EuropeClouds Recommends #21 - 21.09.2020

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September 22, 2020

News updates (From 13.9.2020 to 19.9.2020)

Service Announcements / Updates:

  • New EC2 T4g Instances – Burstable Performance Powered by AWS Graviton2

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-t4g-instances-burstable-performance-powered-by-aws-graviton2/

  • Amazon CloudFront announces support for Brotli compression

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/cloudfront-brotli-compression/

  • Arçelik Chooses AWS to Transform its Appliance Manufacturing Business into a Data-Driven Organization

https://press.aboutamazon.com/news-releases/news-release-details/arcelik-chooses-aws-transform-its-appliance-manufacturing

  • Introducing AWS X-Ray new integration with AWS Step Functions

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/compute/introducing-aws-x-ray-new-integration-with-aws-step-functions/

  • AWS ParallelCluster 2.9.0

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/aws-parallelcluster-2-9-0/

  • Amazon Detective introduces IAM Role Session Analysis

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/amazon-detective-introduces-iam-role-session-analysis/

  • Data Lifecycle Manager now supports multiple schedules within in a single lifecycle policy

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/data-lifecycle-manager-supports-multiple-schedules-within-single-lifecycle-policy/

  • Amazon API Gateway now supports mutual TLS authentication

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/amazon-api-gateway-supports-mutual-tls-authentication/

  • Amazon EKS on AWS Graviton2 generally available: considerations on multi-architecture apps

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/containers/eks-on-graviton-generally-available/

  • AWS and Docker extend collaboration to launch new features in Docker Desktop

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/aws-and-docker-extend-collaboration-to-launch-new-features-in-docker-desktop/

  • Azure Container Instances - Docker integration now in Docker Desktop stable release

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-container-instances-docker-integration-now-in-docker-desktop-stable-release/

  • Introducing AWS Cloud Digital Interface (CDI) and input support in AWS Elemental MediaLive

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/introducing-aws-cloud-digital-interface-cdi-and-input-support-in-aws-elemental-medialive/

  • New AWS Solutions Consulting Offer - Data Science Acceleration with Troodon Analytics Hub

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/new-aws-solutions-consulting-offer-data-science-acceleration-trodon-analytics-hub/

  • Enforce encryption for Amazon Elastic File System resources using AWS IAM

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/enforce-encryption-for-amazon-elastic-file-system-resources-using-aws-iam/

  • Multi-account AWS Trusted Advisor summaries now available in AWS Systems Manager Explorer

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/mt/multi-account-aws-trusted-advisor-summaries-now-available-aws-systems-manager-explorer/

  • Apptio Launches Amazon S3 Rightsizing Recommendations for Cloudability

https://www.apptio.com/blog/apptio-launches-amazon-s3-rightsizing-recommendations-for-cloudability/

  • Guardicore are AWS Outposts Service-ready, Supporting our Customers that are Moving Closer to The Edge with Hybrid Cloud Environments

https://www.guardicore.com/2020/09/secure-your-aws-hybrid-cloud-guardicore-aws-outpost-service-ready/

  • Microsoft wants to take on Amazon in connecting satellites to the cloud

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/11/microsoft-azure-versus-amazon-aws-in-connecting-satellites-to-cloud.html

  • bp and Microsoft form strategic partnership to drive digital energy innovation and advance net zero goals

https://news.microsoft.com/2020/09/15/bp-and-microsoft-form-strategic-partnership-to-drive-digital-energy-innovation-and-advance-net-zero-goals/

  • Microsoft finds underwater data centers are reliable, practical and use energy sustainably

https://news.microsoft.com/innovation-stories/project-natick-underwater-datacenter/

  • Toyota makes mixed reality magic with Unity and Microsoft HoloLens 2

https://blogs.unity3d.com/2020/09/08/toyota-makes-mixed-reality-magic-with-unity-and-microsoft-hololens-2/

  • Announcing Application Insights .NET SDK version 2.15

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/announcing-application-insights-net-sdk-version-215/

  • Azure Pipelines announces the general availability of scale-set agents

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-pipelines-announce-the-general-availability-of-scaleset-agents/

  • Microsoft Azure Stack HCI Now a Subscription-Based Service

https://www.itprotoday.com/hyper-converged-computing/microsoft-azure-stack-hci-now-subscription-based-service

  • Say hello to the new Microsoft Threat Protection APIs!

