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
- 🚨 America’s version of Queen Elizabeth has stepped down.
- 🚨 Google is a bit late to the party but brings the ice so we forgive its team.
- 🚨 Azure is trying to claim it came first but the chicken says otherwise.
Follow Up: A Bit Slack
- 👉 Slack explains how the January 4th outage occurred. It was all Amazon’s fault.
- 🥳 FogOps for Linux is now available via the AWS Marketplace. Congratulations on getting FogOps on the marketplace, Peter!
- General News: It’s Earnings Season!
- 🥜 Microsoft releases its earnings. This is nuts.
- 😶 Alphabet also released its earnings. We hope all the money it’s investing in infrastructure and data centers pays off in the long run, because that’s a big loss.
- 🤪 Amazon announces financial results and CEO transition. That’s some crazy profit.
- 🙋♀️ Outgoing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos addresses employees. But who will head AWS now?
Amazon Web Services: Bon Voyage, Bezos
- 🤨 AWS launches multiple private marketplace catalogs for AWS organizations. Not a problem any of us have so not wowed by this.
- 👎 AWS PrivateLink for Amazon S3 is now generally available. We like it but don’t like the pricing.
- 👍 Amazon Macie announces a slew of new capabilities. Check out our sponsor OpenRaven, which is much better at solving the same issue and is much cheaper.
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).
Other headlines mentioned:
- Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics supports Amazon API Gateway in API blueprint
- Amazon Transcribe Medical now provides automatic Protected Health Information (PHI) identification
- Amazon GuardDuty introduces machine learning domain reputation model to expand threat detection and improve accuracy
- Amazon Elastic File System triples read throughput
- AWS Control Tower now provides bulk account update
- AWS Control Tower now extends governance to existing OUs in your AWS Organizations
- Amazon SES now lets you assign a configuration set to an email identity
- Discover, review, and remediate unintended access to Secrets Manager secrets using IAM Access Analyzer
- Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports tempdb on local instance store with R5d and M5d instance types
- Amazon S3 Batch Operations adds support for Delete Object Tagging