EuropeClouds Recommends #30 - 21.12.2020

Eyal Estrin
Cloud Computing
January 14, 2021

News updates (From 13.12.2020 to 19.12.2020)

News and announcements:

  • Government of Portugal and AWS sign MoU to accelerate cloud adoption

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/publicsector/government-portugal-aws-sign-mou-accelerate-cloud-adoption/

  • Twitter Selects AWS as Strategic Provider to Serve Timelines

https://press.aboutamazon.com/news-releases/news-release-details/twitter-selects-aws-strategic-provider-serve-timelines

  • APIs now available for the AWS Well-Architected Tool

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/12/apis-now-available-for-aws-well-architected-tool/

  • AWS CloudShell – Command-Line Access to AWS Resources

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/aws-cloudshell-command-line-access-to-aws-resources/

  • Introducing AWS Systems Manager Change Manager

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/introducing-systems-manager-change-manager/

  • New – AWS Systems Manager Consolidates Application Management

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-aws-systems-manager-consolidates-application-management/

  • New – AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN to Connect, Manage, and Secure LoRaWAN Devices at Scale

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-aws-iot-core-for-lorawan-to-connect-manage-and-secure-lorawan-devices-at-scale/

  • Announcing AWS IoT Greengrass 2.0 – With an Open Source Edge Runtime and New Developer Capabilities

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/announcing-aws-iot-greengrass-2-0-with-an-open-source-edge-runtime-and-new-developer-capabilities/

  • New –  FreeRTOS Long Term Support to Provide Years of Feature Stability

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-freertos-long-term-support-to-provide-years-of-feature-stability/

  • Introducing AWS IoT Device Defender ML Detect

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/iot/ml-detect-for-device-defender/

  • Amazon Location – Add Maps and Location Awareness to Your Applications

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-location-add-maps-and-location-awareness-to-your-applications/

  • Announcing General Availability of AWS Cost Anomaly Detection

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws-cost-management/announcing-general-availability-of-aws-cost-anomaly-detection/

  • Cost & Usage Report Now Available to Member (Linked) Accounts

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/12/cost-and-usage-report-now-available-to-member-linked-accounts/

  • New APIs Enable AWS Partners to Scale Well-Architected Principles Across Teams and Systems

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/apn/new-apis-enable-aws-partners-to-scale-well-architected-principles-across-teams-and-systems/

  • Amazon Managed Grafana – Getting Started

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/mt/amazon-managed-grafana-getting-started/

  • Modular AWS SDK for JavaScript is now generally available

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/developer/modular-aws-sdk-for-javascript-is-now-generally-available/

  • AWS Single Sign-On now supports Microsoft Active Directory (AD) synchronization

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/12/aws-single-sign-on-supports-microsoft-ad-synchronization/

  • Azure Digital Twins is now generally available

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-digital-twins-is-now-generally-available/

  • Now available: Azure Storage logs

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-monitor/now-available-azure-storage-logs/ba-p/1987084

  • Deployment Scripts for ARM Templates is now Generally Available

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-governance-and-management/deployment-scripts-for-arm-templates-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/1989172

  • What-If for ARM Template deployments is now Generally Available

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-governance-and-management/what-if-for-arm-template-deployments-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/1989268

  • HashiCorp and AWS Launch Quick Start Guides for Vault 1.6 on Amazon EKS and EC2

https://www.hashicorp.com/blog/hashicorp-and-aws-launch-vault-eks-and-amazon-ec2-quick-start-guides

  • Introducing Federation on HashiCorp Consul Service

https://www.hashicorp.com/blog/introducing-federation-on-hashicorp-consul-service

  • Kubernetes 1.20: Granular Control of Volume Permission Changes

https://kubernetes.io/blog/2020/12/14/kubernetes-release-1.20-fsgroupchangepolicy-fsgrouppolicy/

  • Expanding the Confidential Computing ecosystem, based on GCP

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/identity-security/partners-share-thoughts-on-confidential-computing

  • IBM Extends Red Hat OpenShift Alliance with Samsung

https://containerjournal.com/topics/container-networking/ibm-extends-red-hat-openshift-alliance-with-samsung/

  • Red Hat Adds Support for Windows Containers

https://containerjournal.com/topics/container-ecosystems/red-hat-adds-support-for-windows-containers/

  • Oracle Cloud Manages COVID-19 Vaccination Program in the United States

https://www.oracle.com/news/announcement/oracle-cloud-manages-covid-19-vaccination-program-121520.html

Trends and opinions:

  • Here comes your next cloud-computing headache - legacy IT

https://www.zdnet.com/article/here-comes-your-next-cloud-computing-headache-legacy-it/

  • What cloud transformation means for your legacy systems

https://betanews.com/2020/12/14/what-cloud-transformation-means-for-legacy-systems/

  • 5 challenges every multicloud strategy must address

https://www.cio.com/article/3600314/5-challenges-every-multicloud-strategy-must-address.html

  • Cloud Computing Mitigates Pandemic-driven Disruptions

https://www.cio.com/article/3601688/cloud-computing-mitigates-pandemic-driven-disruptions.html

  • Kubernetes is Removing Docker Support, Kubernetes is Not Removing Docker Support

https://www.openshift.com/blog/kubernetes-is-removing-docker-support-kubernetes-is-not-removing-docker-support

Cloud Security Related:

  • Migrating to the Cloud: Compliance Issues When Transitioning from a Traditional Data Center

https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/blog/2020/12/16/migrating-to-the-cloud-compliance-issues-when-transitioning-from-a-traditional-data-center/

  • AWS Firewalls 101: How and When to Use Each One

https://blog.doit-intl.com/aws-firewalls-101-how-and-when-to-use-each-one-d4ad8087a6b3

  • Cloud Security Best Practices: 7 Tips and Tricks

https://cloud.netapp.com/blog/cis-blg-cloud-security-best-practices-7-tips-and-tricks

Certification and Training:

  • Stay current with in-demand skills through free certification renewals

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-learn-blog/stay-current-with-in-demand-skills-through-free-certification/ba-p/1489678

  • AZ-303 vs AZ-304: Breaking down the Azure Solutions Architect Expert

https://acloudguru.com/blog/engineering/az-303-vs-az-304-breaking-down-the-azure-solutions-architect-expert

  • Announcing two new Microsoft Dynamics 365 Fundamentals certifications!

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-learn-blog/announcing-two-new-microsoft-dynamics-365-fundamentals/ba-p/1628148

Eyal Estrin

Eyal Estrin

Information Security and Cloud Architect, IsraelClouds Analyst, public columnist, #CISSP, #CCSP, #CISM, #CISA, #CCSK


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