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#240: AWS Answers for Log Centralization and Game Analytics

4/22/2018
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Call in the Solutions Builders! In this episode Simon speaks with Garvit Singh and Tom Horton from the AWS Solutions Builder team about the solutions for Centralised Logging and Game Analytics. Centralised Logging Solution: https://aws.amazon.com/answers/logging/centralized-logging/ Gaming Analytics Pipeline: https://aws.amazon.com/answers/big-data/gaming-analytics-pipeline/

Duration:00:16:04

#239: Tales of Public Sector Customers Moving to the Cloud

4/15/2018
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How can Government Agencies take advantage of the cloud to deliver better citizen services? Mark Ryland (Director of Solutions Architecture, AWS) chats with Simon about customer experiences in this sector, and what he has seen work. Shownotes Addressing Data Residency with AWS: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/addressing-data-residency-with-aws/ AWS in the Public Sector: https://aws.amazon.com/government-education/ FINRA: https://aws.amazon.com/solutions/case-studies/finra/...

Duration:00:22:23

#238: Chaos Engineering and Architecture with Adrian Cockcroft

4/8/2018
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Simon speaks with Adrian Cockcroft (VP of Cloud Architecture Strategy, AWS) about the domain of Chaos Engineering and Architecture. They also discuss AWS activity in the Open Source community. Shownotes: Adrian’s 2017 re:Invent Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLSFGLJ6Byo Drift Into Failure: https://www.amazon.com/Drift-into-Failure-Components-Understanding-ebook/dp/B009KOKXKY Netflix Chaos Engineering: http://www.oreilly.com/webops-perf/free/chaos-engineering.csp Open Source...

Duration:00:27:04

#237: Improving Lives of People With Special Needs

4/1/2018
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Technology can enable people with Special Needs to access more services than ever before, and improve their quality of life. In this episode Simon speaks with Robin Dautricourt, Product Manager for Amazon Polly about some of the things people are doing with Amazon Polly to make this possible. https://aws.amazon.com/polly/ https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/pollexy-building-a-special-needs-voice-assistant-with-amazon-polly-and-raspberry-pi/

Duration:00:10:18

#236: Service Update Show

3/25/2018
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It is update time! Simon shares a great selection of new things for customers - what will be your favourite? Shownotes: Amazon Polly Gives WordPress a Voice! - AWS Machine Learning Blog | https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/machine-learning/amazon-polly-gives-wordpress-a-voice/ Amazon Polly New Phonation Tag Enables You to Create Softer Speech | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2018/02/amazon-polly-new-phonation-tag-enables-you-to-create-softer-speech/ Amazon Connect Adds Speech...

Duration:00:29:52

#235: Elections on AWS

3/18/2018
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Elections and their associated campaigns are important, complex and an great example of a “spikey one shot deal workload”. Simon speaks with Michael Jackson (Strategy Lead, State & Local Government, AWS) and Leo Zhadanovsky (Principal Solutions Architecture, AWS) about how Elections are run on AWS and some great “war stories” from past campaigns. Shownotes: https://aws.amazon.com/stateandlocal/election-as-a-service/elections-management/

Duration:00:23:12

#234: A History of the AWS Blog

3/6/2018
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Simon is joined by Jeff Barr, Ana Visneski & Daniel Westermann-Clark to discuss why the AWS Blog exists, how it gets produced and a few other interesting things you might want to hear about!! The AWS Blog: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/

Duration:00:23:02

#233: Integrating SFTP and Enterprise Challenges with Thorn Technologies

3/4/2018
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Do you have SFTP in your environment? How about need to do a lift-and-shift of a high volume system? Simon speaks with Jeff Thorn, CEO of Thorn Technologies about how they have helped customer overcome these and other challenges using AWS. Shownotes: SFTP gateway: https://www.thorntech.com/products/sftpgateway/ SMS Cloud Migration: https://www.thorntech.com/story/cloud-migration-top-tier-wireless-carrier/ Mobile Banking in AWS: https://www.thorntech.com/story/ongo/

Duration:00:21:03

#232: Diving Into AWS WAF

2/25/2018
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What is a WAF and why would you use it? Simon speaks with Sundar Jayashenkar (Senior Product Manager, AWS) to get into some detail. https://aws.amazon.com/waf/

Duration:00:14:17

#231: Lessons From a New Amazonian

2/18/2018
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Simon chats with Sandy Carter (AWS VP of Enterprise Workloads) about her blog post where she discusses her experiences joining Amazon. Blog post: http://innovationexcellence.com/blog/2017/09/01/seven-valuable-lessons-from-a-new-amazonian/

Duration:00:22:32

#230: Service Update Show

2/11/2018
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Simon & Jeff get together to review a raft of updates large and small! Shownotes: Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) now Allows Customers to Tag Their Elastic IP Addresses | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/amazon-virtual-private-cloud-vpc-now-allows-customers-to-tag-their-elastic-ip-addresses/ Amazon WorkSpaces Now Supports Configurable Storage and Switching Between Hardware Bundles |...

