EuropeClouds Recommends #19 - 06.09.2020

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September 7, 2020

News updates (From 30.8.2020 to 5.9.2020)

Service Announcements/ Updates:

  • OCI Artifact Support In Amazon ECR

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/containers/oci-artifact-support-in-amazon-ecr/

  • AWS: Announcing the General Availability of Bottlerocket, a new open source Linux-based operating system purpose-built to run containers

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/08/announcing-general-availability-of-bottlerocket/

  • Amazon CloudFront announces real-time logs

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/08/cloudfront-realtimelogs/

  • New AWS Solutions Consulting Offer - Serverless IoT Platform Accelerator

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/08/new-aws-solutions-consulting-offer-serverless-iot-platform-accelerator/

  • Amazon EC2/Spot Fleet now support modifying instance types and weights on the run

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/08/amazon-ec2-spot-fleet-support-modifying-instance-types-weights-on-run/

  • Announcing AWS PrivateLink support for Amazon Textract

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/announcing-aws-privatelink-support-amazon-textract/

  • AWS Solutions is launching a new Solution: Discovering Hot Topics Using Machine Learning that helps organizations discover and analyze trending topics among customers

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/aws-solutions-launching-solution-discovering-topics-machine-learning-organizations-discover-analyze-trending-customers/

  • Amazon CloudFront announces support for TLSv1.3 for viewer connections

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/cloudfront-tlsv1-3-support/

  • Cooperation with Amazon Web Services and Ericsson drives new industrial 5G solutions: Telefónica Germany / O2 builds new 5G core network in the cloud

https://www.telefonica.de/news/press-releases-telefonica-germany/2020/09/cooperation-with-amazon-web-services-and-ericsson-drives-new-industrial-5g-solutions-telefonica-deutschland-o2-builds-its-new-5g-core-network-in-the-cloud.html

  • Weta Digital Pacts With Amazon Web Services For Cloud-Based Visual Effects And Animation

https://deadline.com/2020/09/weta-digital-pacts-with-amazon-web-services-for-cloud-based-visual-effects-and-animation-1234568247/

  • Introducing the AWS Best Practices for Security, Identity, & Compliance Webpage and Customer Polling Feature

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/introducing-aws-best-practices-security-identity-compliance-webpage-and-customer-polling-feature/

  • Azure Blob versioning is now general available

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-blob-versioning-is-now-general-available/

  • Azure Active Directory External Identities goes premium with advanced security for B2C

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-active-directory-identity/azure-active-directory-external-identities-goes-premium-with/ba-p/1604572

  • Azure Private Link support in Azure Data Factory now available

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-private-link-support-in-azure-data-factory-now-available/

  • Azure Dedicated Hosts now support new Azure Virtual Machines series

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-dedicated-hosts-now-support-new-azure-virtual-machines-series/

  • Azure Spring Cloud is now generally available

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-spring-cloud-is-now-generally-available/

  • Azure Spring Cloud Service for Java Goes GA

https://adtmag.com/articles/2020/09/03/azure-spring-cloud.aspx

  • User-initiated failover for application fault resiliency in Azure SQL Managed Instance is now generally available

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/userinitiated-failover-for-application-fault-resiliency-in-azure-sql-managed-instance-is-now-generally-available/

  • Migrate to Azure Availability Zones

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/migrate-to-azure-availability-zones/

  • New Azure VMs for general purpose and memory intensive workloads now available

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/new-azure-vms-for-general-purpose-and-memory-intensive-workloads-now-available/

  • Azure DNS: Introducing automatic child zone delegation

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-dns-introducing-automatic-child-zone-delegation/

  • 10 new Google Cloud products you need to know about

https://www.crn.com.au/news/10-new-google-cloud-products-you-need-to-know-about-552613

  • Google Cloud and STS to Automate U.S. Navy Maintenance Inspections Using AI and ML Technology

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/google-cloud-and-sts-to-automate-us-navy-maintenance-inspections-using-ai-and-ml-technology-301119385.html

  • Gitpod Open Sources its Cloud-based Automated Dev Environment

https://adtmag.com/articles/2020/08/25/gitpod-open-sourced.aspx

  • Trend Micro's AWS Integration Adds Security to DevOps Toolbox

https://adtmag.com/articles/2020/08/31/trend-micro-and-aws.aspx

  • Docker Support for the New GitHub Container Registry

https://www.docker.com/blog/docker-support-for-the-new-github-container-registry/

