Today’s AWS News


AWS seeks temporary block of Pentagon’s $10B JEDI contract to Microsoft – SiliconANGLE – Amazon Web Services Inc. is requesting a court order to halt work temporarily on the U.S. Defense Department’s $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract, which was awarded to Microsoft Corp. last year after a hotly contested bidding process.

Amazon asks court to block US/Microsoft contract because of Trump interference – Ars Technica –Amazon seeks injunction after alleging that Trump blocked it from JEDI contract.

Amazon names new head of sales for key cloud division – The Seattle Times – Matt Garman, a longtime Amazon Web Services engineering executive, will now oversee the cloud unit’s sales and marketing teams, according to a memo AWS chief Andy Jassy sent to employees on Friday.

Amazon Not Required for PTAB Challenge, Federal Circuit Says – Bloomberg Law – The Patent Trial and Appeal Board correctly held that Amazon.com Inc. wasn’t a necessary party to a patent challenge involving users of Amazon Web Services technology, the Federal Circuit said in an opinion unsealed Tuesday.

Quantum computing could be the next big thing for cloud providers – CNN Business – Quantum computing could eventually revolutionize the way medicines are developed, financial options are priced and climate change is managed, experts say.

The Competition


EY crosses milestone to help clients deploy SAP on Microsoft Azure with strategy and solution initiatives– Yahoo Finance – EY framework addresses customers’ enterprise technology and strategy for long-term value from transformation.

Google Cloud launches new solutions for retailers – TechCrunch – It’s no secret that the Google Cloud management team has decided to focus its efforts on a select number of enterprise verticals like healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, energy and life sciences.

Google Cloud acquires AppSheet, a Seattle startup that sells no-code app development software – GeekWire – Google Cloud has acquired AppSheet, a Seattle startup founded in 2014 that helps businesses develop their own data-based apps without requiring a team of developers

 

Security


‘Huge’ data leak exposes British consultancy firms and thousands of consultants – IT Pro – Leaky S3 buckets held sensitive information including passport scans, personal details and financial documents.

Processor Vulnerabilites Put Virtual Workloads at Risk – Dark Reading – Meltdown, Spectre exploits will likely lead to customers making tradeoffs between performance and security of applications, especially virtual and cloud-based apps.

Kubernetes security gets an assist with bug bounty program – TechTarget – The Kubernetes Security Product Group will outsource bug triage to HackerOne under a new bug bounty program that will offer rewards for bug reports up to $10,000.

 

Partners & Solutions


Why Did Amazon Just Team Up With BlackBerry? – The Motley Fool – BlackBerry’s QNX gets a cloud-based upgrade, and Amazon gains a major foothold in the automotive market.

Equinix to Buy Key Edge Computing Startup Packet – DataCenter Knowledge – The deal would add an edge data center element to the world’s largest colo platform.

Cygilant Simplifies Visibility Into Cloud-Based Resources and Activities – Yahoo Finance – Cygilant helps its clients be protected from the latest cybersecurity threats through a combination of automated tools and personalized advice.

The new AWS features that will solve pain points for CIOs and CTOs – Information Age – Following Re:Invent 2019, Brendan Caulfield and Wayne Geils from ServerCentral Turing Group discuss how the new AWS features can relieve pain points

Amazon Web Services becomes Bundesliga’s new technology provider: new opportunities for fans – Bundesliga.com – The German Football League has become the world’s first football league to establish a cooperation with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company.

 

News from AWS


AWS Now Offers NVIDIA Quadro Virtual Workstations for EC2 G4 Instances at No Additional Cost

AWS Transit Gateway is Now Available in the Europe (Stockholm) AWS Region

AWS Device Farm announces Desktop Browser Testing using Selenium

 

Careers


Top AWS Developer Interview Questions You May Face – Dice – No matter where you’re interviewing, chances are good that some variation of the following certification-related questions will pop up.

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