163: The Cloud Pod Pushes the Azure Red Button

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163: The Cloud Pod Pushes the Azure Red Button
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On The Cloud Pod this week, the team establishes that Justin may be immune to COVID. Plus all the latest from the AWS Summit, Azure Red Button team up on DDOS defense, and engines are revving in the great VMware showdown. 

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

  • 🚨 The AWS San Francisco Summit kicks off with a ton of new generally available stuff, but not-so-impressive attendance (looking at you, COVID).
  • 🚨 Microsoft and Red Button buddy up on DDOS defense testing initiative.
  • 🚨 AWS, Google and Oracle rev their engines for the VMware top spot. 

Top Quotes  

  • 💡 “Really shows you the power of partnership … There’s finally some easy button for testing these things. Because you always dream: Maybe I could create my own DDoS situation, which seemingly I do occasionally by accident, but intentionally would be nice this time.”
  • 💡 “I don’t necessarily trust their math, but assuming that it’s reasonably correct, it seems like a good market for Oracle to go after if you’re gonna try to compete with those three platforms — I don’t see a ton of people moving straight to the cloud on VMware. But that’s a pretty compelling argument and potentially a way of getting VMware customers to the cloud quicker: let’s just do it now if we don’t have to get off of VMware.”

General News: Great Expectations

AWS: Everything Generally Available

GCP: Start Your Engines

Azure: Push the Button

  • 🔴 Microsoft and Red Button team up for attack simulation testing. Now you can run that DDOS attack you always dreamed of without the risk of the FBI knocking on your door.
  • 🚫 Controls to block domain fronting behavior on customer resources are now generally available. Our question: How is this an opt-in choice? Just… turn it on, Azure.

Oracle: A Busy Week

TCP Lightning Round

⚡ Justin firmly leads the way with the scores at Justin (5), Ryan (1), Jonathan (2), Peter (1).

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Things Coming Up:

May 17th – Google Security Summit

June 9th – Applied ML Summit

May 11-12th – Berlin

May 18th – Tel Aviv

May 23-25th – Washington DC 

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