Today’s AWS News 

Another Defense Agency Migrates Data to Amazon Cloud – Nextgov – The Defense Health Agency joins a growing list of defense agencies moving their data to the commercial cloud. 

Lyft’s $300 Million Deal With AWS: 5 Things You Need To Know – CRN – Ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. this month provided an unusual window into its relationship with Amazon Web Services. 

NVIDIA Collaborates With AWS In Its T4 Data Centre Chip Venture – Data Economy – Amazon Web Services has announced that its new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) G4 instances will feature NVIDIA’s T4 Tensor Core GPUs, and will be available in a few weeks. 

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News From AWS

Amazon RDS adds support for MySQL Versions 5.7.25, 5.7.24, and MariaDB Version 10.2.21 

AWS Config Adds Support for Amazon API Gateway 

AWS Glue now supports resource tagging 

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The Competition 

Alibaba to step up cloud computing expansion amid growing global demand – South China Morning Post – Alibaba Group Holding, China’s biggest e-commerce company, plans to ratchet up the expansion of its cloud computing ecosystem with more strategic partnerships and services, intensifying its global competition with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft. 

Larry Ellison: Integrated Cloud Suites Key To Oracle’s Q3 Application Growth – Forbes – As companies modernize the decades-old software systems that still run their businesses, they’re turning to integrated suites of cloud applications—finance, sales, marketing, HR, and supply chain apps that easily talk with one another. 

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7 Cloud Service Evaluation Criteria to Help You Choose the Right Cloud Service Provider – Security Boulevard – The lack of a common framework for assessing Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) combined with the fact that no two CSPs are the same can complicate the process of selecting one that’s right for your organization. 

A cybersecurity strategy to thwart advanced attackers – AWS Blog – AWS has released two new whitepapers to help customers plan and implement a strategy that has helped many organizations protect, detect, and respond to modern-day attacks. 

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New Services

Amazon Hits the Ground Running – Via Satellite – Late last year, Amazon announced its new AWS Ground Station program, which shows a willingness to provide a new set of services to a new chunk of the commercial satellite supply chain. 

Polycom Trio integrates with Alexa for Business – TechTarget – Poly, the new name for the merger of Plantronics and Polycom, has added Alexa for Business to voice-activate meetings on the Polycom Trio conference room phone. 

Nvidia launches new hardware and software for on-prem and cloud providers – Network World – The RTX Blade Server packs up to 40 Turing-generation GPUs into an 8U enclosure, and multiple enclosures can be combined into a “pod” with up to 1,280 GPUs working as a single system and using Mellanox technology as the storage and networking interconnect. 

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