155: The Cloud Pod Shows Green in the New AWS Status Page

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155: The Cloud Pod Shows Green in the New AWS Status Page
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On The Cloud Pod this week, the team heads down a Cisco business model rabbithole. Plus cloud status pages struggle with reality, AWS is tracking carbon footprints, and Microsoft sees serious security business growth with Defender. 

A big thanks to this week’s sponsor, 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

  • 🚨 Cloud status pages aren’t reflecting reported issues, in what appears to be a cover-up by error-shy cloud providers.
  • 🚨 AWS introduces a new carbon footprint dashboard to help customers track their sustainability for cleaner, greener living.
  • 🚨 Following on the heels of AWS and Azure, Microsoft Defender now provides security on Google Cloud, and is also available for Azure Cosmos DB.

Top Quotes  

💡 “Understanding the thresholds would be nice, but it’s difficult, because if you have an instance up and running just fine, but you can’t launch a new instance, is EC2 down? Is the control plane being down the same as the service itself being down? The ability to launch a new instance would be fairly instrumental to using the service. There’re lots of very fine distinctions made between whether something’s working or not. I think a little more transparency is needed. But I don’t think they’re trying to mislead anybody.”

💡 “They’re so strong in other areas, I think it’s a mistake to try to compete everywhere with the two other companies that are roughly [their] size. Do the thing you’re really good at and just keep doing it better.”

General News: Move Along, Everything’s Fine Here

AWS: Continuing Its Tradition of Silly Names

Azure: Ring, Ring

Oracle: Finally Fixed its RSS Feed

TCP Lightning Round

⚡ With Ryan absent this week, Justin jumps ahead, but Peter’s still flagging behind, rendering the scores Justin (3), Ryan (1), Jonathan (1), Peter (0).

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