Today’s AWS News 


Pentagon cloud protest put on hold after ‘new information’ emerges related to conflicts of interest – The Washington Post – A federal judge temporarily halted a contentious legal battle involving the Pentagon and the cloud computing divisions of Amazon and Oracle on Tuesday, putting the litigation on hold until the Defense Department “reconsiders whether possible personal conflicts of interest impacted the integrity” of a not-yet-awarded $10 billion contract both companies are pursuing.

Use AWS IoT Device Defender to detect statistical anomalies and to visualize your device security metrics – AWS Blog – AWS IoT Device Defender Detect establishes a baseline behavior for IoT devices and then identifies devices that do not conform as anomalous.

IBM’s Watson Anywhere Highlights Reality Of A Multi-Cloud World – Seeking Alpha – Ever since the rise to prominence of cloud computing, we’ve seen businesses grapple with how to best think about and leverage this new means of computing.

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The Competition 


Google’s new cloud boss just made his first acquisition – Business Insider – On Tuesday, Google Cloud announced that it would acquire the Israeli startup Alooma, its first publicly announced acquisition since Thomas Kurian took the reins as CEO.

Google acquires data migration startup Alooma in hopes of easing customers into its cloud – GeekWire – It’s easier to win cloud business when it’s easier for potential customers to move their data into your cloud, and Google thinks a startup called Alooma can help move that needle.

Microsoft is in talks with ITI to tap public sector cloud business – Economic Times – Tech major Microsoft is in talks to use ITI’s Bengaluru data centre for its Azure cloud services.

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Government


Federal Judge Eyes New Conflict Claims In Oracle’s JEDI Cloud Contract Suit – CRN – A Department of Defense spokesperson says the agency ‘can confirm that new information not previously provided to DOD has emerged related to potential conflicts of interest.’

Cut open a tauntaun, this JEDI is frozen! US court halts lawsuit over biggest military cloud deal since the Death Star – The Register – Oracle’s legal warship drops out of warp, on impulse power for now

Judge Puts Hold on Lawsuit on Pentagon’s JEDI Cloud Contract – Nextgov – U.S. Court of Federal Claims Senior Judge Eric Bruggink ordered a stay on proceedings Tuesday in the legal battle between Oracle and the Pentagon over its $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract after new information regarding potential conflicts of interest surfaced.

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Security


CylancePROTECT now available on AWS Marketplace – CSO – Under the new agreement with AWS, marketplace customers now have access to CylancePROTECT for advanced AI-driven protection across all Windows, Mac, and Linux (including Amazon Linux) instances.

Baffle Extends Data Protection Service to AWS Lambda Serverless – eWEEK – A new capability from Baffle will enable better protection and encryption for data that is being read or written from a data source by an AWS Lamdba serverless function.

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