EuropeClouds Recommends #24 - 12.10.2020

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October 12, 2020

News updates (From 4.10.2020 to 10.10.2020)

Service Announcements / Updates:

  • Amazon S3 Update – Three New Security & Access Control Features

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-s3-update-three-new-security-access-control-features/

  • Enable Office 365 with AWS Managed Microsoft AD without user password synchronization

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/enable-office-365-with-aws-managed-microsoft-ad-without-user-password-synchronization/

  • New IAMCTL tool compares multiple IAM roles and policies

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/security/new-iamctl-tool-compares-multiple-iam-roles-and-policies/

  • Optimize price and performance with Amazon FSx for Lustre

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/storage/optimize-price-and-performance-with-amazon-fsx-for-lustre/

  • Amazon SageMaker Continues to Lead the Way in Machine Learning and Announces up to 18% Lower Prices on GPU Instances

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-sagemaker-leads-way-in-machine-learning/

  • New – Redis 6 Compatibility for Amazon ElastiCache

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-redis-6-compatibility-for-amazon-elasticache/

  • Announcing Amazon Lumberyard 1.26

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/gametech/announcing-amazon-lumberyard-release-1-26/

  • Amazon EKS now supports configurable Kubernetes service IP address range

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/10/amazon-eks-supports-configurable-kubernetes-service-ip-address-range/

  • AWS Compute Optimizer enhances EC2 instance type recommendations with Amazon EBS metrics

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/10/aws-compute-optimizer-enhances-ec2-instance-type-recommendations-with-amazon-ebs-metrics/

  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk Adds Support for Running Multi-Container Applications on AL2 based Docker Platform

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/10/aws-elastic-beanstalk-support-running-multi-container-applications-al2-based-docker-platform/

  • AWS Database Migration Service Now Supports Transaction Commit Date Partitioning in CDC Mode When Using Amazon S3 as a Target

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/10/aws-database-migration-service-supports-transaction-commit-date-partitioning-cdc-mode-using-s3-target/

  • Protect Your AWS Compute Optimizer Recommendation Data with customer master keys (CMKs) Stored in AWS Key Management Service

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/10/protect-aws-compute-optimizer-recommendation-data-customer-master-keys-aws-kms/

  • Introducing Distributed Load Testing v1.1

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/10/introducing-distributed-load-testing-v1-1/

  • New Features: EC2 Spot Instances ROI and AWS Cost Optimization Reports

https://www.cloudforecast.io/blog/ec2-spot-instances-and-aws-cost-optimization-reports/

  • Standard Load Balancer and Public IP addresses support resource group move

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/standard-resource-group-move/

  • Announcing new lower pricing for Azure Files premium tier

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/announcing-new-lower-pricing-for-azure-files-premium-tier/

  • Conditional Access Office 365 Suite now in GA!

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-active-directory-identity/conditional-access-office-365-suite-now-in-ga/ba-p/1751703

  • Microsoft partners expand the range of mission-critical applications you can run on Azure

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-partners-expand-the-range-of-missioncritical-applications-you-can-run-on-azure/

  • New analytics and windowing capabilities in Stream Analytics

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/new-analytics-and-windowing-capabilities-in-stream-analytics/

  • Standard Load Balancer and Public IP addresses support resource group move

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/standard-resource-group-move/

  • Optimize your Azure workloads with Azure Advisor Score

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/optimize-your-azure-workloads-with-azure-advisor-score/

  • Lower prices and more flexible purchase options for Azure Red Hat OpenShift

https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fazure.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2Fblog%2Flower-prices-and-more-flexible-purchase-options-for-azure-red-hat-openshift%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ceyal.estrin%40iucc.ac.il%7Cdf084aae545f40b1d2b308d86b462def%7C5157b0be66864470892cbf98e43728a4%7C1%7C1%7C637377296451344633&sdata=a8e5F613C3DpzK%2B4smU5pYVhJug77apoXLxhRocGsQc%3D&reserved=0

  • Publisher verification and app consent policies are now generally available

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-active-directory-identity/publisher-verification-and-app-consent-policies-are-now/ba-p/1257374

  • Introducing Google Workspace

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/workspace/introducing-google-workspace

