August 2022, If you’re looking to change jobs, now may be a good time because the Indian white-collar job market has well and truly shed its Covid blues to turn red hot.

In April 2022, job portal Naukri’s JobSpeak Index grew 38% year-on-year to 2,863, hovering around a lifetime high. A revival to the pre-pandemic level also seems well within reach. In the same month, competitor recorded the highest level of engagement and job activity on its portal seen during the two pandemic years with its Employment Index hitting 295. It was 296 in March 2020.

The frenetic digital transformation pace of organisations after the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing mad rush for IT talent in the country understandably drove most of this hiring demand. The IT/tech sector saw 74% hiring growth on during September 2021-February 2022 compared to the year-ago period. “Digital skills are the hottest in the market and the demand far outstrips supply. This is one area where there is a burgeoning gap, despite efforts to upskill and reskill,” says Infosys Executive Vice President & Head HR Richard Lobo.


It would be an understatement to say that Indian startups and e-commerce businesses had a blockbuster 2021. The sector produced a record 45 unicorns, bringing in $40 billion in private capital. Sitting on mounds of cash and eyeing aggressive growth targets, they went on a hiring spree. The war for tech talent playing out simultaneously further fuelled the demand and salaries of those in the internet businesses, a majority of whom tend to be tech professionals. Naturally, the sector was poised for one of the biggest jumps in hiring intent in 2022. Digital recruitment firm Taggd projected a 55% jump in their hiring over 2021, according to its Decoding Jobs Sectoral Report 2022.

But the euphoria of 2021 has since made way for a reality check. The lacklustre IPO listing of some of the startups raised questions about their valuations. The prospect of an economic downturn in the US is drying up funding here in what is dubbed as a ‘funding winter’. And startups like Unacademy, Vedantu and Cars24 have laid off more than 5,000 employees over the past couple of months. One on hand, startups are letting people go. On the other, a lot of people are setting up new companies and startups, and expanding projects, says Randstad’s Shetty, calling it a “net-net hiring” situation. Quick grocery delivery startup Zepto, set up in 2021, plans to add 500-700 people this year to its 1,200-member team.

“The roles which are remaining to be closed where we are going to be putting in a lot more effort in the coming months are technology — product, engineering and data; city operations and some corporate functions such as finance and HR,” says its CHRO Roma Bindroo. Taggd’s Sharma insists a majority of them are doing well and are keen on hiring more in Q2. “Some of the newer ones which saw investments in the past year and not had robust operating plan seem to be for their own challenges falling through the cracks.” They have subdued hiring for support roles like sales and customer care, while they continue to retain and hire tech talent, he adds.


It is now common to hear how the pandemic played the Chief Technology Officer to companies across the board, accelerating their digitisation pace by several years. And the biggest beneficiary in India was the IT/ITeS industry, which boasts of a 45-lakh-strong workforce and accounts for $133.7 billion in exports. But caught off-guard, especially coming out of the first wave of the pandemic with a lean workforce, the tech companies began facing an unprecedented demand-supply crisis in talent. It also exposed a glaring skill gap in a large majority of the workforce, sparking off a war for skilled talent and steadily driving up attrition over the past year to a record high of 20%-plus at the end of March 2022.

The tech majors, in competition with almost every company hiring for their in-house tech needs, were forced to re-evaluate their hiring and retention methods. The top four IT majors in India – TCS, Wipro, Infosys and HCL – hired 2.2 lakh freshers in 2021-22 and plan to hire at least 1.6 lakh freshers in the current financial year. Understandably, the sector is expected to be one of the biggest hiring drivers even as some of the demand cools off as the freshers hired are deployed into projects.

Infosys Head HR Richard Lobo says Java and combinations, cloud skills and analytics are in high demand along with user experience and interface between current and future technologies. Cognizant’s Chief HR Operations Officer Felix Weitzman adds: We have the greatest available job opportunities in roles with Java, data management, .NET, functional testing, and web development skills. The firm has hired more than 40,000 employees in the past year, with the bulk of it in India and North America. The skills gaps are also in the similar areas of Java, .NET, CRM and ERP (such as SAP and Salesforce), which are highly sought-after across all geographies, he adds. “Cloud skills such as Azure and AWS have similar demand, and candidates with solid cloud experience are in premium demand.”

Infosys, Lobo says, sees a greater need for both technical experts and people knowledgeable in behavioural sciences and design with deep technology getting more integrated into everyday applications. “As artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, and synthetic biology further develop, we can expect a convergence in these skills as people get together diverse teams to innovate on complex problems like climate change technologies, genetic engineering, autonomous transportation, and so on.” Towards this, the Bengaluru-based firm has started hiring people with diverse backgrounds in liberal arts, experience design and cognitive sciences among others.

