167: The Cloud Pod Gets Sucked In by the Graviton3

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167: The Cloud Pod Gets Sucked In by the Graviton3
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On The Cloud Pod this week, the team talks tactics for infiltrating the new Google Cloud center in Ohio. Plus: AWS goes sci-fi with the new Graviton3 processors, the new GKE cost estimator calculates the value of your soul, and Microsoft builds the metaverse. 

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

  • 🚨 AWS fires up the Graviton3 processors for some big energy savings.
  • 🚨 Google develops the new GKE cost estimator for people who aren’t curious about cost.
  • 🚨 Microsoft Build comes out of nowhere to deliver awesome, scary AI-driven tools with much mention of metaverse (yuck).

Top Quotes  

  • 💡 “This feature isn’t developed for you because you’re curious about the cost. This is developed specifically for the people who are not curious about the cost. It’s a big red number. When they’re doing the deployment, it’s like, oh, I should probably not do that.
  • 💡 “I cannot wait for the robot overlords to completely school me at code. This is gonna be hilarious… and frightening.”

General News: HashiCorp Extends Its Reach

AWS: Abiding by the Laws of Graviton3

GCP: Changing Behavior One Cost Estimate at a Time

Azure: Unleashing the Terrifying Power of AI-written Code

  • 🗃️ It’s what we wanted all along: HostProcess Containers is now in public preview. Great when you need it, but you should try really hard to not need it — it’s last resort territory.
  • 👷 Neither Microsoft nor our listeners told us about this, but Microsoft Build delivers a dazzling array of tools for builders: AI now writes your code, something something metaverse.
  • 💵 Don’t you just love paying the market for the marketplace? NGINX is in public preview.
  • 📒 Jonathan really doesn’t understand the need for Ledger in Azure SQL Database. (A database is meant to be dynamic — it makes no sense for static data.)

TCP Lightning Round

⚡ Because Peter is still in the dungeon and the team is looking out for him, the scores remain the same: Justin (5), Jonathan (2), Ryan (1), and Peter (1).

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Things Coming Up:

Applied ML Summit – June 9th

Sustainability Summit – June 28th

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