Did you manually delete a resource created by AWS CloudFormation?

"There's no compression algorithm for experience.  You can't learn certain lessons without going through the curve." Andy Jassy, CEO AWS There's no substitute for experience, I'm sure this is a lesson we've all learned many times.  I had a refresher course in this recently while trying to further refine a CloudFormation template I've been working …

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AWS re:Invent Notes: GPSTEC319 — GPS: Build Once, Deploy Many: Architecting Deployments CloudFormation

Here are some raw notes from GPSTEC319  --  GPS: Build Once, Deploy Many: Architecting and Building Automated, Reusable Reference Deployments with AWS CloudFormation what they learned from building over 50 reference deployments by automating deployments, we can reduce human error A day in the life of IT (stages) discover solutions to a business problem (partner, vendor, …

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Setup #AWS Inter-Region VPC Peering

Last week, AWS announced support for Inter-Region VPC Peering: Amazon EC2 now allows peering relationships to be established between Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) across different AWS regions. Inter-Region VPC Peering allows VPC resources like EC2 instances, RDS databases and Lambda functions running in different AWS regions to communicate with each other using private IP addresses, …

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AWS re:Invent Notes: GPSTEC302 — GPS: Anti-Patterns: Learning from Failure

I must be getting tired.  Honestly, I thought posting my session notes would be a pretty straightforward task but because I love documentation so much, I've made it harder than it needs to be.  My note taking problem is that I try to jot down everything as opposed to what may ultimately matter.  Anyway, on …

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AWS re:Invent Notes: GPSTEC321 — GPS: VMware on AWS Cloud Technical Deep Dive & Native AWS Services Integration

As you might guess, there was a lot of interest in this topic as the session was filled to capacity.  At a high-level, VMware on AWS architecture was reviewed along with how to use native AWS services with VMware Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) workloads with the goal that those attending would walk away with practical …

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