I just got a note that Amazon API Gateway is now available in AWS GovCloud. This makes things more interesting for GovCloud for sure, but it’s just a minor stepping stone. Remember, just because it’s in GovCloud doesn’t mean it’s FedRAMP’d (even though it probably is).
If you hired a cloud consultant that heartily recommends a “lift and shift” migration and they assure you that everything will be fine…
It won’t be fine.
If you’ve visited this site recently, you’ll discover that I’m really sick of WordPress. I’m trying to get WordPress out of my life completely. I’m sick of the security issues, the overhead, the ridiculousness, the databases… all of it. I’m just sick of it. I wanted to go back to something more static and more simple. WordPress is all well and good and easy to use, but it also suffers from some really nasty performance and security issues. I know there are ways around the performance issues, but I shouldn’t have to deal with that. If I wanted to deal with that for a simple website, then maybe I would stand up something a little more WordPress-esque for multiple authors. But this is my own personal site and there’s just no reason to do it that way.
I really think Microsoft Azure is screwed.
It’ll still be around to power Microsoft’s backend services, but as a public offering to compete against AWS… it’s toast.
Also… OneDrive… seriously, wtf?
This post summarizes my thoughts on Nadella’s Microsoft very nicely.
When OneDrive gets provider-side encryption and an API that puts it on par with Dropbox… the war is really on.