Future cloud will be abstracted, intelligent, composable: Forrester

Future cloud will be abstracted, intelligent, composable: Forrester

Updates related to Google Artifact Registry, Amazon EMR, Amazon FSx for NetApp, Forrester reports, AWS Lambda, Cloud CDN

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Artifact Registry introduces cleanup policies

Google’s Artifact Registry cleanup policy defines auto-delete criteria for unused artifact versions and conditions to store artifacts indefinitely. UPDATE

Programmatic execution for Amazon EMR on EKS

Summary: Amazon EMR on EKS now supports programmatic execution of Jupyter notebooks for running interactive workloads via managed endpoints, offering added flexibility to data engineers. UPDATE

Generative AI tops emerging technologies, says Forrester

  • Generative AI, poised to deliver significant ROI in 2-4 years, leads Forrester's Top 10 Emerging Technologies list.
  • Followed by Conversational AI, Autonomous Workplace Assistants, Decentralized Digital Identity, and Edge Intelligence.
  • Emerging technologies such as XR, Web3, Zero Trust Edge will take at least five years to offer tangible value. UPDATE

Future cloud: abstracted, intelligent, composable: Forrester

  • Future of cloud involves abstraction, composability, and intelligence.
  • Enterprises seek cloud-neutral abstractions and data-driven automation.
  • Cloud providers focus on industry-specific services, AI-driven automation, and low-code/no-code development. UPDATE

Generative AI users indifferent to data use: Forrester report

  • US Generative AI usage rises to 22% with many users indifferent to data use.
  • Over half are "fine" with using generative AI for company data analysis.
  • Nearly half believe generative AI boosts productivity, yet feel like they're "cheating". UPDATE

Provisioning + Runtime

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP adds monitoring capabilities

  • Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP announces access to ONTAP Event Management System (EMS) logs and packet captures for monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • Allows detailed insights on events like volume changes and authentication issues.
  • Available now for new file systems, and soon for existing ones in all regions where FSx for ONTAP is available. UPDATE

AWS Lambda now stops recursive loops

  • AWS Lambda introduces a feature to detect and stop recursive loops in Lambda functions after 16 recursive calls.
  • Helps prevent unintended usage and costs due to resource misconfiguration or code defects.
  • Sends events to a Dead-Letter Queue or on-failure destination if loops exceed the limit. UPDATE

Cloud CDN supports private origin authentication

Cloud CDN introduces private origin authentication, providing long-term resource access to private Amazon S3 bucket, prevents direct access to your origin. UPDATE

Azure Traffic Manager's Always Serve now GA

Always Serve for Azure Traffic Manager, disabling endpoint health checks from an ATM profile and serving traffic to a given endpoint, is now generally available. UPDATE

Customer-managed failover preview for ADLS Gen 2

Azure Storage supports customer-managed failover for ADLS Gen 2 accounts for effective disaster recovery, supporting failover from primary to secondary endpoint. UPDATE

Azure Dedicated Host introduces resize feature

Azure Dedicated Host introduces 'resize' feature, allows movement of existing dedicated host to a new SKU, reducing manual operations for system upgrades. UPDATE

AWS Mainframe Modernization expands runtime environment control

AWS Mainframe Modernization adds role-based access, application-level monitoring, deployment updates, providing greater control, performance visibility, faster deployment. UPDATE


Bard AI expands globally, introduces new features

  • Available globally in 40+ languages, including Arabic, Chinese, German, Hindi, and Spanish.
  • New features include listening to responses, adjustable response styles, pinned and renamed conversations, code export, shareable chat links, and image prompts.
  • All updates targeted at enhancing user experience and productivity. UPDATE

Google Cloud expands generative AI model availability

  • Google Cloud announces general availability of four foundation models for Vertex AI: Imagen, PaLM 2 for Chat, Codey, Chirp.
  • Enables image generation, editing, chatbot support, multilingual Speech AI; Multimodal Embeddings API in preview.
  • Aids in various tasks such as image classification, content recommendations, visual search. UPDATE


AWS Proton debuts deployment history

Summary: AWS Proton introduces deployment history, a feature that provides visibility into cloud infrastructure deployment events and tracks trends over time. UPDATE

App Building

AWS Lambda, EventBridge Pipes get enhanced filtering

  • AWS Lambda and Amazon EventBridge Pipes support additional filtering capabilities, including suffix filtering, equals-ignore-case, and OR matching.
  • Increased bounds for numeric values.
  • Helps lower costs by filtering out unnecessary data, reducing the need for custom filters. UPDATE

NPW Insights this week

  1. InfoQ report on cloud, DevOps trends
  2. Role of abstractions in software architecture
  3. Prompt engineering tips for developers
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