Today’s AWS News

Amazon is developing an NFT platform in stealth mode
E-commerce behemoth Amazon is reportedly looking to set up its own non-fungible token (NFT) platform to become a globally recognized brand. It could launch its initiative as early as spring 2023.

Amazon: Azure Deceleration Will Bleed Over to AWS
The big takeaway from Microsoft’s recent quarterly update revolved around the slowdown in the growth of its cloud computing platform Azure, as reflected in the December quarter’s results and the guidance for the current quarter. 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Plans $4.5billion Investment Alongside Australia Region Launch
The new AWS Asia Pacific Region in Melbourne is estimated to support an average of more than 2,500 full-time jobs annually.

AWS, Microsoft, Google among businesses owed money after FTX collapse
AWS, Google, and Microsoft are among the creditors owed money after the FTX crypto exchange filed for bankruptcy in November.

It Doesn’t Matter How Much You Spend on AWS
Focusing solely on reducing your cloud spending won’t get you anywhere. At the end of the day, what matters most is profitability.

Partners and Solutions

AWS Announces General Availability of Amazon OpenSearch Serverless
AWS today announced the general availability of Amazon OpenSearch Serverless, the serverless option for Amazon OpenSearch Service that makes it easier to run search and analytics workloads without even having to think about infrastructure management.

AWS doubles down on innovations that redefine the database management experience
AWS has kept up a furious pace of innovation across its services. Amidst the pipeline of new features at its re:Invent conference in December, AWS is also increasingly focused on helping customers work across its products, by offering increased levels of automation and easy integration.

Yahoo Selects AWS Public Cloud for Ad Division
All Yahoo advertising technology workloads — including its media-buying and supply-side platforms, analytics, and identity solutions and products — are being switched from Yahoo on-premises data centers to AWS as part of an ongoing digital transformation strategy,  according to AWS last month.

State Street Corporation selects AWS and Microsoft Azure as cloud providers
The company announced yesterday that it had selected AWS and Microsoft Azure as its cloud providers as part of what the company is calling its ‘multi-year technology transformation journey’.

AWS Gets FedRAMP High Authorization for Managed Services Accelerate Offering
Amazon Web Services has secured High authorization under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for its cloud-based managed services offering.

Walmart’s GoLocal NRF Debut Hints At More AWS-Like Tech Competition
The NRF Big Show features an expo hall full of tech vendors, but one booth stood out from the rest, not because of holographic customer service reps or Decentraland shops, but because the booth was a retailer’s: Walmart.


The Competition

Microsoft cloud outage hits users around the world
Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Wednesday it had recovered all of its cloud services after a networking outage took down its cloud platform Azure along with services such as Teams and Outlook used by millions around the globe.

GCP Adds Simplified Operator for Connecting Google Kubernetes Engine to Cloud SQL
Google Cloud has released a public preview of Cloud SQL Proxy Operator. The operator simplifies connecting an application running in Google Kubernetes Engine with a database deployed in Cloud SQL.

Oracle Opens Cloud Region in Chicago
Oracle is expanding its cloud infrastructure footprint in the U.S. The Oracle Cloud Region in Chicago is the company’s fourth in the U.S. and serves the Midwest with infrastructure, applications, and data for optimal performance and latency, according to the company last month.

IBM reports highest annual revenue growth in a decade
IBM Corp on Wednesday reported its highest annual revenue growth in a decade and beat Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter as more businesses looked to optimize their operations and save costs amid an economic downturn.



Security Is Key to Maximizing Cloud Adoption Success in Healthcare
Security must be considered throughout the cloud adoption process and beyond when it comes to healthcare.

Accelerate FedRAMP Compliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers IaaS and PaaS services that have been accredited at the FedRAMP High and Moderate levels. 

As public cloud use increases, security gaps widen
Cloud environments are often part of complex ecosystems that include more than one public cloud provider and on-premises infrastructure.

AWS Leapfrogs Traditional Vendors to Become #1 in Enterprise Storage

In 2018, IT Brand Pulse observed that no one published estimates of how much revenue the cloud service providers derive from storage, and where that places them in the rankings of storage leaders. This inspired us to publish a LinkedIn article connecting various...

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