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AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of remote computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform  operated from 11 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Other services include Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Route 53 (a DNS web service),  provides a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), storage, database, deployment and application services.

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https://aws.amazon.com/corretto/faqs/ Very interesting OpenJDK alternative by Amazon..
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by:Jeffrey Dake
Interesting
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Amazon is launching a new business where you can franchise a branded Amazon courier service:
https://logistics.amazon.com/

Startup cost is $10k

They estimate annual profit for a fleet size of 20-40 vans at $75k - $300k a year:
https://logistics.amazon.com/marketing/opportunity

Is this the "Uber"ization of the Post Office?
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
I saw that the other day too.  I think the vans turn out to be daily rentals from Enterprise. Managing 20 to 40 vans probably means managing 30 to 60 people, 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week.  If you are at the low end of $75K, that is a lot of work for that amount.
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by:Lucas Bishop
Yeah, package/mail delivery is a real grind. My parents are retired postmasters, so I'm interested to hear their take.

I could see how this would be an interesting fit for someone with experience in managing a delivery/logistics model, to be able to work for themselves. At the same time, you would have no negotiating power with Amazon as far as payment per package/van. Seems like an extremely high risk scenario.

Seems like the only way you could step into this safely, is if you could look at the historic package volume for the geographic region you'd like to service.
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Bezos' annual letter to shareholders reveals Prime membership has surpassed 100M subscribers:
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1018724/000119312518121161/d456916dex991.htm

They've come a long way since the days of selling used books.

13 years post-launch, we have exceeded 100 million paid Prime members globally. In 2017 Amazon shipped more than five billion items with Prime worldwide, and more new members joined Prime than in any previous year – both worldwide and in the U.S. Members in the U.S. now receive unlimited free two-day shipping on over 100 million different items.
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by:Craig Kehler
One thing I love about customers is that they are divinely discontent. Their expectations are never static – they go up. It’s human nature. We didn’t ascend from our hunter-gatherer days by being satisfied.

That was my favorite part. :)
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Nowadays AWS cloud computing has a very scope. Amazon web services, JPA solutions provide is the good platform for learning database storage, content delivery and more learn from cloud industry experts. We have experienced and industry trainer to teach AWS from basic level to advanced level.
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Gamers in Cloud Meltdown over server speeds

If you're looking for evidence of slowdown on cloud servers following Meltdown patching, look no further than the online gaming community where players of the Battle-Royale style 100 player free-for-all game Fortnite suddenly found that getting Azure and AWS servers to keep 100 fast moving players updated with each other's real time movements is more processor heavy than anyone could guess.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/6/16857878/
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by:andyalder
One wonders why they bothered to patch dedicated back-end servers since they aren't vulnerable to exploitation unless some administrator starts browsing the web with one of them.
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Newt Global is now an AWS advanced consulting partner in the AWS Partner eco-system

Newt Global is pleased to announce its new status as an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, after fulfilling the requirements in record time.

Newt Global Consulting, LLC, the provider of Enterprise Cloud and DevOps services & solutions for leading fortune 500 companies, is part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) and recently achieved Advanced Consulting Partner status. Newt Global continues to leverage its best of breed partnerships to enable cloud adoption at Enterprises by delivering secure, high-performance, and cost-effective cloud technology solutions on the industry leading AWS platform.
Speaking on this achievement, Neeta Goel, CEO and President, Newt Global Consulting, LLC said, “We are excited to deepen our relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Advanced Consulting Partner status will empower Newt Global to design, build, migrate and manage workloads and applications on AWS for all Enterprise companies for reducing their overall IT costs”
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Madhavan Srinivasan, Managing Director at Newt Global for Solutions Business, said: “Promotion to the next level as AWS Advanced Consulting Partner is an …
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Here is a pretty neat tool for people who need to keep track of lots of AWS instances http://ricktbaker.com/opshell/
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aws volume tagging need to be done for the instances. I can get the instances and volumes and block device of only one need multiple volumes and devices attached to it.

 for j in $(aws ec2 describe-volumes  --filters Name=attachment.device,Values=/dev/sda1 Name=attachment.instance-id,Values=i--xxxxxxxx --query 'Volumes[*].{ID:VolumeId}' --region us-west-1 --output text); do
      echo $j
      aws ec2 create-tags --resources $j --tags Key=Name,Value=SSVD
   done

Is there a way I can get mulltiple devices.
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by:Brian B
This is a post. If you would like help from the Experts, you should probably ask this as a question: https://www.experts-exchange.com/askQuestion.jsp
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This article matches my experience with regards to GCP Firebase vs AWS Lambda. The TLDR is that AWS is better for testing but Firebase is way less complicated overall. For personal projects I'll be sticking with Firebase as much as I can.

https://medium.com/@ste.grider/serverless-showdown-aws-lambda-vs-firebase-google-cloud-functions-cc7529bcfa7d
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Need some insight on Amazon Quicksight and AWS.

