IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 5.4.2020

IT Modernization and DevOps News Week in Review 5.4.2020

By Flux7 Labs
May 4, 2020

This week’s earning announcements were welcome DevOps news as Google shared that its Google Cloud generated $2.7 billion in revenue last quarter — a 52% year-over-year growth for the business. (Last quarter it reported $2.6 billion in revenue, a 53% year-over-year increase.) Microsoft’s earnings also reflected a general expectation for increased cloud computing demand as more companies enable remote work. It reported third-quarter results of $35 billion in revenue, with its commercial cloud business (which consists of Azure and its other cloud offerings) accounting for $13.3 billion in sales, a 39% year-over-year increase. 

Continuing to dominate the market, Amazon announced that revenue from AWS crossed the $10 billion mark ($10.22 billion to be exact) for the first time in the first quarter, representing a 33% year-over-year growth rate. 

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DevOps News

  • Red Hat made several announcements at Red Hat Summit last week.  
    • OpenShift virtualization launches as a Technology Preview within Red Hat OpenShift. It purports to bring traditional application stacks forward into a layer of open innovation, enabling organizations to develop, deploy, and manage apps consisting of VMs alongside containers and serverless. 
    • Red Hat updates OpenShift to version 4.4. The update introduces monitoring integration for Red Hat Operators, cost management specific apps across the hybrid cloud, and more.  
    • Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes is a new solution that red Hat promises soon as a Technology Preview. It seeks to provide a single control point for OpenShift cluster monitoring and deployment, with policies for governance and application lifecycle management. 
    • Fedora 32 is now GA.
  • In related Red Hat news, Microsoft announced that it plans to extend Azure Arc with support for OpenShift and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. According to a blog announcement, the new features will give Azure Arc customers more consistent management and operational experience across Microsoft hybrid cloud.
  • HashiCorp introduces the public beta of HashiCorp Consul Service on Azure. The service allows teams to provision HashiCorp-managed Consul clusters directly through the Azure Marketplace. And, users will be able to use Consul’s service discovery and service mesh features with Azure Kubernetes Service.
  • Chef announces the GA of Chef Infra Client 16. The release includes the ability to write recipes in YAML; unified mode which allows for the streamlined execution of customized policies; a reduced footprint; updates to the Cookstyle utility to enable automated detection and correction of deprecated features in custom Chef Cookbooks; and more.
  • Couchbase unveils version 2.0 of the Couchbase Autonomous Operator for Kubernetes. The update includes self-service access to the database, a cloud-agnostic application deployment, and management platform, and the ability to run Couchbase as an autonomous, fully managed stateful database application.
  • D2iQ releases Dispatch 1.1 for accelerating CI/CD pipelines. with open source and CNCF projects.
  • ConnectALL releases 2.10 of its eponymously named solution. The release features ConnectALL Value Stream Visualizer which maps and provides real-time visibility of the software value stream. The solution also provides key metric insights and reporting, ad more.

  • Last, our DevOps consulting team enjoyed this Inside Playbook blog on Ansible Linting with GitHub Actions.


AWS News 

  • AWS introduces serverless streaming ETL with AWS Glue. Amazon says this announcement makes the process of managing continuous ingestion pipelines and processing data on-the-fly easier. It does so by extending AWS Glue jobs, based on Apache Spark, to run continuously and consume data from streaming platforms like Amazon Kinesis Data Streams and Apache Kafka.
  • AWS updates IAM Access Analyzer to now flag unintended access to S3 buckets shared through access points. With the update, the AWS service analyzes access point and bucket policies and bucket ACLs to find unintended access.

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