Hentsu Tech News Round-up #19

Unfolding before us is the new digital market. The latest services and tools arriving from some of the chief cloud providers are showing how much the digital scene is evolving towards the public cloud. Various advantages are brought to diverse fields, including healthcare, business, and so on. Focusing on cloud tech, we also see benefits for the gaming industry.

Read more about these topics in our fresh weekly tech news round-up.

How Namespace and Terraform Can Manage Kubernetes Environments

There are so many different aspects to Terraform. It’s an open-source tool that’s becoming increasingly popular with each month. Here at Hentsu we have already introduced some of these benefits. It now a vital building block for cloud deployment. This particular article offers additional advantages of Terraform. Specifically, it goes into detail about how Kubernetes can be managed using Terraform?

Word is: “As a cloud-native technology that is deployed at wide scale, it’s quite common to manage the deployment of the infrastructure of Kubernetes clusters using Terraform. And where you have many clusters to manage (Dev, Staging, Production, etc.), Terraform allows you to maintain a consistent configuration for the cluster and underlying infrastructure while creating as many clusters as you like with the same configuration in a reliable and easy way.”

Read the full story at Hackernoon.

Also, if you are eager to understand more about Terraform, check out our latest Terraform how-it-works infographic.

Understanding Hybrid Cloud With AWS

Both Microsoft and Amazon continue to adapt their services and solutions towards hybrid cloud. Amazon, for instance, is now pushing its services AWS Outposts, which enables AWS compute (using Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor tech in Amazon EC2 instances), storage, database and other services to run locally. Now these services are bringing benefits to healthcare and life sciences, telecommunications, media and entertainment, gaming, financial services and more.

Have look at this segment on financial services

“Financial institutions can build next-generation trading and exchange platforms that serve all participants at low latency, using AWS services and programming interfaces. Banking, payments-processing, and risk-management services can be delivered to customers and financial clients from in-country locations, to meet data-residency requirements.”

Forbes has the full story.

Azure Arc – Extending Microsoft Cloud Services To Data Center And Mainstream Cloud Platforms

Microsoft has been focusing a lot on hybrid and multi-cloud strategy; enter Azure Arc. In a nutshell, with the utilization of Azure Arc, “customers can bring existing infrastructure running on-premises or other public cloud environments into Azure’s fold. Once registered, they can manage virtual machines and Kubernetes clusters deployed in Azure, on-premises environments and even non-Azure cloud platforms. One of Arc’s key capabilities is running a subset of Azure data services in Kubernetes clusters registered with Arc. Branded as Azure Arc enabled data services, the service supports running Azure SQL Managed Instance and Azure PostgreSQL Hyperscale in on-premises data centers, multi-cloud and the edge.”

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“With Arc, customers can bring existing infrastructure running on-premises or other public cloud environments into Azure’s fold. Once registered, they can manage virtual machines and Kubernetes clusters deployed in Azure, on-premises environments and even non-Azure cloud platforms. One of Arc’s key capabilities is running a subset of Azure data services in Kubernetes clusters registered with Arc. Branded as Azure Arc enabled data services, the service supports running Azure SQL Managed Instance and Azure PostgreSQL Hyperscale in on-premises data centers, multi-cloud and the edge.”

Continue the story at Forbes.