EuropeClouds Recommends #9 - 20.6.2020

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June 28, 2020

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Service Announcements / Updates:

  • Introducing AWS Snowcone – A Small, Lightweight, Rugged, Secure Edge Computing, Edge Storage, and Data Transfer Device

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/introducing-aws-snowcone-small-lightweight-edge-storage-and-processing/

  • Amazon (AMZN) Picked by Genesys as Preferred Cloud Provider

https://finance-yahoo-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/amazon-amzn-picked-genesys-preferred-102710695.html

  • Amazon EKS Now Supports EC2 Inf1 Instances

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/amazon-eks-now-supports-ec2-inf1-instances/

  • New – A Shared File System for Your Lambda Functions

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-a-shared-file-system-for-your-lambda-functions/


https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/compute/using-amazon-efs-for-aws-lambda-in-your-serverless-applications/

  • Introducing Instance Refresh for EC2 Auto Scaling

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/compute/introducing-instance-refresh-for-ec2-auto-scaling/

  • AWS App Mesh controller for Kubernetes is now generally available

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/06/aws-app-mesh-controller-for-kubernetes-is-now-generally-available/

  • AWS AppConfig announces the launch of hosted configurations

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/06/aws-appconfig-announces-launch-of-hosted-configurations/

  • Microsoft Boosts Cloud Capacity to Address Rising Demand, Slowdowns

https://www.itprotoday.com/hybrid-cloud/microsoft-boosts-cloud-capacity-address-rising-demand-slowdowns

  • Microsoft Azure will become the preferred cloud platform for Johns Hopkins inHealth precision medicine initiative

https://news.microsoft.com/2020/06/18/microsoft-azure-will-become-the-preferred-cloud-platform-for-johns-hopkins-inhealth-precision-medicine-initiative/

  • Azure Storage account failover is now generally available

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-storage-account-failover-ga/

  • Livestream for Azure Sentinel is now released for General Availability

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-sentinel/what-s-new-livestream-for-azure-sentinel-is-now-released-for/ba-p/1459972

  • New general purpose and memory-optimized Azure Virtual Machines with Intel now available

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-general-purpose-and-memoryoptimized-azure-virtual-machines-with-intel-now-available/

  • Google Cloud and Telefónica Partner to Accelerate Digital Transformation for Spanish Businesses

https://cloud.google.com/press-releases/2020/0611/google-cloud-telefonica-partnership

  • Speeding up, scaling out: Google Filestore now supports high performance

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/storage-data-transfer/high-performance-cloud-file-storage

  • Announcing API management for services that use Envoy, based on GCP

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/api-management/announcing-api-management-for-services-that-use-envoy

  • Bringing Modern Transport Security to Google Cloud with TLS 1.3

https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/networking/tls-1-3-is-now-on-by-default-for-google-cloud-services

  • Announcing General Availability of HashiCorp Consul 1.8

https://www.hashicorp.com/blog/announcing-hashicorp-consul-1-8/

  • CONVERGE and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Highly Scalable Computational Fluid Dynamics Software Unites with Proven Hardware

https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/converge-and-oracle-cloud-infrastructure%3a-highly-scalable-computational-fluid-dynamics-software-unites-with-proven-hardware

  • Oracle Linux container images now available on GitHub

https://blogs.oracle.com/linux/oracle-linux-container-images-now-available-on-github

  • OVHcloud drives flash storage strategy with LXD

https://ubuntu.com/blog/ovhcloud-drives-flash-storage-strategy-with-lxd



Best Practices:

  • Best practices for Amazon Redshift Federated Query

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/big-data/amazon-redshift-federated-query-best-practices-and-performance-considerations/

  • Best practices for exporting and importing data from Amazon Aurora MySQL to Amazon S3

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/database/best-practices-for-exporting-and-importing-data-from-amazon-aurora-mysql-to-amazon-s3/

  • How Governments Can Build Resilience in a New Normal, based on AWS

https://d1.awsstatic.com/WWPS/pdf/AWS_How_Governments_Can_Build_Resilience_Whitepaper.pdf

  • Demystifying GCP Security Responsibilities

https://medium.com/cloudadventure/demystifying-gcp-security-responsibilities-44c0ae3a3826



Security Related:

