Cloud Computing Digest: The Latest Announcements
Even though it's only February, there's quite a bit to share from some of the largest names in cloud computing.
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Despite it still being the beginning of the year, we've got lots of announcements from leading providers and the cloud-native community, so let’s review the most exciting ones below.
AWS Backup was introduced as an all-in-one solution, with the support of EBS, S3, EFS, Dynamo, RDS, and Storage Gateway Volumes, which enables it for on-premises cloud computing as well.
AWS Worklink is a new service which minimizes the hassle of exposing internal web applications to corporate users. The main feature is integrated authentication and mobile device support.
Network Load Balancer gets very demanded TLS Termination support, which allows offloading this work from your backend. Additionally, NLB supports automated certificates deployment via ACM.
Site-to-Site VPN gets support for IKEv2, which increases the list of compatible network appliances and simplifies multi-cloud integration. For instance, there should be no need to spin up an EC2 for establishing IPsec tunnel with Azure VPN Gateway.
AWS Ops Automator gets support for EC2 Vertical scaling. Previously, it was also possible with custom scripts, however, having this out-of-the-box and integrated with ALB makes developers' lives simpler.
Cloud Pub/Sub gets a Replay feature, which brings the exciting possibility of catching and “rewinding” traffic that causes an error during debugging and bug fixing.
Cloud Firestore, a NoSQL FirebaseDB-based service, is announced as generally available.
Google adds WebSockets beta support for App Engine Flexible, thus enabling streaming and full-duplex communication that is often required for highly interactive frontends and allows avoiding polling overhead.
Account failover is now in public preview for Azure Storage, allowing developers to replicate all the storage account data to a secondary region and making it primary afterward.
Cost Management, Azure’s cloud cost analysis and budgeting service, is now generally available for enterprise usage.
Rancher 2.2 adds Multi-Cluster application support, allowing not only the management of multiple Kubernetes clusters, but also the holistic deployment of an app on top of them as a single entity.
The Linux Foundation launches the new LF Edge to establish a unified open source framework for edge computing.
Reading of the Week
"How Uber Monitors 4,000 Microservices," a case study from CNCF.
"Encrypting Kubernetes secrets with Cloud KMS" by Alex Tcherniakhovsky
Janakiram MSV writes about Canary deployments with AWS App Mesh and EKS.
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