Category: cloud

The countdown to AWS re:Invent 2016 is on

AWS re:Invent 2016 will take place on  November 28–December 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Amazon has been hosting their showpiece conference annually since 2012 making this the 5th annual event. Re:Invent has been a great source of information for AWS customers and enthusiasts alike, it is designed to bring people of all skill levels to connect, engage and discuss all information on AWS. Session levels can range from introductory, advanced to expert. The 2016 session catalogue is being released later this summer, but Amazon have stated that their agenda offers expanded opportunities to learn how the cloud impacts your business, including deep dives into topics like IoT, new perspectives on cloud issues, and more chances to learn from the experts, with a total of over 400 sessions in total being planned.

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Does Amazon Web Services keep backups? To what extent?

By default, Amazon Web Services(AWS) do not keep backups. It is the responsibility of the end-user to provision backups. However,  AWS offers a wide range of backup and recovery solution for enterprise architecture, backup architecture, and IT administrators who are responsible for protecting data in their enterprise. While AWS offer solutions for backup and recovery, identifying and designing your business requirements, are fundamental in selecting the correct service that best meets your demands.

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Benefits of having your development environment on AWS EC2

In Web development – there are a number of ways to create your own working environment. Some people like to have all code locally, but every day more and more developers are choosing to work in the cloud. With cloud services provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS) – it is very easy to create a machine, that will make your workspace accessible anywhere. In this post, we will show you how to create and setup EC2 instance for working on your code online.

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AWS Chicago Summit April 18-19 – 2016

Whether you are new to the cloud or an experienced user, you will learn something new at this year’s AWS Chicago Summit at McCormick Place, Lakeside Center. This free event is designed to educate new customers about the AWS platform and offer existing customers information on architecture best practices and new services. Come early to hear the exciting keynote speech from Dr. Matt Wood, GM, Product Strategy, Amazon Web Services who will be providing updates on AWS solutions, great customer stories.

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Creating Snapshots using the AWS CLI

The AWS Command Line Interface is an interface for managing AWS services. It contains a tool that allows you to control many AWS services from command line, and because it’s a command line – you can automate your tasks with scripts.

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AWS Webinars Announces for February & Early March 2016

Last month Jeff Barr challenged us to learn something new in 2016 and offered up the AWS series of January webinars as a starting point. If you happened to miss any of these last month, AWS have put together another strong lineup for February and have now shared it with the masses. As always, the webinars are free but space is limited, so if you are interested, you should sign up ahead of time if you would like to attend.

Here’s what AWS have in store for February and early March (all times are Pacific):

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Reduce Your Costs with AWS

 With AWS you can replace your upfront capital expense with low variable cost and pay only for the resources you consume. AWS’s economies of scale and efficiency improvements allow AWS to continually lower prices, while multiple pricing models allow you to optimize your costs for both variable and stable workloads.

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AWS Webinars for January 2016

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to learn something new in 2016? If so, you should attend an AWS webinar!

In his latest blog post, Jeff Barr, Amazon Web Services Chief Evangelist, has highlighted the upcoming webinars for January 2016. Every month, AWS run a series of webinars that are designed to bring you up to speed on the latest AWS services & features, and to make sure that you are aware of the best ways to put them to use. The webinars are conducted by senior AWS Product Managers and Solution Architects and often include a guest speaker.

The webinars are free but “seating” is limited and you should definitely sign up ahead of time if you want to attend (all times are Pacific). Here’s what AWS have in store this month:

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AWS Enterprise Summit Dublin – 23 February 2016

Join Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the first AWS Enterprise Summit in Dublin taking place on Tuesday, February 23 at the Aviva Stadium.

AWS Enterprise Summit Dublin is a free, one-day event and targeted at senior decision-makers across enterprise organisations in Ireland, who are in the planning stages of their business and looking for solutions on successfully navigating or growing their business on the AWS Cloud.

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Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge is Live!

Today Amazon have announced on their AWS Blog, via Jeff Barr, the first of the of their proposed renewable energy wind farms is now operational. This marks a significant landmark for the Amazon and  today’s news is the first step towards the goal of 40% renewable energy for their global infrastructure by the end of 2016.

Back in November 2014 AWS made a long-term commitment to achieve 100% renewable energy usage for their global infrastructure footprint. Today’s news indicates that the Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge, located in Benton County, Indiana, is now live and producing electricity! This marks the first of the four announced renewable energy projects to move into full operation.

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