My home office setup!

Employees all around the world have been forced to work from home (WFH) due to the covid19 pandemic. My work from home journey began in 2012, so covid really has not changed much for me and my daily work habits. My home office is in a dedicated room, my children have been trained to know…




It’s never easy saying goodbye

After almost 2 years as Enterprise Support Lead (ESL) and Senior Technical Account Manager (TAM) at Amazon Web Services (AWS) as of Friday, June 19, 2020, I officially said goodbye and turned in my AWS blue badge. Despite all the new and exciting things I was able to work on, I realized around the 1 year mark I was missing the community activities in which I had previously participated.




Stream Deck – My Quick Tips!

CDubs quick Stream Deck take… Recently (July 2020) I made some enhancements to my home office setup and configuration. One of the notable and personal favorite upgrades so far was the addition of the Stream Deck by Elgato. The 15 key variation currently retails for $149.99 USD on Amazon. Elgato currently markets the device at…




AWS Control Tower for Existing Organizations

Disclaimer: This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. Introduction Companies of all shapes and sizes utilize the public-cloud for hosting many critical applications and services. One common best practice for managing and governing the cloud at scale is to implement a fully governed and…




Serverless Tracking of AWS VPC Information

If you have many AWS accounts within the Organization, you likely have concerns around tracking VPC (Virtual Private Cloud – basically networking in AWS) configuration information. Let’s take a look at a hypothetical yet pretty real world scenario: Account A is the Data Lake. Account B is a consumer of said Data Lake. In order…




So…What’s DevSecOps All About?!?

“How are organizations achieving secure software deployments in production while limiting AWS Management Console Access?”




Optimize AWS with the Instance Scheduler – Part II

Disclaimer: This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. AWS Instance Scheduler Architecture Part I of this multi-part blog series focused on the AWS Instance Scheduler solution walked through the initial setup and configuration. This blog will illustrate the steps to take when deploying the…




Optimize AWS with the Instance Scheduler – Part I

Disclaimer: This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. Only paying for the resources required is a main benefit to utilizing the public cloud. I have seen firsthand the inefficient use of resources which potentially leads to the over and under-utilization of resources. Controlling these…




AWS Managed Active Directory, Day 2 Operations

Disclaimer: This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. Part 1 – The 101: What is AWS Managed Active Directory Introduction In the previous blog post I brought you up to speed on what the AWS Managed Active Directory capability was and how to initially…




The 101: What is AWS Managed Active Directory?

Disclaimer: This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. Within the AWS Cloud, there are a few ways to connect cloud-hosted resources a Microsoft Active Directory environment. Typically, administrators are in the habit of configuring Windows Servers and then adding the Active Directory Domain Services…




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