Duration:00:37:56

#229: Redefining Edge Computing

2/4/2018
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With the GA launch of AWS Greengrass and bundled support for embedded Lambda Compute in Snowball Edge appliances, AWS is broadening the scope of opportunity for customers with varying edge computing needs. Simon speaks with Todd Varland and Ian Perez Ponce about what "edge computing" really means and the emerging use cases they see across a range of industry sectors. They also discuss the value Snowball Edge delivers as a hybrid platform capable of providing ephemeral compute resources and...

Duration:00:21:47

#228: Deep Dive into AWS Service Catalog

1/28/2018
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How do you manage fast time to market whilst maintaining governance in a large Enterprise? AWS Service Catalog can help! Simon speaks with Clive D’Souza (Global Head of Business Development for AWS Service Catalog) about how customers are modernising their governance and deployment processes. https://aws.amazon.com/servicecatalog

Duration:00:20:31

#227: Migrating from the AWS CLI to Windows PowerShell

1/21/2018
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Simon speaks with Trevor Sullivan (Solutions Architect, AWS) about the capabilities of AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell. Are you an AWS CLI fan? Are you a PowerShell guru? This episode is for you! Shownotes: https://aws.amazon.com/powershell/

Duration:00:17:45

#226: Service Update Show

1/14/2018
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Simon reviews some of the updates to AWS services, a new Alexa Skill, a repository of all AWS re:Invent 2017 content as well as a black-belt tip! Shownotes: Amazon Route 53 Releases Auto Naming API for Service Name Management and Discovery | https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/12/amazon-route-53-releases-auto-naming-api-name-service-management/ Elasticsearch 6.0 now available on Amazon Elasticsearch Service |...

Duration:00:22:14

#225: Building Your Data Lake Foundation

1/7/2018
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Simon speaks with Carla Cole (Vice President, Sales) and Mick Bass (Senior Vice President, Big Data Practice) at 47Lining about an AWS Quick Start available to get your Data Lake up and running fast! https://aws.amazon.com/quickstart/architecture/data-lake-foundation-with-aws-services/

Duration:00:15:52

#224: Serverless IoT Workloads at the Edge

12/31/2017
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How can you manage preventative maintenance without having to learn low level SCADA languages? Simon speaks with Shane Baldacchino (Solutions Architect, AWS) about applying AWS green grass, AWS Step Functions and AWS Lambda at the edge. Watch Shane’s AWS DevDay Session: https://aws.amazon.com/devday/australia/on-demand-2017/ AWS IoT Blog: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/iot/

Duration:00:17:38

#223: Bringing Characters to Life with Amazon Polly Text-to-Speech

12/24/2017
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Gaming, media and entertainment have never been bigger business. Amazon Polly makes it easy to add voice for both static and dynamic content; developers can animate avatars and highlight text as it is currently spoken in mobile apps and video games, or vocalize dynamic content on the fly. Simon speaks with Robin Dautricourt, Product Manager for Amazon Polly and Felix Duchesneau, Software Development Manager for Amazon Lumberyard. They share a few of the ways in which text-to-speech can be...

Duration:00:10:23

#222: Getting AWS Answers

12/17/2017
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You have AWS questions? We have answers! Simon speaks with Garvit Singh (Solutions Builder) and John Stamper (Principal Solutions Builder) about solutions that have been built for use by AWS customers. These are fully deployable via AWS CloudFormation and available as Open Source as both a complete solution or the basis for your own extensions. Shownotes: AWS Answers Site: https://aws.amazon.com/answers/ AWS Multiple Account Security Strategy:...

Duration:00:16:35

#221: So What Does a Technical Account Manager Do These Days?

12/10/2017
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Simon speaks with Jenny Davies and Marc Napoli (both Technical Account Managers at AWS) to learn more about what the role entails and how they help customers. Shownotes: Interested in a TAM Role? visit https://www.amazon.jobs and search for "TAM" AWS Enteprise Support: https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/enterprise-support/

Duration:00:24:11

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