Cloud Bulletin | Issue 5 - Apr 2023

2023-04-055 minute read

New with Argonaut

We are delighted to announce significant updates to the Argonaut UI this month. With the introduction of Pipelines in Argonaut, we are enhancing the GitOps-based deployment flow for your applications. Discover all the major announcements in our March Release Notes.

For the latest updates to the Argonaut deployment workflow and a brief look at the behind-the-scenes enhancements, read our Pipelines launch post. Additionally, we are excited to share a new guide this month Kubernetes instance calculator to visualize your node utilization.

Kubernetes News

Kubernetes Removals and major changes in v1.27

With the Kubernetes v1.27 release just a week away, stay updated on all the major removals and changes in v1.27. Get more information on the release schedule and team here. This is right in time for Kubecon EU, which is happening on April 18-21, 2023.

Key Kubernetes cluster metrics to scrape using Prometheus

This blog by Ian Kiprotich discusses the key metrics that should be scraped in Kubernetes to ensure effective monitoring and optimization of the cluster. In this follow-up blog, he talks about container metrics that matter.

KWOK (Kubernetes WithOut Kubelet)

KWOK provides two tools kwok and kwokctl, which together are responsible for simulating the lifecycle of fake nodes, pods, and other Kubernetes API resources. It is a useful tool for learning, development, and testing without worrying about resource waste or other consequences.

Open Source Tool Spotlight

Alibi is an open-source Python library aimed at machine learning model inspection and interpretation. Its focus is to provide high-quality implementations of black-box, white-box, local, and global explanation methods for classification and regression models. It is also able to provide insights and share model confidence scores that are instance-specific. 

Image source: Alibi Explain Docs

Alibi explain docs

Image source: is an open-source cloud-native storage orchestrator designed to automate the deployment, management, and scaling of storage services. It seamlessly integrates with Kubernetes, ensuring a seamless experience for users while providing a robust, reliable, and efficient storage solution for containerized applications.

AWS Improvements

Amazon SNS supports context-type request headers

Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) supports context-type request headers for HTTP/S notifications, such as application/json, application/xml, or text/plain. With this new feature, applications can receive their notifications in a more predictable format.

Inspector Code Scans for Lambda Functions (Preview)

This preview launch gives Amazon Inspector the power to scan your AWS Lambda functions for vulnerabilities such as injection flaws, data leaks, weak cryptography, or missing encryption. Findings are aggregated and routed to AWS Security Hub, and pushed to Amazon EventBridge.

Upto 200 GiB Ephemeral storage using AWS Batch

AWS Batch now allows you to configure ephemeral storage up to 200GiB on AWS Fargate-type jobs. You no longer need to limit the size of your data sets or the size of the Docker images to run machine learning inference.

GCP updates

Automatically blocking project SSH keys in Dataflow is now GA

This service option allows Dataflow users to prevent their Dataflow worker VMs from accepting SSH keys that are stored in project metadata and results in improved security.

Google Cloud Deploy

Now supports Parallel Deployment to GKE and Cloud Run workloads. This feature is in Preview. Support for deployment verification is now GA!

Artifact Registry feature preview

Artifact Registry now supports immutable tags for Docker repositories. If you enable this setting, an image tag always points to the same image digest, including the default latest tag. This feature is in Preview.

Building an open and innovative AI ecosystem

Google has announced partnerships with several companies working with AI. Starting from chipmakers to consulting companies in an attempt to solve for more people and implement the solutions at scale.

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Cheatsheet: kubectl

This PromQL cheatsheet by PromLabs covers all the common queries you would need to select, aggregate, manipulate, filter metrics, and more! You also have links to demo your queries using PromLens.

Tutorial Spotlight

Practical tips for rightsizing your Kubernetes workloads by Ara Pulido walks through step by step process to rightsize your Kubernetes workloads.

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Upcoming Events

EventAttendanceLocationRegistration LinkDate(s)
AWS SummitIn-personSydney, AU Apr 2023
KubeCon + CloudNativeConIn-personAmsterdam, NL - 21 Apr 2023
ArgoConIn-personAmsterdam, NL Apr 2023
DevOpsConIn-person & virtualLondon, UK - 27 Apr 2023
CDCon + GitOpsConIn-person & virtualVancouver, CA - 09 May 2023
Open Source SummitIn-person & virtualVancouver, CA - 12 May 2023
PlatformConVirtualEurope - 9 Jun 2023
MonitoramaIn-persoPortland, OR - 28 Jun 2023

Registrations opening in April

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