Is sending the former CEO of one of the biggest technology companies in the world to space a good idea? On The Cloud Pod this week, the team discusses the potential economic catastrophe that could follow if Jeff Bezos becomes space junk.
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.
- Jumpcloud, which provides cloud directory services, enables remote access, eases onboarding and offboarding of users and enables zero trust access models.
This week’s highlights
- 🚨 Amazon is sending the old junk it found in the attic into space.
- 🚨 Google is now fully qualified to direct traffic.
- 🚨 Azure turned its out-of-office message on and hoped no one would notice.
General News: Frenemies
- ⛄ Snowflake had its annual user conference and announced some new tools and features. Pretty good!
- 👾 Jeff Bezos is joining the first human flight to space with his company Blue Origin. This is super risky, even if he’s no longer CEO.
- 👍 Fastly blames global internet outage on a software bug. This is the right way to address outages — nice one, Fastly!
Amazon Web Services: Watch This Space
- 😐 Amazon announces auditing feature for FSx for Windows File Server. This needs an acronym.
- 👀 AWS has added a third availability zone to the China (Beijing) region operated by Sinnet. Nice to see.
- 🧠 AWS Sagemaker Data Wrangler now supports Snowflake as a data source. Smart move.
Google Cloud Platform: Sneaky Sales Tactics
- 🤷 Google announces the release of container-native Cloud DNS for Kubernetes. Powerful building block or Achilles heel?
- 🤔 Google announces new capabilities for Cloud Asset Inventory. Makes so much sense to come from the provider because they know what you have.
- 🤭 Google releases new Microsoft and Windows demos on Google Cloud Demo center. This is absolutely not a sales tool…
- 😺 Introducing Google Cloud Service, Kf for Cloud Foundry, on Kubernetes. Another good pathway to Google.
- 🐍 Google’s Artifact repository now supports Java, Node.JS and Python. We think it’s great it’s included Python.
- 🧞 Google is releasing a fully managed zero-trust security solution using traffic director. We wish there was a demo for this.
Azure: Getting Fit
- 🙄 Azure announces a name change and new features for Windows Virtual Desktop service. This is really just a rebranding exercise.
- ⛰️ Azure is changing the pricing structure for Azure Sentinel and Monitor Log analytics. The cheaper it gets, the more you will store.
TCP Lightning Round
⚡ After a slightly subdued round, Justin takes this week’s point, leaving scores at Justin (10), Ryan (5), Jonathan (7).
Other headlines mentioned:
- Identify and Copy existing objects to use S3 Bucket Keys, reducing the costs of Server-Side Encryption with AWS Key Management Service (SSE-KMS)
- Amazon EKS pods running on AWS Fargate now support custom security groups
- Amazon Keyspaces now supports customer-managed customer master keys (CMKs) for encryption of data at rest to help you meet your compliance and regulatory requirements
- Amazon SNS now supports SMS Sandbox and displays available origination IDs in your account
- AWS Glue Studio now allows you to specify streaming ETL job settings
- Amazon SageMaker model registry now supports rollback of deployed models
- Google Cloud VMware Engine now HIPAA compliant
- Azure: Advancing in-datacenter critical environment infrastructure availability
Things Coming Up
- Announcing Google Cloud 2021 Summits [frequently updated]
- Harness Unscripted Conference — June 16–17
- Google Cloud Next — Not announced yet (one site says Moscone is reserved June 28–30)
- Amazon re:Inforce — August 24–25 — Houston, TX
- Google Cloud Next 2021 — October 12–14, 2021
- AWS re:Invent — November 29–December 3 — Las Vegas
- Oracle Open World (no details yet)