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The three weeks of re:invent are finally drawing to a close and it’s been a whirlwind of announcements and recaps of the most unusual year of the century. The major takeaway for me, above all the industry news, is that the work didn’t stop. Innovation continued at full speed despite all our lives being disrupted. From the talks this week it’s clear that serverless is growing at massive speed this year.4 min
Whether deserved or not (and I lean towards the "not deserved" side), AWS has a reputation in some corners of reaping monetary success off the free and open source contributions of others. The rationale for this argument is that AWS has paid nothing for nor involved the open source community around key projects it relies on when it provides services to customers.4 min
The memes around serverless are endless, generally involving how there are no servers, no operations teams, and how unicorns will use their magical horns to solve your application stability problems.5 min
Enterprises taking advantage of modern security practices (think moving target defense, granular least privileged access/execution of services) are moving **from dedicated instances** to **serverless architectures.** Thus, they rely on modern managed services e.g., functions-as-a-service, managed databases, API gateways, pub/sub and queueing systems, etc. It’s the progress of security practices like this that caught my ear in this final week of re:Invent. In particular, Benjamin Smith's talk highlighted common security challenges and how to successfully navigate them.2 min
Stackery CEO, Tim Zonca, will be your guide to all re:Invent content for all enterprise-minded folks.See all posts
For experienced serverless developers or architects looking for how to integrate AWS re:Invent announcements into their architecture.See all posts