Varonis Showcases Data-First Security for Salesforce and AWS at Black Hat USA 2022

Varonis Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRNS), a pioneer in data security and analytics, will return to Black Hat USA as a Gold Sponsor on August 10 – 11 in Las Vegas. Varonis experts will be in-person at booth #2934 and online in the virtual Business Hall for 1:1 demos and to answer questions about securing data in the cloud.

Visit Varonis at Black Hat to see how the Varonis Data Security Platform helps companies minimize their blast radius ― the damage attackers can do once they land on a network. Learn how Varonis closes security gaps on-prem, in Microsoft 365, and across popular SaaS and IaaS apps and services, including Salesforce, Google Drive, Box, AWS, Okta, Jira, Slack, GitHub, and Zoom.

Varonis Highlights at Black Hat USA 2022:

Meet Varonis In-Person: Join Varonis at booth #2934 on Wednesday, August 10, and Thursday, August 11. Schedule a 1:1 meeting, watch presentations and see the newest features for DatAdvantage Cloud that let you visualize and prioritize security risk across today’s mission-critical SaaS applications and cloud data stores. We’ll also have giveaways and our legendary Breacho game.

Virtual Visits: Stop by the Varonis booth in the virtual Business Hall, where you can schedule demos of the Varonis Data Security Platform and DatAdvantage Cloud.

Virtual On-Demand Session: Remote work and the rise of cloud collaboration increase your attack surface and give attackers more opportunities to compromise critical data stores and applications. At the Varonis virtual booth, learn how to mitigate risk and reduce your blast radius by putting your data first during the session “Attack Surface vs. Blast Radius.”

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About VaronisVaronis  is a pioneer in data security and analytics, fighting a different battle than conventional cybersecurity companies. Varonis focuses on protecting enterprise data: sensitive files and emails; confidential customer, patient, and employee data; financial records; strategic and product plans; and other intellectual property. The Varonis Data Security Platform detects cyber threats from both internal and external actors by analyzing data, account activity, and user behavior; prevents and limits disaster by locking down sensitive and stale data; and efficiently sustains a secure state with automation. Varonis products address additional important use cases including data protection, data governance, Zero Trust, compliance, data privacy, classification, and threat detection and response. Varonis started operations in 2005 and has customers spanning leading firms in the financial services, public, healthcare, industrial, insurance, energy and utilities, technology, consumer and retail, media and entertainment, and education sectors.


In August 2022, Nextgen Distribution and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are jointly launching the second series of their Security Foundations program, which is part of the AWS Partner Academy.

In August 2022, Nextgen developed the program to help partners achieve foundational AWS security expertise in deploying and configuring AWS solutions and services through a combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience. 

In August 2022, The program covers two tracks; the first one is taking place from July to August and registrations are currently open for the second track, which will be running from September to November. 

"In collaboration with AWS, the Security Foundations program is one of the first strategic initiatives we have prioritised to support partners and their customers to continue to innovate and transform the way services are delivered in the cloud,” Nextgen Group CEO John Walters said.

In August 2022, Ideal for candidates with a foundational knowledge of AWS or a background in cyber security outside of AWS, the Security Foundations program is a hybrid, in-person and virtual nine-week structured learning journey that covers fundamental AWS cloud security concepts, including AWS access control, data encryption methods and how network access to AWS infrastructure can be secured. 

In August 2022, Based on the AWS Shared Security Model, partners learn where they are responsible for implementing and maintaining security in AWS, what security-oriented services are available and how security services can help meet customer security needs. 

 “Our collaboration with Nextgen to deliver the Security Foundations program is a part of our commitment to work with organisations across Australia and New Zealand to address the skills shortage and enable our customers and partners with digital education, training and support,” AWS Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) director and country leader for worldwide public sector Iain Rouse said. 

In August 2022, AWS’ core infrastructure is built to satisfy the security requirements for the military, global banks and other high-sensitivity organisations. This is backed by a deep set of cloud security tools, with 230 security, compliance and governance services and features.

In August 2022, Participants new to AWS or cloud computing are encouraged to complete AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials and AWS Technical Essentials digital training, which Nextgen offers for free to partners, before beginning the Security Foundations track.

Partners can access the Security Foundations program exclusively through NEXTGEN along with a full suite of additional services and support that address key customer questions.

In August 2022, AWS re:Inforce 2022's biggest announcements

In August 2022, The public cloud global market leader launched a slew of new security products and capabilities along with new partner program investments at AWS re:Inforce.

In August 2022, Hundreds of cybersecurity experts, technologies, customers and channel partners attended AWS’ security re:Inforce event this week in Boston to hear about AWS’ vision and new security launches.

“Every single month, we track quadrillions of events,” said Amazon Chief Security Officer Stephen Schmidt during his keynote at re:Inforce. “That’s a number that has 15 zeros. So we’re not reliant on the expertise of AWS security alone, we’re relying on the security interests, focus and creativity of millions of customers as well.”

