From shipping containers at Azure to edge technology at Fastly, from new gateway load balancers at AWS to serverless migrations at BBC, a recap of the news articles I wrote for InfoQ in November 2020.
Amazon SNS Supports FIFO for Pub/Sub Messaging
AWS has recently introduced support for First-in-First-out (FIFO) topics in Amazon SNS with strict ordering and deduplication of messages. The new feature enforces ordering in which messages are sent and received, and avoids that a message is processed multiple times.
Cloud Computing in a Shipping Container: Microsoft Introduces the Azure Modular Datacenter
Microsoft recently announced a new Azure in a shipping container service called Azure Modular Datacenter. The new offer provides an option for setting up an Azure datacenter in hybrid or challenging environments where cloud computing previously would not have been possible.
AWS Introduces Nitro Enclaves, Isolated EC2 Environments for Confidential Computing
AWS has recently made available Nitro Enclaves, isolated EC2 environments to process confidential data. Based on a lightweight Linux OS, a Nitro Enclave is a hardened, attested and highly constrained virtual machine.
Fastly Expands Capabilities for Compute@Edge
Fastly, the cloud computing company providing solutions for edge cloud networks and content delivery networks, recently announced new features for their serverless compute environment Compute@Edge. The new release introduces new CLI functionalities, Terraform API support and additional language support.
BBC Online Going Serverless
In a recent article the BBC engineering team describes the work done moving BBC Online to the cloud and to a serverless deployment. Half of the BBC’s website is now rendered serverlessly with AWS Lambda.
AWS Announces Gateway Load Balancer
AWS Gateway Load Balancer is a new fully managed network gateway and load balancer. The service is tailored to deploy, scale and manage third-party virtual appliances such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems and deep packet inspection systems in the cloud.