  • New security and privacy announcements for Google Workspace

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/workspace/announcing-new-security-and-privacy-updates-in-google-workspace

  • Google Cloud joins the EOS blockchain network as block producer candidate

https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-cloud-joins-the-eos-blockchain-network/

  • New in Cloud Functions: languages, availability, portability, and more

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/serverless/a-roundup-of-cloud-functions-enhancements

  • Introducing HTTP/gRPC server streaming for Cloud Run

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/serverless/cloud-run-now-supports-http-grpc-server-streaming

  • Announcing the Oracle Cloud observability and management platform

https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/announcing-the-oracle-cloud-observability-and-management-platform

https://www.oracle.com/events/live/multicloud-observability-and-management/

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Service Connector Hub now generally available

https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/oracle-cloud-infrastructure-service-connector-hub-now-generally-available

  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Logging Analytics is now available

https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/oracle-cloud-infrastructure-logging-analytics-is-now-available

  • Announcing request and response transformations in API gateway

https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/announcing-request-and-response-transformations-in-api-gateway

  • VFX on Oracle Cloud with NVIDIA

https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/vfx-on-oracle-cloud-with-nvidia

  • Announcing VCN flow logs general availability for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/announcing-virtual-cloud-network-flow-logs-general-availability-for-oracle-cloud-infrastructure

  • Announcing Grafana plugins for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Metrics and Logs

https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/announcing-grafana-plugins-for-oracle-cloud-infrastructure-metrics-and-logs

  • Integrate Oracle Cloud Guard with External Systems Using OCI Events and Functions

https://www.ateam-oracle.com/integrate-oracle-cloud-guard-with-external-systems-using-oci-events-and-functions

  • HPC Hub and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Optimizing cost and performance for weather prediction for Windy.app

https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/hpc-hub-and-oracle-cloud-infrastructure%3a-optimizing-cost-and-performance-for-weather-prediction-for-windyapp

  • Fast, Private, Energy-Efficient Mobile Cryptocurrency with IBM Cloud 

https://www.ibm.com/cloud/blog/fast-private-energy-efficient-mobile-cryptocurrency-with-ibm-cloud

  • Quantum-safe cryptography: What it means for your data in the cloud

https://www.ibm.com/blogs/cloud-computing/2019/10/02/quantum-computing-cryptography-cloud-data-security/

  • Raise the Bar -  Workload protection on OpenShift

https://www.openshift.com/blog/raise-the-bar-workload-protection-on-openshift

  • Introduction to Kraken, a Chaos Tool for OpenShift/Kubernetes

https://www.openshift.com/blog/introduction-to-kraken-a-chaos-tool-for-openshift/kubernetes

  • Introducing DigitalOcean App Platform: reimagining PaaS to make it simpler for you to build, deploy, and scale apps

https://www.digitalocean.com/blog/introducing-digitalocean-app-platform-reimagining-paas-to-make-it-simpler-for-you-to-build-deploy-and-scale-apps/

  • New Vulnerability Scanning, Collab and Support Enhance Docker Pro and Team Subscriptions

https://www.docker.com/blog/new-collab-support-and-vulnerability-scanning-enhance-popular-docker-pro-and-team-subscriptions/

  • SAP acquiring cloud marketing firm Emarsys

https://www.computing.co.uk/news/4021071/sap-acquiring-emarsys

  • JumpCloud - Active Directory as-a-Service

https://jumpcloud.com/blog/ad-as-a-service

  • CloudBees Announces New DevSecOps Capabilities for its CI/CD Solutions

https://adtmag.com/articles/2020/10/06/cloudbees-adds-security.aspx

  • No-Code CI/CD Platform Bridges the DevOps App Delivery Gap with Multicloud Kubernetes Capabilities

https://adtmag.com/articles/2020/10/06/no-code-ci-cd.aspx

  • Rancher Labs 2.5 Enables GitOps at Scale for Kubernetes

https://adtmag.com/articles/2020/10/06/rancher-labs-new-capabilities.aspx



Trend Reports:

  • Comparing AWS, Google, and Microsoft for Serverless

https://blog.thundra.io/comparing-aws-google-and-microsoft-for-serverless

  • Microsoft is a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-is-a-leader-in-the-2020-gartner-magic-quadrant-for-full-life-cycle-api-management/

