The re:Invent event for 2019 is officially over. However, the learning and innovation is never stopping. It was a full week of learning new things, mingling with other AWS users and basically having a good time in Las Vegas. You can continue learning by following AWS Events Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdoadna9HFHsxXWhafhNvKw
Personally, I would like to thank all my colleagues, customers of Solita and employees of the event organisation for a just magnificent conference. Thanks!
As fresh as I could be after a re:Invent.
View of Oakland in the second picture was very pretty. The gentlemen next to me from Datadog said that he has landed to SFO tens of times and our plane’s approaching direction was the first time also for him. Amazing view!
It’s not just about the services, actually it’s more about having the bold mindset to try new things
You don’t have to be an expert of everything what you do. If you are, it probably means that you are not following what is out there and you are doing familiar stuff to yourself repeatedly. I don’t say that you have to always be Gyro Gearloose. I mean that you should push the limits a bit, take controlled risk for reward and have the will to learn new things.
The three announcements that caught my attention
Fargate spot instances. That’s is what my project has been waiting for a while. It will do costs savings and make it possible to stop using ECS EC2 clusters in cost optimization manner. The rule of thumb is that you can save 70% of your costs with spot instances.
Outposts. I really like this idea that you can get AWS ecosystem integrated computing power next to in corporate data centers. The hybrid environments are only way for many customers. I would like to see in future some kind of control panel also inside Outpost. Now all information points out that you cannot basically to do any controlling for servers inside the Outposts in higher than OS level (e.g. login in via SSH or Remote desktop).
Warm Lambda’s. I think the most of Lambda developers have thought about warming up their Lambda resources manually via CloudWatch events etc. This simplifies the work as is should have always been. Now you can be sure that I there is request coming you will have some warm computing capacity to serve the request fast. The pricing starts from 1,50 $/month/128MB to have one provisioned concurrency (=warm lambda).
re:Play 2019 photos
We organized preparty at The Still in Mirage before.
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