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Co-hosted by AWS Solution Architects and Evangelists, Dr Pete Stanski, Olivier Klein, Dean Samuels, Shane Baldacchino and Gabe Hollombe.

Episode Date
Episode 31 - Innovate Quickly with AWS
In this latest episode of AWS TechChat, hosts Olivier and Dean discuss how AWS enables you to innovate quickly with the latest from AWS PrivateLink, Amazon CloudFront, VPC endpoints, AWS Greengrass, AWS Snowball Edge, AWS Fargate, Amazon SageMaker and Amazon Transcribe.
Aug 01, 2018
Episode 30 - Jam Packed Tech Dive
Unable to attend some of your favourite AWS events? Join Dr Pete and Shane as they kick off the jam packed 30th episode of AWS TechChat on the latest AWS events, update of AWS stats and dive into deep tech details around AWS landing zones, Amazon API Gateway, Storage Gateway, Application Load Balancer, Amazon Linux, Amazon EMR and AWS DeepLens.
Jul 09, 2018
Episode 29 - From General Availability to Dev Tools
Welcome Gabe Hollombe on-board AWS TechChat in this latest episode. Hosts Dean and Gabe start the episode with the latest AWS stats, general availability of Amazon Neptune, Amazon EKS and Amazon Sumerian. They then go into the latest from Amazon Cognito, AWS AppSync, AWS MobileHub, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodePipeline, Amazon SQS, Application Load Balancer and Amazon SageMaker.
Jun 23, 2018
Episode 28 - Round-up of the latest AWS news!
In the latest episode of AWS TechChat, Dr. Pete and Shane share with you some of the latest AWS stats, how you can optimize GPUs for Amazon EC2 instance, updates and announcements around AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS Auto Scaling, Amazon SNS, Amazon Aurora, Amazon ECS, registry of open data on AWS, opportunities for cost savings for Amazon RDS, AWS Certified Security Exam and AWS Database Migration Service.
May 17, 2018
Episode 27 - What's New at AWS?
TechChat Episode #27 Missed the AWS Summits? We bring you AWS TechChat from the AWS Summit Sydney! In the first episode of TechChat TV, hear Dr Pete & Dean Samuels share what’s new at AWS. Watch this session on TechChat TV:
Apr 20, 2018
Episode 26 - Dive into the latest from IoT and Machine Learning at AWS
In this latest episode of AWS TechChat, we welcome Shane Baldacchino to the line of up AWS TechChat hosts! Dr Pete & Shane kick off this episode with updates on the AWS infrastructure and, dive into the latest from IoT and Machine Learning at AWS with news around Amazon EC2 H1 Instances, Amazon SageMaker, AWS DeepLens, AWS Greengrass ML Inference, Amazon FreeRTOS, AWS IoT Device Management, Amazon Rekognition Video, Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Translate and Amazon Comprehend.
Apr 08, 2018
Episode 25 - AWS re:Invent 2017 and Beyond!
Hosts Oli and Dean, bring you the latest episode of AWS TechChat where they kick it off with updates from AWS re:Invent 2017, how to keep up to date with AWS and the new AWS regions. They then dive into AWS Database services such as Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Neptune, Amazon Aurora and, AWS Compute services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS and AWS Lambda.
Feb 12, 2018
Episode 24 - Latest roundup of AWS news
Tune into the latest episode of AWS TechChat, as it kicks off with some interesting news around Artificial Intelligence (AI), latest updates and announcements around Amazon EC2 P3 Instances, Apache MXNet Release, Amazon EC2 C5 Instances, AWS Deep Learning AMI, Amazon Kinesis Analytics, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon Aurora, Preview of Performance Insights, Amazon Athena, AWS Shield, AWS Direct Connect and, information around AI related sessions at AWS re: Invent 2017.
Nov 22, 2017
Episode 23 - Hear the latest tech developments from AWS
Joining Pete and Oli as a co-host from this episode is Dean Samuels, Solutions Architect Manager, HKT, AWS. In this latest episode, Pete and Dean round up the latest around Amazon CloudFront, AWS WAF, Amazon EC2 Spot, Windows Server for Amazon LightSail, Microsoft SQL Server for Amazon EC2, Lifecycle Policies for Amazon EC2 Container Registry, Amazon Database Migration Service, Amazon Redshift, Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator and Gluon, Application Load Balancer and AWS Marketplace.
Nov 03, 2017
Episode 22- Tech dive with special guest Dean Samuels
Join host Oli in the latest episode of AWS TechChat as he speaks with special guest, Dean Samuels, Solutions Architect Manager, HKT, AWS. Oli and Dean dive into the latest updates and announcements around Network Load Balancer, Amazon Lex, Amazon EC2 Systems Manager, AWS Greengrass, Per-Second billing, Middle East Region, Apache MXNet, and Prime Day 2017.
