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AWS Release ‘SAM Local’ to Facilitate Local Build and Test of AWS Lambda Serverless Applications

by Daniel Bryant Follow 139 Followers on  Aug 18, 2017

AWS have released a new tool in beta, SAM Local, that makes it easy to build and test serverless AWS Lambda applications on a local dev machine. Core features provided by SAM Local include: the ability to test AWS Lambda functions locally running within Docker, a simple CLI to start a local API Gateway, and the generation of sample payloads for testing the handling of various AWS event sources.

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Microsoft Ships Azure Event Grid for Unified Event Processing

by Richard Seroter Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 16, 2017

Today, Microsoft released a novel service for ingesting and processing cloud events. The Azure Event Grid takes events generated from Azure services, or custom apps, and routes them to chosen handlers.

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Microsoft Adds Root Cause Analysis and Time Exploration Updates to Azure Time Series Insights

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 13, 2017

This past April, Microsoft announced updates to their Azure Internet of Things (IoT) platform. One of the announcements that InfoQ has been tracking includes the emergence of Azure Time Series Insights (TSI). Microsoft’s Time Series Insights service is currently in public preview and Microsoft has recently added new features including Root Cause Analysis and updates to Time Exploration.

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Amazon Web Services Joins Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)

by Daniel Bryant Follow 139 Followers on  Aug 10, 2017

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has joined the CNCF as a platinum member with the goal of accelerating the development and deployment of cloud native technologies in its market-leading public cloud.

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Public Preview of Azure IaaS Disaster Recovery Announced

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 07, 2017

In a recent announcement, Microsoft released details about its public preview for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) disaster recovery using Azure Site Recovery (ASR). Using the ASR service, organizations can protect IaaS workloads in one Azure region and have it replicated to a different Azure region within a geographical cluster.

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Amazon CloudWatch Events Gains Cross-Account Event Delivery

by Steffen Opel Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 31, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added cross-account event delivery to Amazon CloudWatch Events to support use cases such as the tracking of events across an entire organization and the handling of events in separate accounts to implement advanced security schemes.

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Microsoft Introduces New Azure Container Instances Service and Per Second Billing

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 30, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft introduced a new container service called Azure Container Instances. This service has been positioned, by Microsoft, as a way to deliver containers with simplicity and speed, without VM infrastructure to manage.

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AWS Web Application Firewall: Bolt-on Security for Insecure Websites

by Elton Stoneman Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 28, 2017

AWS Web Application Firewall inspects traffic coming into your web application, looking for suspicious activity. It can pass good requests onto your application and block requests that match common attack vectors - like SQL injection. WAF can add a layer of security onto an existing application without changing the app.

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Amazon Adds Target Tracking Support for EC2 Auto Scaling

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 24, 2017

Auto Scaling cloud resources is nothing new in AWS. However, Amazon recently announced a new Target Tracking policy that gives customers more granular control over how their application scales. Target Tracking policies allow an administrator to target a specific metric that will drive how and when the EC2 resources will scale.

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Microsoft Releases More Azure Stack Details, Available September

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 14, 2017

At the recent Microsoft Inspire partner conference, Microsoft announced Azure Stack is now available for order and will ship as soon as September. Azure Stack is a private cloud implementation of Microsoft’s public Azure cloud. Unlike other private cloud providers, Microsoft is offering Azure Stack as a consumption-based service, similar to its public cloud counterpart.

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Kubernetes 1.7 Released with Security Hardening, StatefulSet Updates and Extensibility Features

by Daniel Bryant Follow 139 Followers on  Jul 14, 2017

Kubernetes 1.7 has been released with a focus on delivering features for security, storage and extensibility, and includes a Network Policy API, automated upgrade strategies for StatefulSets, and an extensible API aggregation layer.

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Salesforce Brings Cognitive to CRM, Launches 3 New Services

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 08, 2017

In a recent blog post, Salesforce announced the addition of three cognitive services to its Einstein artificial intelligence (AI) platform. The three new services enable detecting sentiment, intent and object detection. Salesforce customers can then use these services to automate insight and use predictive modelling within their CRM apps.

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Integrate 2017 Recap: Adding Intelligence to Integration

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 04, 2017

Integrate 2017, an annual integration event focused on Microsoft Integration technologies, took place in London from June 26th – 28th. Some of the key themes that were discussed include the role of cognitive computing in integration, API orchestration, SaaS connectivity, cloud native integration, the impact of serverless on integration and cloud messaging at scale.

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A Series of Unfortunate Container Events at Netflix: Andrew Spyker and Amit Joshi at QCon NYC

by Daniel Bryant Follow 139 Followers on  Jul 02, 2017

At QCon New York 2017,  Andrew Spyker and Amit Joshi presented “A Series of Unfortunate Container Events at Netflix”. Key takeaways from running production workloads within containers running on the AWS Cloud include: expect problematic containers and workloads; there is continued need for cloud to evolve for containers; and it has been worth the effort due to value containers unlock.

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Running a Presidential Campaign with Immutable Infrastructure: Michael Fisher at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant Follow 139 Followers on  Jun 30, 2017

At QCon New York 2017 Michael Fisher presented “Presidential Campaigns & Immutable Infrastructure” and discussed the implementation and challenges of provisioning infrastructure for the Hillary for America (HFA) campaign that ran during the 2015-2016 US regional and national elections.

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