AWS UG North #36

The next AWS User Group North meeting will be held on the 27th February at the AutoTrader Offices in Manchester. Sponsored by Panzura. Schedule: 18:00 - Doors open, drinks and networking18:30 - Opening and words from the sponsor18:40 - Stephen Winfield "Cloud Storage Paradigm Overviews"19:10 - Andrew Langhorn "What goes on under EC2’s hood?"19:40 - pizza and drinks20:10 - Michael Pearce “Building scalable data ingestion with AWS.”20:40 - General AWS Q and A with Andrew Langhorn Detailed summaries of the talks: - Stephen Winfield, Systems Engineer at Panzura: "Cloud Storage Paradigm Overviews" Part of the talk will be about edge storage solutions and the rest will cover their ELK stack Vizion.AI and how this may be of interest to anyone using Elastic Search. - Andrew Langhorn, Senior Solutions Architect, AWS: "What goes on under EC2’s hood?" Have you ever wondered what goes on under the hood when you launch an EC2 instance? How does a Lambda function actually run? Where is that RDS database actually running? In this session, Andrew takes us through a whistlestop tour of the history of EC2, from the perspective of the hypervisor. We’ll look at the use of hypervisors to build AWS, how those hypervisors developed over time, and how we built our most recent improvements to the hypervisor behind our latest generation EC2 instances, in order to provide fast, scalable and secure compute. There is no prerequisite knowledge of hypervisors required for this session! Everything you need to know will be explained as the session goes. - Michael Pearce, Senior Engineering Manager (DevOps) at Peak AI. “Building scalable data ingestion with AWS.” AI needs data, to put AI into the enterprise data ingestion needs to be simple but effective. Many companies still opt to move data using the tried and tested SFTP.While easy to use, Peak wanted to take a few DevOps principles and build a scalable, highly available, fault tolerant data transfer solution. See how they did it (and why the AWS Transfer service didn’t work for them!) We'll keep adding more details as we work things out. We're looking forward to seeing you there.

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