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Global Cloud

Microsoft settles cloud complaint for $22M to avoid EU antitrust probe

July 11, 2024

Via: Network World

Microsoft has reportedly agreed to pay $22 million to settle an antitrust complaint with a group representing cloud computing companies in Europe. This move avoids a potential larger fine from the European Commission, according to Reuters. A complaint was filed […]


Global Cloud

AWS adds step-by-step guides to its AI assistant’s capabilities

July 3, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

Some consumer-facing chatbots show signs of success, but live agents remain an essential element of the customer service experience. As a result, many AI assistants are focused on helping agents rather than callers directly. Amazon believes agents are at their […]


Global Cloud

Australia is moving top secret intelligence data to the cloud with a new billion-dollar AWS deal

July 3, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Australia’s government wants help from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build a super top-secret cloud for its law enforcement and intelligence agencies. The country’s leaders say the new AWS platform will be “purpose-built for Australia’s Defence and National Intelligence Community […]


Global Cloud

AWS joins Microsoft, Google Cloud in open-source push for finance tech

June 27, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

Open source software needs buy-in across providers and businesses to deliver on its promise of reducing cost, shoring up security and limiting vendor lock-in. Adding the largest hyperscaler to its ranks brings the growing FINOS alliance one step closer to […]


Global Cloud

AWS flexes data center muscles as AI workloads increase cloud use

June 26, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

A race is on to build bigger and better cloud data centers and AWS is revving its massive infrastructure engine. In the first half of the year, the largest hyperscaler poured more than $50 billion into its U.S.-based pipeline expansion, […]


Global Cloud

Amazon Q Developer review: Code completions, code chat, and AWS skills

June 24, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

When I reviewed Amazon CodeWhisperer, Google Bard, and GitHub Copilot in June of 2023, CodeWhisperer could generate code in an IDE and did security reviews, but it lacked a chat window and code explanations. The current version of CodeWhisperer is […]


Global Cloud

AWS expands cloud-based AI training portfolio, adds 2 pro certifications

June 14, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

As AWS races to deploy large language model tools across its cloud services, enterprises are focused on developing the skills needed to deploy the technology safely and productively. AI isn’t new for the enterprise, but generative AI’s natural language processing […]


Cloud Security

Backup lessons learned from 10 major cloud outages

June 12, 2024

Via: Network World

I’ve always called for independent backups of everything. Whether it’s in your data center, an IaaS vendor like AWS, or a SaaS vendor like Microsoft 365, it needs independent backup. However, some people believe we should trust the cloud vendors […]


Global Cloud

AWS offers new AI certifications

June 11, 2024

Via: CIO

With a shortage of IT workers with AI skills looming, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is offering two new certifications to help enterprises building AI applications on its platform to find the necessary talent. One of the certifications, AWS Certified AI […]


Cloud Clients

Norwegian Cruise charts AI adoption course after 15-month AWS migration

June 5, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

NCLH is reaping the rewards of its ongoing digital transformation. The company handled record volumes without any known performance or availability issues during its largest traffic event in November 2023, Mortakis said in the announcement. During the cruise company’s investor […]


Global Cloud

UK regulators sound the alarm on cloud vendor lock-in

May 31, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

As cloud has become a prime mover of enterprise modernization, regulators have scrutinized the business practices of the three largest global providers — AWS, Microsoft and Google Cloud. Together, the three hyperscalers control two-thirds of the global cloud infrastructure services […]


Service Models

SAP AI pact with AWS offers customers more gen AI options

May 29, 2024

Via: CIO

SAP is expanding its AI ecosystem with a partnership with AWS. Such AI partnerships are important for SAP, said Chief Technology Officer Jürgen Müller, pointing to other cooperations, for example with IBM, the chip manufacturer Nvidia and various universities. In […]


Global Cloud

AWS boss steps down after 15 years at Amazon

May 15, 2024

Via: Network World

The CEO of AWS, Adam Selipsky, has stepped down from his role as of May 14, ending what Amazon president and CEO Andy Jassy described as a successful three-year tenure and passing the torch to “the next generation of leadership,” […]


Global Cloud

Cloud environments beyond the Big Three

May 10, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

The Big Three cloud providers, AWS, Microsoft, and Google, are going like gangbusters. The most likely reason is two letters: AI. The first quarter of 2024 saw the strongest growth since the third quarter of 2022. Enterprise spending on cloud […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

AWS results see public cloud giant tap into surging GenAI demand

May 1, 2024

Via: Computer Weekly

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has seen a rebound in its year-over-year revenue growth rate, which the firm is attributing to enterprises completing their post-pandemic cloud cost optimisation efforts. The company’s first quarter results, which cover the three months to 31 […]


Global Cloud

AWS is investing billions in one of its biggest US cloud regions

April 26, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Top cloud storage and hosting giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) has pledged $11 billion towards the construction of several new datacenters in the US Midwest, in what the company is calling ‘the largest capital investment in the state’s history’. In […]


Service Models

Do you need to repatriate from the cloud?

April 25, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Buzz is building around the idea that it’s time to claw back our cloud services and once more rebuild the company data center. Repatriation. It’s the act of moving work out of cloud and back to on-premises or self-managed hardware. […]


Cloud Clients

United Airlines nears final mile of cloud migration

April 18, 2024

Via: CIO Dive

The news cycle hasn’t been kind to United. The fourth largest domestic carrier by capacity suffered through several safety incidents last month involving Boeing aircraft. In response, the Federal Aviation Administration announced it would heighten oversight and review United’s processes. […]


Cloud Security

AWS and Google Cloud command-line tools can expose secrets in CI/CD logs

April 17, 2024

Via: CSO Online

Security researchers warn that certain commands executed in the AWS and Google Cloud command-line interfaces (CLIs) will return credentials and other secrets stored in environment variables as part of the standard output. If such commands are executed as part of […]


Cloud Clients, Service Models

AWS launches Deadline Cloud for content rendering

April 3, 2024

Via: Network World

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released a new managed version of its Thinkbox Deadline 10 offering, Deadline Cloud. Deadline Cloud, which has been made generally available, is designed for render management tasks for teams creating computer-generated 2D or 3D graphics, […]