In the first rays of spring, the Cloud Pod returns with an exciting episode this week, tuning into the big names of cloud computing–AWS, Azure, and GCP–but adding some new names to the mix. Oracle is coming up more frequently in these headlines, so much that the ‘Big 3’ cloud providers might become the ‘Big 4’. The team also continued The Cloud Journey series, in their final installment about CCoE.
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AWS users will likely be thrilled to hear about their Graviton3-based virtual CPUs for their EC2 and general purpose setups. Amazon had many more headlines this week, including updates for AWS Resource Manager, AWS Network Firewall, and the general availability of Amazon EKS Anywhere on SNOW, as mentioned in the headline.
Microsoft continued its busy quarter, speaking about a partnership with Finops Foundation. The scale and expertise of both organizations together means there will be plenty of resources behind advancing cloud-based financial operations. The crew also discussed automated Azure DDoS Protection and the best practices for network latency with OCI-Azure Interconnect.
Google Cloud Platform continues to work toward streamlining its cloud services for wide audiences with flexible pricing for various workloads and features. These changes should allow businesses to find custom solutions for their workloads with having to pay for extras. This news includes updates about Google’s flex agreements and customer-use discounts (CUDs).
Be sure to stay tuned for news about Oracle’s Cloud Banking Services, which they claim will “redefine banking SaaS”, and the conclusion of the The Cloud Journey series and its discussion about establishing a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE).