This Week in DevOps – Google Cloud rolled out cross region replicas for Cloud SQL while AWS brought us a new instance type and scalable storage and throughput for FSx. Announcements were fairly light this week with no major news from HashiCorp, Azure or Digital Ocean.
FSx for Windows File Server now has the ability to scale storage size and throughput capacity. Previously storage size and throughput capacity were fixed at creation time. They can now be dynamically adjusted via the CLI, SDK or API.
This gives customers with irregular or fast growing workloads greater ability to fine tune their capacity and pay only for what they need. Fsx SSD and HDD storage volumes can be configured with a maximum of 65,536 GiB of storage.
This is the second generation of instances to be powered by the AWS Nitro System. The 1st generation included the M5a/R5a, M5ad/R5ad and the T3a instance families. These instances use 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processors running at frequencies up to 3.3 GHz.
C5a instances are currently available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Singapore) Regions. 8 sizes are currently available from c5a.large to c5a.24xlarge.
With this announcement you can now create a replica of your cloud SQL instance in any region in GCP. This is a huge win for Cloud SQL and has been a highly requested feature for some time now.
In addition to the obvious disaster recovery implications this can also be used to reduce read latency on speed sensitive applications. Replicas are fully managed just like Cloud SQL and use global networking so no special VPC setup is required.
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