IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 2.8.2021

IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 2.8.2021

By Flux7 Labs
February 8, 2021

In this week’s DevOps news, we learn that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will step down from his role as CEO. While he will transition to executive chairman, AWS CEO Andy Jassy will take over as the new Amazon CEO. At the same time, AWS announced net year over year sales growth of 28%, bringing it to $12.74 billion for Q4 2020.

In other earnings, Google announced its cloud business results for the first time, revealing that revenue grew 47% year over year, reaching $13.06 billion in 2020, and $3.83 billion for Q4 2020.

DevOps News

  • Atlassian announces the general availability of Cloud Enterprise. The new solution helps its customers standardize their Jira Software, Confluence, and Jira Service Management deployments on a purpose-built cloud platform. Cloud Enterprise provides global scale with unlimited instances; a guaranteed 99.95 percent uptime SLA and dedicated enterprise support; enterprise-grade security and compliance; governance controls for user and change management at scale; and marketplace apps that meet enterprise needs for extensibility in the cloud.
  • VMware announces new capabilities for its VMware vRealize Cloud Management portfolio, including the ability to create, update, read and delete property groups with predefined data; the ability to create a secure variable in Cloud Assembly and apply it to a cloud template or ABX action; and support for NSX-V to NSX-T migration.
  • Our DevOps consultants enjoyed this article, Ford says ‘millions’ of its vehicles will run on Google’s Android starting in 2023.
  • Anchore introduces Anchore Enterprise 3.0. The newest edition connects Anchore Enterprise into the operational Kubernetes environment to catalog running instances with the service’s Kubernetes Inventory feature, flagging containers that have active vulnerabilities or are failing policy or compliance checks.
  • Microsoft makes Azure Quantum, what it dubs “the world’s first full-stack, public cloud ecosystem for quantum solutions,” publicly available. According to a blog announcement, operators can now “tap into unique capabilities offered by industry leaders in quantum computing and optimization solutions.”
  • LogicMonitor releases a new report, The Race to IT Observability in which 79% of global CIOs and CTOs report that their input and importance within the boardroom has increased in the last 12 months. Meanwhile, 93% of global enterprises saw greater convergence between IT operations, admin and dev teams in the last 12 months, with 94% attributing an accelerated convergence to COVID-19.

AWS News 

  • AWS adds to Amazon Macie, making it easier to configure, scope, and run sensitive data discovery in AWS. It also adds support for scanning jobs that cover Amazon S3 buckets that reside across multiple accounts and more.
  • Amazon Athenaunveils a new feature to invoke ML models for inference directly from SQL queries.
  • Amazon announces the general availability of AWS X-Ray for proactively detecting application performance issues, and AWS PrivateLink for Amazon S3, providing private connectivity between S3 and on-premises resources using private IPs from your virtual network.
  • AWS releases the ability to monitor AWS Backup metrics and events via Amazon CloudWatch.
  • Amazon updates its Patch Manager to configure actions to be performed on a managed instance before and after installing patches.
  • Amazon makes two AWS App Mesh announcements. The solution now supports mutual Transport Layer Security authentication that offers two-way peer authentication. And AWS App Mesh Controller for Kubernetes v1.3.0 is now available. It adds support for mutual Transport Layer Security authentication on App Mesh.

Written by Flux7 Labs

Flux7, an NTT DATA Company, is the only Sherpa on the DevOps journey that assesses, designs, and teaches while implementing a holistic solution for its enterprise customers, thus giving its clients the skills needed to manage and expand on the technology moving forward. Not a reseller or an MSP, Flux7 recommendations are 100% focused on customer requirements and creating the most efficient infrastructure possible that automates operations, streamlines and enhances development, and supports specific business goals.