Weekly DevOps Roundup: March 12th, 2021

This Week in DevOps – Flutter is now generally available for AWS Amplify, EFS has lowered storage costs and Osaka becomes a full fledged region. Azure released a trusted launch module Hashicorp Boundary has anew desktop app. Read on for these and more.


AWS::Amplify – Flutter now generally available

AWS Amplify is a suite of services for building mobile apps. Amplify officially supported Android, iOS and React Native apps for some time. This announcement adds Flutter to the list of supported frameworks.

Lots of details and examples are available in the blog post linked above.

AWS::EFS – New lower cost storage classes

This update to EFS allows you to reduce your EFS cost by up to 47% in exchange for less redundancy. The one zone storage tier is designed for 99.999% (5 nines) as opposed to the standard multi-zone tier which is designed for 11 nines of uptime.

AWS::Regions – Osaka local region is now a standard region

Osaka was previously a local region with less services and AZ’s available. It’s now been upgraded to a full region with 3 AZs and most major services on offer.


Azure::TrustedLaunch – Prevent rootkits and bootkits

Azure trusted launch helps prevent bootkits and rootkits in your infrastructure. Enabling Trusted Launch allows you to use signed and verified OS Kernels, bootloaders and boot policies. Trusted Launch includes a dashboard where admins can view the state of their infrastructure.

Google Cloud

GoogleCloud::CloudCode – Secret Manager Integration

Google Cloud Code now includes Secret Manager integration allowing you to create, consume and manage secrets directly from Cloud Code.


HashiCorp::Boundary – Desktop Beta and Boundary 0.1.8 Released

Boundary is used to manage remote agents and machines. This release includes a number of improvements including list filtering. The desktop app beta is currently MacOs only with Windows support planned for the near future.

Digital Ocean

DigitalOcean::Droplets – Premium Droplets with faster Intel and AMD CPUs plus NVME SSDs

This new family of premium droplets support NVMe SSDs and Intel Xeon or AMD EPYC processors. Intel based droplets are available in all global data centers starting today while AMD droplets are available in 3 locations.

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