SAP on AWS – Past, Present, and Future

While many of my AWS colleagues are preparing for SAPPHIRE NOW, I thought this would be a good time to bring you up to date on what we have already done to make AWS a great home for SAP’s products and to share our plans to make it even better.

The Story So Far
Our enterprise customers want to bring gigantic, memory-intensive workloads to the AWS Cloud. with a special focus on large-scale production deployments of SAP HANA. Here’s what we have done so far to meet this important requirement:

May 2016 – We announced the x1.32xlarge instance type with 2

The Best Customer Acquisition Techniques You Need to Start Testing

customer acquisition

customer acquisition

Customer acquisition is all about convincing people to buy your products or service. That’s it.

But it’s more complicated than you might think. You have to understand how people make the decision to buy (or to not buy).

It all starts with lead generation. Unless people in your target audience know about your product or service, trust it, and respect it, you don’t generate any revenue.

customer acquisition 2018

customer acquisition 2018

Then you have to convince those leads to convert on your offers to buy. What makes them tick? And how can you create a customer acquisition strategy that works?

We’re going to

EC2 Instance Update – M5 Instances with Local NVMe Storage (M5d)

Earlier this month we launched the C5 Instances with Local NVMe Storage and I told you that we would be doing the same for additional instance types in the near future!

Today we are introducing M5 instances equipped with local NVMe storage. Available for immediate use in 5 regions, these instances are a great fit for workloads that require a balance of compute and memory resources. Here are the specs:

Instance Name vCPUs RAM Local Storage EBS-Optimized Bandwidth Network Bandwidth
m5d.large 2 8 GiB 1 x 75 GB NVMe SSD Up to 2.120 Gbps Up to 10 Gbps
m5d.xlarge 4

AWS Online Tech Talks – June 2018

AWS Online Tech Talks – June 2018

Join us this month to learn about AWS services and solutions. New this month, we have a fireside chat with the GM of Amazon WorkSpaces and our 2nd episode of the “How to re:Invent” series. We’ll also cover best practices, deep dives, use cases and more! Join us and register today!

Note – All sessions are free and in Pacific Time.

Tech talks featured this month:

Analytics & Big Data

June 18, 2018 | 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM PT

Why Businesses Can’t Ignore Google AMP Stories

The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project was launched by Google in February of 2016 with the goal of putting mobile performance above everything else on the web.

And Google definitely met their goal.

AMP powers more than two billion mobile pages and 900,000 different domains. Pages with AMP now load twice as fast as pages without added AMP elements.

If you think you can ignore AMP, you’re wrong. AMP has some pretty awesome features and benefits that can take your content creation efforts to the next level.

If you don’t take the time to understand or use AMP stories

How Protecting Escort Sites Helped Cloudflare

Original Title: CloudFlare: more traffic than Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Instagram, and Apple combined

VENTUREBEAT STAFF JULY 18, 2012 9:00 AM

overview

overview

This post is part of a consultation series that we’re doing along with our friends at The Next Web and Trend Hunter. Each of the three sites has picked a company that’s effectively utilizing new technologies to get them ahead in their space. Here’s our take on The Next Web’s pick, CloudFlare:

CloudFlare is the internet you’ve never heard of. More than just a content delivery network, the service optimizes massive chunks of the web for delivery, screens out

How Protecting Escort Sites Helped Cloudflare Defend Against DOS Attacks

Original Title: CloudFlare: more traffic than Amazon, Wikipedia, Twitter, Instagram, and Apple combined

VENTUREBEAT STAFF JULY 18, 2012 9:00 AM

overview
This post is part of a consultation series that we’re doing along with our friends at The Next Web and Trend Hunter. Each of the three sites has picked a company that’s effectively utilizing new technologies to get them ahead in their space. Here’s our take on The Next Web’s pick, CloudFlare:

CloudFlare is the internet you’ve never heard of. More than just a content delivery network, the service optimizes massive chunks of the web for delivery, screens out

Ultimate SEO Syndicated

15 High-Converting Lead Magnet Examples and Ideas

lead magnet

lead magnet

Generating good lead magnet ideas can become a long process. Simply throwing together an e-book or whitepaper just because other businesses do it would be a mistake.

High-converting lead magnet ideas offer so much value that your target audience can’t say no. The more you refine your lead magnet, the more qualified your leads become because you’re offering exactly what those leads need at the exact right time.

Lead magnets can work for nearly all audiences, including those of B2B and B2C businesses. They’re powerful because they open the door to further communication between the business and the lead.

Some quick thoughts on the public discussion regarding facial recognition and Amazon Rekognition this past week

We have seen a lot of discussion this past week about the role of Amazon Rekognition in facial recognition, surveillance, and civil liberties, and we wanted to share some thoughts.

