5 core pieces of the Amazon Cloud puzzle to get your project off the ground

One of the most common engagements I do is working with firms in and around the NYC startup sector. I evaluate AWS infrastructures & applications built in the Amazon cloud. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I’ve seen some patterns in customers usage of Amazon. Below is a laundry list of …

Some thoughts on 12 factor apps

I was talking with a colleague recently about an upcoming project. In the summary of technologies, he listed 12 factor, microservices, containers, orchestration, CI and nodejs. All familiar to everyone out there, right? Join 28,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Actually it was the first I had heard of 12 factor, so …

Does FedRAMP formalize what good devops already do?

Amazon’s GovCloud provides a specialized region within Amazon’s global footprint of datacenters. These are hosted within the United States, and provide a subset of the full Amazon cloud functionality. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. However, hosting within GovCloud is not the whole story. Beyond this, you’ll want to implement FedRAMP …

Why Dropbox didn’t have to fail

Dropbox is currently experiencing a *major* outage. See the dropbox status page to get an update. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I’ve written about outages a lot before. Are these types of major failures avoidable? Can we build better, with redundant services so everything doesn’t fall over at once? Here’s …

Five things I learned at NY CTO Summit 2015

Enjoyed attending the New York CTO Summit yesterday with a notable list of presenters. Looking forward to the slides. Links to follow. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. 1. Product is a reflection of teams Conway’s law was repeated by three different presenters! "Product are a reflexion of how teams organize" …