InfoQ – August 2022

From private 5G networks on AWS to the largest DDoS attack on Google Cloud, from Microsoft Dev Box to the risk of recursive serverless functions: a recap of my articles for InfoQ in August.

Amazon CloudFront Supports HTTP/3

AWS recently announced that CloudFront distributions support HTTP version 3 (HTTP/3) requests over QUIC. HTTP/3 is optional and provides faster response times and enhanced security over previous HTTP versions.

Microsoft Dev Box Now in Public Preview

Azure recently announced the public preview of Microsoft Dev Box, a workstation in the cloud targeted to developers. Integrated with Windows 365, the new service supports any developer IDE, SDK, or tool that runs on Windows and simplifies onboarding of new developers.

Google Cloud Blocks Largest Layer 7 DDoS Attack

Google claims to have recently fended off the largest ever HTTPS-based distributed denial of service attack, which peaked at 46 million requests per second. According to the cloud provider, the DDoS attack was quickly detected and stopped at the edge of Google’s network, and the customer was not impacted.

AWS Private 5G Mobile Network Generally Available But without 5G Support

Amazon recently announced the general availability of AWS Private 5G, a managed service to set up and deploy private mobile networks. The current lack of 5G support, the minimum price of a radio unit and the availability only in the United States raised some concerns in the community.

AWS Adds Coding Assistant CodeWhisperer to Lambda Console

AWS recently announced the preview of Amazon CodeWhisperer in the AWS Lambda console. Available as a native code suggestion feature in the code editor, the new functionality of the coding assistant can make code recommendations during Lambda function definition.

Amazon GuardDuty Introduces Malware Detection

At the recent re:Inforce security conference, AWS announced the availability of malware detection for Amazon GuardDuty. The new functionality of the managed threat detection service initiates a scan of the EBS volumes when it detects suspicious behavior indicative of malware on EC2 or containers.

Google Cloud Introduces Batch, a Service for Scheduling Batch Jobs

Google Cloud recently announced the preview of Batch, a managed service to run batch jobs at scale. The new service supports the latest T2A Arm-based instances and Spot VMs for large batch jobs utilizing task parallelization.

Are Recursive Serverless Functions the Biggest Billing Risk on the Cloud?

Forrest Brazeal, head of content at Google Cloud, recently argued that serverless functions are the cloud’s biggest billing risk for developers as there’s no simple way to protect against recursive calls and they can scale out almost indefinitely on all the cloud providers.

More news? A recap of my articles for InfoQ in July.