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The Cloudcast (.net) #98 - "Real-life AWS Apps and DevOps" (36:55)

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Date: August 15, 2013

By: Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely

Description: Aaron and Brian talk with Brian McCallion (@BrianMcCallion) about real-life usage of AWS, the AWS services model, the new application development model and how enterprises are leveraging public cloud for competitive advantages.

Brian McCallion's blog: http://blog.bronzedrum.com/

Topic 1: Before we discuss anything related to AWS, let’s talk about your background and how you got engaged in using AWS.

Topic 2: What are the big trends you’re seeing in the move to use AWS and how have those changed over the last couple of years?

Topic 3: Software development for the web has evolved into a loosely coupled framework of services and data. It’s sort of a hybrid between what’s called IaaS and PaaS. AWS has never really defined itself with those “labels”. Why do you think so many other platforms have gotten this wrong?

Topic 4: You have been fairly vocal that AWS is “enterprise-ready” and that many people don’t understand what’s possible. Can you talk about some examples from your work to support this?

Topic 5: Some have argued that AWS is becoming the de facto “Ops” in DevOps. You’ve been on the other side (in-house IT). Talk about what Ops looks like when using AWS.

Topic 6: Every platform reaches a point where new features have diminishing returns. AWS has been adding new services fairly rapidly over the last 18 months. Are they getting closer to “complete”, or do you see them just starting to really accelerate on their learning curve? What services would you like to see added?

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