172: The Cloud Pod Masquerades With GKE Autopilot

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On The Cloud Pod this week, the team discusses data sovereignty for future space-customers. Plus: There’s a global cloud shortage, Google announces Apigee advanced API security, and GKE Autopilot gets new networking features.

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

  • 🚨 Microsoft is the latest victim in a global cloud shortage, spinning it as a temporary issue fueled by surging Teams demand and rapid Azure growth.
  • 🚨 Google announces Apigee Advanced API Security in a bid to defend against increased attacks and traffic volumes.
  • 🚨 GKE Autopilot gets new network features in the form of IP masquerading and eBPF, now generally available.

Top Quotes  

  • 💡 “The supply chain has been huge on a lot of people. You don’t hear so much from Amazon, and I don’t know if that’s related to the commerce site Amazon.com and the overprovisioning they did … If AWS went the same route and has a bunch of stock, cluster manufacturing their own chips, maybe they have a little bit more control. But everyone else is screwed.”
  • 💡 “In the article, it just says what you can do to detect bots. But some bots are the use case [you’re] selling to the world. … On the surface, it sounds logical, but there are some ‘gotchas’ that you need to be careful of if you’re doing B2B or doing things that look bot-ish.”

General News: All the Joy of the Crypto Crash

  • 💢 Apparently the tech talent crunch (not because we suck at running Kafka) is to blame for a 68% reliance on AWS managed services. Come on, VentureBeat, you can do better than this! 
  • 🌤️ Microsoft is in the yellow zone because of a global cloud shortage, which it’s attributing to rapid Azure growth and increased Teams demand.

GCP: The Very Apigee of Security

Azure: Head in the Clouds

TCP Lightning Round

⚡ With a full house this week, Jonathan (3) edges closer to Justin (5), with Ryan (2) and Peter (1) tailing slightly behind.

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