  • Alibaba Cloud Computing Now Ranked Third-Largest Infrastucture as a Service Provider, Right Behind Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure

https://www.crowdfundinsider.com/2020/10/167568-alibaba-cloud-computing-now-ranked-third-largest-infrastucture-as-a-service-provider-right-behind-amazon-web-services-microsoft-azure/

  • Oracle Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions for Fourth Consecutive Year

https://www.oracle.com/news/announcement/oracle-recognized-as-a-leader-in-gartner-mq-cloud-financial-planning-100820.html

  • Kubernetes Architecture: How the Market and Ecosystem Are Changing

https://www.itprotoday.com/hybrid-cloud/kubernetes-architecture-how-market-and-ecosystem-are-changing

  • 2020 State of SaaSOps

https://stateofsaasops.bettercloud.com/

  • Aptum Cloud Impact Study

https://info.aptum.com/hubfs/Campaign%20Assets/Demand%20Gen/FY21%20Getting%20to%20the%20Cloud/APTUM%20CLOUD%20SURVEY%20EBOOK-CHAPTER%201.pdf

  • Applying Cloud to Strategic Resilience Efforts

https://www.cio.com/article/3584839/applying-cloud-to-strategic-resilience-efforts.html

  • Larry Ellison’s Next Trick: Oracle Cloud and Nvidia Unleash Mainstream AI

https://cloudwars.co/oracle/larry-ellison-next-trick-oracle-cloud-and-nvidia-unlease-mainstream-ai/

  • SAP Thumps Salesforce, Oracle, Adobe in B2B Digital Commerce: IDC

https://cloudwars.co/sap/sap-thumps-salesforce-oracle-adobe-in-b2b-digital-commerce-idc/

  • #1 Microsoft and #4 Google Are Facing a Wicked Cloud Challenge

https://cloudwars.co/google-cloud/microsoft-and-google-are-facing-a-wicked-cloud-challenge/

  • Kubernetes Offers Major Promise, But Hurdles to Adoption Persist

https://containerjournal.com/topics/container-ecosystems/kubernetes-offers-major-promise-but-hurdles-to-adoption-persist/



Cost Management:

  • Cost Optimization Checklist for Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/containers/cost-optimization-checklist-for-ecs-fargate/


Security Related:

  • Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report 2020

https://www.oracle.com/a/ocom/docs/cloud/oracle-cloud-threat-report-2020.pdf

  • Four steps to securing sensitive data in the cloud

https://betanews.com/2020/10/02/securing-sensitive-data-in-cloud/

  • Kud I Enter Your Server? New Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Azure

https://www.intezer.com/blog/cloud-security/kud-i-enter-your-server-new-vulnerabilities-in-microsoft-azure/

  • Improving Data Security for SaaS Apps - 5 Key Questions every CISO needs to ask

https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/blog/2020/10/06/improving-data-security-for-saas-apps-5-key-questions-every-ciso-needs-to-ask/

  • Survey Report - Security Practices in HPC & HPC Cloud

https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/artifacts/survey-report-security-practices-in-hpc-cloud/

  • Mapping CIS Controls to Cloud

https://www.chrisfarris.com/post/cis-controls/

  • How Containers and Kubernetes Advance DevSecOps

https://containerjournal.com/topics/container-security/how-containers-and-kubernetes-advance-devsecops/

  • Best practices for defending Azure Virtual Machines

https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2020/10/07/best-practices-for-defending-azure-virtual-machines/


Training and Certifications:

  • How many certifications do I need to get a cloud job?

https://acloudguru.com/blog/engineering/how-many-certifications-do-i-need-to-get-a-cloud-job

  • CloudCheckr takes AWS skills development to new level with 80 in 80 certification challenge

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/training-and-certification/cloudcheckr-takes-aws-skills-development-to-new-level-with-80-in-80-certification-challenge/

  • New Amazon Connect digital courses for developers

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/training-and-certification/new-amazon-connect-digital-courses-for-developers/

  • Build your Azure skills with Microsoft Learn and Pluralsight

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-learn-blog/build-your-azure-skills-with-microsoft-learn-and-pluralsight/ba-p/1750545

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