Who has the best serverless platform?

December 8, 2018 in Cloud

Back in August 2017 I wrote a post about: Who has the serverless advantage? AWS Lambda vs GCP Cloud Functions vs Azure Functions. We were three years into commercial serverless offerings and there were still a lot of limitations. My main observation was: What really matters is the availability and consumption of other services within the cloud […]

Have the big cloud providers won the machine learning advantage?

December 4, 2017 in Cloud

At ReInvent last week, Amazon announced GuardDuty, which provides “intelligent threat detection and continuous monitoring” for your AWS workloads. With one click, you can enable real time analysis of events, network activity and DNS logs and begin to benefit from early detection of threats. It even has the capability to automate responses with Lambda triggers. […]

The hidden costs of cloud

November 13, 2017 in Cloud

Cloud infrastructure introduces the model of paying for everything you use, which includes many things you might not think about. What are the hidden costs of cloud to watch out for?

The cloud portfolio effect

August 20, 2017 in Cloud

We tend to talk about specific cloud vendor products, usually when there is something new and exciting to discuss. Appealing to developers is the first step. It starts with hearing about the amazing new technology Google Cloud has just productised, the newest release of an open source framework or a compelling new AWS product you […]

Will Spotify be to Google Cloud as Netflix is to AWS?

March 4, 2017 in Cloud

Almost exactly a year ago, we heard that Spotify was working on a huge migration over to Google Cloud. They got off to a great start with a series of blog posts about their use of Google Cloud Pub/Sub, which I used to calculate what they might be paying if they were being billed at list […]