162: The Cloud Pod Catches a Fleeting Glimpse of Google Cloud Optimization

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162: The Cloud Pod Catches a Fleeting Glimpse of Google Cloud Optimization
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On The Cloud Pod this week, the team rediscovers who Ryan is after an eternity (a secret agent). Plus AWS Fargate now delivers faster scaling of applications; new features for Oracle Support Rewards; and Google Cloud Optimization AI: Cloud Fleet Routing API from GCP.

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

  • 🚨 Witness the magic of AWS Fargate scaling of applications — harder, faster, better, stronger.
  • 🚨 Ooooh! Unveiling brand new shiny features for Oracle Support Rewards.
  • 🚨 Better planning with more routes: GCP unleashes Optimization AI, API for Cloud Fleet Routing (CFR). 

Top Quotes  

  • 💡 “Because of that Fargate-specific limitation, [with] the first three services you’re concurrently updating, you’ll actually get a much faster rate through ECS test launches, but that fourth service will be slower. At that point, if the math works out where you’re better off hosting it on EC2 … it’s a lot more complex. I’ve worked with a lot of teams on trying to get ECS services to scale faster, and usually I look at them a little skeptically — do you really need this fast?
  • 💡 “In terms of looking at lists of interview questions from Google algorithm questions and the traveling salesman problem and optimizing journeys through multiple locations, multiple cities, everything else, it’s a really hard problem. It only gets exponentially more difficult. And then the more efficient you are with that, the more it costs the environment, the more it costs in time or it costs money. So yeah, it’s actually a worthy problem to solve.”

General News: Microsoft Feels the Heat

AWS: A Very Fargate Indeed

GCP: Taxi, Please

  • 💭 Combining data and cross cloud analytics: BigQuery Omni is here, and customers are going to be very happy.
  • 🚖 API for cloud fleet routing appears in the form of Optimization AI — your route’s going to be a lot easier now.

Azure: The Beauty of Grafana

Oracle: Second Prize…

TCP Lightning Round

⚡ There’s not much of a move this week, with the scores standing at Justin (4), Ryan (1), Jonathan (2), Peter (1)

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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 

Microsoft events – TBD Check for status

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