• AWS Billing Optimization with Dan Polfer

    SightPlan

    Amazon has some great tools for organizing, analyzing, and managing your AWS expenses and bills. Dan Polfer will be joining this month's meetup to present an overview of those tools as well as a deeper dive into the Amazon Cost Explorer and Cost and Usage Reports. Dan is the CTO of SightPlan, and he has been using Amazon Web Services in production across several small-businesses over the last 10 years.

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  • Cloud Security with Chris Ueland

    SightPlan

    Chris Ueland, CEO at SecurityTrails, will be joining us to share his insights into the latest threats and best practices for securing cloud computing environments. SecurityTrails is a next-generation platform that strives to create the biggest treasure-trove of cyber intelligence data readily available in an instant. This will be a great presentation you don't want to miss!

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  • The Portable Cloud Stack: Containers & Kubernetes

    Bryan Rosander, Principal Engineer at the A.I startup Corvana, will be presenting the core business cases why your company might consider adopting Docker and Kubernetes: Developing and running software the same way locally and in the cloud has never been easier. Containerization technology helps package your application with its dependencies and run it in an isolated environment. Kubernetes allows you to run in any major cloud environment and declare how all of your services are wired up. This flexibility and reproducibility helps decrease time to value and vendor lockin while allowing for faster deployment of new features. This talk aims to explain why you should care about these technologies from a developer and business perspective.

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  • Cloud Platforms and Delivery Paradigms

    Purple Rock Scissors

    Our very first meetup! Scott Crespo will provide a broad overview of the world of cloud computing, so that you'll understand the core concepts, available platforms, and primary hosting paradigms. By the end of the presentation, you'll understand: 1. What a hypervisor is 2. The benefits of cloud computing vs. on-premise 3. Who are the major cloud providers, and their strengths and weaknesses 4. The primary hosting paradigms, and their pros and cons, which includes: - On Prem - Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Managed Services - Containers (Docker) - Serverless About the Presenter ---------------------------- Scott Crespo is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect, software engineer, and founder of Konture Techology Services. Scott works as a cloud consultant and helps companies streamline their operations, and enhance security, fault-tolerance, scale, and performance by leveraging all that the major cloud platforms have to offer.

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