Oct 01, 2017
Episode 21 - Informative round up of the latest AWS news
Join host Dr Pete in the latest episode of AWS TechChat, as he shares the information and updates around VMware on AWS, improvements to signing into your AWS Account, Amazon Route 53, Elastic Load Balancing, Amazon VPC, Amazon EC2, Amazon SES, Amazon RDS, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudFormation, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon Lex, New Quick Starts on deploying IBM MQ on AWS and deploying NGNIX Plus on the AWS Cloud.
Sep 10, 2017
Episode 20 - Latest Summit Announcements & More
In the exciting 20th episode of AWS TechChat, hosts Dr Pete and Oli take listeners through new service announcements of AWS Migration Hub, Amazon Macie, AWS CloudTrail Event History, AWS Glue, launch of edge locations for Amazon CloudFront, general availability of Lambda@Edge and VPC endpoints for updates and information around Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon EFS, NOAA GOES-R on AWS, UK Met Office Forecast Data, New Quick Start, AWS CodeCommit, AWS SAM Local and AWS CodeDeploy.
Aug 28, 2017
Episode 19 - AWS news that matter to you most
In the latest episode of AWS TechChat, Dr.Pete welcomes Olivier Klein as the new co-host. The hosts kick off the episode with, information and updates around Amazon Connect, Amazon WorkSpaces, AWS Direct Connect, AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF), AWS Config, Amazon Kinesis, New Quick Start, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon EC2 Systems Manager, Amazon Athena, Amazon Route 53 and wrap it up with an Amazon Connect demo.
Jul 12, 2017
Episode 18 - Security best practices and latest AWS news
Join Dr Pete and Russ in the latest episode of AWS TechChat as they share security best practices and news around Amazon Rekognition, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ECS, AWS Greengrass, Amazon SQS, AWS CodeStar, AWS Lambda, AWS X-Ray, Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS, Amazon EMR and AWS Deep Learning AMIs.
Jun 23, 2017
Episode 17 - Action packed round up of AWS news
In this action packed episode of AWS TechChat, hosts Dr. Pete and Russ share the latest announcements around Amazon EC2 P2 instances, Amazon LightSail, updates around Remote Desktop Gateway, Amazon Athena, Amazon Elastic Search, Amazon Aurora, Amazon RDS, Amazon CloudFront, HIPAA eligible services, Amazon Cognito, Amazon QuickSight, AWS Serverless Application, IAM policy summaries and new AWS Certification Specialty exams.
Jun 05, 2017
Episode 16 - Stay up to date with the latest AWS news and announcements!
From announcements to service updates, hosts Dr. Pete and Russ bring you another packed episode of AWS TechChat. In this episode, they take you through the announcement of new edge locations, updates to Amazon QuickSIght, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Marketplace, Amazon WorkMail, Amazon EMR, Amazon RDS, AWS Schema Conversion Tool, AWS Organizations, Elastic Load Balancing, AWS Deep Learning, Amazon Simple Queue System (SQS), Amazon Chime, AWS Lambda and introduce, AWS and Ionic’s Mobile Web and Hybrid Application on GitHub.
May 21, 2017
Episode 15 - Round-up of latest AWS news and announcements
Join Dr. Pete and Russ in another episode of AWS TechChat as they discuss the latest AWS announcements and updates around AWS CodeStar, Amazon Redshift, Amazon EC2, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Database Migration, AWS X-Ray, Amazon Aurora, Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Polly, Amazon Lex, Amazon Mobile Hub Integration, AWS Lambda, AWS Marketplace and Simplified Pricing API.
May 01, 2017
Episode 14 - Special Episode with Adrian Cockcroft
Tune into the latest episode of AWS TechChat as special guest Adrian Cockcroft, Vice President, Cloud Architecture Strategy, AWS joins our hosts Dr Pete and Russ to talk about Innovation, Architecture and the AWS Cloud.
Apr 12, 2017
Episode 13 - Latest AWS announcements and updates
In this episode, Dr Pete and Russ run through a round-up of the latest AWS updates and announcements including the launch of the new Zurich edge location, the general availability of Amazon Cloud Directory, updates to Move over JSON, AWS Lambda, Amazon ECS, Amazon WorkDocs, AWS Cryptography, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon EMR, Amazon ElastiCache, Databases, Deep Learning, Amazon Elastic File System and Amazon EC2 reserved Instances.
Mar 28, 2017
Episode 12 - Round-up of AWS news that matter to you most
Dr Pete and Russ Nash delivers a rich round-up of the latest AWS news and announcements. Including the addition of a new edge location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for Amazon CloudFront (71st edge location worldwide); fuss-free online meetings with the availability of Amazon Chime; and much, much more.
