I created my first AWS account in May 2006, and since then things have changed immensely. At the time there were just two services - S3 and SQS. As I write in August 2018, there are nearly 100!
With all this extra power there is inevitably some extra complexity. This often leads to unexpected results. I’ve compiled a brief list of some of the things even those who have been using the platform for a long time might be surprised to discover can bite them, generally at the most inopportune time.
Welcome to the runbook.cloud blog. My name is Sam Bashton, and I’m the founder and lead developer on runbook.cloud.
I’m intending this blog to be a source of useful knowledge for anyone running AWS in production. Here you’ll find articles on new AWS launches, obscure AWS knowledge and the infrastructure behind runbook.cloud.
For my first post, I’d like to talk a little about why I decided to build runbook.cloud.