The Cloud Pod Wades into Microservices vs. Monoliths — The Cloud Pod episode #212 in summary

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Cloud Pod Ep 212

The Cloud Pod continued its deep dive into FinOps with this week’s episode, exploring a big announcement from the FinOps Foundation and its upcoming User Conference. The conference will be about FOCUS, the foundation’s open source initiative to push development for tracking cloud costs and financial data management.

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Amazon Web Services continued its optimization development with an updated Amazon EC2 14g powered by Graviton Processors! These are storage-optimized to support cloud infrastructure using Nitro SSDs for NVMe storage, which are capable of incredible write speeds. AWS also unveiled plans for ‘Bob’s Used Books‘, an open source sample application that allows .net users to find patterns and methods without searching Github for third party add-ons.

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The biggest Azure news joined Oracle’s this week, as the organizations discussed a joint effort  to solve any storage shortages with a sharing agreement between competitors. It’s an unorthodox truce of sorts, and one that gives us some impression about the state of global cloud storage.  Still, more storage availability is a positive for all cloud users. 

Azure HPC is a platform that aims to insulate the world against another global healthcare emergency by powering medical research breakthroughs. Hopefully, we’ll never need it! Meanwhile, Azure’s cloud-based chips for national security aims to protect the citizenry’s health in a different way, by contributing chip design to the U.S Department of Defense for their presumably gargantuan data analysis tasks.

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The big news for Google Cloud Platform was about their first quarter roundup for Chronicle Security Operations. Several new features debuted on the platform, including Looker-based advanced report modules, case list view, improved UDM Search, and more. 

But that wasn’t all for GCP. The guys also spoke about new updates to BigQuery Differential privacy and its implications on cloud security, as well as a key milestone for cloud-based chip development for national security.

Be sure to tune in for next week’s episode of The Cloud Pod, sponsored by Foghorn Consulting.

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