Cloud News for June 12th, 2023

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Cloud News for June 12th, 2023
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Balancing governance and agility with AWS CodeBuild | AWS DevOps Blog

Balancing governance and agility with AWS CodeBuild | AWS DevOps Blog

The blog post discusses how to balance governance and agility in the pipeline while enforcing security and governance best practices, using DevSecOps, Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery, AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeBuild. It also explains how the roles of platform engineers and security teams have evolved, and how to implement automated security controls early in the software development lifecycle. #DevSecOps #CI/CD #AWS #softcorpremium

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How do LLMs work with Vision AI? | OCR, Image & Video Analysis

How do LLMs work with Vision AI? | OCR, Image & Video Analysis

Microsoft's Azure Cognitive Services has introduced a new model that combines vision and language in AI, allowing for natural language to fetch visual content in images and videos, generate automatic and detailed descriptions of images, and search video content using verbal descriptions. The model can be easily customized and used in personal apps, and is part of the Azure Cognitive Services suite of pre-trained AI capabilities. The platform offers features such as open-world recognition, dense captioning, and frame analysis, and allows developers to train custom models and build custom apps. The article discusses the image and video recognition capabilities that can be used to improve accessibility and generate alt text, and provides examples of how to customize models using few shot learning and Azure Vision Studio. #AI #Azure #softcorpremium

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Public Preview: Introducing Azure AD Support for Azure Files SMB shares REST API - Microsoft Community Hub

Public Preview: Introducing Azure AD Support for Azure Files SMB shares REST API - Microsoft Community Hub

Microsoft has announced a public preview of Azure AD support for Azure Files SMB shares REST API. With this new feature, customers can use Azure AD credentials for authentication to access Azure Files SMB shares. This will help in simplifying identity management and provide more secure access to file shares. The preview is available in all Azure public cloud regions and is accessible via the Azure portal, Azure CLI, Azure PowerShell, and REST API. #AzureFiles #AzureAD #softcorpremium

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Mastering AKS Troubleshooting #2: VNet cross-connectivity and Port resolution - Microsoft Community Hub

Mastering AKS Troubleshooting #2: VNet cross-connectivity and Port resolution - Microsoft Community Hub

This post, authored by Joji Varghese, is the second part of Mastering AKS Troubleshooting series on the Microsoft Community Hub. The article discusses VNet cross-connectivity and Port resolution in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). It provides a step-by-step guide on how to troubleshoot and resolve issues related to VNet cross-connectivity and port resolution in AKS clusters. The post is aimed at helping AKS users to effectively manage and troubleshoot their AKS clusters. #AKS #troubleshooting #VNet #softcorpremium

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Announcing general availability of the Azure SQL bindings for Azure Functions - Microsoft Community Hub

Announcing general availability of the Azure SQL bindings for Azure Functions - Microsoft Community Hub

Microsoft has announced the general availability of the Azure SQL bindings for Azure Functions. The Azure Functions are now able to access an Azure SQL database as an input or output source. Azure Functions is a serverless compute service that enables users to run code on-demand without having to manage infrastructure. This new feature will help developers create more scalable and efficient applications on the Azure cloud platform. #AzureSQL #AzureFunctions #softcorpremium

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Tencent Backs Large-Scale AI Models with Investment in MiniMax - Pandaily

Tencent Backs Large-Scale AI Models with Investment in MiniMax - Pandaily

Tencent has made its first investment in large-scale AI models by contributing to a $250 million financing round for startup MiniMax, which values the firm at over $1.2 billion. MiniMax has developed proprietary models for text-to-visual, text-to-audio, and text-to-text modalities, and has quickly emerged as a key player in the AI startup space. The company has developed a number of products, including “Glow,” a virtual chat software product launched in November last year that allows users to create intelligent entities with background settings and specific personalities. Within four months of its launch, Glow had almost 5 million users. #AI #startup #softcorpremium

