I love documentaries and I was excited to see this one about Kubernetes. Honeypot, is Europe’s developer-focused job platform, put this two part documentary together. Enjoy!
Google Cloud in the recently published Forrester Wave for Public Cloud Container Platforms has been named a leader in the space.
We are proud that Forrester evaluated the strength and cohesion of our offerings, including Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Cloud Run, Anthos, Cloud Build, Cloud Deploy, Cloud Code and more, writing that, “Google Cloud is the best fit for firms that want extensive cutting-edge cloud-native capabilities for distributed workloads spanning public cloud, private cloud, and multicloud environments.”
Enterprises may want to give Google Cloud a second look for their cloud native needs.
Google Cloud has put a lot of energy into building a reliable cloud infrastructure. Measuring relative downtime can be hard between cloud providers as it’s not always an apples to apples comparison. But with a reliable infrastructure, can Google Cloud move the needle and grow their 6% market share – I think so.
Despite its dominance in consumer services, Alphabet Inc.’s search giant has long trailed Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. in the fast-growing cloud computing industry. Cloud companies compete on various fronts—speed, features, reliability—but a key part of Google Cloud Chief Executive Officer Thomas Kurian’s plan to catch up is to convince customers that Google’s cloud infrastructure is more reliable than the competition’s.
The pandemic accelerated to move to the cloud for most companies, but IT pros still think on-prem is safer than the cloud.
In InformationWeek’s recent cloud security report, 52% of IT decision-makers whose company uses cloud services agree that their data is more secure on premises; only 19% disagree with that sentiment. And 55% of respondents prefer to keep sensitive data on prem, with only 16% disagreeing. Perhaps this concern is driven by the nearly universal belief (90% agree or strongly agree; only 1% disagree to any degree) that hackers will focus their efforts on cloud services this year. Indeed, we’re already seeing new cloud-based vulnerabilities in 2022, and last year revealed a burgeoning market in hacked cloud credentials.
The cloud does have a shared security model which should be a forcing function to get IT and cloud security teams on the same page.
Microsoft Azure DDoS Protection team mitigated about unique 360,000 attacks in the second half of 2021. That is a 43% increase from the first half of 2021.
In November, Microsoft mitigated a DDoS attack with a throughput of 3.47 Tbps and a packet rate of 340 million packets per second (pps), targeting an Azure customer in Asia. We believe this to be the largest attack ever reported in history.
You should get familiar with DDoS protection best practices to ensure you have your architecture rightsized.
If you are keen on learning more about how Microsoft handles these incidents, check out the 2021 Microsoft Digital Defense Report.