Do you enjoy watching sports? Wear your favorite team or player’s jersey? Are you a fan who has shopped at Fanatics on the Cloud?
Today, we’re talking to Johnny Sheeley, director of Cloud engineering at Fanatics, which is a sports eCommerce business that manufactures and sells sports apparel. Fanatics runs Cloud engineering to provide a robust and reliable set of services by building and deploying applications on top of the Azure Data Lake Store (ADLS) platform.
Some of the highlights of the show include:
If you compete with Amazon, be ready for it to come after you; some companies avoid its Cloud perspective or go multi-Cloud (paranoia-based movement)
Focus on your ability to make your business function smoothly
Transition, migration, and abstraction may be painful, but should not stop work; paying for Cloud-agnostic technology may not be worth it
Challenges of governing use of Cloud resources to prevent mistakes/problems related to Fanatics’ security and budget
Data collected focuses on what’s trending up or down to select an instance type that calculates costs; remain flexible and be aware of what you pay
Natural instinct is to blame people; mistakes are made, especially when a human factor is introduced to an automated system
Creating a mindset that focuses on feature and detail-oriented is challenging
Cottage industry of code bases running in Big Data and other expensive realms
As a product continues to evolve and grow, governance comes along for the ride and AWS bills are streamlined
Will serverless, Lambda, and RDS change how Amazon charges in the future?
State of scale of AWS and developing a more palatable method for releases because people can’t keep up with them and stop paying attention
Two-Pizza Team: Amazon’s management philosophy that any team that works on a service should be able to be fed with two pizzas
Such small teams work quickly and have the freedom to fail, but Amazon has a reliability for the longevity of its different services
Johnny Sheeley's Email
Johnny Sheeley on Twitter
Rands Leadership Slack
Getafix: How Facebook Tools Learn to Fix Bugs Automatically
Accidentally Quadratic Blog
Jeff Barr’s AWS News Blog
Lots of Amazon's projects have failed...and that's ok, says Amazon's Andy Jassy