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- Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #25 (June Recap 2021) July 12, 2021Reading this somewhere that’s not your email inbox? sign-up here. — Hey cloud friends! We’re another month down in 2021—where does the time go? This means we’re back again recapping the most important cloud news, this time for June. So let’s get into it… This Month’s Top Cloud Pick(s) ⏫ If you only read one or two things this month, let ...
- Which Is The Best AWS Region For Your Location? Based on Cost & Latency July 7, 2021There are many factors to consider when choosing an AWS region: latency to end-users, cost, data residency laws, inter-region latency, etc. Which makes it hard to unequivocally say which AWS region best for each unique scenario. To give you a head start, here is a list of major countries/cities in alphabetical order, with an AWS region(s) ...
- Which AWS Region Is Cheapest? A Costing Report June 28, 2021I’ve heard lots of anecdotal over the years about which AWS regions are the cheapest, with both Ireland, and North Virginia coming up frequently. But whilst researching the cheapest AWS region I was amazed to see there was no data about which AWS region is the cheapest—so I crunched my own data. Which AWS region is ...
- How To Find Which AWS Region Is Closest To You? June 28, 2021You can’t do anything in AWS without picking a region. You can’t navigate the console, launch a server, or even use the SDK. AWS resources have to exist in some physical location. So where should you pick? And based on what? Many first-time AWS users pick the region closest to them. This is okay to get started, ...
- Where To Start With Cloud Computing? 5 Quick Tips To Get Hands-On Today. June 17, 2021Do you have 100 tabs open, reading about Linux, DevOps, CISCO, AWS, Azure, and wondering what it all means and where to start? I spend a lot of time talking to people getting into the cloud industry, so I know how overwhelming it can be. This very article started life as a LinkedIn question, which became ...
- Open Up The Cloud Newsletter #24 (May Recap 2021) June 8, 2021Reading this somewhere that’s not your email inbox? sign-up here. — Well hello, cloud engineering friend! This months newsletter comes to you a little later than usual (I like to ship the newsletter shipped close to the start of the month) but since I was off for the long weekend in the UK it’s ! ☀️ Last month I ...