AWS, Microsoft, Meta and Tom Tom work on more detailed maps
Under the Linux Foundation, the tech companies Meta, AWS, Microsoft and Tom Tom are working together to create more detailed and up-to-date maps. The project has been running since late 2022 and now shares new information.
Maps are not always up-to-date, not even with GPS-based map information.... Read more
Microsoft Azure is rapidly overtaking AWS
Microsoft Azure is growing much faster than AWS. In recent years, Microsoft's cloud service has been catching up with market leader AWS.
The rapid growth rate of Microsoft Azure struck market analysts, writes CNBC. They estimated that five years ago, Azure's cloud size was only half that of AWS... Read more
Amazon to save billions by extending its server lifespan to six years
From now on, Amazon servers will last a year longer. From now on, hardware will only be replaced after six years, a move that will save the company nearly a billion dollars per quarter.
Based on its research, Amazon found that it could stretch the useful life of its servers by a year. It's the s... Read more
Cost and legislation of AI biggest stumbling blocks for SMEs
The use of AI solutions and applications by European companies could add an additional €600 billion to the European economy by 2030. Market researchers Strand Partners state this in a survey. One-third of European companies already have the technology in place, but that barely includes SMEs.
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AWS Marketplace expands: additional third-party services available
Third-parties can now resell their additional services through AWS Marketplace. Extra services can now be offered directly on the platform, including implementation assistance, assessments, managed services, training and premium support.
Companies have long been able to offer their cloud solutio... Read more
Westcon-Comstor acquires AWS partner Rebura
Global distributor Westcon-Comstor can now offer more in cloud migrations with the acquisition of London-based Rebura.
Rebura is an AWS service partner and solution provider. Since 2017, Rebura has been supporting companies with its consulting services in cloud migrations and modernization proje... Read more
Androxgh0st botnet steals AWS and Microsoft credentials
CISA and the FBI warn of a campaign aiming to steal cloud credentials. Cybercriminals are attempting to use the Androxgh0st malware to create a botnet that steals credentials from cloud services. This data is then used to deliver malicious payloads.
Androxgh0st is known as an "SMTP cracker," whi... Read more
Hyperscalers’ AI chip capacity is heavily underutilized
Most of the AI capacity at major cloud providers remains unused. As a result, AWS, Microsoft and Google are missing out on billions of dollars in revenue, TechInsights analyst Owen Rogers asserts. Full utilization of AI hardware, however, is tough to achieve.
TechInsights estimates that with sev... Read more
AWS discontinues ‘scale-to-zero’ database Aurora
AWS will soon withdraw support for database manager Aurora Serverless version 1, ending Amazon's scale-to-zero database. Companies should switch to Aurora Serverless 2 to continue receiving support for the product.
However, the new version does not support scale-to-zero. Following the 'scale-to-... Read more
AWS reorganizes its sales teams to regain cloud market growth
AWS is set to reorganize its global sales teams to improve its overall standing on the global cloud market. By reorganizing, the largest cloud player wants to be more competitive with competitors such as Google and Microsoft that are outpacing its growth.
The expected reorganization will soon co... Read more