Episode 92: The Cloud Pod is first in, first out

Episode 92: The Cloud Pod is first in, first out
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Episode 92: The Cloud Pod is first in, first out

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On The Cloud Pod this week, the team discusses the conspiracy theory surrounding media coverage of daylight savings and continues counting down to re:Invent. 

A big thanks to this week’s sponsors:

  •  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.
  • Cloud Academy, which provides an intuitive and scalable training platform to meet teams wherever they are along the cloud maturity curve. Use the code THECLOUDPOD for 50% off its training platform. 

This week’s highlights

Amazon Web Services: Getting Excited for re:Invent 

  • ⛰️ Jeff Barr shares how AWS helped to make Prime Day a reality for its customers. Congratulations to the Amazon Ops and Dev teams for this amazing feat. 
  • 🎀 AWS Global Accelerator announces the ability to override destination ports used to route traffic to an application endpoint. Pretty neat! 
  • 🏗️ AWS is launching AWS Distro for Open Telemetry in preview. We’re excited to see what this builds out to become.   
  • 🤪 AWS launches fully managed publishing/subscribing messaging service enabling message delivery to a large number of subscribers. This is great and we already have use cases for this.  
  • 🏆 Amazon introduces the AWS Load Balancer Controller to simplify operations and save costs — a huge win for anyone using EKS today.  
  • 🤷 AWS CloudFormation now supports increased limits on five service quotas. Sounds good unless you’re trying to make smaller CloudFormation templates.     

Google Cloud Platform: A Bit Confused

  • 🥔 GCP is introducing new Scale-in controls for Compute Engine, to prevent the autoscaler from reducing a managed instance group size too far. We’re a bit confused by the term “Scale-in.” 
  • 🔍 GCP improves security and governance in PostgreSQL with Cloud SQL. Great for companies that are highly audited.
  • 😺 Google updates Firebase with new emulator and data analysis tools. Really great stuff!  

Azure: Busy Building Services It Promised For JEDI

  • 🥳 Microsoft announces multiple new features for Azure VPN Gateway in public preview. Some of these are amazing!  
  • 🔌 Azure introduces the Knowledge center to simplify access to pre-loaded sample data. That electrical smell is the Team’s synapses firing on this one.   
  • 💡 Azure has announced that it will establish its first cloud datacenter region in Taiwan. It feels a bit like they’re trying to sell this as a good idea.    

TCP Lightning Round

⚡ Jonathan was on his game and took this week’s point, leaving scores at Justin (15 points), Jonathan (nine points) and Ryan (five points). 

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