AWS re:Invent – The Ultimate Team Building Experience?

Though it's not officially over at the time of my writing, AWS re:Invent 2018 has ended for me.  As you might expect, it's been a pretty hectic week filled with keynotes, sessions, chalk talks, expo floor excursions, hunting for the Ms. PacMan arcade game, rarely finding a chair to sit on in the certification lounge, …

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2017 Review in Pictures – Las Vegas, NV | AWS re:Invent 2017

I suppose we all have our favorite places to go....personally those cities with MLB baseball teams rank among my favorites, especially if the home team is in town and I can catch a game.  Las Vegas (this city itself) however, is not one of my personal favorites though I do like that I can walk …

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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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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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