037: Brian Klaas Talks Cloud

As we alluded to in Episode 20: Carol Needs a Consult, there are a lot of different products under the Amazon Web Services (AWS) umbrella. In fact, the number of products is somewhat mind-boggling. It can be overwhelming just figuring out where to start, let alone understanding which service is right for which job, how to configure that service, and how to get that service to integrate with all the other AWS services. Thankfully, we have Brian Klaas as a very special guest on today's episode.

Brian Klaas (@Brian_Klaas) is a Senior Technology Officer and instructor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; he runs a team that builds a Learning Management System (LMS) running on a hybrid cloud; he's been using and extolling the value of Amazon Web Services since 2009; and, he's a well known and respected speaker and leader within the ColdFusion community. According to him, the overarching value that AWS provides is the outsourcing of "undifferentiated heavy lifting": AWS builds the infrastructure that you don't want to, allowing your team to focus on your own business-critical product-lines.

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