In August 2022, New unveilings at the event include AWS Wickr collaboration, AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights, Amazon Detective, Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Security Hub and the reinvention of its popular AWS Security Competency partner program.

In August 2022, AWS is investing heavily in security to help continue its rapid growth.

In August 2022, The Seattle-based Amazon cloud unit generated US$18.4 billion in revenue during its first fiscal quarter, representing a 37 percent increase year over year.

In August 2022, AWS’ security vision was on full display with a long list of new security capabilities and enhanced partner programs updates launched during the event.

AWS security executives even discussed how the company is working with Ukraine to help keep its technology and data safe amidst Russian’s invasion.

“On February 24, the date of the invasion, AWS met with Ukrainian government. The discussion focused on bringing our AWS Snowball devices, which is our secure edge computing devices, into Ukraine to help secure, store, and transfer data to the cloud,” said Schmidt.

In August 2022, CRN US breaks down the 10 biggest talking points, new security products and partner enhancements launched at AWS re:Inforce this week in Boston.

In August 2022, AWS Wickr Enterprise collaboration product

AWS announced its enterprise secure collaboration product that provides end-to-end encrypted messaging, file transfer, screen sharing, location sharing, and voice and video conferencing capabilities—complete with administrative controls to support information governance and compliance.

In August 2022, AWS acquired encrypted messaging service company Wickr in 2021.

AWS Wickr, currently in preview also includes message and content ephemerality, perfect forward secrecy, message recall and delete, and administrative controls to support information governance and compliance.

In August 2022, The new service allows secure collaboration across messaging, voice and video calling, file sharing, and screen sharing.

AWS Wickr aims to helps organizations address evolving threats and regulations by combining security and administrative features designed to safeguard sensitive communications, enforce information governance policies, and retain information as required. Encryption takes place locally, on the endpoint. Every call, message, and file is encrypted with a new random key, and no one but intended recipients—not even AWS—can decrypt them. Information can be selectively logged to a secure, customer-controlled data store for compliance and auditing purposes.

In August 2022, AWS Wickr integrates with additional services such as Active Directory and single sign-on with OpenID Connect. The service also alllows customers to securely automate their workflows using Wickr Bots.

AWS Wickr is available at no cost during the preview period.

AWS ‘protecting and preserving’ Ukraine’s data and culture

In August 2022, During the keynote presentation at AWS re:Inforce, Amazon’s Chief Security Officer Stephen Schmidt explained how AWS immediately began helping Ukraine on Day 1 of Russia’s invasion of the country.

“On February 24, the date of the invasion, AWS met with Ukrainian government. The discussion focused on bringing our AWS Snowball devices, which is our secure edge computing devices, into Ukraine to help secure, store, and transfer data to the cloud,” said Schmidt.

“A lot of people wonder why that was such a big focus. It’s because a lot of the Russian intent was not only an acquisition of territory, but erasure of Ukrainian identity and culture. And that’s something that we didn’t think was something that should be stood for,” he said. “So two days later, the Snowballs we sent reach their destinations in Ukraine.”

In August 2022, AWS Snowball is a petabyte-scale data transport service that uses secure devices to transfer large amounts of data into and out of the AWS Cloud.

Snowball devices became critical in “protecting and preserving Ukraine’s data, and thus, the history of their culture,” Schmidt said.

In August 2022, AWS has helped migrate data from 27 Ukrainian ministries, 18 Ukrainian universities, and the country’s largest remote school. The leading cloud provider also helped 61 government data migration to AWS, with more on the way.

“There are moments in history where you have to roll up your sleeves and do the right thing,” said Schmidt. “For us, this is one of those moments and I’m really proud of the way the team has responded and will continue to respond.”

AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights

In August 2022, The new AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights simplifies third-party software risk assessments by compiling security and compliance information in a single unified dashboard, cutting down the buying process by weeks and even months.

In August 2022, AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights gives customers and partners access to evidence made available by Marketplace sellers related to data privacy and residency, application security, and access control.

Chris Grusz, general manager of worldwide ISV Alliances and Marketplace, said, the new tool streamline vendor assessments and will help channel partners sell and procure faster.

“When you go to the AWS Marketplace’s seller page for a particular ISV—anything that’s available on a publicly available process will be displayed directly on their Marketplace listing page. “So our customers will have one place that they can go look to see all of these public certifications.”

In August 2022, On the security front, AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights will show the security certifications and other information on a real-time basis.

“What we’re going to be doing is using some of our own AWS services to continuously look at the security controls of our ISVs,” said Grusz. “Once you look at an ISV, it will actually show the certification of those ISVs: do they have SSL enabled? Have they encrypted all the S3 buckets? And all of these types of credentials.”

In August 2022, There will be 150 of security credentials in total AWS will check for.

In August 2022, The unified web-based dashboard gives governance, risk, and compliance teams access to security and compliance information, such as data privacy and residency, application security, and access control.

