14,000 nerds (including myself) just descended on Las Vegas to drink, gamble, party with Skrillex, and get first-hand information from Amazon Web Services on their existing solutions and new announcements. You can already search Google for some in-depth analysis of each announcement. But, this article is for those who think DevOps is a division of the military, and a g2.2xlarge sounds like a confidential report on some sort of husky garment.
We all have a few digital assets that we would hate to lose. For me, it is all the pictures and videos of my kids that I have taken over the years. I take a few more pictures every day, so I need to be continuously protected. If I were a corporation, and this was my critical data, a foolproof Disaster Recovery policy would be necessary. A DR plan protects my data and business if disaster strikes – whether by natural or man-made causes. For my pictures, this disaster could be in the form of a virus, a faulty hard drive, or my basement flooding.
“A champion named Goliath came out of the Philistine camp. His height was six cubits and a span.He had a bronze helmet on his head and wore a coat of scale armor of bronze weighing five thousand shekels. On his legs he wore bronze greaves, and a bronze javelin was slung on his back. His spear shaft was like a weaver’s rod, and its iron point weighed six hundred shekels.”
– 1 Samuel 17 Verse 4
We all know what happens next. The Philistine champion, weighed down with his traditional armor, was defeated by a smaller, faster, nimble warrior, with God on his side. Recently, I have had enlightening conversations with some potential Davids and a few Goliaths.