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The Author Spotlight series pulls back the curtain on some of AWS's most prolific authors. Read on to find out more about our very own Luca Mezzalira's journey, in his own words!

My name is Luca, and I'm a Principal Serverless Specialist Solutions Architect-probably the longest job title I've ever had in my 20-year career in the tech industry. One thing you have to know about me upfront: I love challenges. I tread an unconventional path, on which I found several hurdles, but, after a few years, I grew to love them.

Since I joined Amazon Web Services (AWS) in January 2021, I discovered (and continue to discover) all the challenges I've always dreamed of. I can also find solutions for customers, industries, and communities-what better place is there for a challenge-hunter like me!


Duke Energy will build new smart grid software and services on AWS and expand its Intelligent Grid Services - a suite of custom-built applications that help the utility anticipate future energy demand and identify where and how to update the power grid.

Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), one of America's largest energy holding companies, and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company (NASDAQ: AMZN), are entering into a multiyear strategic collaboration to accelerate the utility's development of industry-leading grid solutions that will benefit customers and help advance Duke Energy's clean energy transition. As part of this agreement, Duke Energy will build new smart grid software and services on AWS and expand its Intelligent Grid Services - a suite of custom-built applications that help the utility anticipate future energy demand and identify where and how to update the power grid. AWS, in turn, will work alongside Duke Energy to build out cloud technologies to support Duke Energy's grid-planning solutions, so they run faster and more cost effectively.

Now Open - AWS Region In Spain
AWS News, November 15th, 2022
The AWS Region in Aragon, Spain, is now open. The official name is Europe (Spain), and the API name is eu-south-2. You can start using it today to deploy workloads and store your data in Spain.

The AWS Europe (Spain) Region has three Availability Zones (AZ) that you can use to reliably spread your applications across multiple data centers. Each Availability Zone is a fully isolated partition of AWS infrastructure that contains one or more data centers.

Availability Zones are separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance to reduce the risk of a single event affecting the availability of the Region but near enough for business continuity for applications that require rapid failover and synchronous replication. This gives you the ability to operate production applications that are more highly available, fault-tolerant, and scalable than would be possible from a single data center.

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