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Simon Elisha & Miles Ward discuss various aspects of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) offering. Each podcast will cover a new service, existing service and "black-belt" tips.

Simon Elisha & Miles Ward discuss various aspects of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) offering. Each podcast will cover a new service, existing service and "black-belt" tips.
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Simon Elisha & Miles Ward discuss various aspects of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) offering. Each podcast will cover a new service, existing service and "black-belt" tips.




#203: Diving Into Parameter Store

Where do you store your sensitive config info and passwords for your applications? In this episode Simon dives into the Parameter Store and how you can use it to protect and access your sensitive data. Shownotes: EC2 Systems Manager Parameter Store: Interesting Articles about Parameter Store: Tagging for Parameter Store:...

Duration: 00:08:03

#202: The AWS Well-Architected Framework

Simon speaks with Philip “Fitz” Fitzsimons, Global Well-Architected Lead, and Herman Coomans, Senior Solutions Architect, all about the AWS Well Architected framework. They discuss what it consists of, how customers can apply it, and what they have learned. Well-Architected Site:

Duration: 00:13:00

#201: A Raft of Updates

It is time again to catch up on a raft of updates for customers! This week’s updates include: AWS Trusted Advisor, Amazon Workspaces, AWS IoT Button, AWS Mobile Hub, Amazon ECS and Amazon DynamoDB just to name a few!

Duration: 00:13:34

#200: Introduction to Apache MXNet on AWS

In this episode Simon talks about Apache MXNet on AWS with Julien Simon, Principal Technical Evangelist AWS. They discuss what it is and how to get started. Apache MXNet on AWS: Amazon EC2 P2 Instances: Julien’s Intro to MXNet Blog Posts:

Duration: 00:23:56

#199: Innovation with Windows on AWS

In this episode Simon chats with Sandy Carter, Amazon VP of Windows & Enterprise Workloads, about the type of innovation companies can undertake, and how the Windows ecosystem on AWS fits into this. Links: Windows on AWS: Sandy’s Twitter Handle: @Sandy_Carter Book:

Duration: 00:14:02

#198 [Startup Stories Special #6] - Hiring for startups

In the early stages, hiring the right people can be as critical as an original great idea. In this episode we’re joined by Andrew Thompson, ex-VP of Engineering at Yoyo Wallet and Will Bentinck, Head of Careers at Makers Academy who talk about their views and approaches to startup recruitment. AWS Startup Stories webpage: Yoyo Wallet: Makers Academy: Access the cheat sheet by submitting your details here:

Duration: 00:30:29

#197: Changing your Business with Amazon Kinesis

Simon speaks with Roger Barga, General Manager for Amazon Kinesis, about how streaming is changing the way organisations are building systems and creating modern, responsive interactions with their customers. Useful Links: Amazon Kinesis: Hands-on Tutorial: Test Drive Using Demo Data:...

Duration: 00:23:50

#196 [Startup Stories Special #5] - Going global with a startup

Having a scalable idea is a dream of any startup founder. But with multiple markets and countries to consider, putting that idea into action is a whole new ballgame. Hear how AWS customer and startup success Once, a dating app with a unique approach, nailed its global strategy, and how it’s accelerating growth in 11 countries and counting. AWS Startup Stories webpage: Once webpage: Access episode 5 cheat sheet by submitting your details here:...

Duration: 00:20:08

#194 [Startup Stories Special #4] - Starting a challenger bank from scratch

This week in the AWS Startup Stories special, Darren talks to Anne Boden, CEO & founder of Starling Bank, about her experience on building a mobile only bank from scratch, dealing with regulators, and launching a public API Marketplace. Enjoy! AWS Startup Stories webpage: Starling Bank: Starling Bank Marketplace website: Access episode 4 cheat sheet by submitting your details here:...

Duration: 00:18:24

193: Amazon EC2 Container Service Update

This week Simon recaps what has been happening in the Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) world and how customers are taking advantage of some of the new capabilities.

Duration: 00:11:50

#192: [Startup Stories Special #3] - Securing VC backing

In this episode of Startup Stories we cover VC funding and how to build longlasting relationships with investors. You will hear both sides of the story from Robin Klein, General Partner at VC fund Local Globe on what he looks for when making investments, and Hal Watts, CEO of tech-fashion Unmade, a company Robin invested in, on his experience finding investment. AWS Startup Stories webpage: Unmade webpage: Local Globe webpage:...

Duration: 00:22:41

#191: New EBS Snapshot Cost Allocation plus AWS Training and Certification Portal

In a shorter episode, Simon takes you through the new Cost Allocation for EBS Snapshots and the new AWS Training & Certification Portal. AWS re:Invent 2016: Cost Optimizing Your Architecture: Practical Design Steps For Savings (ARC310): Cost Allocation for EBS Snapshots: Deleting EBS Snapshots:

Duration: 00:05:14

#190: [Startup Stories Special #2] - Crowdfunding for startups

In the second episode of the AWS Startup Stories special, Darren talks to two special guests innovating on AWS in the fintech space. Tom Blomfield, CEO and founder of Monzo, mobile-only bank, and Darren Westlake, CEO and co-founder of Crowdcube, the world’s first equity crowdfunding platform, discuss crowdfunding for startups. Enjoy! AWS Startup Stories webpage: Monzo webpage: Crowdcube webpage: Access episode 2 cheat...

Duration: 00:26:53

#189: Removing What is Not Needed and Some Service Updates

In this episode Simon discusses the importance of re-visiting Services to ensure you reduce the amount of undifferentiated heavy lifting you have in your architecture. Then he covers a raft of updates big and small. Shownotes: AWS and Ionic: Amazon QuickSight updates:...

Duration: 00:18:07

#188: [Startup Stories Special #1] - OLIO – How a social startup took off

In this first episode of the AWS Startup Stories special, Darren Mowry, Head of Startup Business Development and Venture Capital at AWS EMEA, talks to Tessa Cook, co-founder and CEO of food sharing app and AWS startup customer Olio, about growing a social enterprise and building a loyal fan base with an almost non-existent marketing budget. AWS Startup Stories webpage: OLIO webpage: Access the cheat sheet by submitting your details here:...

Duration: 00:37:13

#187: Data Lakes & IoT

Simon interviews Sri Elapolu, Senior Manager IoT Public Sector Practice, about Data Lakes, IoT and what customers are doing with the technology now and into the future. Shownotes: Smart Cities: City on a Cloud: C3IoT: Big Data on AWS: IoT on AWS:

Duration: 00:23:59

#186: A Bumper Collection of Updates

This episode covers a bumper collection of things new and updated! Price reductions, new services, AI, ML, Big Data, FPGAs, Databases and more! The bumper list of shownotes:

Duration: 00:37:14

#184: Updates to Make Your Day

In this episode Simon catches you up on some new features and capabilities that just might make your day! AWS Resource Tagging API: Tag EC2 Instances & EBS Volumes on Create: Cost Saving Opportunities:...

Duration: 00:11:51

#183: Lots of Updates

Simon covers a raft of changes, big and small, across a wide variety of services for customers. City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge: New Amazon Aurora instance type support: Notifications for Amazon ECS-Optimized AMIs:...

Duration: 00:11:21

#181: Amazon Connect

In this episode Simon gives you an introduction to a new Customer Contact Centre in the cloud - called Amazon Connect.

Duration: 00:09:39

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