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AWS User Group December re:Invent Panel Presentations

What a great end to the year for our AWS Sydney User Group. A huge thank you to TripAdvisor for letting us host our panel event in their great office space and for supplying the beer and pizza for the night. Special thanks to all our panel members that took their time to come along and share their knowledge and […]

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AWS Personal Health Dashboard

AWS announced that they have launched the Personal Health Dashboard last Dec. 1, 2016. The Dashboard provides an in-depth and personalized look at the performance and availability of each AWS service you use. You don’t have to look anywhere else to find out about the health of your resources and any issues they may experience. You will get notifications from […]

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Cloud Month in Review – November 2016

This month saw some drastic reduction in prices for a few AWS services. AWS S3 and Glacier Price Reduction AWS announced that starting Dec. 1, 2016, both S3 and Glacier storage services will see price reductions. This is to reflect the AWS’s savings derived from technological economies of scale. The original six pricing tiers have been reduced to three. AWS Glacier […]

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AWS re:Invent Keynote Summary – Part 2

It was Werner Vogels turn today at AWS re:Invent to take the stage and to release another wave of announcements. Here’s a snapshot of the announcements made today. You can read the first key note announcements that were made in our previous blog post here. Come along to discuss all these and the rest of the announcements at our Monthly AWS […]

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AWS re:Invent 2016 Keynote Summary

With AWS re:Invent in full swing the keynote for today was nicely summarised into a 90 second video (below).  We’ve been through and outlined everything into a simple post for you here with the What, How and Where for everything announced and there is some great stuff! We will be covering all this and the rest of the announcements to come […]

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AWS Sydney User Group – December 7th

It’s the final Christmas countdown to our last AWS User Group of the year and it will be awesome..!! In case you didn’t know AWS re:Invent is currently in full flow with coverage being run on Live Stream. This month at our Monthly AWS User Group we will be holding a special panel event to discuss the announcements at re:Invent […]

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CloudWatch Metrics Reduced Prices

AWS had released Custom Metrics for AWS CloudWatch back in 2011. Formerly, you get 10 custom metrics for free and any additionals cost $0.5 per metric per month. Now, AWS is announcing a price reduction for CloudWatch Metrics (the first 10 are still free).  According to tier, the pricing is as follows: Tier 0 – 10,000 metrics                                          $0.30 per […]

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New T2.Medium DB Instance Class for Amazon Aurora

AWS has announced a new option for Amazon Aurora users. The new steady-state db.t2.medium DB instance class comes with 2 vCPUs and 4 GB of RAM. At normal use, it can take up 40% of the performance of a single core, but can burst to full core usage for heavy loads and CPU-intensive tasks. This new class also comes with […]

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AWS S3 and Glacier Price Reduction

Originally launched in 2006, AWS S3 has seen price reductions per GB over the years, up to 80% in the last 10 years. AWS Glacier, launched in 2012 as a low-cost storage alternative for infrequently accessed data, has seen similar reductions as well. Now AWS is proud to announce that starting Dec. 1, 2016, both services will see price reduction. […]

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Four Ways to Stop Ransomware

While AWS has the highest security and protection levels possible their shared responsibility model means that you still need to protect whatever you put into the cloud. Malware just keeps getting more vicious each year. Nowadays the gravest threat doesn’t just spy on you; it locks you out of your files and demands payment in exchange for the key. Welcome […]

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