Disappointed not to see Amazon take the opportunity to increase its executive diversity with its new CEO.
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
- 🚨 If Amazon was the royal family, this would be like Harry becoming King.
- 🚨 Google found slugs in its lettuce and is not happy about it.
- 🚨 Azure wants to shut The Cloud Pod up for good this time.
General News: Nothing Spicy
- ☁️ Sysdig is releasing unified cloud and container security with the launch of Unified Threat detection across AWS cloud and containers. Interesting that it uses Cloud Custodian.
Amazon Web Services: No Longer Hiring
- 🤯 Tableau CEO Adam Selipsky will return to Amazon Web Services as CEO. We did not see this coming.
- 👂 Introducing Amazon S3 Object Lambda. They listened to us!
Google Cloud Platform: Slurm It Up
- 👎 Google Cloud caps sales commissions as losses mount. This will remove the motivation to go after smaller deals.
- 😊 Google announces a new method of obtaining Compute Engine instances for batch processing. We thought it was attacking our workloads but it actually wasn’t — our bad.
- 🥔 Google is announcing the preview of its Network Connectivity Center. No potatoes, thankfully.
- 🐌 Announcing the newest set of features for Slurm running on Google Cloud. Worst name ever.
- 🦹♀️ Google announces A2 VMs are now generally available with the largest GPU cloud instances with NVIDIA A100 GPUs. Is this the computer version of scalping tickets?
- 🤷 Google announces high-bandwidth network configurations for General Purpose N2 and Compute Optimized C2 Compute Engine VM families. We’d love to know what the technology is behind this.
Azure: Not Happy With The Cloud Pod
- 🌎 Azure announces plans to expand the Azure Availability Zones to more regions. We’ll take credit for this one.
TCP Lightning Round
⚡ After a large amount of debate about who should win, Jonathan takes this week’s point, leaving scores at Justin (3), Ryan (3), Jonathan (5).
Other headlines mentioned:
- General availability: Enhanced Azure Dashboards experience for pinned Log Analytics parts
- Azure Monitor SQL insights for Azure SQL in public preview
- Announcing AWS Media Intelligence solutions’
- Amazon EC2 now supports UEFI boot when migrating virtual machines to EC2
- Amazon EKS reduces cluster creation time by 40%
- Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling Instance Refresh now supports phased deployments
- Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports rollback protection for database major version upgrades
- Amazon QLDB Increases Verification APIs Throughput by an Order of Magnitude
- AWS announces Developer Preview release of opinionated deployment tool for .NET CLI
- Leverage state of the art Natural Language Processing with Hugging Face and Amazon SageMaker
- Amazon QuickSight launches Custom Tooltips, Updates to Anomaly Detection, and More
- AWS Cost Categories now supports inherited and default values
- AWS Glue Studio now supports transforms defined in SQL
- Cloud Spanner launches point-in-time-recovery capability
Things Coming Up