AWS NEWS – January 2019

Could Amazon Spin Off AWS?1 Jan 2019 16:03 – Trefis – Amazon‘s (NASDAQ:AMZN) retail and cloud businesses have long had an interesting dichotomy, with the retail business historically burning cash and Amazon Web Services (AWS) generating solid profits. With the growth of Amazon’s retail business’ profitability … read more

New app suite targets AWS enterprise customers05 Jan 2019 23:47 – – AWS plans to build and deploy an internal suite of web applications to deepen its relationship with enterprises and fend off cloud competitors, especially Microsoft. The application suite will emanate from AWS’ business development team for its … read more

Government hands key Whitehall contract to Amazon05 Jan 2019 22:30 – – The Cabinet Office has quietly handed a key Whitehall contract to Amazon, throwing doubt over its claims it has made it easier for small businesses to win government contracts.  Amazon’s cloud business AWS is understood to have won a contract to host the … read more

FPT Software Achieves the Highest Amazon Partner Network Certification Distinction in ASEAN With More Than 500 Certificates Earned08 Jan 2019 14:23 – – FPT Software has reached a new level of APN Certification Distinction of 500 Amazon Web Services (AWS) certificates earned, becoming the only AWS’s partner in ASEAN awarded this Amazon Partner Network (APN) Certification Distinction. APN Certification … read more

Amazon Is Developing a Game Streaming Service11 Jan 2019 21:30 – Hard OPCAccording to reports, Amazon is developing its own game streaming service. Amazon will be competing directly with Google, NVIDIA, Sony, Electronic Arts, and Microsoft who are all developing or have already launched similar services. Amazon Web Services ( … read more

Choice Hotels International moves infrastructure to AWS15 Jan 2019 07:28 – Telecompaper – Amazon Web Services (AWS) was selected by Choice Hotels International to host its infrastructure. Choice Hotels, which develops some of its own technology, will migrate over 1,000 applications to AWS, moving off legacy systems to help improve performance, … read more

AWS acquires Dell-backed CloudEndure16 Jan 2019 13:02 – iTnews Australia – CloudEndure, an Israeli data migration technology specialist backed by Dell Technologies, confirmed late last week it had been snagged by leading cloud juggernaut Amazon Web Services Reports of nearly completed negotiations circulated early last week in …read more

AWS, Leidos Execs on Potential Role of AI, Cloud, Analytics in Federal Cybersecurity16 Jan 2019 12:11 – ExecutiveBiz – Keith Johnson of Leidos and Brett McMillen of Amazon Web Services discussed in an article published Tuesday on Federal News Network about cybersecurity and technology platforms that could be used by government agencies to address cyber vulnerabilities. … read more

VMware announces new solutions for AWS Outposts16 Jan 2019 04:10 – – VMware has previewed two new offerings which will allow customers to access AWS services using new AWS Outposts. VMware Cloud on AWS Outposts and VMware Cloud Foundation for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) will run on AWS Outposts, enabling … read more

Amazon Web Services launches fully-managed AWS Backup17 Jan 2019 02:02 – PC Magazine – Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced a fully-managed, centralised backup service, AWS Backup. The cloud giant has touted the new offering as one that makes it faster and simpler for customers to back up data across AWS services, as well as on-premises. … read more

AWS WorkLink to streamline secure enterprise network access through mobile24 Jan 2019 10:42 – PC Magazine – Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced Amazon WorkLink, a fully-managed service designed to streamline access to corporate systems and internal websites via mobile devices. On Wednesday, the Amazon subsidiary said the service will “enable companies … read more

Cloud customers pairing AWS and Microsoft Azure, according to Kentik24 Jan 2019 15:12 – PC Magazine – Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure may be fierce cloud rivals, but enterprises are pairing both giants up in multi-cloud deployments, according to a survey by network analytics company Kentik. Kentik’s survey, which covered 310 technical and … read more

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