Malware scanning now available Defender for Storage
- Malware Scanning in Defender for Storage available from September 1.
- Features real-time agentless protection using Microsoft Defender Antivirus.
- Simple enablement, flexible pricing, and versatile use-cases.
- Billing starts on September 3. UPDATE
Chronicle SecOps unifies solutions on Google Cloud
- Chronicle Security Operations platform unifies SOAR and SIEM solutions.
- Enables security teams to detect and investigate threats faster.
- Consolidated experience for Chronicle SIEM and SOAR with single-console access.
- Utilizes Duet AI for enhanced threat detection and natural language search. UPDATE
Azure Key Vault enhances App Service security
Azure Key Vault now supports storing and retrieving Azure Storage account access keys for App Service. UPDATE
Provisioning + Runtime
Amazon unveils EC2 C7i instances
- EC2 C7i instances powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors.
- Offers 15% better performance over other x86-based Intel processors.
- Better price performance than C6i instances.
- Supports up to 48xlarge sizes, 128 EBS volume attachments, and new Intel AMX.
- Accelerators included: DSA, IAA, QAT. UPDATE
Enhanced Policy boosts Azure VM Backup
Selective Disk Backup and Restore now added to Enhanced Policy for Azure VM Backup. UPDATE
Azure Backup improves region restore
Azure announces Cross Region Restore for Recovery Services Agent, strengthening resiliency. UPDATE
Azure WAF adds data protection
Azure WAF on Application Gateway introduces log scrubbing for sensitive data protection. UPDATE
Google launches Confidential VMs on Intel
Google extends Confidential VMs to C3 machine series using 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs. UPDATE
API Gateway introduces console refresh
Amazon API Gateway reveals a refreshed console with usability improvements, accessibility features, and dark mode support. UPDATE
AWS DRS launches post-recovery actions
AWS Elastic Disaster Recovery now supports defining actions post-recovery instance launch, enhancing automation capabilities. UPDATE
EC2 adds AMI Block Public Access
Amazon EC2 supports AMI Block Public Access, allowing customers to prevent public sharing of Amazon Machine Images regionally. UPDATE
Amazon EMR on EKS adds Apache Flink
- Amazon EMR on EKS now supports managed Apache Flink in public preview.
- Customers can run Apache Flink applications on the same EKS cluster.
- Simplifies provisioning and management for big data frameworks.
- Requires only the installation of the Flink Kubernetes operator.
- Integration with Amazon S3, CloudWatch, and container log rotation. UPDATE
GuardDuty offers EKS cluster configurability
Amazon GuardDuty presents cluster-level configurability in EKS Runtime Monitoring for selective threat detection. UPDATE
Azure Monitor debuts timeline view
Azure Monitor alerts introduces a new timeline view for better understanding and managing fired alerts. UPDATE
RDS Insights supports SQL-level metrics
Amazon RDS Performance Insights now supports SQL-level metrics for Amazon RDS for SQL Server, aiding in rapid query identification. UPDATE
BigQuery rolls out new billing model
- Focus on reducing BigQuery storage costs.
- Physical Bytes Storage Billing (PBSB) introduced.
- Offers cost savings with compression capabilities.
- Two-step approach to optimize costs with PBSB.
- Time Traveling feature allows querying updated or deleted data. UPDATE
Salesforce launches Einstein Copilot Studio
- Einstein Copilot Studio offers prompt builder, skills builder, and model builder.
- Allows customization of Salesforce base Einstein GPT and Copilot.
- Supports third-party offerings like Anthropic, Cohere, and Google Cloud's Vertex AI.
- "Einstein Trust Layer" manages security, governance, and data privacy.
- Studio helps automate or involve human in responses based on risk. UPDATE
OpenAI Whisper model preview in Azure services
- OpenAI Whisper now in Azure OpenAI Service & Azure AI Speech preview.
- Provides transcription in 57 languages and translation to English.
- Transcripts boast enhanced readability. UPDATE
NPW Insights this week
- InfoQ AI trends report
- Pinterest using Ray: case study
- Enterprise tech spending survey
- Tiobe’s Top 20 languages ranking