This Is The Redesign That The AWS Console Desperately Needs

Joel SpiraDesign, Technology5 Comments

I’m a great believer in the Cloud, particularly Amazon Web Services (AWS), and the range of benefits it brings for companies of all sizes. But I’m going to be completely honest here, the cumbersome experience of interacting with the AWS console is the weakest link in the AWS offering. While you are free to label me as a misinformed contrarian, … Read More

You Should Move Compute To AWS EC2 Spot Instances

Chris FullerBill Optimisation7 Comments

Amazon are celebrating 10 years of AWS. On Amazon’s celebration page, they include an interesting insight regarding EC2 Spot Instances: “On average, every week, AWS customers are using more compute capacity on Amazon EC2 spot instances than customers in 2012 were running across all of Amazon EC2” – https://aws.amazon.com/10year Although many customers are utilising spot instances, AWS have made it … Read More

Why the Cloud is THE key technology enabler for Digital Transformation

Chris EllisBusiness, Technology1 Comment

The world is going through a digital transformation as everything — customers and equipment alike — becomes connected. Leading Digital Transformation has therefore become an imperative for organizations. They must succeed in creating transformation through technology, or they’ll face being marginalized (best case) or extinction (worst case) at the hands of competitors. The problem is that our skills and organizations … Read More

Is Virtual Reality The Next Frontier For Amazon Web Services To Conquer?

Oliver BergerBusiness, Technology3 Comments

Only the keenest eyes will have noted the subtlest of hints today that Amazon is getting into the Virtual Reality business. Interestingly, this wasn’t revealed by some big Amazon announcement at one of their events or a high profile press release, but instead via a job advertisement for a Senior Software Developer with experience in Virtual Reality to work at … Read More

Reader’s Letters: What’s with GorillaStack?

Oliver BergerBusiness, ToolsLeave a Comment

As we continue to acquire new customers and more potential customers, we’re answering plenty of questions that often aren’t covered by the GorillaStack FAQ. It occurred to me the other day that, as well as updating our FAQ, it might make sense to publish some of the excerpts of recent conversations to give curious customers a truer sense of how … Read More

Eliminate Server Overhead With This AWS Lambda Hack

Elliott SpiraDevelopment, Open Source3 Comments

AWS CloudFormation Lambda Open Source

Does your organisation run batch jobs? I think I’d be hard pressed to find one that didn’t. Is the infrastructure running these batch jobs always on and highly available? Chances are you are spending a lot of money for servers that aren’t always active. AWS Lambda is Amazon Web Services’ serverless execution offering, where customers can upload code, specify an … Read More

What AWS Lumberyard Really Means For Amazon

Oliver BergerBusiness, Development, Technology1 Comment

In the last couple of days Amazon announced Lumberyard, a 3D game engine designed to operate on AWS and provide a powerful platform for developers to leverage the power of the cloud. Based on Crytek’s CryEngine it’s designed to execute the types of large workloads that are required to meet the needs of today’s games as they become more sophisticated … Read More

Zero to Hero: Understanding AWS for the Junior Developer

Joel SpiraTechnology2 Comments

I can vividly recall attending my first AWS meetup in Sydney, Australia. My understanding of AWS was almost nil, and after exchanging some pleasantries with the room I sought refuge within the walls of my second box of complimentary stir fried noodles. I even remember thinking to myself, “these noodles are delicious”. With each bite the flavour soured however, my … Read More