Serverless is a concept in Cloud Computing that has been growing in popularity over the last 12 months. It is very powerful and has a lot of potential. In this post, I hope to help explain what Serverless is, how it can be used and some examples of how it is being used in the industry.
That time of year isn’t it? Everyone becomes a fortune teller and starts writing about things that will happen in the year ahead. Last year I wrote about IoT, and we did see a lot of development in that area - including (sadly) the security watchpoint I mentioned in the article.
For those “in the know”, AWS Managed Services has been a long time coming.
AWS Managed Services. Do you mean Managed Services? by AWS? Yes!
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.
As cloud matures and Enterprise use accelerates further, one of the critical use cases that has gathered a great deal of attention is the management of sensitive data like PII and PHI. AWS has matured greatly to support such use cases in recent years. Sophisticated capabilities in services like IAM, S3, KMS and logging/auditing like Config, Cloudtrail and Cloudwatch, make HIPAA, PCI and other compliant workloads.
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.
AWS re:Invent is almost upon us and for anyone outside of the Vegas area - probably the majority of the reported 24,000 attendees - it means a long flight. But what better way to prepare than to catch up with reading AWS whitepapers on the plane studying for the beta exams?
The time has come! For years, people involved in real cloud technologies have had to explain and defend what it is, justify its role in 'IT' and explain that ‘public’ cloud is not open to the public. This has got to change. Cloud is the new normal. It is the only viable form of IT. Get over IT!