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Azure Data Explorer (Kusto) Bindings for Azure Functions - Public Preview - Microsoft Community Hub

Azure Data Explorer (Kusto) Bindings for Azure Functions - Public Preview - Microsoft Community Hub

Microsoft has announced the public preview of Azure Data Explorer (Kusto) Bindings for Azure Functions, enabling developers to use Kusto queries directly from Azure Functions. This integration aims to reduce latency between data collection and analysis, making it easier for developers to work with real-time data. With this new feature, developers can also take advantage of Azure Functions to trigger alerts, notifications and other automated actions based on Kusto query results. #azure #azurefunctions #kusto #softcorpremium

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Modernize legacy applications to Kubernetes at scale | Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Modernize legacy applications to Kubernetes at scale | Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Konveyor 0.1, an open-source application modernization platform, has been released by the Konveyor team. The platform helps organizations safely and predictably modernize applications to new technologies, with a focus on accelerating the adoption of legacy Java applications to Kubernetes. Konveyor 0.1 features static code analysis, application assessment, and migration planning. Future releases of Konveyor will expand beyond surfacing information to help with all aspects of the modernization journey including the generation of Kubernetes manifests, creation of unit tests, and exploring strategies for monolith decomposition. #Kubernetes #Java #applicationmodernization #softcorpremium

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OpenAI/ChatGPT retrieval plugin and PostgreSQL on Azure - Microsoft Community Hub

OpenAI/ChatGPT retrieval plugin and PostgreSQL on Azure - Microsoft Community Hub

The post on Microsoft Community Hub discussed the integration of OpenAI/ChatGPT retrieval plugin and PostgreSQL on Azure. The integration enables developers to build intelligent applications with the help of machine learning and natural language processing. The post also explains the benefits of using PostgreSQL on Azure, including scalability, security, and performance. Overall, the article provides insights into how developers can leverage Azure to build intelligent and scalable applications. #OpenAI #ChatGPT #PostgreSQL #Azure #softcorpremium

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Confidential VM option for Azure Databricks Preview - Microsoft Community Hub

Confidential VM option for Azure Databricks Preview - Microsoft Community Hub

Microsoft has introduced a confidential virtual machine (VM) option for Azure Databricks Preview. Confidential VMs use the latest encryption technologies to protect data while it’s processed in the cloud. Azure Databricks users can now take advantage of this new feature to keep their data safe and secure. The confidential VMs use secure enclaves to protect data, which are isolated areas of the CPU that are designed to protect against attacks. The confidential VMs are backed by Intel's Xeon E processors and will be available in all Azure regions. #AzureDatabricks #confidentialVM #softcorpremium

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How to capture network traces on Azure App Services (Windows & Linux) - Microsoft Community Hub

How to capture network traces on Azure App Services (Windows & Linux) - Microsoft Community Hub

This post on Microsoft Community Hub explains how to capture network traces on Azure App Services for both Windows and Linux operating systems. The post provides step-by-step instructions to capture network traces using tools like Kudu, App Service Diagnostics, and Linux Diagnostic Extension. This can help in troubleshooting network issues for Azure App Services and improve the overall performance and reliability of the applications. #Azure #networktraces #softcorpremium

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Idea for GPT Plugin: Citus Shard Key Selection in Postgres - Microsoft Community Hub

Idea for GPT Plugin: Citus Shard Key Selection in Postgres - Microsoft Community Hub

The post discusses a potential idea for a GPT plugin for Citus shard key selection in PostgreSQL. The plugin would allow users to select the best shard key for their PostgreSQL database based on their usage patterns. The post provides a brief overview of Citus and explains the benefits of using shard keys for scaling out Postgres. The author also suggests potential future improvements for the plugin such as adding support for multi-column shard keys. #PostgreSQL #Citus #softcorpremium

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Ledger now in preview in Azure SQL Managed Instance - Microsoft Community Hub

