Thursday, June 3, 2021

Cloud Vanity: A Weekly Carnival of AWS, Azure, GCP, and More - Edition 4

 Welcome to the next edition of weekly Cloud Vanity. Foundation of any cloud matters. Cloud is and always will be a distributed hybrid phenomenon. That is why architecting, developing, and operating a hybrid mix of workload require stable, scalable and reliable cloud technologies. This edition discusses few of them from across different clouds out there.


AWS SAM or Serverless Application Model is an open source framework that you can use to develop, build and deploy your serverless applications.

Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire A Cloud Guru (ACG).

AWS Lambda Extensions are a new way to integrate your favorite operational tools for monitoring, observability, security, and governance with AWS Lambda. Starting today, extensions are generally available with new performance improvements and an expanded set of partners including Imperva, Instana, Sentry, Site24x7, and the AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry.

Amazon SQS is a fully managed message queuing service that enables you to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications. 

Let’s say your Python app uses DynamoDB and you need some unit tests to verify the validity of your code, but you aren’t sure how to go about doing this.


Personal access tokens (PATs) make it easy to authenticate against Azure Devops to integrate with your tools and services. However, leaked tokens could compromise your Azure DevOps account and data, putting your applications and services at significant risk.

Azure announces general availability of scale-out NVIDIA A100 GPU Clusters: the fastest public cloud supercomputer.

La Liga, the foremost Spanish football league, has expanded its partnership with Microsoft Azure to focus on machine learning (ML), over the top (OTT) services, as well as augmented reality.

A little over a year ago, Microsoft Build 2020 was Microsoft’s first flagship event to become all-digital early in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Generators at datacenters, most often powered by petroleum-based diesel, play a key role in delivering reliable backup power. Each of these generators is used for no more than a few hours a year or less at our datacenter sites, most often for routine maintenance or for backup power during a grid outage. 


Having constant access to fresh customer data is a key requirement for PedidosYa to improve and innovate our customer’s experience. Our internal stakeholders also require faster insights to drive agile business decisions. 

5 ways Vertex Vizier hyperparameter tuning improves ML models

Getting started with Kubernetes is often harder than it needs to be. While working with a cluster “from scratch” can be a great learning exercise or a good solution for some highly specialized workloads, often the details of cluster management can be made easier by utilizing a managed service offering. 

Zero-trust managed security for services with Traffic Director

Databases are part of virtually every application you run in your organization and great apps need great databases. This post is focused on one such great database—Cloud Spanner.


Kubernetes is a robust yet complex infrastructure system for container orchestration, with multiple components that must be adequately protected. 

It is no contradiction to say that being ‘cloud-native’ has not much to do with cloud computing. There is an idea that cloud is a place, a suite of technologies or services that run somewhere in data centres. But the cloud is not a place; it is a way of working.

The most innovative companies of 2021 according to BCG: Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft all make it.

In this article, the author discusses how cloud computing has changed the traditional approach to operation and maintenance (O&M).

This June, a small marine research non-profit with a huge vision will launch a first-of-its-kind, crewless transoceanic ship that will attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean without human intervention.

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