VSHN.timer #195: AWSome News

14. Aug 2023

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

In preparation of next week’s AWSome Day, this week we’re going to talk about the latest news around the biggest cloud provider of them all: AWS.

1. How does AWS’ EKS managed Kubernetes service compare to the competition? Elliot Graebert has compared the 8 top ones (EKS, AKS, GKE, etc…) and compiled the results in a fantastic summary. TL;DR: AWS EKS is not his top choice.


2. In a rare price hike, AWS will start charging for IPv4 addresses. The change brings them in line with other cloud providers and encourages good internet hygiene. Corey Quinn reports.


3. We’ve mentioned Zenbleed on our blog lately, but AWS was also concerned about it. Their security bulletin about it is short and sweet: patches have been applied, and customers shouldn’t worry about it.


4. How’s the AWS Zürich Region doing? It launched with great fanfare last November, with 58 available services, and it has grown to an impressive 112! The region now offers EKS, CodeBuild, and 129 different EC2 instance types.


5. Mountpoint for Amazon S3 is an open-source file client that makes it easy for Linux applications to connect directly to AWS S3 buckets. It is now generally available and ready for production!


Are you impacted by AWS’ price increase for IPv4 addresses? Are you more of an EKS or AKS kind of person? Would you like to share your AWS tips and tricks with our readers? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

PS: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about AWS: #61, #87, #132, and #156.

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Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski is in charge of Developer Relations at VSHN. He is a software developer since 1996, a trainer, and a published author. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

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