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The Cloudcast #305 - Last Week in AWS
Published August 4, 2017
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    Aaron and Brian talk with Corey Quinn (@QuinnyPig, Cloud Economist/Last Week with AWS) about the complexity of AWS bills, the rapid expansion of AWS services, the challenges of “best practices” and the biggest AWS trends and mistakes.

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    • Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. Tell us about your background and how you decided to get into the “saving money” or  “economics of technology” business?
    • Topic 2 - AWS is sort of a strange technology company to explain to someone that comes from traditional IT, in that they just release new features randomly. So it’s sort of like a SaaS, but it’s also like a big toolbox. Your newsletter helps, but how do you find that people are to keep up with the randomness of all the features?
    • Topic 3 - Do you think that AWS eventually gets too complicated for the broader market?
    • Topic 4 - Beyond the issues around costs/pricing, what are the big AWS trends that you’re tracking, or that your clients are using to improve their businesses?
    • Topic 5 - What are some of the big mistakes that companies make in using various AWS services, whether they are cost-related or security-related or availability/performance-related?
    • Topic 6 - Let’s play a quick speed round before we end the show. Give us a sense of pace of growth for each of these AWS services:  
    - Lambda

    - Big Data (Dynamo, Redshift, Kinesis)

    - IoT

    - Snowball or Snowmobile (raw data movement)

    - ECS (containers)
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