VSHN.timer #156: AWStruck!

3. Oct 2022

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

Before the thrill of the AWS Swiss Cloud Day thaws, we’re going to talk about how companies build jigsaws on AWS.

1. Seesaws: we had the chance to attend the AWS Swiss Cloud Day last Thursday, gathering more than 3000 attendees in one of the biggest Swiss IT events in years. But it’s not over yet! This week we have AWS Innovate, an online conference to learn more about compute, storage, networking, and edge infrastructure. It includes the AWSome Day session for those wishing to start in this field.


2. Chainsaws! Pierce Freeman has been benchmarking GPU offerings among cloud providers and found insane differences! TL;DR: AWS beats GCP in GPU launch time by 66% and has 84 times fewer errors.


3. Flaws… because unfortunately, not everyone is entirely happy with AWS. Take for example Prerender, which moved its infrastructure away from AWS and made quite a few economies. Egress charges can be wild.


4. Paws? Here go some step-by-step instructions to deploy and run Red Hat OpenShift on AWS, either provided by Red Hat themselves, or by the community.


5. Jaws: the VSHN.timer tool of the week is jsii, allowing code in any language to naturally interact with JavaScript classes. It’s the technology that enables the AWS Cloud Development Kit to deliver polyglot libraries from a single codebase!


Are you clutching at straws? Have you ever ridden rickshaws? Do you know of any other strategy that redraws and outlaws your competition? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

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PS3: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about AWS: #61, #87, and #132.

Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski is in charge of Developer Relations at VSHN. He is a software developer since 1996, a trainer, and a published author. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

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