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This week on The Cloud Pod, Yahoo is back and cheaper than ever. Just kidding, it’s Ryan who is back and the team is curious as to how he managed to extricate himself out from under that kitten.  

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

General News: Yahoo’s Renaissance

JEDI: Just Keeps Getting Better

  • 🤣 Court snubs Microsoft and the U.S. government’s request to throw out Amazon’s complaint against JEDI cloud contract decision. We can’t wait to hear what Trump says under oath. 

Amazon Web Services: Bring Your Own Talent

Google Cloud Platform: If You Hate Money

  • ✔️ Google wants customers to move their vSphere 5.5+ to Google Cloud VMware Engine. Taking the responsibility away from engineering teams.   
  • 🏏 Databricks on Google Cloud is now generally available. A good play by Google.  
  • ⚽ Google has released its Liquibase Cloud Spanner extension. In theory, you should be able to roll back… 
  • 👌 Google Cloud and the DORA research team are excited to launch the 2021 state of DevOps survey. We highly recommend you check this out.
  • 😩 Google announces the Google Kubernetes Engine Gateway Controller is now in preview. Check this out if you’re tired of service mesh.    
  • 👂 Google is here to tell you six more reasons GKE is the best K8 service. Stay tuned for more announcements from Kubecon EU 2021 next week. 
  • ❓ Google Cloud announces a new region to support growing customer base in Israel. Although this is great, it hasn’t told us when or where it will be built.   

Azure: The Best We Could Do

  • 😐 Azure is announcing the preview of Azure Web PubSub service for building real-time web applications with websockets. Welcome to the club — you’re a little late, Microsoft.

TCP Lightning Round

⚡Jonathan is winning with waffles and takes this week’s point, leaving scores at Justin (7), Ryan (3), Jonathan (7). 

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