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Corey Quinn

Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group

Corey is the Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group. Corey specializes in helping companies improve their AWS bills by making them smaller and less horrifying; hosts the Screaming in the Cloud and AWS Morning Brief podcasts; and curates Last Week in AWS, a weekly newsletter summarizing the latest in AWS news, blogs, and tools, sprinkled with snark. Corey’s unique brand of humor combines with a deep understanding of AWS’s offerings, unlocking a level of insight that’s both penetrating and hilarious. He lives in San Francisco with his spouse and daughter.

Talk Title: The Myth of Multi-Cloud

In theory, the idea of infrastructure that can be deployed between different cloud providers is a wonderful concept. Who wouldn’t love to migrate workloads seamlessly between providers for a variety of reasons? In theory, a tiger with an anger management problem is just a scaled up house-cat.

This talk explores the practical reality of a “multi-cloud strategy,” with all of its warts. The financial, technical, and operational complexities introduced by multiple providers can take companies by surprise. Come explore the basic truth of “however much you hate your cloud provider, you will hate arbitrating between them far more.”

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