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Cloud Security

AWS CEO stresses the core elements of cloud security

December 1, 2022

Via: CIO Dive

Organizations have many reasons to move to the cloud — efficiency, cost control, nimbleness. While security may not top the list, or determine cloud provider selection, it’s an attribute that Amazon Web Services says helps win over prospective customers. The […]


Service Models

Using AWS AppConfig Extensions

November 22, 2022

Via: Cloud Tweaks

Using feature flags and other runtime configuration types is a fast-evolving technology segment. Adjusting your software behavior with a minor configuration update instead of deploying code lets teams move faster and more safely. Furthermore, releasing a feature using a feature […]


Global Cloud

Hyperscale Cloud Providers Q322 Results: The Cliff Approaches?

November 2, 2022

Via: eWeek

AMG (Amazon, Microsoft, and Google, the leading cloud providers) reported their quarterly results last week, with many decrying the results and predicting that cloud computing has downshifted permanently to a lower growth rate. AWS revenues, for example, came in at […]


Global Cloud

AWS pledges to help customers trim their cloud bills

October 28, 2022

Via: CIO Dive

Despite the click-click of belt tightening and the snip-snip of budget trimming, enterprise cloud spend continues to rise. It’s just not growing at the neck-breaking pace of recent years. In part, that dynamic accounts for Amazon’s underperformance during the three-month […]


Global Cloud

Here’s how Amazon plans to equip 29 million people with cloud computing skills by 2025

October 12, 2022

Via: ZDnet

Amazon has announced three new initiatives as part of its effort to provide 29 million people with cloud-computing skills by 2025: IT Skills 4U, the AWS re/Start Associate initiative, and the opening of an AWS Skills Center in Arlington, Virginia. […]


Global Cloud

Jamf Pro now lets IT admins manage AWS Mac instances

September 23, 2022

Via: Computerworld

Jamf has teamed up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to introduce new tools that let IT admins using Jamf Pro enroll virtual EC2 Macs when they are provisioned via the AWS portal. It means even virtual Macs can have all […]


Global Cloud

AWS commits to helping customers optimize cloud spend

July 29, 2022

Via: CIO Dive

Amazon, which posted a net loss of $2 billion, sees potential rough patches in the economy as a growth opportunity for AWS, which had $19.7 billion in net sales in Q2, up 33% year-over-year. After expenses, its operating income reached […]


Global Cloud

Google Cloud still operating at a loss despite revenue, client wins

July 27, 2022

Via: CIO Dive

Google’s standing in the cloud market is still a work in progress, despite recent revenue and client wins. In the global IaaS public cloud market, Google Cloud ranked third among U.S.-based cloud providers and fourth globally based on 2021 market […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Delta Airlines signs multi-year cloud deal with AWS as customer experience revamp gathers pace

July 13, 2022

Via: Computer Weekly

Delta Airlines has signed a multi-year with Amazon Web Services (AWS) that will see the carrier draw on the public cloud giant’s technologies to revamp the end-to-end travel experience for its passengers. In line with this, Delta said it will […]


Global Cloud

AWS now lets you access your very own M1 Mac Mini in the cloud

July 8, 2022

Via: TechRadar

Amazon Web Sevices’s (AWS) latest addition to its Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud(opens in new tab) (EC2) service will now let users rent and run an M1 Mac Mini in the cloud. First rolled out in 2006, EC2 allows users to […]


Global Cloud

How to reduce cloud costs

June 22, 2022

Via: Network World

The more workloads that you migrate to the cloud, the more difficult it becomes to predict monthly cloud costs. Cloud services vendors such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft can help organizations avoid capital costs for new hardware, but that doesn’t […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Why Google Cloud is battling AWS, Azure, in the red-hot PostgreSQL market

May 11, 2022

Via: Info World

With more enterprises shifting their data from legacy to open-source databases in the cloud, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is offering a PostgreSQL-compatible, fully managed database-as-a-service (DBaaS), dubbed AlloyDB, now in public preview and intended to take on the likes of […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Firms struggling with non-person identities in the cloud

May 2, 2022

Via: CSO Online

The explosion of non-human identities in public cloud deployments has decision makers turning to new identity and access management tools to keep their environments secure, according to a new study performed by Forrester Consulting for Sonrai Security and Amazon Web […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

AWS can’t help Amazon avoid first loss since 2015

April 29, 2022

Via: Info World

Amazon’s fast-growing cloud division couldn’t help its parent company avoid posting its first quarterly loss since 2015. Amazon Web Services saw revenue grow by 37% to $18.4 billion for the first quarter of 2022. That amounted to an operating profit […]


Cloud Security

Pentagon set to award billions in cloud contracts

March 30, 2022

Via: Tech Radar

Although a bit later than initially expected, the US Department of Defense (DOD) has announced that it plans to award up to $9bn in cloud infrastructure contracts in December of this year. Following the controversy surrounding its now canceled Joint […]


Global Cloud

Amazon drops Elasticsearch name from cloud portfolio after trademark infringement suit concludes

February 18, 2022

Via: Computer Weekly

Amazon is renaming its distributed search and analytics offering Elasticsearch following the resolution of a trademark infringement lawsuit brought against the tech giant by open source search firm Elastic in 2019. Elastic has a product within its portfolio called Elasticsearch, […]


Deployment Models, Public Cloud

AWS vs Amazon: Cloud giant’s revenue rises as parent company’s profit falls during Q4

February 4, 2022

Via: Computer Weekly

Amazon Web Services (AWS) chalked up the biggest year-on-year revenue gain in its history during the fourth quarter of 2021, with the Covid-19 pandemic continuing to fuel demand for its public cloud offerings. The final quarter of 2021 saw Amazon.com’s […]


Global Cloud

The cloud comes down to earth

January 10, 2022

Via: Computerworld

The cloud is no longer some distant, separate place. Yes, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google maintain unimaginably vast expanses of servers in cloud data centers around the world – as do thousands of SaaS providers. But those clouds and the services […]


Global Cloud

Amazon and Stellantis embark on multi-year, cloud-focused connected car push

January 6, 2022

Via: Computer Weekly

Amazon.com has signed a deal with Maserati’s parent company, Stellantis, that will pave the way for the online retail giant to equip its delivery drivers with electric vehicles. The deal will see Amazon.com build on its existing relationship with Stellantis, […]


Global Cloud

AWS suffers third outage of the month

December 22, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

December has been a rough month for Amazon—at least for Amazon Web Services. The massively popular cloud computing platform suffered its third outage of the month Wednesday, affecting Slack, the Epic Games Store, and several other services. The AWS Service […]