My notes from AWSome Day Denver 2019

It seemed like a good idea to take the day off and learn something new. That is exactly what I ended up doing today. Here are my notes and thoughts from AWSome Day Denver 2019 that was hosted on April 16, 2019 at the Denver Convention Center. My notes are a mix of my thoughts and reactions to the things I heard throughout the day.

  • Local communities in Denver that do AWS
  • Large footprint 20 regions, 61 AZs, 166 pops
  • Lots of machine learning service growth in Denver (chatbots)
  • 10 minutes on what is the cloud… being elastic… acquire resources when you need them
  • Talked a bit about Iaas, PaaS, and SaaS (Infrastructure, Platform, and Software)
  • Cloud deployment models: private, hybrid, cloud (no multi cloud was mentioned)
  • Funny tshirt mention: “Friends don’t let friends build data centers…”
  • Every region will have two availability zones (most have 3 or more). Each zone increases the availability…
  • Spent a few minutes on Amazon virtual private clouds. Isolated from all networks…
  • People seem very excited about EC2. Most of the talking points centered on being able to change hardware or configurations and not being locked into our initial build
  • You always own the data. The data is yours was a central message that kept getting anchored within the presentation
  • Containers vs. virtual machines (more people are using containers), talked about orchestration platforms and how they fit into the puzzle. Talked about AmazonEKS and Kubernetes.
  • They did a live demo of how to setup a box…
  • Talked about S3 and how storage solutions work and are using in practice
  • Reviewed the tools of auto scaling and how to build or manage elastic elements

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