Channel partners will also benefit greatly from new dashboard.

“As a channel partner selling one of these products, they’re now enabled through Vendor Insights to be able to get their deals done dramatically faster,” said Grusz. “Because oftentimes they had to play kind of the broker between the customer and the ISV to gather this information back and they became a middleman. … It’s going to simplify our channel partners role because now they won’t have to play that middle person between the ISV and customer.”

Amazon Detective supports Kubernetes workloads on Amazon EKS

AWS launched Amazon Detective for Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) to help in security investigations.

In August 2022, The new feature helps users analyse, investigate, and identify the root cause of security findings or suspicious control plane activity on Amazon EKS clusters.

“With a single click setting and no agent requirement, it is much easier to start analysing Amazon EKS specific activity,” Kurt Kufeld, vice president of AWS Platform on stage during his keynote at AWS re:Inforce. “It uses advanced correlation and graph-based analytics to investigate security findings from suspicious container images or container misconfigurations that may allow access to the underlying EC2 Nodes.”

In August 2022, AWS has expanded Amazon Detective to include new capabilities that expand security investigation coverage for Kubernetes workloads running on Amazon EKS.

After enabling the new feature, Amazon Detective automatically starts ingesting EKS audit logs to capture chronological API activity from users, applications and control plan in Amazon EKS for clusters, pods, container images, and Kubernetes subjects.

In August 2022, AWS Security Competency for partners

In August 2022, Amazon Web Services has reinvented its popular AWS Security Competency program with eight new categories to help customers more easily find partner software and service solutions while also providing the channel with over 40 specific customer use cases.

In August 2022, Each of the eight categories are defined by AWS security experts to help customers find specific system integrators, security managed service providers and independent software vendor (ISV) offerings to fit their specific cloud security needs.

“We’ve created common customer use cases based off of real, boots on the ground, in the field experience we’ve seen at the customer level,” said Ryan Orsi, AWS’ worldwide head of Cloud Foundations for the AWS Partner Network.

“So the partner opportunity is around aligning their product or service, their messaging, and their go-to-market strategy to what AWS is seeing as the most highly in-need challenges out there for security with these new categories,” said Orsi. “It’s a great way for partners to increase their business, increase their trust and visibility with their customers and prospects out there to show they have all the right skill sets and knowledge about AWS environments.”

In August 2022, The new AWS Security Competency categories are aligned to work with common security problems businesses encounter during their cloud journey, with AWS matching a customer with partner to help with deployment, staff training, multi-cloud implementations, hybrid security tools and automation.

The AWS Security Competency helps customers easily identify software and service partners that have expertise in specific security categories.

The revamped security competency highlights partners that hold deep technical expertise and proven customer success securing every stage of cloud adoption, from initial migration through ongoing day-to-day management.

Amazon GuardDuty malware detection for EBS volumes

In August 2022, Amazon GuardDuty allows customers to monitor their AWS accounts and workloads to detect malicious activity and behavior.

In August 2022, AWS has added GuardDuty the capability to now detect malware.

“When you have GuardDuty Malware Protection enabled, a malware scan is initiated when GuardDuty detects that one of your EC2 instances or container workloads running on EC2 is doing something suspicious,” said Danilo Poccia, chief evangelist at AWS in a blog post.

The service helps detect malicious files residing on an instance or container workload running on Amazon EC2 without deploying security software or agents.

Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection adds file scanning for workloads utilizing Amazon EBS volumes to detect malware that can be used to place resources at risk.

For example, a malware scan is triggered when an EC2 instance is communicating with a command-and-control server that is known to be malicious or is performing denial of service (DoS) or brute-force attacks against other EC2 instances.

“When potential malware is identified, actionable security findings are generated with information such as the threat and file name, the file path, the EC2 instance ID, resource tags and, in the case of containers, the container ID and the container image used. GuardDuty supports container workloads running on EC2, including customer-managed Kubernetes clusters or individual Docker containers,” said Poccia.

Existing customers can enable the GuardDuty Malware Protection feature with a single click in the GuardDuty console or through the GuardDuty API.

In August 2022, AWS Security Hub integrates with Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection

In August 2022, The AWS Security Hub now automatically receives Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection findings.

GuardDuty Malware Protection delivers agentless detection of malware on Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances and container workloads.

The integration between Security Hub and GuardDuty expands the centralization and single pane of glass experience in Security Hub by consolidating malware findings alongside other security findings, allowing customers to more easily search, triage, investigate, and take action on their security findings.

GuardDuty Malware Protection findings within Security Hub also contain an investigation link that allows you to quickly dive deeper to investigate the finding in Amazon Detective.

Now available globally, AWS Security Hub provides a comprehensive view of a customers’ security posture across AWS accounts.