Amazon Rekognition is a service we announced in 2016. It makes use of new technologies – such as deep learning – and puts them in the hands of developers in an easy-to-use, low-cost way. Since then, we have seen customers use the image and video analysis capabilities of Amazon Rekognition in ways that materially benefit both society (e.g. preventing human trafficking, inhibiting child exploitation, reuniting missing children with their

Conversion Wireframing: A Revenue Oriented Design Process

Even though there is growing wisdom around the best product teams involving design, business and engineering heads from the very start, there is, quite often, still a divide between the design process and business needs.

As someone who has both a Business and Design background, I have found it useful in client work to draw from both areas from the very start.

Here are a few ways you can design web experiences that are not only user-centric but also conversion-centric.

But first:

What is wire framing?

For the non-design heads, wireframes are essentially a schematic or blueprint that define the

Amazon SageMaker Updates – Tokyo Region, CloudFormation, Chainer, and GreenGrass ML

Today, at the AWS Summit in Tokyo we announced a number of updates and new features for Amazon SageMaker. Starting today, SageMaker is available in Asia Pacific (Tokyo)! SageMaker also now supports CloudFormation. A new machine learning framework, Chainer, is now available in the SageMaker Python SDK, in addition to MXNet and Tensorflow. Finally, support for running Chainer models on several devices was added to AWS Greengrass Machine Learning.

Amazon SageMaker Chainer Estimator


Chainer is a popular, flexible, and intuitive deep learning framework. Chainer networks work on a “Define-by-Run” scheme, where the network topology is defined dynamically via forward computation.

New – Pay-per-Session Pricing for Amazon QuickSight, Another Region, and Lots More

Amazon QuickSight is a fully managed cloud business intelligence system that gives you Fast & Easy to Use Business Analytics for Big Data. QuickSight makes business analytics available to organizations of all shapes and sizes, with the ability to access data that is stored in your Amazon Redshift data warehouse, your Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) relational databases, flat files in S3, and (via connectors) data stored in on-premises MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server databases. QuickSight scales to accommodate tens, hundreds, or thousands of users per organization.

Today we are launching a new, session-based pricing option for QuickSight, along with

How To Optimize Your Marketing Campaigns For Higher Quality Leads

How excited would you be if you doubled the number of leads your marketing campaign was generating in less than a month? What if you found out that the improvement wasn’t an improvement at all, because as lead quantity went up, lead quality was going down? That’s exactly what happened with a campaign I ran once. I can assure you – it’s not fun!

One survey of B2B marketers found that their #1 and #2 challenges were generating high quality leads and converting leads into customers:

b2bleadgenerationreport2013 130225195257 phpapp01.pdf

b2bleadgenerationreport2013 130225195257 phpapp01.pdf

Your Landing Page Conversion Rate Is Only Half Of The Story

Converting visitors to

Data Studio Demo Report

I’ve shared a Google Data Studio Report about Louisville crime over the last 10 years that I made in an effort to demonstrate some of my reporting and data experience. The target audience for this is Upwork contracts that I am seeking to pick up.

Its a cool tool though that I’ve used to make a lot of helpful reports. Its populated real time from an SQL server I have running on Google Cloud Platform. I’m more proud of the Louisville Voter Data Report but I think it would be a mistake to share that out there with everyone. Heres

My New SEO Strategy: Blog Less, Spend More on Technology

ubersuggest

ubersuggest

On February 13, 2017, I acquired a keyword tool called Ubersuggest for $120,000.

It was generating 117,425 unique visitors per month at the time I purchased it and had 38,700 backlinks from 8,490 referring domains.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the tool, the concept is really simple:

You put in a keyword you want to target via SEO or PPC, and it gives you more keyword ideas. That way you can grow your traffic by going after more keywords.

Most people thought I bought the tool to just redirect the traffic to

MatthewLeffler.com

I’ve begun a revamping of matthewleffler.com, which has been the same as my mattleffler.me site. I decided it was important to demonstrate WordPress use and diversify my personal domains. mattleffler.me continues the HTML5/CSS Bootstrap site while matthewleffler.com provides a card style WordPress implementation.

matthewleffler.com

These are in essence portfolio pieces that Upwork projects can view when I propose a new contract. My work with Brent Ackerson for Jefferson County Attorney concluded last week but I’m maintaining the sites built as part of the portfolio of work I’ve done in cloud computing, hosting, web design and SEO.

How to Optimize Your Anchor Text Strategy For SEO

anchor-text

anchor-text

The early days of SEO were like the Wild, Wild West.

Blackhat SEO experts were doing everything imaginable to rank their sites on Google.

That included keyword stuffing and creating spammy backlinks on a regular basis.

And for a time, it totally worked.

But these days, those older SEO hacks are long gone.

Now we deal with a much more sophisticated algorithm that pushes innocent-sounding updates like Hummingbird and Panda.

But as innocent as they sound, they can create some real problems for your ongoing SEO efforts.

One of those updates that affected SEO forever is known as Penguin

data studio demo report

Data Studio Demo Report

I’ve shared a Google Data Studio Report about Louisville crime over the last 10 years that I made in an effort to demonstrate some of my reporting and data experience. The target audience for this is Upwork contracts that I am seeking to pick up. Its a cool tool though that I’ve used to make […]

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