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No One Should Have a Cloud Strategy

No One Should Have a Cloud Strategy

Does your company have a cloud-first or just a cloud strategy? Do you need to be all in the cloud by 202[X]? Do you ever stop and wonder why? Does it seem business savvy to think in terms of technical solution to find a business problem? Lets sit back and go through this mindset...

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Understanding the AWS Transit Gateway

Understanding the AWS Transit Gateway

During AWS re-Invent 2018 event, Amazon announced the Transit Gateway virtual distributed routeing device. What exactly is it? What does it do? What are the limitations? There was a lot of buzz around the announcement and for good reason. Traditionally (I know right "traditional" keyword in cloud speak) one had to deploy third-party virtual-machines such as the Cisco CSRv or a firewall device such as Palo Alto Networks or Fortinet Fortigate. The Transit Gateway takes direct aim at these solutions.

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Learn AWS by Doing

Learn AWS by Doing

I just stumbled upon this by going through he AWS documentation. I had no idea it even existed, while my preference is to create my own custom environments. This is of great value to follow a self-paced intro into many of the Amazon Cloud products...

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How I Studied for AWS SA Associate Exam

How I Studied for AWS SA Associate Exam

I am a proud Cisco CCIE which took me years to achieve, this at one point was the cornerstone of most if not all IT certifications. It is still extremely valuable today, as all knowledge is, acquiring and the path to getting there at the end is where the value lies. So why a cloud certification then? Why AWS? The answer to the first question is simple enough. Being in the consulting area, four (4) out of five (5) conversations about data center, applications, networking, and any sort of IT technology involves cloud. Whether you believe it is the right thing or not, it's not really the point.

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AWS Fundamentals

AWS Fundamentals

Little disclaimer, this is not an introductory blog post or meant to be a guide. These are my notes, raw, and may continue to be updated. I have included video links to AWS re:Invent videos.

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