Episode 103: Bezos retires over Slack outage — Episode 103

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Episode 103: Bezos retires over Slack outage — Episode 103
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It’s Peter’s washing night so please enjoy the soothing sounds of the odd spin cycle as we dive into the huge news coming out of Amazon on The Cloud Pod this week. 

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.
  • Open Raven, the cloud native data protection platform that automates policy monitoring and enforcement. Auto-discover, classify, monitor and protect your sensitive data.

This week’s highlights

Follow Up: A Bit Slack

Amazon Web Services: Bon Voyage, Bezos

Google Cloud Platform: Stop Blaming Our Database

  • 😕 Google announces a CentOS 7-based Virtual Machine image to achieve optimal Central Processing Unit and network performance on Google Cloud. We had to look a few of these terms up.
  • 👏 Google introduces Cloud SQL Insights, a simple tool that helps developers understand database performance issues. Much better than the Amazon offering!  
  • 😎 Google launches SQLCommenter to help developers write queries using an object-oriented paradigm. This is super cool and we love it.
  • 🤯 Google introduces VM Manager to operate large Compute Engine fleets with ease. We’re shocked this has taken so long to be introduced. 
  • 🤷 Eventarc brings eventing to Cloud Run and is now generally available. Not much to say about this except it’s great to see this available. 
  • ⛔ New Cloud DNS response policies simplify access to Google APIs. And we thought the Google Doc APIs were hard to use before…

Azure: The Great Pretender

  • 🤗 Azure Resource Graph unlocks enhanced discovery for ServiceNow. Really cool.
  • 😒 Automate application life cycle management with GitHub Actions. Low code app development, just rolls off the tongue…
  • 🤣 Microsoft’s Azure Quantum is now in preview. Not the world’s first, just so you know. 

TCP Lightning Round

⚡ Justin takes the lead as he wins this week’s point, leaving scores at Justin (2), Ryan (1), Jonathan (1). 

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