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. …

What are the key aws skills and how do you interview for them?

via GIPHY Whether you’re striving for a new role as a Devops engineer, or a startup looking to hire one, you’ll need to be on the lookout for specific skills. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I’ve been on both sides of the fence, at times interviewing candidates, and other times …

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 …

Connect to MySQL in the Amazon Public Cloud

Troubleshooting MySQL on Amazon can be a real test of patience. There are quite a few different things to watch out for in terms of connectivity & networking. Sometimes a checklist can help. Join 16,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here’s my exhaustive list of things that can block you. 1. Be …