With Security Hub, businesses have a single place that aggregates, organizes, and prioritizes security alerts from multiple AWS services, such as Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector, Amazon Macie, AWS Firewall Manager, and AWS IAM Access Analyzer, as well as from over 65 AWS Partner Network (APN) solutions.

Businesses can enable a 30-day free trial of AWS Security Hub with a single-click in the AWS Management console.

In August 2022, Six new specialisations for Level 1 MSSP Competency partners

In August 2022, AWS launched six new specialised managed security services for the Level 1 MSSP Competency to help customers discover partner solutions validated by AWS security experts and provide 24x7 monitoring and response services.

The six specialization categories include: identity behaviour monitoring; data privacy event management; modern compute security monitoring for containers and serverless technologies; managed application security testing; digital forensics and incident response support; and business continuity and ransomware readiness to recover from potentially disruptive events.

“We’re really removing a lot of the traditional ambiguity that exists in the security space in general,” Ryan Orsi, AWS’ worldwide head of Cloud Foundations for the AWS Partner Network. “There’s sort of an ambiguity from a customer perspective on: what’s included in the software, or what’s delivered in that scope of work from the contract? And we’re really being super prescriptive with this.”

In August 2021, AWS introduced the Level 1 Managed Security Services (MSS) baseline detailing ten foundational capabilities for MSSP partners to align their managed services to, along with the Level 1 MSSP Competency.

AWS said it established an industry-first quality of standard for customers to measure their security operations to.

For the new Level 1 MSSP Competency specializations, AWS is treating partners in the program as an extension of AWS’ own security team.

“We’re basically delivering what used to be internal AWS training for new staff members, we’re delivering that now directly into our Level One MSSP Competency partners,” said Orsi. “Because we really want to share all the knowledge and all the best practices with them.”

In August 2022, AWS is hosting four technical training events this year for Level One MSSP partners only.

In August 2022, AWS Config now provides resource compliance

In August 2022, AWS Compliance Scores assign a numeric compliance measurement value to Conformance Packs so AWS users can quickly identify major deviations in their compliance posture.

At re:Inforce this week, the company unveiled that AWS Config now supports compliance scores as an enhancement to conformance packs.

Compliance scores offer a consistent measurement to track remediation progress, perform comparisons across different sets of requirements, and see the impact a specific change or deployment has on your compliance posture. A conformance pack is a collection of AWS Config rules and remediation actions that can be easily deployed as a single entity in an AWS account or AWS Region, or across an organization in AWS Organizations.

Furthermore, compliance scores are emitted to Amazon CloudWatch metrics which allows for tracking over time.

Compliance scores are part of conformance packs and are available in all AWS Regions where AWS Config conformance packs are available.

In August 2022, Amazon Macie new validation capability for Amazon S3 objects

In August 2022, Amazon Macie is a fully managed data security and data privacy service that uses machine learning and pattern matching to discover and protect your sensitive data in AWS.

At re:Inforce 2022, AWS launched a new capability in Amazon Macie that allows for one-click, temporary retrieval of up to 10 examples of sensitive data found in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) by Amazon Macie.

This new capability enables customers to more easily view and understand which contents of an S3 objects were identified to be sensitive, in order to be reviewed, validated and take action as needed.

All sensitive data examples captured with this new capability are encrypted using customer-managed AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) keys and are temporarily viewable within the Amazon Macie console after being retrieved.

Previously, users could only see the locations of the sensitive data discovered by Amazon Macie. To review the sensitive data, customers had to manually go back to the original dataset using the location information provided by Amazon Macie which slowed down security investigations.

Getting started with Amazon Macie is fast with one-click in the AWS Management Console or with a single API call.

Amazon Macie comes with a 30-day free trial for S3 bucket level inventory and evaluation of access controls and encryption.

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In August 2022, How Cloudflare emerged to take on AWS, Azure, and GCP

Cloudflare is in the midst of a significant transformation, as it continues to build out the tools developers need to run their applications across a global network of edge locations. Recent moves put the 18-year-old internet security and performance company on a collision course with the industry-dominating hyperscale cloud providers Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

In 2004, Matthew Prince and Lee Holloway joined forces on Project Honeypot, a software project that gave website owners the ability to track, but not combat, email spammers.

In August 2022, Cloudflare cofounders Michelle Zatlyn and Matthew Prince

By 2009, Prince’s Harvard Business School classmate Michelle Zatlyn—who is now president and chief operating officer—took an interest, and started to push Project Honeypot to become a service that didn’t just track malicious activity, but actively helped to stop it. Soon after, the three cofounders raised a Series A funding round from Ray Rothrock at Venrock, and Carl Ledbetter at Pelion Venture Partners, and Cloudflare was born.

Since then, Cloudflare has expanded its portfolio of internet security and performance products for web administrators, as well as investing in building out an impressive content delivery network (CDN) across 270 cities to help it deliver these services to millions of global customers.