  • Enabling FIPS mode in Amazon Linux 2

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/publicsector/enabling-fips-mode-amazon-linux-2/

  • Enabling Data Residency and Data Protection in Microsoft Azure Regions

https://azure.microsoft.com/mediahandler/files/resourcefiles/achieving-compliant-data-residency-and-security-with-azure/Enabling_Data_Residency_and_Data_Protection_in_Microsoft_Azure_Regions.pdf

  • Is my data safe in Cloud?

https://medium.com/google-cloud/is-my-data-safe-in-cloud-41608c1d1f89

  • Cloud as an Attack Platform

https://arxiv.org/pdf/2006.07914.pdf

  • Cloud Pentest Cheatsheets

https://github.com/dafthack/CloudPentestCheatsheets




Cloud Migration:

  • Be prepared for what’s next: Accelerate cloud migration

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/be-prepared-for-whats-next-accelerate-cloud-migration/

  • Azure Migrate - Assessment of imported servers is now generally available

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/azure-migrate-assessment-of-imported-servers-is-now-ga/

  • Assess servers for migration using CSV Import, based on Azure

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/azure-migration/assess-servers-for-migration-using-csv-import/ba-p/1449557



Cost Management:

  • Cost Management on AWS Console Mobile Application

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws-cost-management/launch-cost-management-on-aws-console-mobile-application/

  • Tracking AWS Cost Management Metrics

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws-cost-management/getting-started-tracking-aws-cost-management-metrics/

  • Managing IT costs for travel and hospitality companies - today and everyday

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/industries/managing-it-costs-for-travel-and-hospitality-companies-today-and-everyday/

  • How AWS Reserved Instance Discounts Are Applied

https://www.parkmycloud.com/blog/reserved-instance-discount/

  • Microsoft Expands Azure Cloud Across the UK

https://www.uctoday.com/unified-communications/service-management/microsoft-expands-azure-cloud-across-the-uk/

  • Microsoft Azure Cost Management + Multi-Cloud

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/us-partner-blog/2020/06/11/microsoft-azure-cost-management-multi-cloud/

  • Achieve higher performance and cost savings on Azure with virtual machine bursting

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/achieve-higher-performance-and-cost-savings-on-azure-with-virtual-machine-bursting/

  • Optimize your Azure costs to help meet your financial objectives

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/optimize-your-azure-costs-to-help-meet-your-financial-objectives/

  • Seven ways to achieve cost savings and deliver efficiencies with Azure infrastructure

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/seven-ways-to-achieve-cost-savings-and-deliver-efficiencies-with-azure-infrastructure/

  • Cost optimization strategies for cloud-native application development

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/cost-optimization-strategies-for-cloudnative-application-development/

  • Minimize disruption with cost-effective backup and disaster recovery solutions on Azure

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/minimize-disruption-with-costeffective-backup-and-disaster-recovery-solutions-on-azure/



Strategy Related:

  • How a Cloud Center of Excellence Spurs Innovation and Competitiveness, based on AWS

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/apn/how-a-cloud-center-of-excellence-spurs-innovation-and-competitiveness/

  • Fostering Better Collaboration Between ITOps and Security Teams Should Be Top Priority

https://devops.com/fostering-better-collaboration-between-itops-and-security-teams-should-be-top-priority/

  • IDG Cloud Computing Survey 2020

https://www.idg.com/tools-for-marketers/2020-cloud-computing-study/



Training and Certifications:

  • New on Coursera: Digital course on building Amazon DynamoDB-friendly apps

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/06/new-on-coursera-digital-course-on-building-amazon-dynamodb-friendly-apps/

  • New Amazon Builders’ Library Article: Automating safe, hands-off deployments

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2020/06/new-abl-article-automating-safe-hands-off-deployments/

  • Announcing Azure Machine Learning scholarships and courses with Udacity

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-azure-machine-learning-scholarships-and-courses-with-udacity/

  • 8 benefits of getting a CCSP certification

https://www.crn.com.au/news/8-benefits-of-getting-a-ccsp-certification-549255

  • Introducing New Solution Certifications: Enterprise Workloads and HPC and Big Data Solutions

https://blogs.oracle.com/cloud-infrastructure/introducing-new-solution-certifications%3a-enterprise-workloads-and-hpc-and-big-data-solutions



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