AWS turned storage, computing, databases, and more into an API call. Twilio did the same to phone calls and SMS messages. Stripe did that to money. Sendgrid and Mailgun and more did that to email. ...
Several months back, Amazon AWS launched Amazon Honeyccode as a low-code app builder, something slightly akin to Airtable. Then Microsoft launched Microsoft Lists as a way to "track information an...
Have you been able to negotiate discounts or free credit on cloud hosting to help your startup's costs?
Or do you use the Linux subsytem in Windows, emulation tools like DosBOX and WINE, or mobile device emulator/simulators? What's your favorite ways you've used virtual machines and emulation?
We are looking for ways to load test our app in AWS. I have no experience load testing so not sure the best tools to use to get an idea how the system will handle a ton of concurrent users doing o...
If you are using AWS services, Amazon SES is also available to you. If you need to control your email sender IP reputation and need to send a high volume of emails on a regular basis, Amazon SES le...
Curious how Amazon SES, Sendgrid, Mailgun, and others compare, and why your team picked the service you did to send emails.
If we want to add built-in voice recognition to an app instead of relying on dictation in individual platforms (e.g. the dictation from the iPhone keyboard), what's the best API to use? If you have...
There are tools from AWS and Google Cloud to classify images, but curious how well they actually work. Any you've actually used?
Gavin Baker, who’s highly respected by Benchmark’s Bill Gurley, recently posted a thread about growing startup migration away from AWS to GCP/Azure. Thread here: https://twitter.com/gavinsbaker/st...
Looked at Heroku, which uses a Shared Responsibility model for HIPAA compliance. The quoted price struck my as ridiculous (OTOO ~$50K/year) in addition to server/worker resource costs. For HIPAA-c...
Our company has fast growing spend on AWS and are almost done with our AWS Activate credits. We've heard that they have an Enterprise Discount Program (EDP). How much can you save? How do you get i...
What do you wish Amazon would add to AWS services to make them better fit your needs, or which new services do you hope Amazon adds to AWS?
If you've used both, which do you find more reliable at delivery?
Was surprised to see Amazon's support pricing, and am curious how much most teams end up paying for AWS support and how valuable that has been for your team.
My app is currently hosted on several Digital Ocean VPS, and migrating to AWS seems like it may be more challenge than it's worth at the moment. How difficult was the switch for your team?
Any smaller, lesser-known services your team loves?
Is there any advantage to sticking with an AWS-only stack as much as possible?
AWS pricing seems like it can get incredibly detailed and confusing; are there any major things that tripped your company up to watch out for?
What made you choose AWS over Azure and Google Cloud?
Curious if there are any AWS services you avoid using.
If you've switched to another hosting or cloud provider, why? Curious before deploying our site on AWS.
Are any of Microsoft or Amazon's services better than their AWS equivalents?
Seems you can get between $1,000 to $100,000—wondering how much your company was offered, or if you found other deals worked out better.
Reserved Instances seem like the best way to save on AWS over the long term, but worried about losing the flexibility of only using the capacity we need. Has this been an issue for your team?
Amazon says you can only use one AWS discount on your account, ever, so trying to find the best one before we sign up for our startup.