What can we take away from Amazon’s US-EAST outage

via GIPHY AWS had a few outages in December. It’s interesting to note that when you’re as big as AWS you get a lot of media attention no matter what happens. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. It’s worthwhile to consider how many eggs are in one basket. Is multi-cloud an …

Three big things I learned from 30 years of consulting

via GIPHY Ok truth be told, it’s only been 25 years, but that didn’t flow as nicely in a title. What can I say? Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. But seriously, thinking through those decades, I felt like piecing together the big themes. While many folks work at one firm …

Are you ready to try consulting?

via GIPHY Well it’s been a minute since I blogged, but we’re back! I had a hack, and the site was down for a time, but it feels good to be putting the proverbial pen to paper again. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I was flipping through yCombinator News recently, …

Is it time to diversify your AWS cloud?

via GIPHY Is it time to diversify your AWS cloud? If you missed the news, last week AWS had a major outage in it’s east coast datacenters. What does this news mean for your business? Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. If you’re like a lot of customers – and I …

How can we secretly deploy this key to production?

via GIPHY I worked with a client some time back that was in a very unfortunate position indeed. Through various management shuffling, the COO was the new sheriff in town. Which is fine and normal. Except in this case the entire operations was managed across the sea. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on …

How not to handle “we’re not paying” emails…

via GIPHY I saw this thread recently posted on Hacker News. “We’re not paying invoices due to the pandemic” – How to handle these. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. What shocked me is what Patrick McKenzie (@patio11) suggested: “The right response is probably ‘I have received your letter. The invoice …

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 …