The Amazon Web Services team has announced a new "Requester Pays" pricing model for their Simple Storage Service (S3). Amazon's S3 service, which provides scalable access to Amazon's online data storage infrastructure, enables customers to rapidly scale their platform using a cost effective pay-as-you-go model. Now, the new S3 Requester Pays Model gives S3 customers the built-in ability to charge their users for specific data transfers. Furthermore, Amazon takes care of the billing for the requested data, eliminating excess accounting overhead for the data providers. From their announcement:
As Microsoft continues to see the popularity of Kubernetes on Azure increase, the demand for a simple solution to connect containers to Azure services arose. Accordingly, Microsoft recently announced the preview version of the Open Service Broker for Azure through the Open Service Broker API.
Microsoft recently announced Open Service Mesh (OSM). OSM is a lightweight and extensible cloud native service mesh. OSM runs on Kubernetes and was built for that community. OSM is an open source project and Microsoft has already proposed to donate OSM to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.