Cloud Patches: Amazon RDS Updates, Docker In Azure

Last week in cloud computing: Amazon added new security options for RDS, Google launched Cloud Trace, Azure adds its first Docker implementation, and more.

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  • Amazon has updated its encryption options for its RDS database produces. You can now encrypt MySQL and PostgreSQL, adding to the existing Oracle and SQL Server options. As part of that update, Amazon has integrated its CloudHSM hardware-based security options Amazon RDS for Oracle. Useful for the paranoid.
  • AWS now lets you easily switch between different accounts in the AWS Management Console — handy if you run production and deployment via separate accounts.
  • As we reported last week, Google's Cloud Trace performance tracking software finally became generally available in beta.
  • Azure now offers an Ubuntu image that is fully implemented in Docker. While Azure already allowed Docker to be injected after provisioning, having it built-in should lead to faster rollouts.
  • Azure has also launched a public preview of Key Vault, its own HSM solution (which it has been promising since mid-2014). Note: the preview isn't available in the Australian region yet, but will work on Southeast Asia.
  • Azure now supports customer attribute mapping for SAAS applications. Read more here.

Cloud Patches rounds up new features and services added to major cloud computing platforms each week..


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