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About Greg Cockburn

Principal Cloud Architect/Chief Engineer for Bulletproof, Greg has extensive expertise in the Information Technology space and has specialised in UNIX and Linux Systems Administrations and broader application operations. Certified as an AWS APN Cloud Warrior and recognised for his AWS subject matter expertise, Greg has most recently focused on human organisation and how culture, process and interaction helps teams and businesses success.
21 12, 2016

Our Top 5 AWS re:Invent Announcements

Data and IoT unveiled as a major focus at AWS re:Invent 2016 Image Credit: Amazon Web Services re:Invent is now well and truly over for another year and while the flood of announcements has slowed, in true AWS style they haven't stopped, just slowed to a trickle. Our team have now had time to absorb the major announcements and we're going to discuss our top 5 key releases. We've painstakingly picked out the ones that we think will have the most impact to our customers, the industry and well, just some that we think are cool. From the flood of announcements that came out of re:Invent, the most exciting releases had a central theme. We can see that Big Data, Analytics and IoT

5 12, 2016

Open-source innovation with Microsoft Azure

Are you struggling to get support from your team because they feel that Azure doesn’t provide enough support for Open-source? Do you work on a Linux workstation/laptop or on macOS/OS X, or are you really hard core and use FreeBSD? If you use one of these *NIX type environments how do you get started on the Azure cloud? The good news is that Microsoft LOVES Linux and Open-source. Let’s take a look at using open source with Microsoft Azure in a bit more detail.

2 12, 2016

Day 3 re:Invent 2016 update: On the ground with EC2 Systems Manager, Code Build and much more

Yesterday was very exciting, but AWS CTO Werner Vogels certainly didn't disappoint on day 3 of re:Invent. From increased visibility of your application health at all layers, detailed insights and debugging tools, new Lambda language and a migration to the edge, new batch and ETL work flows and targeted notifications. Let's take a quick look at some of the highlights.

1 12, 2016

re:Invent 2016 update – On the ground with Snowmobile, Snowball Edge and truckload of new offerings

What a morning it has been for day 2 of AWS re:Invent! This year is the 5th year that AWS re:Invent has run and the announcements from AWS CEO Andy Jassy are very exciting. These include new database engines for Aurora, new EC2 types, FPGAs, elastic GPUs, VPS, AI, Hybrid and new Snowball configurations.

25 11, 2016

Our top 10 pre re:Invent Announcements

It's nearly time for AWS re:Invent. The last few weeks really have seemed like Christmas. The announcements that have been coming out are amazing and I really don't know what's left in store for next week, but I'm sure there's big news to come. Let's go over 10 of our favourites so far.

14 04, 2016

Serverless Architecture: The rise of Next-Gen PaaS

We have seen the advent of computers from analogue, to digital, to desktop, virtualisation and abstraction. So what's next? Let’s take a closer look at serverless architecture and see what it means to you for your enterprise. Is it the answer to your pain points or is it just another option in the tool box?