Episode 105: The Cloud Pod’s heart is a Flutter with Space Edge

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Episode 105: The Cloud Pod’s heart is a Flutter with Space Edge
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On The Cloud Pod this week, Jonathan is getting his beauty sleep so you’ll have to make do with the comic stylings of Justin, Peter and Ryan.

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.

This week’s highlights

Amazon Web Services: The Weird Kid in Class

  • 🦋 AWS announces Amplify Flutter is now generally available. Get your flutter on in the cloud. 
  • 👽 Amazon EKS now supports Kubernetes version 1.19. Weird use case, but OK.  
  • 👏 AWS Direct Connect announces native 100 Gbps dedicated connections at select locations. No discount for more data — well done, Amazon. 

Google Cloud Platform: Jonathan’s Money Maker

  • 🍰 Easily build Kubernetes applications that span multiple clusters with Google’s new multi-cluster services (MCS). Now you can have your cake and eat it, too!
  • 😴 Google announces general availability of Service Directory. Now Jonathan makes money while he sleeps.
  • 😐 Google announces 9TB SSDs to bring ultimate IOPS per dollar to Compute Engine VMs. Still not that exciting. 

Azure: Lost in Space

  • 🔥 Azure announces Firewall Premium is now in preview. No more excuses for sticking with standard firewall protection.
  • 🤣 Microsoft will establish its next U.S. datacenter region in Georgia’s Fulton and Douglas Counties. Not only did Georgia go blue, they went Azure blue.  
  • 👩‍🚀 Azure announces partnership with HPE and the upcoming launch of the Spaceborne Computer-2 (SBC-2). Also known as SkyNet. 
  • 🧠 Azure has added the ability to backup Linux systems with Azure Backup. This is such a no-brainer; all cloud providers should have this.

TCP Lightning Round

⚡ Justin will have nightmares about supporting more than 2 TB of memory in SAP HANA but at least he takes this week’s point, leaving scores at Justin (3), Ryan (1), Jonathan (2). 

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