  • Announcing Customized Transport Layer Security Versions and Ciphers in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Load Balancing Service

https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/announcing-customized-transport-layer-security-versions-and-ciphers-in-oracle-cloud-infrastructure-load-balancing-service

  • Announcing VMware Telco Cloud Platform - A Cloud-Native Architecture to Propel CSPs Toward 5G

https://blogs.vmware.com/telco/announcing-vmware-telco-cloud-platform-a-cloud-native-architecture-to-propel-csps-toward-5g/

Trends:

  • Gartner Report - 2020 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure & Platform Services

https://pages.awscloud.com/GLOBAL-multi-DL-gartner-mq-cips-2020-learn.html

  • Top Cloud Computing Providers

https://www.eweek.com/cloud/top-cloud-computing-providers

  • Cloud Contact Center: 2020 Top Providers & Trends

https://www.nojitter.com/contact-center-customer-experience/cloud-contact-center-2020-top-providers-trends

  • COVID-19 accelerates cloud migration plans

https://betanews.com/2020/09/01/covid-19-cloud-migration/

  • VMware: Java Apps Moving to Kubernetes

https://containerjournal.com/topics/container-ecosystems/vmware-java-apps-moving-to-kubernetes/

  • Five critical cloud security challenges and how to overcome them

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/08/31/critical-cloud-security-challenges-how-to-overcome/



Best Practices:

  • DevOps Testing: Best Practices Using Alibaba Cloud

https://www.alibabacloud.com/blog/devops-testing-best-practices-using-alibaba-cloud_596567


Cost Management:

  • Cutting AWS Bill By More Than Half After Migrating To GCP And Digital Ocean

https://medium.com/@guyandtheworld/cutting-aws-bill-by-more-than-half-after-migrating-to-gcp-and-digital-ocean-d9d7ea99142e

  • Cost Allocation Basics That You Need to Know

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws-cost-management/cost-allocation-basics-that-you-need-to-know/

  • Manage your Azure & Amazon Web Services (AWS) spending in a single location with Azure Cost Management +Billing

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/manage-your-azure-amazon-web-services-aws-spending-in-a-single-location-with-azure-cost-management-billing/

  • 5 ways to optimize your backup costs with Azure Backup

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/blog/5-ways-to-optimize-your-backup-costs-with-azure-backup/

  • Control Costs with Google CloudSQL CUDs

https://blog.doit-intl.com/control-costs-with-cloud-sql-cuds-1070cdcb5f62

  • A Guide to Cloud Cost Optimization with HashiCorp Terraform

https://www.hashicorp.com/blog/a-guide-to-cloud-cost-optimization-with-hashicorp-terraform/


Customer Stories:

  • How AppsFlyer reduced its data lake cost with Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/storage/how-appsflyer-reduced-its-data-lake-cost-with-amazon-s3-intelligent-tiering/

  • PR Crisis Microsite Deployed in Cloud in Few Hours

https://blog.vjirovsky.cz/pr-crisis-microsite-deployed-in-cloud-in-few-hours/


Security Related:

  • Amazon GuardDuty Security Review

https://d1.awsstatic.com/certifications/foregenix_amazon_guardduty_security_review_07-2020.pdf

  • Defense in depth using AWS Managed Rules for AWS WAF

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/defense-in-depth-using-aws-managed-rules-for-aws-waf-part-1/

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/deploying-defense-in-depth-using-aws-managed-rules-for-aws-waf-part-2/

  • Cloud Security: A Primer for Policymakers

https://carnegieendowment.org/files/Maurer_Hinck_Cloud_Security-V3.pdf


Training and Certifications:

  • New digital training course: Amazon FSx for Lustre Primer

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/new-digita-training-course-amazon-fsx-for-lustre-primer/

  • Azure DP-100: Welcome to the Machine

https://cloudacademy.com/blog/azure-dp-100-welcome-to-the-machine/

  • Learn Windows Server Hybrid and Azure IaaS VMs

https://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2020/09/learn-windows-server-hybrid-and-azure-iaas-vms/

  • Studying for the Google Cloud Associate Engineer Certification

https://towardsdatascience.com/studying-for-the-google-cloud-associate-engineer-certification-1bb53939ee2a

  • Google Cloud Platform Associate Cloud Engineer (ACE) Guide

https://medium.com/@ankits19/google-cloud-platform-associate-cloud-engineer-ace-guide-ffd03f81b752


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