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 …

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 …

When should I use Ansible versus packer or Terraform?

via GIPHY I was having a conversation with a colleague recently. We wee discussing devops, and the topic of Ansible came up as I was advocating it as a great too to get things done. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here’s what he had to say… — quote — I’ve …

Does Amazon’s security work well for startups?

via GIPHY I was sifting through my project & progress reports from former clients today. Something struck me loud and clear. It seems 4 out of 5 of them don’t implement VPC best practices. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Which begs the question again and again, is the service just …

When I found gold in my customer archives

via GIPHY I’m good at keeping notes. I’ve blogged about Can progress reports & daily notes help engagements succeed. I would give that an emphatic YES! From helping with communication, to sharing arcane details about blocking issues, struggles & hurdles, notes can illuminate things that a CTO or manager may not otherwise be aware of. …

Viktor Farcic Interview excerpts

via GIPHY I recently did an interview with Viktor Farcic all about operations, DBA & Devops. Here are some excerpts: What does Dev-Ops mean? Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Continuing where I left off, I’ve included a few more highlights below. Enjoy! 1. Can I use a tool to migrate …

Should we right size instances in the public cloud?

via GIPHY I’m a big fan of Corey Quinn’s Last Week in AWS newsletter. Recently he wrote a piece titled Right Sizing your instances is nonesense Not to be outdone, a blogger Joe at Sunshower.io wrote a counterpoint piece Why Right Sizing instances is not nonsense. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter …

Are you as good as the public cloud?

via GIPHY According to Lyft’s recent public filing, they plan to spend 300 million buckaroos in the next 2.5 years on AWS. Did I hear that right? Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Perhaps that is their estimate, or the maximum amount they want to budget for. Regardless that’s a lot …

I tried to understand Amazon EKS internals and here’s what happened

via GIPHY EKS is a service to run kubernetes, so you don’t have to install the software, or manage or patch it. Just like GKS on Google, kubernetes as a service is really the way to go if you want to build kubernetes apps on AWS. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter …