AWSome day Fort Lauderdale is only one day away. If you are not familiar with AWSome day, it is a one-day training event hosted by Amazon that focuses on services for compute, storage, database, and networking. The Boward County Convention Center located at 1950 Eisenhower Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 will host the event on April 3rd, 2018 from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. According to Amazon, this event is ideal for IT managers, system engineers, system administrators, and architects who are eager to learn more about cloud computing and how to get started on the AWS Cloud.
I remember when AWS came out with S3, one of the oldest services in AWS, I used it to store all of my documents in the cloud because I lost all trust in my local hard drive. Additionally, for storage purposes, S3’s flexibility and accessibility outweigh those of a standard hard drive. No more worrying about losing my files due to Windows blue screen of death (BSOD).
I have been using AWS free-tier for quite some time. I’ve even provisioned more powerful instance types that are outside of free-tier to test things like replication, AlwaysOn, instance stores, SQL Server backup strategy using Throughput Optimized HDD (st1), etc… In regards to SQL Server backup, an excellent cost-saving plan is to move the data from st1 to S3 standard. Furthermore, you can define policies that transferred the data to S3 infrequent access and finally to Glacier. This retention policy will save a lot of money in AWS.
AWSome Fort Lauderdale will be the first AWS event that I attend. I’ve been to the virtual sessions but nothing compares to being there in person. The experience is so much more satisfying, and the opportunity to network with professionals from various industries is quite fulfilling. Events such as this one is an excellent opportunity to build core network and collaborate with people who share similar interests.
This will be the agenda for the day
|8:00am – 9:00am||Registration & Ask an AWS Expert|
|9:00am – 9:15am||Welcome|
|9:15am – 9:50am||AWS History
|9:50am – 10:45am||AWS Infrastructure, Part 1
|10:45am – 11:15am||Break|
|11:15am – 12:30pm||AWS Infrastructure, Part 2
|12:30pm – 1:30pm||Lunch & Ask an AWS Expert|
|1:30pm – 2:10pm||Security, Identity, and Access Management
|2:10pm – 2:55pm||AWS Databases
|2:55pm – 3:15pm||Break|
|3:15pm – 3:55pm||AWS Elasticity & Management Tools
|3:55pm – 4:00pm||Closing Remarks|
|4:00pm – 4:30pm||Ask an AWS Expert|