AWS Well-Architected

One of the sections of “Reaching Cloud Velocity” book is the well architected framework, where so many best practices are explained on the context of the use of AWS. I found this table on this post that summarizes the principles and the current services that are key for each one of the pillars:  

AWS Lambda, hello world

I found some hours to dedicate to create my first Lambda function on AWS. I read a lot about it, but I had not opportunity to practice. I followed the easy way, which means I did the use case proposed by AWS: https://docs.aws.amazon.com/lambda/latest/dg/getting-started-create-function.html Conclusions: You have to understand very well how to manage the different … Read more

Serverless

Serverless is a buzzword It points to the future of software development in a post cloud world. The idea of “Serverless” is NOT about removing the servers completely (or you couldn’t use the internet at all), but essentially paying for services that mean that someone else manages the servers for you thereby reducing maintenance load. It’s … Read more

Amazon QuickSight

QuickSight is the Business Intelligence solution offered in AWS. Today, I assisted to a presentation webinar where a demo of the solution was done (as usual this was the useful side of the event). A no-brainier solution for all users that requires a BI tool. You can also use data from your own databases. Spice … Read more

Enterprise Applications on AWS: SAP

I can access to the Amazon Partner Network and some of the interesting stuff you can find there is training and product information. I did the one related to SAP, and there are some topics very interesting: SAP invites to use the BYOL (Bring your own License) model for creating environments into AWS. You can … Read more

Blue/green deployments

Assist to events and learn about products behaviors, their benefits and how disruptive is something is nice. Assist to an event where someone explains you the problems s/he faced is extraordinary. This is what Alec Lazarescu (@alec1a) did yesterday in the AWS loft in Manhathan, discussing about the Blue/green deployments. Behind the Scenes with LearnBop … Read more

AWS Business Professional

I have just completed the course AWS Business Professional (Released September 2015) thanks to the AWS Partner Network. It cover all major aspects of the AWS services in a easy way: Value Proposition Products and Services Total Cost of Ownership and Pricing Solutions If you have the opportunity to attend it, do it. (Reading from … Read more

SAP and their cloud journey

Some years ago SAP announced the creation of SAP Business By Design (BBD). This solution was created to gather the ERP needs for mid-size companies and be one piece of puzzle on the journey to move the SAP services to cloud based solutions (other are: successfactors for HR, Ariba for procurement). The relevancy of BBD … Read more

AWS CloudFront

I have started to work with AWS CloudFront with the purpose of improving the time response of the store. Initial expectations: Have an easy way to engage with the services. Integrated and clear invoices explaining the consumed services and unit prices. Training. Concerns: Need to understand how AWS and Google services are evolving in the … Read more