Why is there a company whose only purpose is to help me with my AWS bill?

via GIPHY I know everyone is talking about the pandemic at the moment, I thought I would sidestep the topic, and continue to discuss what I know best. Which is public cloud! Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Of late, I see more and more discussions on CTO forums, and in …

I’m building a startup. What should I watch out for?

via GIPHY I’ve worked with close to 200 startups over the years. So I’ve seen a lot of stuff. Some of the get-rich-quick managed to get broke even quicker. And others saw great engineers leave behind a clunky maze of an architecture with little or no documtation. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on …

What can we learn from NASA’s AWS fail?

via GIPHY I was just reading the Register, which is sort of the UK’s version of Slashdot, and they had a jaw dropping title. NASA moved 247 petabytes into AWS and then later learned about EGRESS costs OMG! Face palm. Wow. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. To say this is …

Do simpler systems fail better?

via GIPHY I was recently reading Greg Kogan’s blog Simple Systems have less downtime. It really caught my attention. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. As a professional services consultant over the years, I’ve worked with almost 200 firms. And many of those required unraveling of complex systems. And systems that …

What are the top posts of the past year?

via GIPHY I dug through google analytics to see which posts have been the most popular. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. In the past year, the following posts stuck out… 1. Tech Bye Bye Kubernetes How can we keep cloud architectures simple? Are shared databases back in vogue? What Matt …