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-threat-protection/say-hello-to-the-new-microsoft-threat-protection-apis/ba-p/1669234

  • Google cloud to power state-of-art SoFi stadium as it continues to fight Microsoft and Amazon for market share

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/11/google-cloud-to-power-state-of-art-sofi-stadium.html

  • Announcing ‘round-the-clock clean energy for cloud

https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/announcing-round-the-clock-clean-energy-for-cloud

  • GKE powers new software-defined NetApp Cloud Volumes Service

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/storage-data-transfer/netapp-cloud-volumes-service-powered-by-gke

  • Analytics get smarter for SAP customers with Informatica and Google Cloud

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/google-cloud-and-informatica-accelerate-smart-analytics-for-sap

  • Oracle Cloud Guard and Oracle Maximum Security Zones Now Available

https://www.oracle.com/news/announcement/oracle-announces-new-security-services-091420.html

  • Introducing Dynamic Update of Load Balancer Shapes

https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/introducing-dynamic-update-of-load-balancer-shapes

  • Oracle Expands Government Cloud with National Security Regions for US Intelligence Community

https://www.oracle.com/news/announcement/oracle-expands-government-cloud-091620.html

  • Automating Cloud Security with Security Posture Management

https://blogs.oracle.com/cloudsecurity/automating-cloud-security-with-security-posture-management

  • A Framework for Your Cloud Evolution

https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/a-framework-for-your-cloud-evolution

  • Xactly Selects Oracle as its Preferred Cloud Infrastructure Provider to Drive Continuous Innovation

https://www.oracle.com/news/announcement/oracle-cloud-infrastructure-xactly-091520.html

  • Introducing Red Hat Data Services With OpenShift Container Storage 4.5

https://www.openshift.com/blog/introducing-red-hat-data-services-with-openshift-container-storage-4.5


Trends:

  • Custom Coding: An Obstacle Along the Hybrid Cloud Journe

https://devops.com/custom-coding-an-obstacle-along-the-hybrid-cloud-journey/

  • Cloud Native Security Threat Report - CISO Brief

https://info.aquasec.com/hubfs/Cloud%20Native%20Security%20Threat%20Report%2009-2020/Aqua_Security_Cloud_Native_Security_Threat_Report_CISO_Brief.pdf

  • 3rd Annual Penetration Risk Report Reveals Surprising Trends, Offers New Recommendations

https://www.darkreading.com/vulnerabilities---threats/large-cloud-providers-much-less-likely-than-enterprises-to-get-breached-/d/d-id/1338914

  • Better outcomes with AI: Frost & Sullivan names Microsoft the leading AI platform for healthcare IT

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/better-health-outcomes-with-ai-frost-sullivan-names-microsoft-the-leading-ai-platform-for-healthcare-it/

  • Forrester names Google Cloud a Leader in Notebook-based Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/google-cloud-a-leader-in-notebook-based-predictive-analytics-ml

  • Oracle Cloud Recognized by Industry Experts

https://www.oracle.com/news/announcement/blog/oracle-cloud-recognized-by-industry-experts-091620.html

  • The Audacious Larry Ellison Flips Oracle Cloud Strategy Upside-Down

https://cloudwars.co/oracle/the-audacious-larry-ellison-flips-oracle-cloud-strategy-upside-down/

  • Lines Between Public, Private, Hybrid Cloud Architectures Are Blurring

https://www.itprotoday.com/hybrid-cloud/lines-between-public-private-hybrid-cloud-architectures-are-blurring

