Monthly Archives: September 2016

First Time I’m in “AWS Week in Review”!

This is such an honor for me! https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-week-in-review-september-19-2016/ #gottaluvAWS!

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Amazon Aurora Deep Dive Video Title 1.0: Amazon Aurora Overview is LIVE!

I just finished the first major “Video Topic”, Video Topic 1.0: “Amazon Aurora Overview”, with 10 different Topic Sections, listed below. Some topics are grouped together, totaling 5 separate videos. Each Topic Section has a 1 Quiz Question (if grouped … Continue reading

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Amazon Aurora Deep Dive – FYI – In Progress

I’ve been making videos on Amazon Aurora: a whole new paradigm shift in relational database management systems (RDBMS). As of September, 2016, Amazon Aurora is the fastest growing service in AWS history – and there’s good reason for that! No … Continue reading

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5 Minutes to Amazon Cognito: Federated Identity & Secure, Cross-Platform, Cross-Device Synchronization in the Amazon Cloud

Above you see in AWS’ new Management Console what is under “Mobile Services”. I’m going to add a video here that will walk you through Amazon Cognito, which provides Federated Identity & Secure, Cross-Platform, Cross-Device Synchronization in the Amazon Cloud. … Continue reading

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Amazon EC2 Configuration and Connection Demo

To compliment my last post on Amazon EC2 Instances, I thought I’d add this video I made a while back: #gottaluvAWS!

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How to Save Money with Reserved Amazon EC2 Instances

Amazon EC2 Instance Types Before I start explaining about Amazon EC2 Instance Types, I want to show you just how important this topic is by showing you an image of a “live” AWS account, what they’re spending on their Amazon … Continue reading

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Botmetric Cost-to-Date View and Cost Projection in Cost Explorer

One other functionality I’d like to point out if you’re using Botmetric is their highly-accurate Cost-to-Date View. You can download the information as csv or as an image, which is useful when having to make cost reports. Botmetric also is … Continue reading

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Making Sense of AWS EC2 Instance Type Pricing: ECU vs. vCPU

If you are using Amazon Web Services, understanding the nuts and bolts of AWS EC2 ¬†instance type pricing is pivotal for you. Why? No two organizations are alike. And every organization has unique computing, storage and networking needs. By knowing … Continue reading

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AWS ISV Botmetric’s Cost Analytics Dashboard and AWS Trusted Advisor

In May, 2016 I posted this tweet which is still relevant today, although I’ve seen some very nice improvements indeed in the AWS Trusted Advisor for Cost Optimization (as well as the other three free best practices AWS gives everyone). … Continue reading

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Saving Money on AWS: Automating Stopping & Starting of EC2 Instances via CRON

This video is using a third-party tool called Botmetric to create CRON jobs to stop and start EC2 instances on a regular schedule. Shutting down EC2 instances when you leave work Monday – Friday, and starting them up again right … Continue reading

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