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Reminder: Vast majority of serfs toiling away as Mechanical Turks for megabucks Amazon earn less than min wage

People wanted for tedious work. Low wages, variable hours, location flexible. Career growth doubtful. Not much in the way of recognition or thanks. That doesn't quite have the heroic ring of explorer Ernest Shackleton's famous ad seeking companions for his expedition to Antarctica. But it's a fair approximation of the pitch …
Thomas Claburn, 14 Dec 2017
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Good news: unsecured S3 bucket discovery just got easier

If you thought the business of discovering unsecured Amazon Web Services S3 buckets was for the pros, think again: like all things, the process can be automated, and the code to automate it posted to GitHub. It's not a new discipline – quickly Googling GitHub for S3 bucket enumeration turns up more than 1,000 results, but the …

US credit repair biz damages own security: 111GB of personal info exposed in S3 blunder

The National Credit Federation, a US credit repair biz, left 111GB of thousands of folks' highly sensitive personal details exposed to the public internet, according to security researchers. In yet another AWS S3 configuration cockup, Americans' names, addresses, dates of birth, photos of driver licenses and social security …
Iain Thomson, 2 Dec 2017
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Delphix sends database virtualization sailing up the Amazon

Delphix is integrating Amazon's Relational Database Service (RDS) into its database virtualizing platform. The company started out provisioning virtual copies for test and dev and so forth. It then evolved into a supplier of personal virtualized data environments, covering on-premises and public cloud environments. RDS …
Chris Mellor, 1 Dec 2017

Datrium tries to tempt Amazon cloud backup folk: Psst, buddy... you want HCI?

Hyperconverged system startup Datrium has spun out a DVX cloud instance for AWS. DVX is Datrium's on-premises hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) system, with storage controller software in server nodes and a shared DVX storage array. This is different from most HCI systems, which have local storage in each HCI server node. …
Chris Mellor, 1 Dec 2017
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Will you be on Cloud9? AWS emits cloudy code editor it nabbed last year

AWS re:Invent Amid its torrent of product announcements tied to its re:Invent conference, Amazon Web Services on Thursday introduced AWS Cloud9, a browser-based code editor with AWS integration. Without the AWS prefix, Cloud9 can be had as open source software and on Google Cloud Platform. AWS acquired the company Cloud9 in July, 2016 and …
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We survived today's Amazon news avalanche to bring you this: Yes, a managed Kubernetes service will be a thing

AWS re:Invent On Wednesday in Las Vegas, USA, at Amazon Web Services' sixth annual re:Invent dog-and-pony show, CEO Andy Jassy fulfilled industry expectations and introduced a managed Kubernetes service – Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS). If you blinked, you might have missed it. Presiding over an epic product dump, Jassy couldn't linger on …
Thomas Claburn, 29 Nov 2017
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VMware-on-AWS bulks up, fails in (good) new ways and even lets you reserve a table

VMware has added new services, and new features, to its bare metal service running in Amazon Web Services. The additions are perhaps less notable than the fact that VMware was able to deliver them in just three months since the service went live. On a recent visit to Sydney, Australia, the company's COO for products and cloud …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Nov 2017
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DXC spills AWS private keys on public GitHub

Miscreants racked up a $64,000 bill on DXC Technologies' tab after a techie accidentally uploaded the outsourcing firm's private AWS key to a public GitHub repo. It was red faces all round as the business opened up on the classic crypto key fumble in a PDF memo to staff, the contents of which were seen by The Register. " …
Paul Kunert, 14 Nov 2017
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Back up bod Druva paddles even further up the Amazon

+Comment Druva has nabbed a new Druva Cloud Platform (DCP) service gig for protecting, governing and looking into data in Amazon Web Services' Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Simple Storage Service (S3), Elastic Block Store (EBS), and the Relational Database Service (RDS). DCP is delivered as-a-service, working across AWS IaaS and PaaS …
Chris Mellor, 13 Nov 2017

Amazon's answer to all those leaky AWS S3 buckets: A dashboard warning light

Updated After watching customer after customer screw up their AWS S3 security and expose highly sensitive files publicly to the internet, Amazon has responded. With a dashboard warning indicator. Simple, and hopefully effective. For months now we have been reporting on researchers finding open S3 buckets packed full of confidential …
Iain Thomson, 7 Nov 2017

That awkward moment when AWS charges you BEELLIONS for Lightsail

AWS has a reputation for ratcheting up prices as customers migrate more workloads to its sprawling rack empire – but a bunch of UK users endured a sphincter-tightening moment today when they checked their bill. Reg reader Alec Hendry, who manages digital platforms and a "bunch of crazy video stuff" for MTV, said he was …
Paul Kunert, 7 Nov 2017
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Ailing BT division snuggles up with AWS to flog cloudy services

BT's struggling Global Services division has inked a deal with AWS to flog its cloudy services in a bid to reinvent itself as a "digital" business. The love-in is intended to allow enterprises to ramp up their adoption of cloud-based services, with a focus on networking, security and managed cloud services. The UK's former …
Kat Hall, 31 Oct 2017
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HMRC boss defends shift to AWS, says they got 50% knocked off

HMRC's Permanent Secretary has defended the UK tax authority's decision to ditch a British cloud slinger in favour of tax-efficient multinational Amazon, citing bumper savings. As exclusively revealed by The Reg, the taxman moved its data out of Manchester-based Datacentred six months ago. HMRC was the firm's biggest client …
Kat Hall, 26 Oct 2017
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HMRC's switch to AWS killed a small UK cloud business

Exclusive UK cloud minnow DataCentred went under after HMRC – its largest customer – pulled the plug on a services contract in favour of a deal with Amazon, the corporation recently accused by MPs of tax avoidance. Manchester-based DataCentred signed an agreement with the UK tax authority two years ago via the G-Cloud framework: its …
Kat Hall, 24 Oct 2017

AWS will be the last big cloud to add Skylake as Azure turns 'em on

Microsoft has announced its first Azure instances running Intel's Skylake silicon, a move that means Amazon Web Services will be the last of the big four clouds to run Intel's latest silicon. Amazon announced it would use Skylake last November 2016 at its re:Invent gabfest. Google offered Skylake in June 2017, IBM switched it …
Simon Sharwood, 24 Oct 2017
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Big Blue's former CIO tried to join AWS, ends up at energy company

IBM appears to have succeeded in its efforts to stop its former CIO join Amazon Web Services. Jeff S Smith left IBM in May 2017 after being offered a senior gig at AWS. That move rather distressed IBM, because Smith knew all about Big Blue's plans to revamp its cloud and set sail in pursuit of Amazon. IBM therefore flung a …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Oct 2017

AWS to Windows devs: Come out of the dark, into the Lightsail

Amazon Web Services is trying to lure more Windows developers by rolling out Windows private servers via its Lightsail service. Introduced in 2016, Lightsail offers old-school virtual private servers (VPS) lathered with SSD storage, DNS management and a static IP address. It is supposed to pitch AWS against hosting providers …
Andrew Silver, 17 Oct 2017

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