  • Leveraging DevOps Infrastructure as Code to Improve Cloud Provisioning Time by 65%

https://cloudtweaks.com/2020/09/leveraging-devops-infrastructure/

  • Why cloud providers are top targets for phishing attacks

https://umbrella.cisco.com/blog/why-cloud-providers-are-top-targets-for-phishing-attacks

  • The evolution of cloud security access brokers (CASB)

https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/93361-the-evolution-of-cloud-security-access-brokers-casb

  • CCM Gap Analysis Report (ABS CCIG)

https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/artifacts/ccm-addendum-abs-ccig-gap-analysis-report/

  • Why Businesses Should Consider a Hybrid Cloud Strategy

https://www.ibm.com/cloud/blog/why-businesses-should-consider-a-hybrid-cloud-strategy


Architecture Related:

  • AWS Architecture Monthly Magazine: Robotics

https://d1.awsstatic.com/whitepapers/architecture-monthly/AWS-Architecture-Monthly-September-2020.pdf



Security Related:

  • Access Keys Exposed: More Than 40% Are For Database Stores

https://www.digitalshadows.com/blog-and-research/access-keys-exposed-more-than-40-are-for-database-stores/

  • What Is Cloud Security and What Are the Benefits?

https://www.alibabacloud.com/blog/what-is-cloud-security-and-what-are-the-benefits_596635

  • Threat Modeling your Cloud Service Provider

https://www.chrisfarris.com/post/csp-threat-model/

  • Cloud Key Management Service - Deep Dive

https://cloud.google.com/security/key-management-deep-dive/resources/google-cloud-kms-deep-dive.pdf

  • Google Compute Engine explained: Best practices for OS updates at scale

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/management-tools/best-practices-for-os-patch-management-on-compute-engine

  • DataSecOps: Protecting Data in the Cloud

https://securityboulevard.com/2020/09/datasecops-protecting-data-in-the-cloud/

  • How Security Operation Centers can use Amazon GuardDuty to detect malicious behavior

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/how-security-operation-centers-can-use-amazon-guardduty-to-detect-malicious-behavior/


Cost Management:

  • Use Systems Manager Automation documents to manage instances and cut costs off-hours

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/mt/systems-manager-automation-documents-manage-instances-cut-costs-off-hours/

  • Launch: Daily Cost and Usage Budgets

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws-cost-management/launch-daily-cost-and-usage-budgets/

  • Azure Cost Optimization Tools

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-architecture-blog/azure-cost-optimization-tools/ba-p/1681481

  • Optimize data transfer between Compute Engine and Cloud Storage

https://blog.doit-intl.com/optimize-data-transfer-between-compute-engine-and-cloud-storage-9a1ecd030e30


Customer stories:

  • HBMSU goes all-in on AWS

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/publicsector/hbmsu-goes-all-in-on-aws/

  • How Monzo built a bank of the future on AWS

https://blog.aboutamazon.co.uk/innovation/how-monzo-built-a-bank-of-the-future-on-aws

  • Deutsche Bӧrse Group continues its journey to the cloud

https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/customers/deutsche-borse-chooses-google-cloud-vmware-engine


Training and Certification:

  • A Cloud Guru Unveils State of Cloud Learning Report

https://acloudguru.com/blog/news/a-cloud-guru-unveils-state-of-cloud-learning-report

  • New 4-course series on Coursera teaches vital product-management skills

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/new-4-course-series-on-coursera-teaches-vital-product-management-skills/

  • 2 new Exam Readiness classroom courses now available

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/09/2-new-exam-readiness-classroom-courses-now-available/

  • Master the basics with Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-learn-blog/master-the-basics-with-microsoft-certified-azure-data/ba-p/1660731

  • Master the basics with Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-learn-blog/master-the-basics-with-microsoft-certified-azure-ai-fundamentals/ba-p/1666578

  • The AZ-220 Internet of things Learning path for IOT Solution Architects

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/educator-developer-blog/the-az-220-internet-of-things-learning-path-for-iot-solution/ba-p/1682718

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