The black hole photo is a scientific marvel and Google held their Google Cloud Next conference from which I'll discuss Anthos and Cloud Run.
AWS released a couple of interesting improvements to Fargate and EKS, shared storage solutions in the AWS Sydney region became useful, but at the same time Australia shoots itself in the foot again with a new law.
In the weekend I already covered the biggest container related releases of last week, so today I focus on a couple of other big announcements: Advanced Request Routing for ALBs and Service Control Policies in Organizations.
This weekly note concerns announcements in the open source Kubernetes ecosystem and compared with the AWS specific announcements that happened around the same time.
Last week there were a couple of open source releases at AWS. They announced Open Distro for Elasticsearch and Corretto 11 became generally available. This, therefore, seems like a good time to have a slightly broader look at AWS' sometimes contentious relationship with open source.
The TensorFlow Developer Summit was held and has some interesting new announcements. I also mention some of my own thoughts on the idea of machine learning.
A few words about the whole deal regarding Facebook's (and Google's) datamining VPNs, the terrible FaceTime bug, and a couple small items of interest.
TLS Termination for Network Load Balancers might make Classic Load Balancers unnecessary and Amazon WorkLink seems to indicate an even greater focus on the enterprise market.
A single place to configure your backups is available with AWS Backup and Google's Cloud Functions now supports Go.
The holiday period is over and there were a couple of very interesting announcements this week. GitHub now offers free private repositories, AWS has a MongoDB compatible database, and Fargate became a lot cheaper to use.
The first week of the year isn't exactly exciting when it comes to news, so I'll discuss some things from last year. As is so often the case when I'm looking back at a longer period, that means containers and serverless.
My annual look back at the past year, and forward at the coming year.
Australia implements a stupid law regarding encryption and Microsoft announces they'll switch to using Chromium for their Edge browser.
I'm writing this during a 14 hour flight to re:Invent, so once again this is very AWS focused. Several new releases this week include the Route 53 Resolver for Hybris Clouds, the Resource Access Manager, and Predictive Scaling for EC2.
Clearly we're in the lead up to re:Invent as AWS has started releasing the big features that didn't make the cut. Today I'll focus on CloudFormation Drift Detection, Multiple Instance Types in AutoScaling Groups, and Amazon Corretto.