There’s no clever title this week, just straight to the point of covering the highlights of AWS re:Invent this week. They got the kubernetes now! There’s a passel of releases as well. We also discuss some other news like Meg Whitman leaving HPE (on good standing), net neutrality, WeWork buying Meetup, and Arby’s. For reals!
Pre-Roll SDT News
- SDT got a new logo!
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Misc. news before re:Invent coverage
- Changing of the guard at HPE.
- WeWork buys MeetUp.
- Net Neutrality - I realize this is naive, but I feel like things already operate this way.
- This week in PE: OOOHH-OOOO! BARRACUDA! Also, Arby’s: eat all you want you’ll die anyway.
- Work in tech? Time to ask for a raise.
- Good overview of the end of OpenStack’s big tent theory.
- AWS Business Update
- Amazon Web Services has an $18 billion revenue run rate and the business is growing 42 percent year over year
- New AWS Services (100+ new total)
- Loosely break into themes of Containers, Databases, AI/ML, and IOT
- Amazon MQ - Apache ActiveMQ as a Service (lunches eaten?)
- AppSync - GraphQL as a Service (lunches eaten?)
- Aurora Serverless - burst database consumption
- Comprehend - Natural Language Processing across 98 languages
- DeepLens - video camera with AI embedded
- DynamoDB Global - similar to Azure/Google initiatives
- EC2 Bare Metal Instances - lots of competitors try to differentiate on this (lunches eaten?)
- came out of the VMware work
- i3.metal instance types
- c5 AMIs can work too (new KVM-based instance type)
- EC2 Instance types, up to 25Gbps networking
- Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (EKS) - called it!
- upstream K8s
- automatically runs K8s with three masters across three AZs
- monitoring/healthchecks built in, managed service
- Fargate - Containers on demand, no host/orchestrator needed
- similar to Azure Container Instances
- apparently Google has App Engine Flexible which is similar (thanks JP!)
- So, Matt: why would I use EKS instead of Fargate, etc.? Another write-up.
- FreeRTOS - AWS bought(?) existing open source IoT operating system vendor
- Glacier/S3 Select - run SQL-like queries against your buckets and storage (CSV & JSON)
- GuardDuty - continuous security monitoring & threat detection (lunches eaten?)
- IoT Analytics - MQTT processing, reporting & storage
- IoT Device Defender - reporting, alerting & mitigation of existing IoT fleets
- IoT Device Management - lifecycle, management & monitoring of IoT devices
- Kinesis Video Streams - video ingestion/processing service
- Media Services - YouTube as a Service, including monetization. Seems there should be an embeddable player somewhere.
- Neptune - managed graph database service (lunches eaten?)
- Rekognition Video - Rekognition now does video
- SageMaker - framework for building AI services
- Sumerian - VR/AR/3D IDE and platform?
- Systems Manager - custom dashboards based off of tags, ties into AWS system management tools
- Time Sync Service - AWS NTP
- Translate - Google & MS already have this
- Transcribe - speech recognition, we should use this!
- More: The New Stack, The Register.
- This kind of over-the-top analysis is kinda our thing. BACK OFF, MAN!
- AWS Strategy Update
- On Hybrid Cloud: “In the fullness of time — I don’t know if it’s five, 10 or 15 years out — relatively few companies will own their own data centers. Those that do will have a much smaller footprint. It will be a transition and it won’t happen overnight.” Link
- More: ‘Is Multi-Cloud Real?: “We certainly get asked about it a lot. Most enterprises, when they think about a plan for moving to the cloud, they think they will distribute workloads across a couple of cloud providers. But few actually make that decision because you have to standardize on lowest common denominator when you go multi-cloud. AWS is so far ahead and you don’t want to handicap developer teams. Asking developers to be fluent in multiple cloud platforms is a lot. And all the cloud providers have volume discounts. If you split workloads across multi-cloud, you’re diminishing those discounts. In practice, companies pick a predominate cloud provider for their workloads. And they may have a secondary cloud provider just in case they want to switch providers.’
AWS re:Invent Preview Review
✔SaaS lunches will be eaten?
✔Amazon Kubernetes Service?
This Week in Kubernetes
- All about AWS this week!
- Well, GKS did get rid of billing for cluster managers
- Coté finished up this pile of crap (get a preview!) and right after emailing it in was reminded that Ben wrote this up already, plus an update based on re:Invent this week.
- Coté’s junk:
- Matt’s (not) on the Road! Taking it off for the Holidays.
- Matt Ray: Art of War, backlaid by Wu Tang Clan
- Brandon: Hindenburg audio editor.
- Coté: Programmed Inequality; drink after the kids go to bed; Mindhunter; Jim and Andy.
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