Episode 99: 2020 overstays its welcome

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Episode 99: 2020 overstays its welcome
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On The Cloud Pod this week, the team looks back on the incredibly weird year that was 2020 and how all we want is to give each other a hug (but we don’t because social distancing is important).

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

Recapping the Shit Year That Was 2020

The Predictions That Were Made for 2020

  • Justin: Amazon and Microsoft will work hard to compete with GKE.
  • Peter: Kubernetes workloads will double in the next year.
  • Jonathan: Amazon will open data centers across growing African economies, RISC-V based RISC instances will release (and Slack will be acquired this year for sure).
  • No One: A global pandemic and Ryan would join the podcast (coincidence?). 

Favorite Announcements of 2020





Honorable Mentions:

Predictions for 2021

  • Jonathan: Braket and other quantum technology will become mainstream and start breaking TLS.
  • Peter: The biggest blocker to cloud adoption will be costs, with individuals spending too much and debt of poor cloud migrations.
  • Justin: Verticalization of the cloud Fintech, Health, Retail, etc.
  • Ryan: WFH will be a permanent trend, further breaking traditional security.

Amazon Web Services: Eff You, Google

  • 🍎 AWS launches Amazon Location to add maps and location awareness to your applications. Looks cheaper than Google Maps but still need to check.  
  • 🤗 AWS Load Balancer Controller version 2.1 is now available with support for additional Elastic Load Balancing configurations. Happy to see this!  
  • 🤗 AWS now supports Domain Name System Security Extensions for Route 53. A huge oversight that has been missing for years, so this is great!

Google Cloud Platform: Going For World Domination

Azure: Just Cheap

TCP Lightning Round

⚡ Justin takes out the competition with this week’s point, leaving scores at Justin (17.5 points), Jonathan (10 points), Ryan (9.5 points) and Jacques (one point). 

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