A recap of the news articles I wrote for InfoQ in October 2020.
IBM Introduces IBM Cloud Code Engine
IBM has recently announced the beta availability of a new serverless compute service called IBM Cloud Code Engine. The service is a managed serverless platform that runs containerized workloads, for example web apps, micro-services, event-driven functions and batch jobs.
Cloudflare Introduces API Shield
Cloudflare has recently introduced API Shield, a free security tool that protects API traffic against attacks designed to perform unauthorized actions or exfiltrate data. Strong client certificate-based identity is already generally available while schema validation is currently a closed beta.
Preview of AWS Cost Anomaly Detection Now Available
AWS has recently made available the preview of AWS Cost Anomaly Detection, a new service to detect unusual spending patterns across AWS accounts. The goal is to improve cost controls and minimize unintended spend.
HashiCorp Supports AWS Lambda Extensions for Serverless Security
HashiCorp has recently announced the public preview of the HashiCorp Vault AWS Lambda Extension. The new service is based on the recently launched AWS Lambda Extensions API and allows a serverless application to securely retrieve secrets from HashiCorp Vault without making the Lambda functions Vault-aware.