Last Week in AWS

9/23/2020
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[Last Week in AWS Extras]: Reader Mailbag: AWS Billing

Let's completely avoid the smoldering fire that is the TikTok / Oracle deal and instead turn our eyes to one of my personal favorite things: AWS bills. This week, we delve into a bunch of reader
9/21/2020
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[Last Week in AWS] Issue #180: EC2 gets t4gging support

Good Morning! Another week come and gone, along with a veritable mountain of AWS announcements. Fortunately most were of the kind I discard ("Service you don't use is now available in a region
9/16/2020
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[Last Week in AWS Extras]: Is the AWS Free Tier really free?

This week is turning out squirrelly, so let's talk about AWS instead. What IS the AWS Free Tier? What will end up charging you? Let's delve into it. As always, hit reply and let me know if this
9/14/2020
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[Last Week in AWS] Issue #179: Going Flat Out Like a Koala In Season

Good Morning! Next week I'm giving a keynote at the of-course-it's-online Cloud Native Revolution conference, presented by Comcast. Unlike most things provided by Comcast, it's free. You
9/9/2020
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[Last Week in AWS Extras]: Dipping My Toes into the DigitalOcean

In February (before these Unprecedented Times), I decided it was time to play Explore That Cloud with DigitalOcean. They'd be sponsoring some of my nonsense in the near future, but this is why I
9/7/2020
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[Last Week in AWS] Issue #178: Amazon Repeatedly Stomps on Own Schmeckel

Good Morning! Welcome to Last Week in AWS issue 176. Over at the Duckbill Group, we've got a few new (and exciting!) services for your perusal. Run, don't walk, and see how we can help fix your
9/4/2020
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[Last Week in AWS Extras]: 8 Terms AWS Project Managers Need to Know

This week I tackle a question from a reader--"as a product manager, what do I need to know to get started with AWS?" If you've got questions you'd like to see me address in future
8/31/2020
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[Last Week in AWS] Issue #177: Amazon EC2 Hibernation Bear is High Koala-ity

Good Morning! Welcome to issue 177 of Last Week in AWS. If I ever doubt whether people are reading this newsletter, all I apparently have to do is get something wrong. Did I ever get letters last week!
8/27/2020
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[Last Week in AWS Extras]: Everything You Need to Know about Route 53 Resolver Query Logging

This email isn't, contrary to popular opinion, reaching you late today. Rather, it was embargoed until AWS announced a new feature themselves. It's generally a poor idea to steal their thunder!
8/24/2020
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[Last Week in AWS] Issue #176: Comfortably Spit a Rat

Good Morning! Welcome to issue 176 of Last Week in AWS. A relatively uneventful week in AWS releases; they're apparently saving them all up for re:Invent (AWS's own version of Cloud Next) in
8/19/2020
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[Last Week in AWS Extras]: Cloud Repatriation Isn't a Thing

I've seen a few articles lately about "Cloud Repatriation" as if this were a real thing that serious companies actually considered. A cursory search revealed that nobody was talking about
8/17/2020
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[Last Week in AWS] Issue #175: AWS Observerless Now GA

Good Morning! So, a few things to highlight this week. First, we've heard that re:Invent (AWS's own version of Cloud Next) is going to be an 18-day online monstrosity this year--but what we
8/12/2020
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[Last Week in AWS Extras]: Multi-Cloud is the Worst Practice

One interesting aspect of our work in fixing the horrifying AWS bill is that we inadvertently stumble into the midst of various organizations' disaster recovery plans. "Turn off the DR site
8/10/2020
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[Last Week in AWS] Issue #174: Don't Hate the Player; Hate the Name

Good Morning! Welcome to issue 174 of Last Week in AWS. Last week featured me on Twitter answering questions about public speaking and sharing ancient sysadmin wisdom from the ancient sysadmin times.
8/5/2020
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[Last Week in AWS Extras]: Multi-Cloud is the Worst Practice

At long last, my definitive treatise on Multi-Cloud being a terrible best practice is out. If you'd rather hear me do a dramatic reading of this piece, see the AWS Morning Brief. As always, if you
8/3/2020
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[Last Week in AWS] Issue #173: Drastic Load Balancing Code Changes

Good Morning! Welcome to issue 173 of Last Week in AWS. Did you know you can sponsor this newsletter? It's true. If you'd like me to tell over 20000 people about your product, service, or wry
7/29/2020
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[Last Week in AWS Extras]: Amazon Interactive Video Service: An Economic Analysis

Whenever AWS releases a new service of note, they do a full-court press that includes interviews with select journalists, customer testimonials, a Twitter tour-de-force from various executives and
7/27/2020
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[Last Week in AWS] Issue #172: AWS re:Lease The Kraken

Good Morning! It turns out that AWS CEO Andy Jassy has apparently been letting crappy service names like 'Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility)', 'Amazon Honeycode,' '
7/22/2020
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[Last Week in AWS Extras]: Route 53, Amazon’s Premier Database

The problem with having a few running jokes in this newsletter is that if you weren't around when I came up with them (or, heaven forbid, you skipped an issue), they may not make much sense. Today
7/20/2020
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[Last Week in AWS] Issue #171: AI/ML Marketing Algorithm Continues to Malfunction

Good morning! For those relatively new to the list, it's time once again for my periodic "here's what I do for a living" story. At the Duckbill Group we fix the horrifying AWS bills,