EuropeClouds Recommends #20 - 14.09.2020

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September 14, 2020

News updates (From 6.9.2020 to 12.9.2020)

Service Announcements / Updates:

  • How Quantic Dream took control of remote working using Amazon Web Services 

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2020-09-08-how-quantic-dream-took-control-of-remote-working-using-amazon-web-services

  • Application Load Balancers now support AWS Outposts

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/application-load-balancers-support-aws-outposts/

  • Introducing security groups for pods

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/containers/introducing-security-groups-for-pods/

  • Amazon Elastic Beanstalk introduces support for shared load balancers

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/containers/amazon-elastic-beanstalk-introduces-support-shared-load-balancers/

  • New AWS Solutions consulting offer - Demand AI

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/new-aws-solutions-consulting-offer-demand-ai/

  • New AWS Solutions consulting offer - Supply AI

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/new-aws-solutions-consulting-offer-supply-ai/

  • New AWS Solutions Consulting Offer - Data-Lake-as-a-Service

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/new-aws-solutions-consulting-offer-data-lake-service/

  • Amazon CloudWatch now monitors Prometheus metrics from Container environments 

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/amazon-cloudwatch-monitors-prometheus-metrics-container-environments/

  • Systems Manager now supports on-demand patching with just two clicks

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/systems-manager-now-supports-on-demand-patching-with-just-two-clicks/

  • Announcing Data API for Amazon Redshift 

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/announcing-data-api-for-amazon-redshift/

  • Amazon Lightsail now offers new OS blueprints

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/amazon-lightsail-offers-new-os-blueprints/

  • U.S. Navy taps Microsoft Azure to enhance weather modeling

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/industry-blog/microsoft-in-business/government/2020/09/04/u-s-navy-taps-microsoft-azure-to-enhance-weather-modeling/

  • Microsoft Sets Kubernetes Strategy for the Enterprise

https://containerjournal.com/topics/container-management/microsoft-sets-kubernetes-strategy-for-the-enterprise/

  • Preview: Automatic VM guest patching for Windows VMs in Azure

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/automatic-vm-guest-patching

  • Azure Blob storage object replication is now generally available

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-blob-storage-object-replication-is-now-generally-available/

  • Azure Cloud Services – Introducing support for Resource Health

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/resource-health-support-for-azure-cloud-services/

  • Query Acceleration for Azure Data Lake Storage is now generally available

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/query-acceleration-generally-available/

  • Google binds no-code tools, API management and serverless computing into new development platform

https://siliconangle.com/2020/09/08/google-binds-no-code-tools-api-management-serverless-computing-new-development-platform/

  • Expanding Google Cloud’s Confidential Computing portfolio

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/identity-security/expanding-google-clouds-confidential-computing-portfolio

  • Introducing interactive code samples in Google Cloud documentation

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/application-development/introducing-interactive-code-samples-in-google-cloud-documentation

  • Micro Focus launches Hybrid Cloud Management X

https://cio.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/cloud-computing/micro-focus-launches-hybrid-cloud-management-x/77889703

  • Nutanix Launches Kubernetes Platform-as-a-Service for the Multicloud Era

https://www.nutanix.com/press-releases/2020/nutanix-launches-kubernetes-platform-as-a-service

  • Announcing the Sentinel Playground

https://www.hashicorp.com/blog/announcing-the-sentinel-playground

  • Using Terraform to Manage Multiple Kubernetes Clusters On-Premises and in the Cloud

https://www.hashicorp.com/blog/using-terraform-to-manage-multiple-kubernetes-clusters-on-premises-and-cloud

  • HashiCorp Terraform Cloud Audit Logging with Splunk

https://www.hashicorp.com/blog/hashicorp-terraform-cloud-audit-logging-with-splunk

  • Red Hat Marketplace: The open hybrid cloud game changer

https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/red-hat-marketplace-open-hybrid-cloud-game-changer


Trends:

  • Forrester Research names Google Cloud a Leader among Public Cloud Development And Infrastructure Platforms in ANZ

https://inthecloud.withgoogle.com/forrester-wave-report-anz-20/register.html

  • Top 8 Cloud Computing Service Providing Companies in 2020

https://www.how2shout.com/tools/top-8-cloud-computing-service-providing-companies-in-2020.html