In August 2022, Cloudflare Workers changes the game

Even in the early CDN days, customers immediately started asking for customizations to the platform—a tweak here or there to meet their unique needs. However, offering this level of customization to each and every customer just wasn’t feasible.

“For the largest customers, we would actually write code and deploy it in cooperation with them,” Cloudflare CTO John Graham-Cumming told InfoWorld. “Of course, that was completely unscalable, you can’t do that for your customers and it was literally in our mainline code, it was really a mess. However, there was a desire to solve that problem in a more scalable way.”

By 2017, Cloudflare started looking seriously at the idea of allowing software developers to customize what they were building and running on Cloudflare’s network.

In a 2018 blog post, Cloud Computing without Containers, former engineering manager, Zack Bloom, set out Cloudflare’s architectural model, aimed at allowing customers to run their own untrusted code both securely and at low latency on Cloudflare’s network.

“Cloudflare has a cloud computing platform called Workers. Unlike essentially every other cloud computing platform I know of, it doesn’t use containers or virtual machines,” he wrote.

Where running containers orchestrated with Kubernetes across that network would have been prohibitively expensive for Cloudflare, V8 isolates—i.e., isolated instances of the Google-created V8 JavaScript engine—would allow customers to run their own code at the edge in a safe, sandboxed manner.

“We started with isolates because they are lightweight, solve the cold-start problem, enable us to scale, and be truly pay-as-you-use,” Aly Cabral, vice president of product at Cloudflare, told InfoWorld. “Those are qualities we are not willing to sacrifice.”

These architectural decisions also came with a set of trade-offs.

“No technology is magical, every transition comes with disadvantages,” Bloom wrote at the time. “In an isolate universe you have to either write your code in JavaScript (we use a lot of TypeScript), or a language which targets WebAssembly like Go or Rust. If you can’t recompile your processes, you can’t run them in an isolate. This might mean isolate-based serverless is only for newer, more modern, applications in the immediate future.”

For Gartner analyst Raj Bala, this still means that “Workers is not a general-purpose platform,” because “applications have to fit into a tightly constrained set of criteria to work, such as JavaScript-based functions, with a certain package size and runtime duration.”

While targeting JavaScript workloads gave Cloudflare a sizeable beachhead for launching Workers, it also involved betting big on WebAssembly’s potential to “be a runtime or a platform with which other languages would operate and get pulled along with it,” Graham-Cumming said.

In August 2022, Shooting for net-new Growth

While many customers initially came to Cloudflare Workers to customize things at the edge, “many of them also started moving bits of their applications into our network,” Graham-Cumming said.

This momentum put Cloudflare into immediate competition with other CDN vendors like Akamai and Fastly. More significantly, it also crossed swords with the hyperscale cloud providers: AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

While Cloudflare Workers and similar platforms are now firmly on the table for developers when assessing where to run their applications, it is yet to be seen if a mass migration to these platforms is on the horizon.

“The odds of me moving my application are pretty small, you are shooting for net-new growth,” RedMonk analyst Steve O’Grady said of Cloudflare’s appeal to enterprise developers.

Take the UK fintech company Moneybox. It doesn’t use Cloudflare’s edge programming tools at present, but it is a longtime customer of Cloudfare’s DNS, firewall, and access control products.

“It wouldn’t be worth our while to rewrite part of our applications to use Cloudflare,” Jon Leigh, engineering director at Moneybox, told InfoWorld. “It may be cheap, but the expense of the developer effort wouldn’t even things out.”

In August 2022, Expanding Cloudflare Workers

Cloudflare Workers has opened the door to providing software developers with the tools needed to build and run applications across a large global network in a serverless way, essentially outsourcing a bunch of server-related operational tasks for Cloudflare to manage. It also aims to offer speed and price performance to rival competing serverless options, such as AWS Lambda.

“They may have led the industry in terms of moving from a solution where edge is just delivering static assets, to one where it is important to be able to execute code at the edge,” Andrew Cornwall, senior analyst at Forrester, told InfoWorld. “Cloudflare has been in the lead when it comes to companies thinking about enabling edge development and serverless functions.”

Cloudflare Workers was soon followed by Cloudflare’s R2 object storage service in 2021, which competes directly with Amazon’s flagship S3 service, with the added bonus of no data egress fees, which are a hot button issue for anyone tasked with keeping their cloud bills down. Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince has publicly called AWS’s bandwidth charges “egregious” and “bonkers.”

Then came the SQLite-compatible D1 database in May of this year.

“Frankly, with SQL, we went through this brief detour in technology, where there was this NoSQL movement. It was kind of like the ‘Okay, Boomer’ moment for data storage, where a SQL database was somehow old fashioned. It turns out that SQL databases are old fashioned, but they’re also very, very powerful things, and people use them,” Graham-Cumming said.

“I think with D1, you can build a complete database-backed application on Cloudflare today,” he added.