Mar 07, 2017
Episode 11 - AWS latest releases & announcements
January was a time of rest and relaxation... but episode 11 doesn't disappoint! Dr Pete and Russ Nash kicks off 2017 with a rich line-up of the year's most relevant AWS updates for the tech community.
Feb 07, 2017
Episode 10 - Special re:Invent Round-up (Part 2 of 2)
Dr Pete and Russ Nash caps off 2016 with a big-bang episode of the best of the best highlights of the new services announcements made from re:Invent 2016. Wishing our listeners a safe, happy holiday season.
Dec 20, 2016
Episode 9 - Special re:Invent Round-up (Part 1 of 2)
For the AWS and tech aficionados, Christmas has come early as Dr Pete and Russ Nash drills down on some of the highlights of the new services announcements made from re:Invent 2016. Tune into part 1 of this special re:Invent round-up!
Dec 13, 2016
Episode 8 - Special coverage on AWS partners plus key announcements with IBM, VMware and more
Our hosts geek out with Adrian De Luca, Head of Solution Architecture for partners and ecosystem for Asia-Pacific. They chat about all things related to AWS partners, including the different levels and types (in the vicinity of tens of thousands world-wide) and their key role in shifting workloads onto the AWS cloud and providing exceptional experience for customers that are scaling on AWS. They also cover some great partner activities happening across the globe as well as some recent key announcements made with IBM, CommVault, VMware and Atlassian. Visit for more!
Nov 16, 2016
Episode 7 - A mammoth round-up of the latest AWS tech updates and announcements
You told us, and we listened. By popular demand, Dr Pete and Russ Nash serves up a mammoth update covering the latest technical updates and announcements from AWS, covering: • The 38th AWS availability zone opening in East Ohio, US • P2 and Grace Hopper + GPU specs • Deep Learning AMI • Aurora + Lambda • EMR, HDFS and Snowball • AWS Server Migration Service • DevOps with new CloudFormation extensions • PowerShell everywhere + AWS Powershell Core on Linux/Mac • And a huge focus on IPv6 DNS, S3, WAF, including a trick and tips segment for using ipv6
Nov 02, 2016
Episode 6 - Dr Werner Vogels Down Under
Dr Werner Vogels, VP & CTO of, spent some time down under and chats with Russ and Dr Pete about Australian Rules Football, the last 10 years of Amazon Web Services and more.
Oct 10, 2016
Episode 5 - Stay up to date on the cloud topics that matter to you most in this latest round-up
Dr Pete and Russ Nash offers up a monstrous round-up of AWS news and services updates, spanning from performance enhancements, price reductions and software dev updates. Tune in to get across the most significant updates from AWS. Visit for more info.
Sep 21, 2016
Episode 4 – A special AWS update for Developers with guest Adam Larter
A special guest joins Dr Pete and Russ in this episode, which is sure to excite the developers among you! Developer-at-heart, Adam Larter, Specialist Solutions Architect from AWS, chats to our hosts about the latest news impacting the developer community from AWS. Covering hot topics like AWS IoT, the serverless framework and the growing momentum of AWS Lambda & API Gateway since launching in 2014. Adam also offers up tips to how you can get started by leveraging AWS SDKs to develop, create and manage applications built on AWS.
Aug 29, 2016
Episode 3 – A round-up of AWS updates, including launch of 35th AZ & AWS certification expert tips
Dr Pete and Russ deliver another rich round-up of recent AWS news. They cover India's recent AWS Region launch, the latest services and feature updates around EC2 with Elastic Network Adaptor, Run Command, Elastic File System (EFS), Python Serverless Microframework for AWS, as well as Mobile Hub, Lumberyard, Database Migration, Aurora and a whole lot more. They are also joined by a special guest from APAC Certification and Training, Ash Willis. Ash joins our hosts to chat about honing your cloud skills, and best practice tips to get you started on your AWS certification journey. All this and more - be sure to tune in!
Jul 26, 2016
Episode 2 - Your Round-up of the Latest AWS News and Updates
In this episode, Dr Pete and Russ run through a round-up of the latest AWS updates, including: EC2 longer instance IDs, EC2 console screenshots, RDS Multi-AZ for SQL Server, RDS cross region replication for Aurora, the new EMR release including Apache Tez and Apache Phoenix, new high throughput EBS volume types and S3 Transfer Acceleration. They also take a closer look at the applications and benefits of resource tagging.
Jun 27, 2016
Episode 1 - Key announcements from AWS Summit Sydney 2016
A round-up of the latest AWS news, services and feature updates and expert tips for cloud enthusiasts, IT professionals and developers, delivered by AWS subject matter experts.
May 26, 2016