JamesBromberger.com

Amazon Web Services

No other consultancy worldwide has the background we have.

Why AWS?

The universal applicability of the AWS Cloud's many services is what makes it generally applicable to most digital workloads.

And while its service offerings expand, the existing ones are continuously refined, and coupled with numerous pricing decreases over time.

The availability of cloud platform managed services of common components in a digital stack means that the individual operational overhead, which is often filled by large amounts of human labour, helps reduce your Total Cost of Operation.

Why us?

Our team have the deepest experience in the region. We've operated critical government and commercial systems, with improved availability and significantly reduced TCO.

Moreover, we're pragmatic, innovative, and helping defend the digital lifeblood of the organisations we work for,.

  • Longest AWS-certified person in the world (Jan 2013-present).
  • AWS Certification Subject Matter Expert (we write the cert exams)
  • Former AWS Security Solution Architect for all of Australia &l New Zealand on staff, who:
    • Introduced Docker to AWS
    • Introduced MariaDB to AWS
    • Introduced ARM to AWS
    • Kicked off AWS looking at the Australian iRAP certification
    • Helped launch the australian region
    • Write the original Storage Gateway bootcamp training
    • Delivered all AWS training in Perth and Adelaide

DNS

We can help migrate your organisation's authoritative DNS from other services, to Amazon Route53.

Why use Route53

Of all the AWS services, this one comes with a rock solid Service Level Agreement (SLA) of 100%. It's extremely well engineered, and ready for high volume.

Historical DNS server implementations were generally two servers: Route53 offers your four seperate IP addresses; but these four service addresses are BGP announced from multiple locations worldwide. So your capacity to have DNS correctly resolving, at scale, is massively increased in speed — and decreased in latency.

We've previously seen corresponding increases in web traffic due to better performing DNS. Historically, when DNS fails, serivce operators get no notification from the clients on the Internet (but ask us how we now know this, with NEL).

Caches and TTL

DNS caches that have had extended caching times assigned have caused significant issues when migrating between DNS service provides. Typically organisations would set cache values far too high, not realising that any updates to DNS settings bay take days or weeks to propagate before the majority of clients had seen the update.

Don't change your DNS until we've had a chance to review it. It may be that settings in your current en vironment need to be updated to reduce cache times, possibly weeks in advance of a redelegation (change) to new DNS hosting service.

Post Route53, we often see DNS running on 1 minute or 5 minute caches (or even zero seconds). The flexibility this brings to be able to update records and have results reflecting in 97% of clients in around 5 intervals of cache time is well worth reviewing.

We're also well versed in the current change to IPv6; we've been doing IPv6 for over 20 years.

Service Operation, Registrar

There's far more to Route53 that we've done, and have been trusted to do with major organisations. Reach out to the experts at JamesBrombeger.com, and discuss your DNS service migration.

VM-based Services

Our team helped build the Debian GNU/Linux distibution, the basis of Ubuntu and more.

We've also run some of the larges fleets of Internet advertising servers, photo archives for the largest camera manufacturers, sharetrading platforms and more.

That brings us great insight and experience at running Linux applications, at scale.

The EC2 environment is incredible flexible, and perfect for pretty much any application that is delivered in executable binary format (eg, COTS)

Serverless

Got source code?

We've been running serverless applications for years.

AWS Well-Architected Review

Already have a deployed workload? Not sure if its still optimised? A Well-Architected Review is a short and cost effective way to get experienced eyes to review everything about the workload, from APIs, to Costs, Security, and more.

With a half day discusison with your engineering lead, and armed with some metrics from your AWS environment, we'll determine the biggest issues you face, how to remediate them, and the priority order to approach this list.

What's more, we'll spend one day with you addressing the top High Priority Items identified.

For a limited time, customes who undertake a Well-Architected Review will be sent a survey from AWS, and upon completion, AWs sends customers US$5,000 in service credit.