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.
- 💡 “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
- 🛡️ Google announces Apigee Advanced API Security to help protect against increased attacks and traffic volumes. Seems more like a WAF function than a misconfiguration issue, though.
- 📓 Go go go, Google: get more support for structured logs in the latest version of Go logging library.
- ☁️ Monitor your cloud metrics now in Managed Service for Prometheus. Allegedly, Cloud Native community members have an 86% chance of using Prometheus (we’re not so sure about that number.)
- 🇫🇷 Say bonjour to the new Paris region, as the French government aims to make the nation cloud native.
- 🎭 GKE Autopilot’s new IP masquerading and eBPF network features are now generally available.
- 🛠️ Query Insights for Cloud Spanner promises to troubleshoot performance issues with pre-built dashboards. When latency is high, it’s your fault. When it’s low, it’s because we’re awesome.
Azure: Head in the Clouds
- 😖 Get ready to cringe hard: Which Azure service should you use to run your applications? Op sides are very angry about how this article is written.
- 💵 NVads A10 v5 virtual machines are now generally available, offering to help choose the right size for your workload. Why choose one when you can have both?
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.
Other Headlines Mentioned:
- Public preview: Azure Ephemeral OS disk support for confidential virtual machines
- Announcing availability of AWS Outposts rack in Panama
- AWS Database Migration Service now supports IBM Db2 z/OS as a source
- AWS Database Migration Service now supports Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL as a target
Things Coming Up:
- AWS re:Inforce – July 26th-27th → 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 16th-20th
- Kubecon US – October 24th-28th
- MS Ignite – November 2nd-4th
- AWS Reinvent – November 28th-Dec 2nd (assumed)
- Oracle OpenWorld – TBC