115: The Cloud Pod gets to the root of it

The Cloud Pod
The Cloud Pod
115: The Cloud Pod gets to the root of it
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Justin and Jonathan kick off this week’s episode of The Cloud Pod by themselves, Peter joins the party late because he’s been fighting dinosaurs and Ryan is unable to attend as he can’t move from under the weight of the kitten on his lap.   

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

Amazon Web Services: Cheaper Than Healthcare

  • 👩‍⚕️ Amazon RDS on VMWare no longer requires the use of a VPN tunnel back to AWS. Still cheaper than paying for healthcare. 
  • 🤗 Amazon Elasticsearch Service announces support for Asynchronous Search. This is really cool!
  • 👍 Amazon EC2 now allows you to replace the root volume for a running instance. There are some great use cases for this.    
  • 🎅 Red Hat Enterprise Linux with High Availability is now available on Amazon EC2. Good to see IBM isn’t throwing up barriers. 
  • 🌉 AWS is releasing the new Amazon FSx File Gateway. Hopefully this is easy to implement.  
  • ⌚ AWS announces moving graphs for CloudWatch Dashboards. Also known as GIFs for CloudWatch. 

Google Cloud Platform: Closet Fans of Cardi B

  • 🖥️ Google announces PHP, a general purpose programming language, is now on Cloud Functions. Visit thecloudpod.net to see a live example of PHP, also known as the WordPress platform we built our website on.  
  • 😉 GCP is launching Web App and API Protection (WAAP), which provides comprehensive threat protection for web apps and APIs. Do not confuse this with the Cardi B song.   
  • 💰 Google has made the Doc AI solutions generally available. If you’ve sent a fax lately, you know how expensive it is.   
  • 😟 Google announces new multi-instance NVIDIA GPU on the Google Kubernetes Engine. What a massive risk for the tech industry — having one company that manufactures all the chips.   

Azure: Short Notice

  • 💥 Microsoft brings Azure supercomputing to the UK Met Office. Supercomputers and the Cloud are finally colliding.     
  • 😑 Microsoft is joining the Redhat Summit this week to announce several new RHEL capabilities for Azure. It did a terrible job of giving us the heads up about this event.

TCP Lightning Round

⚡ Justin takes the win and this week’s point with an easy dig at information security, leaving scores at Justin (7), Ryan (3), Jonathan (6). 

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