A recap of the news articles I wrote for InfoQ in September 2020.
Multi-Cloud: Worst Practice or the Future of Public Cloud?
Corey Quinn, cloud economist at The Duckbill Group, recently argued that multi-cloud is “the worst practice to be avoided by default”. Not everyone agrees.
Google Cloud SQL Supports MySQL 8.0
Google Cloud has recently made MySQL 8.0 available on Cloud SQL, the managed relational database service for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server.
AWS Introduces New EBS Volume io2 With Higher Durability and IOPS/GiB
AWS recently introduced a new provisioned IOPS volume type (io2) for high-performance databases and workloads that offers a durability of 99.999% and the ability to provision up to 500 IOPS for every GiB of storage.
Public Beta of Google Cloud API Gateway Now Available
At the recent Google’s Cloud Next virtual conference, Google announced the public beta of API Gateway, a fully-managed Google Cloud service to create and monitor APIs for serverless workloads.
Is the AWS Free Tier Really Free?
Corey Quinn, cloud economist at The Duckbill Group, argues that the free tier in AWS is broken and AWS should change it. The free models of the main cloud providers differ and might not help beginners in following best practices in cloud deployments.
Using Serverless Backends to Iterate Quickly on Web Apps
In a series of three technical articles, AWS has recently shown the advantage of building serverless backends to iterate quickly on web apps and be able to follow changing product requirements. These development methodology and architecture allow flexibility but increase coupling with cloud vendor services.
Amazon Cloudwatch Dashboards Supports Sharing
AWS recently introduced the ability to share Amazon CloudWatch Dashboards with users who do not have access to the AWS account. This feature opens up new use cases for dashboards, including sharing metrics and information on big screens, or embed real-time information in public pages.