On The Cloud Pod this week, Jonathan’s brain is a little scrambled and he can’t remember when he last went out for dinner even though it was with Justin on Tuesday.
A big thanks to this week’s sponsors:
Foghorn Consulting, which provides full-stack cloud solutions with a focus on strategy, planning and execution for enterprises seeking to take advantage of the transformative capabilities of AWS, Google Cloud and Azure.
This week’s highlights
The honey pot might be about to dry up for Microsoft’s lawyers.
If you need a headache to get out of dinner with the in-laws, read this.
Google has finally started listening to the sage advice from The Cloud Pod.
General News: Burn, Baby, Burn
Okta says it’s buying security rival Auth0 for $6.5 billion, sending its stock plunging. The company’s not telling us its plan so don’t panic just yet.
OVH data center burns down knocking major sites offline. Brutal.
JEDI: Things Are Not Going Well
With a $10 billion cloud-computing deal snarled in court, the Pentagon may move forward without it. We can’t wait to see what this has cost taxpayers.
Amazon Web Services: Bottom Of The Barrel
AWS Lambda has received four new trusted advisor checks. This is a real advantage!
AWS Secrets manager now lets you replicate secrets across multiple AWS regions. This makes our brains hurt.
Google Cloud Platform: Just Listen To The Cloud Pod
Introducing Apache Spark Structured Streaming connector for Pub/Sub Lite. Easy tools to make life easier!
Google’s Cloud Healthcare Consent Management API is now generally available. Could be a Trojan horse.
Save the date for Google Cloud Next ‘21: October 12–14, 2021. Thank you, Jesus, it’s not nine weeks long!
Managing cloud firewalls at scale with new Hierarchical Firewall Policies. This is a terrible name.
Azure: Hot Potato
Scale your critical applications cost-effectively with Azure Disk Storage. Always love a good disk storage story.
Architect and optimize your internet traffic with Azure routing preference. Who comes up with these names?
Announcing preview of Azure Trusted Launch for virtual machines. Cough, SolarWinds should read this, cough cough.
New Azure region coming to China in 2022. Yay.
Improving agility, performance and resilience with new Azure infrastructure capabilities. Some cool features.
TCP Lightning Round
Ryan, energized by his win last week, could be on a winning streak as he takes this week’s point, leaving scores at Justin (3), Ryan (2), Jonathan (4).
Other headlines mentioned:
Introducing a new API allowing you to stop in-progress workflows in Amazon Forecast
Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports managed disaster recovery (DR) with Cross-Region Automated Backups
Amazon Connect now provides an out-of-the-box chat user interface for your website
AWS Step Functions adds tooling support for YAML
AWS Systems Manager Change Manager now supports multi-level approvals
Things Coming Up
Google Cloud Born-Digital Summit March 25th 2:30 AM – 5:00 AM Pacific Time (US)
Microsoft Build — May 19–21 (Digital)
Google Cloud Next — Not announced yet (one site says Moscone is reserved June 28–30)
Google Cloud Next 2021 – 12-14 October, 2021
AWS re:Invent — November 29–December 3 — Las Vegas
Oracle Open World