In August 2022, Prioritizing Opinion and Simplicity

All of these tools prioritize opinion and simplicity over optionality, as Cloudflare looks to provide a compelling developer alternative to the breadth of options the major cloud providers offer.

“Developers felt like they needed to make a choice between something that scales and something that is easy to build, like Heroku did. Our ambition is to remove that choice with easy-to-use abstractions that scale to any need,” Cabral said.

Cabral admires platforms like Vercel and Netlify for being truly developer-first. For Cloudflare to match the ease of use and utility those platforms offer, Cloudflare needs to “move to any runtime developers want and free them from lock-in.”

This is where bets on the WebAssembly ecosystem could prove vital. “We have an ambition to allow any developer to build on this platform and WebAssembly should help us expand there,” Cabral said. “Meeting developers where they are is a key part of our strategy.”

That middle ground could be the key for Cloudflare as this market heats up. “By offering primitives like storage and database and compute, they are opinionated in how and where they are rolling that out and doing that organically through things they had built,” RedMonk’s O’Grady said. “Demand for higher-level abstractions will increase and that seems to be the bet that Fastly is making, but not the one that Akamai is making.”

In August 2022, Competition at the Edge

As O’Grady hinted, Cloudflare is not alone in these ambitions. Rival CDN provider Akamai has been building out its edge development capabilities, culminating in the $900 million acquisition of cloud hosting company Linode in March. Fastly recently announced the acquisition of the web development community Glitch for similar reasons.

Where Cloudflare stands out from its rival CDN providers is in its ability to roll out homegrown developer tools at pace and respond to customer needs.

“I think Cloudflare is leading the market in terms of the developer experience and they are one of a few companies focused on ensuring developers feel comfortable in their environment,” Forrester’s Cornwall said.

Ghassan Abdo, research vice president for IDC’s worldwide telecom, virtualization, and CDN practice, is less bullish.

“Programmability of the edge has been there for a while with the CDN, Akamai EdgeWorkers, Amazon CloudFront with Lambda@Edge, or Fastly Varnish, and the recent acquisition of Glitch,” Abdo said. “That part is not exclusive to Cloudflare. What is, is their ability to look at adjacent market capabilities like D1, R2, and we may see them get into other opportunities.”

After largely pioneering the content delivery network, Akamai now calls itself the “world’s most distributed cloud services provider,” thanks to recent acquisitions and expansion into providing customers with edge compute, security, and delivery capabilities.

“With the acquisition of Linode, we’ll have core cloud computing capabilities. That’s the last big piece, in a sense, because now our customers can build their apps on Akamai, they can run them on Akamai, they can secure them with us, and they can deliver, of course, through Akamai,” Akamai CEO Tom Leighton told industry publication Protocol in June.

Leighton says Akamai already has thousands of customers using its edge computing capabilities today, and speculated that edge computing could become its biggest revenue stream in the next five years, quickly superseding security and delivery.

For Graham-Cumming, this doesn’t come as a surprise. “We really believe this is the right architecture from the developer’s perspective, so it doesn’t surprise me that other people are doing the same thing,” he said.

In August 2022, What’s next for Cloudflare?

Cloudflare’s ambitions don’t stop here. It now wants to enable more developers to use its tools, and also expand the types of applications that can run on its network.

“I think if there is a ceiling, and if we see the ceiling approaching at some point, obviously we would look at how we satisfy the developers who want to build on our platform,” Graham-Cumming said.

This includes applications with unique or extremely large data models and data types, as well as the ability to schedule and queue asynchronous jobs, and offer more intelligent ways to assign compute power.

“I am bullish on what they are doing,” Forrester’s Cornwall said. “Being able to say ‘we can do it cheaper and faster, by being more local to users,’ is a hard pitch to push back against.”

Of course, if Cloudflare is to truly change the game, the company will need to convince application developers to change some well-worn habits. Then again, if anyone is used to abandoning old ways in favor of better ways, it’s application developers.

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This makes it very difficult to build AWS services and on AWS mass scale competition. According to Gartner’s report, the AWS has five times its ability to calculate the closest 14 cloud competitors. And this is increasing the capacity at an extraordinary rate. The demand for certified Amazon Web Services professionals, with the right skills to manage Amazon Web Services cloud services and make applications on AWS services, is increasing rapidly.


Assuming that AWS is practically the owner of Cloud Space, the portfolio of company certifications is surprisingly simple. The AWS currently provides a foundation with three partners – and two professional level certifications fall into five categories:


Architecting: This certificate recognizes professionals who distribute and deploy distributed systems on the AWS platform. Candidates can start with AWS Certified Solutions Architects – Associate and can proceed to Business Certification.


Developing: These certificates identify those who develop and maintain applications on AWS. Entry Level Certification is the AWS Certified Developer – Associate, followed by AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional.


