discuss moving from a monolith to micro services, changing team structure and the pronunciation of “GIF”. This Startup Spotlight is brought to you by Intel and AWS.
Oct 18, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 151
10:26
In this episode Simon chats with Avi Wilensky, Founder & Full Stack Developer, from Uphail. They discuss deployment approaches, scaling and automation. This Startup Spotlight is brought to you by Intel and AWS. Shownotes: http://uphail.com
Oct 16, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 150
19:55
In this episode Simon & Jeff discuss the new way the AWS Week in Review is created - using input from people like you! A new, open, collaborative approach based right here: https://github.com/aws/aws-week-in-review
Oct 10, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 149
22:13
In this Episode Simon covers a vast array of updates - something for everyone! Plus a security-related Black-Belt Tip! Links: RDS for PostgreSQL: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-rds-for-postgresql-new-minor-versions-logical-replication-dms-and-more/ Centralised Container Logs: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/compute/centralized-container-logs-with-amazon-ecs-and-amazon-cloudwatch-logs/ Amazon EMR Encryption: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-at-rest-and-in-transit-encryption-for-amazon-emr/ Amazon API Gateway updates: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/api-gateway-update-new-features-simplify-api-development/ YAML for AWS CloudFormation and more: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-cloudformation-update-yaml-cross-stack-references-simplified-substitution/ AWS Service Catalog Policies: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/09/aws-service-catalog-updated-access-policies-now-available/ Auto-Rollback with AWS CodeDeploy: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/09/aws-codedeploy-introduces-deployment-monitoring-with-amazon-cloudwatch-alarms-and-automatic-deployment-rollback/ Visualizer Graph for AWS CodeCommit: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/09/aws-codecommit-introduces-commit-visualizer-graph-view/ New AWS CloudTrail Support: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/09/aws-cloudtrail-now-records-amazon-ec2-spot-instances-launch-and-termination-events/ AWS OpsWorks Regional Endpoints: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/08/aws-opsworks-adds-nine-regional-endpoints-and-asia-pacific-seoul-region-support/ AWS CloudHSM in US West (Northern California): https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/09/aws-cloudhsm-is-now-available-in-the-us-west-northern-california-aws-region/ Kinesis Agent Updates: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/09/amazon-kinesis-announces-iam-role-support-in-kinesis-agent/ More Benefits in AWS Enterprise Support: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-enterprise-support-update-training-credits-operations-review-well-architected/ Amazon EMR-DynamoDB Connector Open Sourced: http://blogs.aws.amazon.com/bigdata/post/Tx1LFQWRADHKT44/Amazon-EMR-DynamoDB-Connector-Repository-on-AWSLabs-GitHub AWS IAM Service Last Accessed Data: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/IAM/latest/UserGuide/access_policies_access-advisor.htm
Oct 03, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 148
15:35
In this episode Simon has a conversation with Abby Fuller from Start-Up https://www.airtime.com. She shares fascinating details about their architecture, the way they scale, and the challenges of working with low latency applications.
Sep 25, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 147
17:44
In this episode Simon chats with Andrew Kiggins, Security Solutions Architect, about best practices for DDoS Resiliency and a new white paper that is available with actionable steps for AWS customers. https://d0.awsstatic.com/whitepapers/Security/DDoS_White_Paper.pdf
Sep 19, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 146
18:02
In this episode Simon covers a raft of updates that have happened in the last few weeks - hopefully something for everyone! AWS CodeDeploy with Amazon CloudWatch Events: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/codedeploy/latest/userguide/monitoring-cloudwatch-events.html Amazon CloudFront HTTP/2 support: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/09/amazon-cloudfront-now-supports-http2/ and Query String Whitelisting: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/08/announcing-query-string-whitelisting-for-amazon-cloudfront/ Reader endpoint for Amazon Aurora: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-reader-endpoint-for-amazon-aurora-load-balancing-higher-availability/ and Release 1.7 updates: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-aurora-update-parallel-read-ahead-faster-indexing-numa-awareness/ AWS Config ALB Integration: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/08/aws-config-adds-support-for-application-load-balancers/ Mobile Hub Integrate Tab: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/09/aws-mobile-hub-simplifies-backend-feature-integration-into-existing-mobile-apps/ AWS Storage Gateway Console Update: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/08/weve-redesigned-the-aws-storage-gateway-console/ Auto Scaling for EC2 Spot Fleets: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-auto-scaling-for-ec2-spot-fleets/ AWS Elastic Beanstalk Nginx with Tomcat:https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/08/aws-elastic-beanstalk-supports-nginx-proxy-server-with-tomcat/, ALB support: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/08/aws-elastic-beanstalk-supports-application-load-balancer/, .NET enhancements: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/08/aws-elastic-beanstalk-supports-asp-net-core-and-multi-app-net-support/ Amazon CloudWatch Logs Console enhancements: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/improvements-to-cloudwatch-logs-dashboards/ 50 Tags per AWS Resource: http://blogs.aws.amazon.com/security/post/Tx3O5RCX34VOGY6/Now-Organize-Your-AWS-Resources-by-Using-up-to-50-Tags-per-Resource EC2 Auto Scaling Group Metric Improvements: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/08/free-auto-scaling-group-metrics-with-graphs/ Amazon WorkSpaces Updates: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-workspaces-update-hourly-usage-and-expanded-root-volume/ New Oldest Message Metric Amazon CloudWatch metric for Amazon SQS: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/08/new-amazon-cloudwatch-metric-for-amazon-sqs-monitors-the-age-of-the-oldest-message/
