On The Cloud Pod this week, Jonathan has returned and is sitting in his garage letting it get darker and darker before he turns a light on. Gartner says low-code is growing!! NOOOOOO!
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
- 🚨 AWS is teaming up with TV to make hockey more exciting.
- 🚨 Google is no longer stuck in the 90s.
- 🚨 Oracle thinks it’s ruggedly handsome — it is not.
Follow Up: Somebody’s In Trouble
- 🌞 SolarWinds hackers downloaded some Microsoft source code for Azure, Exchange and Intune. Intune is probably the most damaging — this is not good news for Microsoft.
General News: The Glowing Puck
- 💲 Gartner is reporting that Low-Code development tool growth has grown 23% this year. Gartner, pay to play.
- 🏒 AWS provides the National Hockey League with cloud, AI and machine learning services. It’s great to see computer tech adding to viewer engagement.
- 👍 Hashicorp announces the general availability of the Terraform Cloud Operator for Kubernetes. It’s an interesting solution to a very hard problem.
Amazon Web Services: Everyone’s On Vacation
- 😯 Amazon EC2 Mac Instances now support macOS Big Sur. Completely stunned by this, aren’t you.
- 🎉 Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling now shows scaling history for deleted groups. This actually solves a small but annoying problem for Justin.
Google Cloud Platform: Jumping Back To 1994
- 👏 Google introduces schedule-based autoscaling for Compute Engine. Finally catching up to Azure and AWS, both of which have had this for a few years now.
- 🔨 Google adds several new features to Google Cloud VMware Engines to support workloads moving from the cloud. We just want the VMware tools.
- 🦖 Google launches Cloud Domains to make it easy to register and use custom domains within its platform. Should have had this a long, long, long time ago.
Azure: Copying Things That Are Good Ideas
- 🤷 Introducing private Azure marketplace for simplified app governance and deployment. Apparently this is a thing people want.
- 🚪 Azure Front Door enhances secure cloud CDN with intelligent threat protection. Shut the front door.
- 🤩 Azure announces Image Builder Service is now generally available. Patching of existing images is really cool and not something we’ve seen in other offerings.
- 📷 Oracle has released a photo of its roving ruggedized infrastructure. The price isn’t too bad!
- 😒 How to manage your GoDaddy domain with OCI DNS. Because Oracle doesn’t have a register.
TCP Lightning Round
⚡ Jonathan takes this week’s point as he outwits the rest of the team, leaving scores at Justin (3), Ryan (1), Jonathan (3).
Other headlines mentioned:
- Datadog integration with Azure: Public Preview
- Azure Purview available in public preview in South Central U.S. and Canada Central
- Azure provides new disk bursting metrics
- Amazon Connect now provides disconnect reason for Voice Calls & Tasks
- Amazon Redshift Query Editor now supports clusters with enhanced VPC routing, longer query run times and all node types
- Amazon Elasticsearch Service adds Trace Analytics, a new feature for distributed tracing
- Amazon Elasticsearch Service add support for Reporting in Kibana
- Amazon RDS for SQL Server now supports Always On Availability Groups for Standard Edition
- Access Amazon EFS file systems from EC2 Mac instances running macOS Big Sur
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