Today’s AWS News

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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Amazon Tells Court Booting Parler After Riot Was Justified – Bloomberg – Amazon Web Services suspended service for Parler after it was used by supporters of President Donald Trump to organize the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week.

Capital One closes its data centres and goes all in with AWS – Diginomica – Capital One has been undergoing a multi-year transformation to operate entirely out of the public cloud with AWS. 

The tech industry used ‘the nuclear option’ to crack down on violent groups organizing online – CNN – While it’s become commonplace for social networks such as Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR) to engage in some content moderation, it’s much rarer to see comparable action from the companies that support the nuts and bolts of the internet.

Cut off from the cloud: How free speech-touting Parler became a tech industry pariah – Computer Weekly – Now Amazon, Google and Apple have all cut ties with controversial, free speech-championing social networking site Parler, claims made by its CEO that it will bounce back are starting to ring hollow.

Partners and Solutions

HITRUST partners with AWS and Microsoft to clarify shared responsibility in cloud security – CloudPro – The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has announced the release of its new Shared Responsibility Matrix program to help cloud vendors better communicate their security and privacy assurances. 

AWS Expands Its AI-Powered Contact Center Intelligence (CCI) – With AWS CCI, companies can leverage a combination of AWS AI and ML-powered services for text-to-speech, translation, enterprise search, conversational AI, transcription, and language comprehension.

AWS heats up with Network Firewall availability in Sydney region – Publication – Allows users to deploy network protections for their Amazon Virtual Private Clouds.

The Competition

Amid cloud spending boom, Microsoft Azure, AWS gain IT spend – ZDNet – The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated spending on digital transformation and cloud and Microsoft and AWS are the big winners. 

Microsoft Azure and AWS Big Cloud Winners Amid Pandemic – WebProNews – The forecast looks even worse for IBM and Oracle. Respondents plan on increasing their spending on IBM Cloud a mere 16%, with 14% planning to decrease spending.

Microsoft moves closer to running all of its own services on Azure – ZDNet – A decade ago, Microsoft officials said the company planned to move Office 365 to Azure. Microsoft finally seems to be closing in on its goal of having all first-party services hosted on Azure.


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