On The Cloud Pod the team reviews the multi-billion-dollar DOD contract formerly known as Jedi awarded to big tech companies; Microsoft buys a stake in LSE, raising questions; Werner shares his 2023 tech predictions and posts the Distributed Computing manifesto to his blog; and lastly, at Azure, Bell hits bumps while trying to make Microsoft safer.
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 Pentagon awards a cloud-computing contract that can reach up to $9 billion in total through 2028 to Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Oracle.
- 🚨 Microsoft buys 4% stake in the London Stock Exchange
- 🚨 AWS: Werner posts the Distributed Computing Manifesto to his blog All Things Distributed and shares his 2023 tech predictions.
- 🚨 GCP: Break down data silos with the new cross-cloud transfer feature of BigQuery Omni
- 🚨 Azure: Bell hits obstacles in his push to make Microsoft more secure as feedback suggests the bar is being set too high.
- 💡 “The long and the short of it is that slowly over time, the ship date when buying something on Amazon or anywhere else gets closer to real-time and the cost to get it to you gets lower”
- 💡 “All software has defects since it’s created and configured by humans, [But] the pattern of security incidents [and] defects in Azure reported by third parties and the related severity suggests that even Microsoft is challenged in adopting proper security controls in cloud-native development pipelines, like many enterprises.”
AWS: ALL THINGS DISTRIBUTED – WERNER VOGELS’ BLOG
- 💂 Werner posted the Distributed Computing Manifesto to his blog “All Things Distributed”.
- ️🕵️ The manifesto highlights the challenges Amazon was facing at the end of the 20th century, and hints at where it was headed.
- 👤 He also shared his 2023 tech predictions on the blog involving cloud technology, simulated worlds, silicone chips supply chain transformation, and smart energy..
- 0️⃣ GCP launched big query Omni in 2021 to help customers break down data silos.
- 🚤 They have now added support for SQL-supported Load Statements that allowed AWS/Azure Blob data to be brought into big query as a managed table for advanced analysis.
- 🚤 Feedback confirms improvements in usability, security, latency, and cost audibility.
- ⬆️ After spending 23 years at Amazon, Charlie Bell, the most senior cybersecurity executive now at Microsoft, faces resistance to preventing and responding to software vulnerabilities believing that he was setting the bar too high.
- 📦 If there are flaws in the software they write that leads to vulnerabilities for downtime, developers in bell’s unit can expect to be paged and asked to fix it. This is long-standing practice at AWS but a new concept at Microsoft.
- 🤝OCI is a serverless computer service that enables you to run containers instantly without managing any servers.
- 🚤 OCI Container Instances enables you to run containerized applications without operational complexity or managing infrastructure.
TCP Lightning Round
⚡ Scores are now at TCP Lightning Round Justin (9), Ryan (8), Jonathan (5), Peter (0), Joe (1).
Other Headlines Mentioned:
- Amazon DevOps Guru for RDS detects SQL load changes
- AWS fixes vulnerability affecting container image repository
- The Cloud Pub/Sub team has announced the general availability of the exactly-once-delivery feature.
- Azure has launched new role-based training courses to help you tailor your azure learning
- Azure Storage Mover–A managed migration service for Azure Storage.
- OCI or Azure: Which offers the best value for serverless container instances?
- Oracle clouds never go down, says Oracle’s Larry Ellison