Ledger now in preview in Azure SQL Managed Instance - Microsoft Community Hub

Microsoft has announced that Ledger is now in preview in Azure SQL Managed Instance. This will enable users to perform tamper-evident operations on sensitive data in a transparent and secure way, allowing them to verify the integrity of their data at any time. The feature is available for preview in all Azure regions and can be managed with Azure Portal or REST API. #AzureSQL #ManagedInstance #Microsoft #softcorpremium

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How to run PowerShell scripts on Azure VMs with Terraform

How to run PowerShell scripts on Azure VMs with Terraform

This post authored by Vinicius Apolinario explains how to run PowerShell scripts on Azure VMs with Terraform. The post provides a step-by-step guide on how to create an Azure VM with Terraform, how to execute the PowerShell script, and how to use Azure custom script extension to deploy the script. The post is a useful resource for Azure users who want to automate VM configuration with PowerShell and Terraform. #Azure #Terraform #PowerShell #softcorpremium

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What's New for Azure App Service at Build 2023

What's New for Azure App Service at Build 2023

Stefan Schackow writes about the recent updates for Azure App Service at Build 2023. He covers the latest features and tools that will help developers build and deploy their applications quickly and easily. The post highlights the new App Service Diagnostics experience, App Service Environment v3, and the Azure Functions Premium plan, among other updates. #Azure #Build2023 #softcorpremium

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Introducing Azure App Spaces: Getting your code into the cloud as fast as possible - Microsoft Community Hub

Introducing Azure App Spaces: Getting your code into the cloud as fast as possible - Microsoft Community Hub

Microsoft has introduced Azure App Spaces, a new service that allows developers to get their code into the cloud faster. Azure App Spaces allows you to create different environments within a single app, enabling developers to test their code in a secure space without affecting the overall application. This service is designed to make it easier for developers to build, test, and deploy their applications on Azure. #Azure #cloud #softcorpremium

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Kubernetes Apps Marketplace, Azure Kubernetes Service Marketplace, Azure Marketplace, Kubernetes, Cloud Native, Partners, ISVs, Containers, Billing, Transactable

Kubernetes Apps Marketplace, Azure Kubernetes Service Marketplace, Azure Marketplace, Kubernetes, Cloud Native, Partners, ISVs, Containers, Billing, Transactable

Microsoft has announced the launch of a Kubernetes Apps Marketplace in the Azure Marketplace. The new marketplace offers applications that can be deployed on Azure Kubernetes Service clusters. The marketplace is expected to streamline application delivery and management by offering containerized applications, Helm charts, and other tools. Microsoft is working with ISVs and partners to ensure that the marketplace offers a wide range of solutions for customers. #Kubernetes #Azure #CloudNative #softcorpremium

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Unlocking the Power of Application Modernization on the Cloud | by Utkarsh Sharma | Google Cloud - Community | Jun, 2023 | Medium

Unlocking the Power of Application Modernization on the Cloud | by Utkarsh Sharma | Google Cloud - Community | Jun, 2023 | Medium

The article discusses the importance of application modernization on the cloud for businesses, including increased agility, performance, security, innovation, and cost optimization. Google Cloud offers the Google Cloud Application Modernization Program (CAMP) to support customers in modernizing their applications and offers guidance throughout the entire modernization process. The cloud-based modernization enables organizations to optimize applications for superior performance and scalability, bolster security measures, and foster collaboration across teams. #cloud #applicationmodernization #softcorpremium

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Get custom data into Amazon Security Lake through ingesting Azure activity logs | AWS Security Blog

Get custom data into Amazon Security Lake through ingesting Azure activity logs | AWS Security Blog

This post on AWS Security Blog talks about how to get custom data into Amazon Security Lake by ingesting Azure activity logs. It explains the steps and requirements to enable data ingestion and how to configure the integration. The post aims to help organizations to centralize their data and enhance their security posture. #Azure #AWS #SecurityLake #softcorpremium

