Today’s AWS News

Amazon (AMZN) Rolls Out Web Services (AWS) Innovations – Investopedia – Designed to help customers become more agile and innovate faster at lower costs.

AWS DeepRacer program teaches developers about emerging tech – SiliconANGLE – Through the AWS virtual racing experience, developers can learn while not having to invest in the hardware costs.

Four Reasons Why AWS Could Lose Its Dominant Cloud Market Share – Data Center Knowledge – AWS may be riding high in the public cloud arena, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t lose its market edge. Here are the greatest threats to the No. 1 cloud provider.

AWS is spending billions on five new data centers  – TechRadar – Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced it intends to spend almost $12 billion on five new data centers in Morrow County near Portland, Oregon.

Amazon Web Services: The Number One Reason To Hold Onto AMZN Stock – The Street – The company’s cloud arm remains its main source of revenue and has kept Amazon stock from sinking deeper into unprofitability.

Journey to the Cloud: What, Where, and How Soon? – IT Brand Pulse – This is a follow-on article to Cloud-Native: Early Adopters, Late Majority, and Laggards where we discuss the significance of IT Pro responses to our survey about cloud readiness and container adoption.

Partners and Solutions

IBM expands AWS partnership with new services – CRN – The move will give users faster, easier access to IBM software built on Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA) and cloud-native to AWS.

Ryanair taps up AWS machine learning tech to manage in-flight refreshment stocks – ComputerWeekly – Low-cost airline Ryanair opens up about how its long-standing tech partnership with Amazon Web Services is helping it cut food waste and improve its in-flight customer service.

Lightstorm runs fresh fiber for AWS, Google data centers in India – Fierce Telecom – Network startup Lightstorm is working double time to overhaul India’s digital infrastructure, aiming to make it easier for cloud and content players like Amazon, Google and Microsoft to offer higher quality services in of one of the world’s fastest growing markets. 

How Zeet is simplifing DevOps by deploying APIs on AWS – SiliconANGLE – The DevOps software sector is expected to hit $6.6 billion in 2022 from $2.9 billion recorded in 2017.

Druva partners with AWS to deliver cloud-first data protection across multiple applications – Help Net Security – Druva announced a multi-year global Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate customer migration and provide an added layer of cyber resiliency to the already secure AWS Cloud.

Databricks now accessible on a pay-as-you-go model via AWS Marketplace – VentureBeat – The solution, as the company explains, gives enterprises a quick way to discover, launch and build a Databricks lakehouse from their AWS Marketplace account.

AWS partners get skills-building, co-selling investment – TechTarget – The cloud platform provider aims to address the challenging labor market, which it views as the primary obstacle to partner growth; other IT channel news.

AWS GameKit now supports Unreal Engine-developed games on iPhone, Mac – Apple Insider – Amazon has announced that its AWS GameKit platform now supports Android, iOS, and macOS games developed with the Unreal Engine.


The Competition

Why Google Cloud is battling AWS, Azure, in the red-hot PostgreSQL market – InfoWorld – Google Cloud’s AlloyDB for PostgreSQL has moved into public preview, and as a Postgres-compatible, fully managed DBaaS (database-as-a-service), will take on offerings from AWS and Microsoft in the hot PostgreSQL market.

Google Cloud creates web3 unit to outpace AWS and Azure – Tech Monitor – Google Cloud is planning to build Web3 tools for developers, in a bid to get ahead of its cloud rivals.

Microsoft Azure joins AWS, Google Cloud as cloud platforms supporting NIH biomedical research – Fierce Biotech – Though tech giants Microsoft, Amazon and Google typically vie against one another to become a collaborator’s sole cloud provider, they’ll be working in harmony for once to support the National Institutes of Health’s biomedical research work.


AWS is Under Threat from Unused Privileges – Security Boulevard – One of the primary concerns among organizations is that an attacker can breach their AWS environment, gaining access to production environments or other crown jewel sensitive areas.

Hackers exploit vulnerable Adminer for AWS database thefts – TechTarget – Mandiant researchers spotted a threat group using an exploit for older versions of Adminer to get their hands on metadata that included secret keys for AWS accounts.

Dell forms security partnerships with major cloud providers AWS, Microsoft Azure – SC Magazine – Dell’s goal for storage software in the public cloud is for its customers to seamlessly move data to the cloud and leverage cloud-based analytics services.



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