How I Got Pwned By My Cloud Costs

- Troy Hunt tl;dr: "I guess I'm looking at this a bit like the last time I lost data due to a hard disk failure. I always knew there was a risk but until it actually happened, I didn't take the necessary steps to protect against that risk doing actual damage. But hey, it could have been so much worse; that number could have been 10x higher and I wouldn't have known any earlier." Troy dives into the 17.3GB data spikes that caused his Azure bill to rocket. 

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10 Rules For Better Cloud Security

- Thomas Segura tl;dr: (1) Limit manual configurations, (2) Design a recovery program to recover from outside accounts, providers, or locales. (3) Regularly review your DNS and cloud configurations to prevent take-over situations, and more.

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How IBM Lost The Cloud

- Tom Krazit tl;dr: A picture of a company caught moving in two directions: "a group that correctly understood how the cloud would play an enormous role in enterprise computing, matched up against a sales-driven culture that prioritized the custom needs of its large customers over the work required to catch up with AWS."

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The Amazon Premium

- Cal Peterson tl;dr: Suspicious of established cloud providers actually providing value for money, Cal compares virtual machine and object storage pricing amongst the main providers. Google, AWS, Azure came out to be more expensive than the others. 

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Andy Jassy Aims To Reinvent AWS For The Cloud’s Next Generation

- John Furrier tl;dr: Fascinating conversation with the CEO of AWS on the ongoing transformation of AWS approach in cloud computing.

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The Cloud And Open Source Powder Keg

- Stephen O'Grady tl;dr: Commercial open source vendors are inevitably heading into conflict with cloud companies, as seen in the ongoing chess match between Elastic and Amazon.

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