On The Cloud Pod this week and with half the team gone fishin’, Justin and Peter hash it out short and sweet. Plus Google Cloud SQL Insights, Atlassian suffers an outage, and AWS finally offers accessible Lambda Function URLs.
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
- 🚨 Atlassian suffers an outage, sparking fears of data loss.
- 🚨 AWS offers some very welcome accessibility for Lambda Functions.
- 🚨 Google announces Cloud SQL Insights for MySQL.
- 💡 “When Lambda first came out, before I even used it, this is how I thought it would work … then it didn’t. So it’s cool that it’s now available. I’m surprised it wasn’t the default — the starting point — before getting more complex, like API gateways.”
- 💡 “It’s almost required: These tools are so important when it’s a managed service and you can’t get under the covers yourself. So it’s cool, for sure. Especially when you get into how these things work with your cloud and how they interact with each other, it becomes even more important.”
General News: Atlassian Made a DevOops
- 🔌 While only 0.25% of their customer base was affected, Atlassian’s outage is not a good look. The company continues to be haunted by it, with data loss fears.
- 🌇 Sungard is doomed. A Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing confines them to history’s unmarked grave of discarded cloud victims.
AWS: Lambda Finally Does What It Was Always Meant To
- ⛺ Accessible Lambda Function URLs are now yours — something that would’ve been nice when it first came out.
- 👮 Security Hub launches five controls and one new integration partner, in a move that seems to open the door to start using it for all sorts of non-security checks.
- ⛩️ Amazon ECS now allows you to run commands in a Windows container running on AWS Fargate. Peter doesn’t want to do this at all, but maybe someone does.
- 👯 Something you always thought would have been there but didn’t know actually existed: Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports SQL Server Agent job replication.
- ✂️ Ooooooh: PrivateLink, Transit Gateway and Client VPN services all get a data transfer price reduction — a good first step!
- ⚙️ In case you’re looking (Peter’s not), there are two new Amazon EC2 bare metal instances.
- 🔓 Whoooo this one’s bad: An RDS vulnerability leads to internal service credentials. While it was definitely risky, it’s no longer exploitable. Another fine example of happiness when you’re doing security in layers.
GCP: Great Powers of Observation Unlocked
- 🔮 The all-important Cloud SQL Insights for MySQL is now in preview.
- 💎 An epically long subsea cable project called Topaz connects Canada and Asia.
- ☁️ Breaking out the big bucks: Google Cloud and SADA launch an expanded partnership with a goal of $2.5 billion in cloud sales.
- 🔫 MongoDB announces a pay-as-you-go offering on Google Cloud Console — you go, Mongo!
TCP Lightning Round
⚡ With Ryan and Jonathan out of action this week, Peter feels bad about the prospect of giving Justin a point, with the scores staying at Justin (4), Ryan (1), Jonathan (2), Peter (1).
Other Headlines Mentioned:
- Azure Data Explorer supports Azure private endpoints
- Public preview: Azure Backup supports metrics and metric alerts for Azure Blobs
- AWS Shield Advanced now supports Application Load Balancer for automatic application layer DDoS mitigation
- Generally available: Service tags support for user-defined routing
Things Coming Up:
May 4th – Google Workspace Summit
May 4-5th – Madrid
May 11-12th – Berlin
May 18th – Tel Aviv
May 23-25th – Washington DC
- IBM Think – May 9th-13th
- DevOps Enterprise Summit Virtual – Europe – May 10th-12th | Registration Open | CFP Open
- Kubecon EU – May 16th-20th
- Google Next – June 6th-8th
- RSA Conference – June 6-9th
- Amazon Re:Mars – June 21st – 24th
- AWS Reinforce – June 28th-29th → Now Moved to Boston
- DevOps Enterprise Summit Virtual – US – August 2nd-4th
- Blackhat USA – August 6th-11th
- VMWorld – US – August 29th-September 1st
- DevOps Enterprise Summit US Flagship Event 🎉 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas – October 18th-20th
- Google Cloud Next – October 11th – 13th
- Oracle Cloud World – October 16-20th
- Kubecon US – October 24-28th
- MS Ignite – November 2nd-4th
- AWS Reinvent – November 28th-Dec 2nd (assumed)
- Oracle OpenWorld – TBC
- Microsoft events – TBD Check for status