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IT bods, beware! AWS claims Storage Gateway appliance doesn't need you to manage it

AWS has wheeled out a hardware appliance for feeding hybrid clouds to non-techies – a pre-loaded Dell EMC box for its Storage Gateway. amazon river In the cloud storage gateway game? Prepare to be Amazoned READ MORE "This means that you can now make use of Storage Gateway in situations where you do not have a virtualized …
Gareth Corfield, 19 Sep 2018
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Now here's an idea: Break up Amazon to get more shareholder cash

Investor advice biz Citi Research has recommended that Amazon breaks itself in half to avoid antitrust accusations, according to reports. "There has been greater noise of late regarding the desire to investigate and potentially regulate the company," Citi analyst Mark May said in a note to clients issued on Monday and reported …
Gareth Corfield, 18 Sep 2018
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Automated Weather Source didn't see this cloud coming: Amazon snatches up AWS.com

Amazon has got round to buying itself the domain AWS.com, 12 years after the cloudy behemoth as we know it today went live. As spotted by the Domain Name Wire website, WHOIS records reveal that AWS.com no longer resolves to its previous owners, AWS Convergence Technologies Inc. At the time of writing, the domain resolves to …
Gareth Corfield, 14 Sep 2018
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So what's Microsoft's counter-AWS cloud strategy? Don't be evil

A Microsoft VP has optimistically opined that Amazon's expansion will help Microsoft nibble a little harder at the ankles of the world’s top public cloud firm. Judson Althoff, exec veep of all things "worldwide commercial business", told a tech investors' conference call that Microsoft feels "very, very good" about the …
Gareth Corfield, 10 Sep 2018
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HubSpot outage KOs Red Hat Ansible site and other hapless marketers

Sales and marketing software slinger HubSpot has suffered an outage – amid the Inbound 2018 marketing conference and just one day after it revealed plans to shift all its cloudy plumbing onto AWS. The online wobbles, which began at 0507 EDT (1007 UK time), took down a number of customers' websites right in the middle of the …
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ABBYY woes: Doc-reading software firm leaves thousands of scans blowing in wind

Document-reading software flinger ABBYY exposed more than 203,000 customer documents as the result of a MongoDB server misconfiguration. The AWS-hosted MongoDB server was accidentally left publicly accessible and contained 142GB of scanned documents including over 200,000 scanned contracts, memos, letters and other sensitive …
John Leyden, 29 Aug 2018
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UK.gov's love-in with big biz for digital services continues, as does claim of boosting small firms

The UK government handed about twice as much cash to large firms for 'digital services' than small ones over the past four months – but still brags about helping SMEs "flourish". According to Digital Marketplace data, in the four months to 31 July 2018 just 15 £1 million-plus deals went to small, medium or micro firms. Some £ …
Rebecca Hill, 28 Aug 2018
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VMware, AWS preview database-on-vSphere

VMworld US VMware's quest to automate admins out of a job continued at VMworld, with the company bedding down with Amazon to add a bit of its virtualisation sauce to the AWS Relational Database Service (RDS). The tie-up is pitched at letting VMware customers pull Amazon's cloudy database admin capabilities into their on-premises and …
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Home Office opens AWS cash firehose a little wider with police IT deal

The Home Office wants to dump all of Britain’s national-level police IT onto Amazon Web Services' public cloud. A contract note on UK.gov’s Digital Marketplace revealed that the Home Office wants a "partner" to migrate coppers' computing "from a traditional on-premise data centre to Amazon Web Services". “The software and …
Gareth Corfield, 17 Aug 2018
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Datrium shifts disasters up the Amazon: Adds DR in AWS for on-prem kit

Datrium has introduced disaster-recovery-as-a-service to its existing on-premises DVX system. The new disaster recovery (DR) scheme backs up VMware server system data to Cloud DVX in AWS. If the on-premises DVX/VMware system fails, then a VMware Cloud on AWS is the failover DR site and CloudShift keeps that pre-seeded with …
Chris Mellor, 16 Aug 2018
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Microsoft gets edge on AWS with Azure Stack for government

Microsoft has kicked out a build of its Azure Stack on-premise cloud for US government use. The release extends Microsoft's Azure program for the government into the on-prem market, and gives Redmond one more selling point in its battle with AWS to land the lucrative IT service contracts Uncle Sam regularly hands out. By …
Shaun Nichols, 13 Aug 2018
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Off down the Amazon: DCMS confirms UK national tech advisor Maxwell has resigned

Exclusive The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has today confirmed the resignation of Liam Maxwell, though the UK government’s top tech advisor will work his notice period and not leave until October. As exclusively revealed by The Register earlier this week, Maxwell is set to swap life in the public sector for a …
Paul Kunert, 9 Aug 2018
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DXC will be damned if it lets cloud cannibalise the IT outsourcing biz before DXC does

DXC Technology, fed up with the cloud brigade eating into its own IT outsourcing (ITO) business, has set up an "integrated practice" with AWS to get in on the action itself. The unit will "deliver IT migration, application transformation and business innovation to global enterprise clients", DXC CEO Mike Lawrie promised …
Paul Kunert, 8 Aug 2018
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UK govt's top tech heavyweight Maxwell quits for Amazon job

Exclusive The UK government’s top tech adviser Liam Maxwell is to swap public life for the private sector, with a global role at tax-efficient cloud titan Amazon Web Services, The Register can reveal. Maxwell – who currently holds the title of national tech advisor to the government, and before that was the first CTO for Government …
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Amazon meets the incredible SHRINKING UK taxman

Box-slinging cloud botherer Amazon unveiled some impressive results for its UK tentacle last year, and some even more impressive tax efficiencies. In filings available from the UK's Companies House, the box shifter reported an impressive turnover a gnat's whisker shy of £2bn* in 2017, up from £1.5bn a year before. Wafer-thin …
Richard Speed, 3 Aug 2018
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Slurps aplenty in your serve of network news

Security just got a little easier for AWS Elastic Load Balancing customers: the platform now supports redirects and fixed responses. Why does that matter? Because it takes care of something that causes an unexpected number of stumbles – the transition from HTTP to HTTPS. As we discussed earlier this week, HSTS is commonly …

Is it OK if we call $53bn-a-quarter Amazon the Bit Barns and Ignoble?

Amazon, a cloud computing monster with a gift shop tacked on the side, watched its sales surpass $52bn during its latest quarter. Despite big retail sales, much of the giant's profits in the second quarter of the year came from its Amazon Web Services division. The figures for Q2 2018, ending June 30, were revealed on Thursday …
Shaun Nichols, 27 Jul 2018
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Big Switch pokes a straw into the cloud, sucks its netops onto the premises

What's missing from Virtual Private Clouds? According to Big Switch Networks, it's an on-premises implementation. Sure, Google might have just told the world about its upcoming on-prem Kubernetes alpha, AWS is throwing its Snowball appliance over the fence, and Microsoft's gently extending Azure's on-premises abilities, but …

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