Operations: To help design and improvement, the AWS platform should be managed and adapted. The objective of certifying collaborative level operations is on system operators. Since system operators and DevOps are tightly tied up, AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional has been included in the category as upper-level certification.


Cloud: An AWS foundation-level certificate focuses on AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Cloud AWS Cloud Technologies, concepts, and security. Certified cloud practitioner works as a preparation for prerequisite or associate-level certificates for AWS attribution certification.


Specialties: AWS specialty certificates focus on skills related to specific techniques, including networking, large data, and security.

In August 2022, AWS: Here's how our cloud-computing infrastructure dealt with Amazon Prime day

AWS has detailed how its cloud-computing infrastructure supported Amazon's huge Prime Day sales event.

Amazon's Prime Day 2022 on July 12 was its biggest since kicking off the event in 2015. This year, Prime subscribers bought more than 300 million items worldwide during the event. Customers were purchasing items at a rate of 100,000 per minute worldwide, and at 60,000 a minute in the US, according to Amazon. 

Underpinning Prime Day was Amazon Web Services' (AWS) compute and storage infrastructure as well as its database, email and messaging services. Now, AWS has outlined key metrics for the support it delivered to Amazon Prime Day 2022.   

"A multitude of two-pizza teams worked together to make sure that every part of our infrastructure was scaled, tested, and ready to serve our customers," said AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr.

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Amazon Aurora is Amazon's MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible database. On Prime Day 2022, 5,326 Aurora instances processed 288 billion transactions, stored 1,849 terabytes of data, and transferred 749 terabytes of data. 

Amazon increased the total number of "normalized instances" (an internal metric) on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) by 12% in 2022 compared to Prime Day 2021. 

This year for Prime Day it also added 152 petabytes (1 petabyte equals 1 million gigabytes) of Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS), which handled 11.4 trillion requests per day and transferred 532 petabytes of data per day.  But Amazon notes it used about 4% less EBS storage and transferred 13% less data than it did during Prime Day 2021.

Amazon's Simple Email Service peaked at 33,000 Prime Day email messages per second while its Simple Queue Service (SQS) peaked at 70.5 million messages per second, setting a record for it. 

Amazon Alexa and the sites are underpinned by DynamoDB. The sites made trillions of calls to DynamoDB application protocol interface on Prime Day. The database peaked at 105.2 million requests per second. 

The Amazon Robotics Pick Time Estimator uses Amazon SageMaker to train a machine-learning model to predict how long future pick operations will take. It processed more than 100 million transactions on Prime Day. 

Finally, AWS offered some metrics about its package-planning systems for delivering Prime Day purchases. 

On Prime 2022 day in North America, its package-planning systems performed 60 million AWS Lambda invocations, processed 17 terabytes of compressed data in [S3], stored 64 million items across Amazon DynamoDB and Amazon ElastiCache, served 200 million events over Amazon Kinesis, and handled 50 million Amazon Simple Queue Service events.  

These are no doubt impressive figures for one of the biggest online-shopping events each year. But Amazon is not immune to the macro-economic pressures of inflation, causing price rises in food, vehicles, computing components and streaming services. 

Amazon today told Prime customers in Europe that it is raising Prime fees by as much as 43% for the delivery and streaming service.

European Prime subscribers will see the price rise on subscriptions that are renewed from September 15.

The price rises affect Prime subscribers in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Brits will see annual subscription prices rise by 20% from £79 to £95, while annual subscriptions in Germany will rise 30% from €69 to €89.90. 

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Annual subscriptions in France will rise by 43% from €49 to €69. And per the Verge, annual subscriptions in Italy and Spain will rise 36% from €36 to €49.           

Monthly subscription prices are rising by about £1 or €1 in each of the affected markets. 

An Amazon spokesperson told Financial Times the price rise was due to "increased inflation and operating costs". 

It's the first time that Amazon has raised the cost of Prime in the UK since 2014. 

Amazon announced a price hike for Prime annual subscriptions in the US this February from $119 to $139 — its first price rise in the US since 2018.

Amazon told subscribers in each of the affected markets the reason for the increase was due to increased operating costs and the creation of more Amazon Original content. Amazon in March also closed its $8.4bn acquisition of MGM studios.     

"We are focused on constantly improving the Prime program," Amazon told French Prime subscribers in an email. 

"Since we launched Prime in France, we have expanded the selection of products eligible for Prime unlimited fast delivery; added and expanded fast grocery delivery; and added more premium digital entertainment, including TV shows and movies on Prime Video, music on Amazon Music Prime, games on Prime Gaming and books on Prime Reading. Prime Video, in particular, has increased the number of Amazon Original series and films and added access to streaming the French Open tournament."

In August 2022, Even with the price rise, it's likely many consumers won't drop Prime due to its delivery service, but also its movies and series content. The next big Prime movie is The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power, which debuts on September 2. The price rise could spell bad news for other streaming services like Netflix as consumers trim subscriptions.

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