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Open sourcing our Rust crate audits | Google Open Source Blog

Open sourcing our Rust crate audits | Google Open Source Blog

Google has open-sourced its Rust crate audits. The company has been investing in the Rust community and using the language in many of its open-source projects. Rust crates are reusable software components, and Google is publishing audits for the ones it uses. The audits measure crates against Google’s standards for security, correctness, testing and more. Google is sharing its audits to de-duplicate the effort of auditing the same dependencies across different projects. The audits are continually aggregated and published on GitHub under Google’s supply-chain repository. #Rust #opensource #Google #softcorpremium

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Landing Zones on Google Cloud. What is a Landing Zone? | by Dazbo (aka Derailed) | Google Cloud - Community | Medium

Landing Zones on Google Cloud. What is a Landing Zone? | by Dazbo (aka Derailed) | Google Cloud - Community | Medium

The article discusses the importance of using infrastructure automation principles and immutable infrastructure to ensure consistency and maximize the benefits of using cloud. It introduces the concept of a Landing Zone (LZ) that supports the creation of isolated environments for tenants and provides a typical example of an enterprise LZ. The article also discusses various security measures and policies implemented by Google Cloud Platform to ensure secure access to instances and prevent unauthorized access. It concludes with information on infrastructure as code and cloud landing zones, as well as other related articles on Kubernetes and traffic management. #GoogleCloud #LandingZones #IaC #softcorpremium

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Migrate On-Premises Machine Learning Operations to Amazon SageMaker Pipelines for Computer Vision | AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

Migrate On-Premises Machine Learning Operations to Amazon SageMaker Pipelines for Computer Vision | AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

The blog post on AWS Partner Network (APN) discusses migrating on-premises machine learning operations to Amazon SageMaker Pipelines for computer vision. The post explains how Amazon SageMaker Pipelines can be used to automate machine learning workflows, and how it can help organizations improve their machine learning operations and manage their end-to-end workflows more efficiently. #AmazonSageMaker #MachineLearning #ComputerVision #softcorpremium

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Let’s Architect! Designing microservices architectures | AWS Architecture Blog

Let’s Architect! Designing microservices architectures | AWS Architecture Blog

This post from the AWS Architecture Blog discusses how to design microservices architectures. The post explains the benefits of a microservices architecture, including improved scalability, reliability, and agility, and provides guidance on how to design and implement such an architecture using AWS tools and services. The post covers topics such as service decomposition, service communication, and deployment strategies. #microservices #AWSArchitecture #softcorpremium

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Create AMIs with AWS CodePipeline | Integration & Automation

Create AMIs with AWS CodePipeline | Integration & Automation

This blog post explains how to create AMIs with AWS CodePipeline, a fully managed continuous delivery service for fast and reliable application updates. It details the steps to build a pipeline, integrate it with AWS CodeBuild, and use AWS Systems Manager to automate the AMI creation process. The post emphasizes the benefits of using AWS CodePipeline, including its flexibility and scalability, and its ability to integrate with other AWS services. #AWS #CodePipeline #softcorpremium

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Part 2 - Building a Data Lakehouse using Azure Data explorer - the deployment - Microsoft Community Hub

Part 2 - Building a Data Lakehouse using Azure Data explorer - the deployment - Microsoft Community Hub

The post discusses deploying a data lakehouse using Azure Data Explorer (ADX) and Bicep, an infrastructure as code (IaC) tool from Microsoft. The solution uses Change Data Capture (CDC) to transfer data from Azure SQL DB to ADX through Azure Data Factory, and events from events hub are streamed into ADX table. The post provides instructions on how to deploy this solution and explains that it creates entities like Azure SQL Server, Azure Data Factory, and Azure Events Hub. The data lakehouse can handle large volumes of data and provide valuable insights for businesses. #Azure #DataLakehouse #Bicep #softcorpremium

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