Last week was the AWS Summit in Sydney and as I attended, it's clear that my mind is focused on AWS. It helps that they released a number of new features, though not announced at the summit. I'll focus on Transit Gateway integration with Direct Connect, Deep Racer, and S3 Batch Operations.
AWS App Mesh is a managed service mesh from AWS. While announced at re:Invent 2018, it only became generally available at the end of March. In this post, I aim to give an overview of the service and how it works with EKS. I’ll also highlight some differences with Istio and give a step-by-step walkthrough to make it work with an application.
Recently I had some time to play around with AWS App Mesh and, as expected, decided to write up the experience. This also marks my first blog post at DigIO which I’m quite happy about.
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 AWS made it so you can set your EKS API endpoint to private. This post describes how you can use a Fargate bastion to access a private EKS API endpoint.
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.
In October, GitHub announced GitHub Actions, their upcoming integrated solution for running automation triggered by things you do on GitHub. I would call it CI/CD, but that's only part of what it can do. I've had beta access for about 2 months now, but didn't really play around with it until around the Christmas period.
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.