  • Why Cloud-Based Architectures and Open Source Don’t Always Mix

https://www.itprotoday.com/hybrid-cloud/why-cloud-based-architectures-and-open-source-don-t-always-mix

  • Go 2019 Survey Report

https://www.alibabacloud.com/blog/go-2019-survey-report-including-go-map-download_596589

  • Some observations on cloud computing observability

https://www.infoworld.com/article/3573801/some-observations-on-cloud-computing-observability.html

  • How Cloud Storage Solutions Are Coming up Handy for Business Organisations

https://www.comparethecloud.net/articles/how-cloud-storage-solutions-are-coming-up-handy-for-business-organisations/

  • Cloud Security Alliance study finds while CASB demand is high, additional education is needed

https://www.intelligentcio.com/eu/2020/09/08/cloud-security-alliance-study-finds-while-casb-demand-is-high-additional-education-is-needed/



Cost Management:

  • Cost Allocation Blog Series, based on AWS

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

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws-cost-management/cost-allocation-blog-series-2-aws-generated-vs-user-defined-cost-allocation-tag/


Security Related:

  • AWS WAF and AWS Shield: The Ultimate Web App Protection Combo

https://iamondemand.com/blog/aws-waf-and-aws-shield-the-ultimate-web-app-protection-combo/

  • Azure Kubernetes Service: Node disk DOS by writing to container /etc/hosts (CVE-2020-8557)

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-kubernetes-service-node-disk-dos-by-writing-to-container-etchosts-cve20208557/

  • Azure Kubernetes Service: Privilege escalation from compromised node to cluster (CVE-2020-8559)

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-kubernetes-service-privilege-escalation-from-compromised-node-to-cluster-cve20208559/

  • Attackers Abusing Legitimate Cloud Monitoring Tools to Conduct Cyber Attacks

https://www.intezer.com/blog/cloud-workload-protection/attackers-abusing-legitimate-cloud-monitoring-tools-to-conduct-cyber-attacks/

  • Acronis Cyber Readiness Report 2020

https://dl.acronis.com/u/rc/WP_Acronis_Cyber_Readiness_Report_EN-US_200908.pdf

  • Shared Responsibility Model Automation: Automating Your Share

https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/blog/2020/09/07/shared-responsibility-model-automation-automating-your-share/

  • Understanding the Complexities of Securing a Remote Workforce

https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/blog/2020/09/09/understanding-the-complexities-of-securing-a-remote-workforce/

  • 5 Methods for Kubernetes Application Access Control

https://containerjournal.com/topics/container-management/5-methods-for-kubernetes-application-access-control/

  • Beware - excessive permissions are the #1 cloud threat

https://www.itwire.com/cloud/beware-excessive-permissions-are-the-1-cloud-threat.html

Privacy Related:

  • A New Path for Data Protection

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/blogs/path-data-protection/

 

Training and Certifications:

  • Introduction to Blockchain, based on AWS

https://www.aws.training/Details/eLearning?id=56095&es_id=28732ba1a1

  • Advance your AWS Media Services skills with two new digital courses

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/training-and-certification/two-new-digital-courses-to-advance-aws-media-services-skills/

  • Interview: Passing the AWS Certified Database Speciality Exam

https://cloudacademy.com/blog/interview-passing-the-aws-database-speciality-certification-exam/

  • Master the basics of Microsoft Azure—cloud, data, and AI

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-learn-blog/master-the-basics-of-microsoft-azure-cloud-data-and-ai/ba-p/1644825

  • Master the basics with Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-learn-blog/master-the-basics-with-microsoft-certified-azure-fundamentals/ba-p/1650768

  • Demand for Cloud and AI Skills Continues To Increase

https://cloudtweaks.com/2020/09/demand-for-cloud-and-ai-skills-continues-to-increase/

  • New, Free Training Course Teaches Fundamentals of Serverless on Kubernetes

https://www.cncf.io/blog/2020/09/10/new-free-training-course-teaches-fundamentals-of-serverless-on-kubernetes/

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