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A First Look at Google Cloud Datastore

Note: This is a continuation of my post on exploring Google Cloud Platform. There is also a mirror of it on dev.to. At first glance, Datastore is equivalent to DynamoDB. I personally think that Datastore is better compared to SimpleDB. Unfortunately, SimpleDB isn’t accepting new customers/isn’t being deployed to new regions, so it’s not a […]

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A First Look at Google Cloud Storage

Note: This is a continuation of my post on exploring Google Cloud Platform. There is also a mirror of it on dev.to. Storage price wise, S3 and GCS are mostly comparable, with a note that GCS bandwidth is more expensive, and you don’t really get a choice of what rate you want to pay. GCS […]

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A First Look at Google Compute Engine

Note: This is a continuation of my post on exploring Google Cloud Platform. There is also a mirror of it on dev.to. Compute Engine is one of the more important services for me. While I’d love to have all my stuff on managed services like Lambda/Cloud Functions, it’s not possible. The fundamentals of GCE are […]

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A First Look at Google Cloud Platform

This got really long, so I broke it up into parts. Feel free to skip to the parts you’re interested in. * Setting up, Organization differences & IAM/Authentication (this post) (dev.to mirror) * Google Compute Engine (dev.to mirror) * Google Cloud Storage (dev.to mirror) * Google Cloud Datastore (dev.to mirror) I have a bunch of […]

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Exploring AWS Organizations

When AWS Organizations went GA, I was really happy. While I’ve had my personal AWS account for a while, I have a bunch of sites that aren’t personal in nature, and I wanted to spin them off into another account with the intention of having enough isolation that I could apply Terraform to those accounts […]

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