Amazon EKS enhances Windows containers pod density

Amazon EKS enhances Windows containers pod density

Updates related to GKE, AWS Systems Manager, Amazon EKS, Azure Load Balancer, Microsoft Entra ID and more

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Dual-stack GKE clusters get IPv6 enhancements

  • Load Balancer Services, FQDN Network Policies, Dataplane V2 now IPv6-aware.
  • Ensures high availability, security, and observability for IPv6 workloads. UPDATE

AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store ups API limit

API throughput limit for GetParameter and GetParameters APIs now increased to 10,000 transactions per second (TPS). UPDATE

Amazon EKS enhances Windows containers pod density

Amazon EKS now allows up to 250 pods on a single Windows Server node using IPv4 prefix delegation mode. UPDATE

Provisioning + Runtime

Azure cross-region Load Balancer now GA

  • Ultra-low latency traffic distribution, high performance.
  • Static global anycast IP address for each instance.
  • Can add/remove regional deployments without interruption.
  • Backed by a 99.99% availability SLA, supports UDP traffic, floating IP. UPDATE

Public preview of Azure's latest burstable VMs

Bsv2, Basv2, and Bpsv2 virtual machines offer a baseline CPU utilization with the capacity to expand as workload increases. UPDATE

Azure AD transitions to Microsoft Entra ID

The name change represents the unification of Microsoft Entra products, with no changes to capabilities, licensing, or pricing. UPDATE

Azure Managed Lustre now generally available

Designed for HPC and AI workloads, it offers high-performance distributed parallel file system with hundreds of GBps storage bandwidth. UPDATE

Azure Virtual Network encryption in public preview

Enhances existing encryption in transit capabilities, enabling encryption of traffic between VMs within the same virtual network. UPDATE


Azure Monitor Pod Sandboxing support previewed

Container Insights now supports monitoring pod sandboxed containers, addressing "Container Breakout" scenarios through kernel-level isolation. UPDATE

Amazon CloudWatch supports Cross-Account Service Quotas

Enables customers to track and visualize resource utilization, limits across AWS services from multiple accounts within a region. UPDATE

App Building

Debating global developer population size

Disparity in estimates on global developer population, IDC puts paid professionals at around 16 million in 2022. UPDATE

Cloud SQL Enterprise Plus boosts MySQL performance

  • 3x higher read throughput, 2x improvement in write latency.
  • Near-zero downtime, 99.99% availability SLA, 35 days log retention.
  • Also offers enhanced performance for PostgreSQL. UPDATE


Anthropic introduces Claude 2, second-gen AI chatbot

  • Anthropic releases Claude 2, an AI chatbot succeeding their first model.
  • Features better performance in coding, document searching, summarizing and question answering.
  • Maintains safety measures, features improvements in response harmlessness and biased responses. UPDATE

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