-Word press Capabilities to pre existing web pages?
-Does it allow dashboard embedding?
-report embedding?
-able to embed dashboard on website with low level security?

Thanks for any advice
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It is pretty amazing what Amazon has made available to developers now. I am hoping to get to investigate https://developer.amazon.com/public/solutions/alexa/alexa-voice-service/content/avs-api-overview soon.  This really opens up the door for speech driven applications.
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by:Brandon Lyon
If you have any questions let me know. I've already used the Alexa Skills Kit for some small stuff.
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Kind of old, but a cool article on setting up a gaming server on an AWS EC2 instance.

https://lg.io/2015/07/05/revised-and-much-faster-run-your-own-highend-cloud-gaming-service-on-ec2.html

You’re looking at $0.53/hr to play games this way. Not too bad. That’s around 1850 hours of gaming for the cost of a $1000 gaming PC. Note that prices vary for different datacenters.
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by:Phil Phillips
I was visiting family last weekend, so I tried the AWS gaming instance out, and it totally worked. It was a little choppy at first, but I modified some network settings and the VPN (the original article mentions this), and it was pretty smooth afterwards. In some cases, it was even better than what I have at home! It only got choppy again anytime my brother would download something off Steam :P. It was about $1 to run the instance for the weekend.
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by:Doug Walton
Awesome!  I'm going back home this weekend and thinking of trying it out, too.
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by:Lucas Bishop
Seems kind of unfair to blame one person's typing in a terminal. Sounds more like a lack of safe-measures by Amazon.
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by:Phil Phillips
Amazon definitely realized the lack of safe-measures - they've updated their systems to remove capacity much more slowly, and also added a minimum required capacity level.  I guess they realized that a minimum required capacity level of 0 isn't good ;).
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https://xkcd.com/908/ - Someone unleashed a Roomba over at AWS
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You know it's a bad day when isitdownrightnow is down... http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/ 

AWS S3 is having issues right now, hold on to your butts
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by:Kyle Santos
Where's Dennis Nedry!?
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by:Christopher Rourke
"I have HAD IT with these [expletive] snakes on this [expletive] plane!"

Oh wait, wrong movie ...
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Amazon just announced Chime.  Looks like they're taking on HipChat/Slack/Hangouts/Skype/etc.
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by:Michael Arciniega
I'm surprised they went with only 2 users in their plus offering as well. Having 5-10 would have allowed for at least a portion of a company to use it and convince the others that it was worth it.
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by:Brandon Lyon
Yeah I really want to try this but I can't see more than 3 users in a call with screensharing costing $15 per person. They need to work on their offerings.
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by:Brian Matis
Is it written by an AI?
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by:Brandon Lyon
I've been impressed by Amazon's dev blogs. I started following them a month or two ago when I found info for a project I am working on.
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I found a good tutorial for getting started with Lambda.

https://github.com/dwyl/learn-aws-lambda
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by:Phil Phillips
Lambdas are pretty awesome.  They power all of the on-site tools!
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I wonder if anyone's actually used AWS Snowmobile (https://aws.amazon.com/snowmobile/) yet. They literally send over a semi and shipping container over to you. Onsite personnel configure it as a network storage target, and you can load up to 100 *peta*bytes (more than 100 million gigabytes) of data.  Then, off they go (with an optional security escort) to load it into either S3 or Glacier.  If you managed to get 100 petabytes into S3... the cost is more than $2.2 million/month!
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by:Randal Redberg
I saw that awhile back. Crazy how trucking is key to moving data.
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by:Lucas Bishop
Crazy to think, this company started out as an online bookstore.

I wonder how much of that trailer is dedicated to drive space and if they are actually using solid state.

 

In 10 years we'll probably have a 100PB thumb drive and make jokes about how we used to need a semi.
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AWS CodeDeploy now supports blue/green deployments.  Something to look into! https://rdsrc.us/KjRz5m
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by:Phil Phillips
Instead of doing an in-place deploy on the current set of instances, it basically brings up a fresh set of instances, then switches over to them so:

  • You can run tests/sanity checks on the new set before switching over
  • The new set will always have the latest configuration and patches
  • If something goes wrong, you can roll back easily by simply switching back to the old set
  • Less impact on end users, since their connections transfer over, instead of potentially getting clobbered by a server restart
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by:Brian Matis
Nice! Thanks for the added explanation, Phil!
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AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of remote computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform  operated from 11 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Other services include Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Route 53 (a DNS web service),  provides a highly available and scalable Domain Name System (DNS) web service, Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), storage, database, deployment and application services.