In October I will be back to All Day DevOps, the world’s largest DevOps conference, to talk about cost optimization on AWS. Below the abstract of my session.
Watch Your Wallet! Cloud anti-patterns that make your AWS bill skyrocket
Should you really always run your cluster in multiple availability zones? How can a transition rule to Glacier double your storage costs? I want to monitor and understand my data transfer costs, where should I start? Why are backups eating my database budget? What, one more storage class on S3? Following so-called “best practices” works only when you fully understand the implications, costs included. We will address a few cloud anti-patterns, making your bill smaller and your deployment better.
Looking forward to All Day DevOps 2021, see you on line on October 28th!
From video transcoding to ransomware mitigations, from backups to database versions: a recap of the topics I covered for InfoQ in September 2021.
Google Cloud Announces Backup for Google Kubernetes Engine
Google has recently announced the preview of Backup for GKE, a cloud-native way to protect, manage, and restore containerized applications and data running on Kubernetes.
AWS Introduces Amazon EC2 VT1 Instances for Video Transcoding
AWS recently announced the general availability of Amazon EC2 VT1 instances, the first instances optimized for video transcoding. The new virtual machines feature hardware acceleration and are designed for workloads such as live broadcast, video conferencing, and just-in-time transcoding.
At AWS Storage Day 2021, the cloud provider announced Amazon FSx for ONTAP, a managed file system for ONTAP data management software. Supporting file access and storage functionalities already used by enterprise customers, the service targets the migration to the cloud of applications and workloads that require high-performance ONTAP storage.
AWS Introduces Backup Audit Manager for Compliance Requirements
Amazon recently announced the availability of AWS Backup Audit Manager, a new feature of AWS Backup to monitor the compliance status of backups and generate reports to meet business and regulatory requirements.
(Posting in Italian as referring to an episode of an Italian podscast)
Questa settimana ho avuto il piacere di partecpiare al podcast di AWS in italiano di Alex Casalboni. Abbiamo parlato di Aurora Serverless, RDS e database relazionali su cloud. E di benchmarking creativo.
Puoi ascoltare la puntata e registrarti al podcast qui.
Cos’è un database serverless e per quali casi d’uso ha senso considerarlo? Come funziona Amazon Aurora Serverless? E cosa cambia nella nuova versione dell’engine in developer preview? In questo episodio ospito Renato Losio, Principal Cloud Architect in Funambol e AWS Data Hero, per parlare della sua esperienza decennale con Amazon RDS, ma soprattutto dei vantaggi e delle principali differenze dei database serverless (e gestiti) disponibili su AWS.
As it is a topic that developers care about and I believe that being aware of the limitations of the Free Tier is half of the solution, I decided to cover the topic at the upcoming EuropeClouds Summit. The title and abstract of the talk are below, hope to see you live at the conference!
AWS Free Tier: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
In recent months many experts in the AWS community have been questioning the AWS Free Tier, advocating for sandbox accounts on AWS and hard billing limits that cannot be exceeded. What safety nets can you put in place as a developer and what are the most common mistakes to avoid unexpected bills when experimenting with new services with the AWS Free Tier?
From cloud vulnerabilities to OpenSearch, from cloud emissions to Google Cloud Private Service Connect, from EC2-Classic to Cloudwatch Cross Account Alarms: a recap of the topics I covered for InfoQ in August 2021.
Need Help Tracking Cloud Emissions? Microsoft Previews Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability
At the recent Inspire 2021 conference, Microsoft announced the preview of Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability, a new service to help companies measure and manage their carbon emissions, set sustainability goals and take measurable action.
After 15 Years AWS Retires EC2-Classic
AWS has announced the plan to retire the EC2-Classic platform in the next few months. The cloud provider expects that customers still running the first iteration of its virtual cloud computing instance will migrate to the newest Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) by August 2022.
ElasticSearch Fork OpenSearch is Generally Available
Amazon has recently announced the general availability of OpenSearch 1.0, the Apache 2.0-licensed fork of Elasticsearch that was created after Elastic changed their license.
Amazon Introduces Cloudwatch Cross Account Alarms to Consolidate Management
Amazon CloudWatch recently announced cross account alarms, a new feature that enables customers to set alerts and take actions based on changes to metrics across different AWS accounts.
Google Cloud Private Service Connect Now Generally Available
Google Cloud has recently announced the general availability of Private Service Connect, a service to keep all customer’s traffic private and secure over Google’s global network while abstracting the underlying network infrastructure.
Is CVE the Solution for Cloud Vulnerabilities?
At the recent Black Hat USA 2021, security experts from cloud infrastructure company Wiz argued that a CVE database for cloud vulnerabilities is needed, starting a debate in the cloud and cybersecurity communities.
AWS Introduces Security Analytics Bootstrap to Perform Security Investigations
AWS recently announced Security Analytics Bootstrap, an open source framework to perform security investigations on AWS service logs using an Amazon Athena analysis environment.