179: Google Cloud Can’t Be DDoS’d

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179: Google Cloud Can’t Be DDoS’d
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On The Cloud Pod this week, the team weighs the merits of bitcoin mining versus hacking. Plus: AWS Trusted Advisor prioritizes Support customers, Google provides impenetrable protection from a major DDoS attack, and Oracle Linux 9 is truly unbreakable.

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 Trusted Advisor offers a new Priority capability for Enterprise Support, offering a prioritized view of critical risks.
  • 🚨 Nothing’s touching Google, as it blocks the largest Layer 7 DDoS attack to date, with a whopping 46 million requests per second (RPS).
  • 🚨 The new Oracle Linux 9 comes with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 7 (UEK R7) and Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK).

Top Quotes  

  • 💡 “This is really just institutionalizing the knowledge that the Enterprise customers are already getting from their account team. And it probably really helps — in the event that the AWS account team experiences churn for those customers — not to be negatively impacted. It probably makes it really easy for new people on that AWS account team to come in and know where the other team left off. I don’t think it’s really a new feature — just a new way to access data that customers are already getting.”
  • 💡 “Ignoring those Tor nodes — which didn’t make a whole lot of traffic — that’s 12,000 requests a second per source IP, on average. That’s enormous.”

AWS: A Trusty Advisor’s Priorities

GCP: Heavily Armored Cloud

Azure: It Must Be Kubernetes Week at Azure

Oracle: Surviving a Train Wreck

TCP Lightning Round

⚡ Jonathan makes the dad joke of the century, but fails to snag the point from Justin. The scores stand at: Justin (7), Ryan (4), Jonathan (3), Peter (1).

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After Show:

Elon Musk’s lawyers are bringing in a Twitter whistleblower as part of the ongoing plan to back away from buying the social media giant.

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