- AWS has announced the availability of AWS Cloud Control API – a set of common application programming interfaces (APIs) that are designed to make it easy for developers to manage their AWS and third-party services. AWS Cloud Control API can be used to create, read, update, delete, and list (CRUD-L) your cloud resources that belong to a wide range of services—both AWS and third-party. You won’t have to generate code or scripts specific to each individual service responsible for those resources.
We have linked in the podcast notes a informative video from AWS that explains more about this
- The inaugural HashiCorp State of Cloud Strategy Survey with about 3200 responses has shared that
- multi-cloud is no longer aspirational goal but an everyday reality – with ¾ of the respondents noting that they were using 2 clouds or more
- Top drivers for multicloud adoption are digital transformation, avoid vendor lock in, cost reduction and scaling.
- Many enterprises are yet to realise substantial value from their cloud investment
- Cloud skills shortage still remains a major challenge
- Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Atlassian, CISCO, IBM, Salesforce, Slack and SAP have joined forces to establish the Trusted Cloud Principles as a commitment to protect the rights of their customers. AWS tweeted that this is to “help safeguard the interests of organizations and the basic rights of individuals using cloud services” You can view the Trusted Cloud Principles here.
- Orca Security has secured $550 million in Series C funding to raise their valuation to $1.8 Billion, investment was led by Temasek, an investment company he adquartered in Singapore. Orca Security has a patent-pending SideScanning™ technology that collects data directly from cloud provider APIs/ cloud configuration and the workload’s runtime block storage out-of-band to detect vulnerabilities, malware, misconfigurations, lateral movement risk, weak and leaked passwords, and unsecured personal identifiable information.