Sep 12, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 145
21:14
This week Simon interviews Jon Handler, Principal Solution Architect, about the Amazon ElasticSearch service. We discuss use cases, tips and tricks and how to best size and scale for different kinds of workloads. https://aws.amazon.com/elasticsearch-service/
Sep 05, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 144
20:38
In this episode Simon talks about in-memory databases with Darin Briskman, Developer Outreach at AWS. They discuss these types of database in general and, in particular, using Redis to make your system faster, some of the choices you need to make, and how Amazon ElastiCache can help. https://aws.amazon.com/elasticache/
Aug 29, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 143
14:14
Simon recaps a raft of updates you might have missed including some major updates to EMR, as well as a host of nifty changes in Amazon Machine Learning, AWS IoT and VPC just to name a few! Shownote Links: https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/08/amazon-rds-now-supports-se2-license-included/ http://docs.aws.amazon.com/lumberyard/latest/releasenotes/lumberyard-v1.4.html https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-cloudfront-expands-to-canada/ https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/08/compute-and-completion-time-for-object-creation-now-available-in-the-amazon-ml-api-console-and-aws-sdks/ https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/07/announcing-dns-resolution-support-for-vpc-peering/ https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/08/amazon-elasticache-now-supports-the-m4-node-family/ http://blogs.aws.amazon.com/security/post/Tx3GL3IZE3FIGB6/Enable-Your-Federated-Users-to-Work-in-the-AWS-Management-Console-for-up-to-12-H https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/08/aws-iot-announces-support-for-just-in-time-registration-of-device-certificates/ https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/07/aws-iot-announces-support-for-thing-types-in-the-thing-registry/ https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2016/07/aws-codecommit-adds-commit-history-view/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-emr-5-0-0-major-app-updates-ui-improvements-better-debugging-and-more/
Aug 22, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 142
23:03
This week Simon explores a raft of new features in services including S3, Kinesis, EBS, KMS to name a few, plus the new Application Load Balancer. Also a nifty set of "black belt" tips when using Node.js with Lambda. Shownote Links: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-snowball-update-job-management-api-s3-adapter/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-bring-your-own-keys-with-aws-key-management-service/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/now-available-ipv6-support-for-amazon-s3/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-usage-plans-for-amazon-api-gateway/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-kinesis-analytics-process-streaming-data-in-real-time-with-sql/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-aws-application-load-balancer/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-elastic-block-store-ebs-update-snapshot-price-reduction-more-piopsgib/
Aug 15, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 141
16:50
In this episode Simon has a conversation with Vibhor Rastogi who is an Investment Director at Intel Capital. Often there are questions as to what VCs are looking for in Startups, and conversely, what Startups should be looking for in VCs. Many startups use AWS as an efficient, low-cost and scalable platform to try out their ideas, with the ability to scale when they are successful. We discuss some of the nuances of the VC space, what VCs are looking for and how Intel Capital looks to invest in these types of businesses. As many of our listeners are running their own startup - we hope this is of real use! Statements in this document that refer to Intel’s plans and expectations for the quarter, the year, and the future, are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. A detailed discussion of the factors that could affect Intel’s results and plans is included in Intel’s SEC filings, including the annual report on Form 10-K. Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Aug 07, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 140
13:56
In this week’s episode, Simon wants to save you money! You might have heard about Amazon EC2 Spot Instances in the past. Maybe you even played with them a little. The capability has come a LONG way with new and interesting features that let customers reduce operating costs by up to 50-90%! We discuss things like Sport Fleet, Instance Termination Notification and a new Jenkins Plugin that uses Spot!
Jul 25, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 139
09:30
Keeping your systems secure is a constant effort, and should be a key focus. Fortunately we have more and more automation available at all points of the system development and deployment lifecycle. In this episode we take a look at the Amazon Inspector service and how it can automate security checking of your EC2 instances.
Jul 18, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 138
23:32
The world of Scientific Computing has been revolutionised by the Cloud. This week Simon speaks with Adrian White from the Scientific Computing team about how HPC and Scientific Computing has been transformed. Lots more information at http://aws.amazon.com/government-education/scientific-computing/.
Jul 11, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 137
12:35
This week we explore the new Amazon Elastic File System and Elastic Network Adaptor. There is also a tip on some great free security-related training as well as some very cool updates to Amazon SNS!
Jul 04, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 136
13:54
In this episode we look again at EC2 instance types, and how by reviewing your application metrics and uses against the latest-generation instances available, you can save money and improve performance.
Jun 27, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 135
12:36
Security in the cloud is something everyone needs to be considerate of. AWS CloudTrail provides customers with a powerful capability to understand what is happening in their account, and to take action as appropriate.
Jun 21, 2016
AWS Podcast Episode 0
00:28
Jeff Barr & Simon Elisha discuss various aspects of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) offering. Each podcast include AWS news, tech tips, and interviews with startups, AWS partners, and AWS employees.
Jun 02, 2016