Donald Rumsfeld may not be everyone’s cup of tea, however he did come up with one of the most famous statements in politics during a press briefing in 2002.
“Getting to the top is hard, but it’s harder to stay there”.
I felt inspired to write this today following the public announcement that Cloudreach has taken an epic next step on its journey to disrupt the world of tech and will now grow with the assistance of Blackstone.
Why we started a hackathon
It’s important to keep your mind at work by solving problems and learning new things.
In November, AWS hosted its big annual event, re:Invent, where lots of new features were released. The full list of product announcements can be found here. One of them, OpsWorks for Chef Automate, allows you to launch a Chef Automate server fully managed by AWS.
AWS Managed Services. Do you mean Managed Services? by AWS? Yes!
Last week AWS re:Invent was a blast! Amongst very exciting product announcements, promoting the Unicorn rental business at the GameDay and the re:Play party, I was able to sit the AWS Certified Security – Specialty (Beta) certification.
AWS announced Elastic File System (EFS) as General Availability earlier this year, meaning we are a little closer to finally having a managed file storage service within AWS. However, its release is limited to a handful of regions and a limited set of features.
I started my career as a developer when I was about 14 years old and the very first piece of software I built was a management system for a computer repair shop.
Back in January I wrote a post on IoT and the year ahead. I suspect the past few weeks’ activities have given IoT somewhat more press than my humble ramblings. Pretty much no one escaped the news that there have been some interesting new variants on the good old fashioned Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), leveraging weak points in IoT devices around the world.