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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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AWS Best Practices Webinar: Your way in... to better output

Promo Learn the tenets of the AWS Well-Architected Framework’s Performance Efficiency pillar, hosted by Reliam CTO Jonathan LaCour. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Well-Architected Framework is designed to assist organizations in building secure, resilient, performant and efficient infrastructure able to optimally support their …
Team Register, 6 Aug 2018
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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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Serverless Computing: Here's an easy way to save £££s from the start

Whether you’re contemplating a ground-up tech transformation or are looking at how to extend a stretched but essentially sound legacy system, Serverless is going to be on your agenda - whether you realise it right now or not. So you’ll be pleased to know we have almost 40 industry luminaries joining us at 30 Euston Square in …
Team Register, 2 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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Accounting software biz Intuit flogging bit barn to throw its lot in with AWS

Financial software flinger Intuit is binning its biggest data centre and plonking its corporate backends onto AWS – in another win for the public cloud's biggest player. The company is ditching its own data centre in Washington State, US, and throwing its lot in with Amazon after previously migrating some of its flagship apps …
Gareth Corfield, 20 Jul 2018
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Spooked Cisco chief phoned AWS, asked: You're not making a switch, are you?

Network hardware makers can rest easy: the tech titan that is Amazon Web Services isn't going to be selling switches any time soon, which will likely be music to the ears of current AWS supplier Cisco. News website The Information reported at the end of last week that Amazon was mulling over whether to sell its own switches. …
Gareth Corfield, 19 Jul 2018

Who's leaving Amazon S3 buckets open online now? Cybercrooks, US election autodialers

Security biz Kromtech has unearthed two more embarrassing – and potentially dangerous – cases of groups leaving mass data caches unguarded on the public internet. In the first case, the culprit was an improperly configured AWS S3 bucket owned and operated by Robocent, a political robocalling company based in Virginia Beach, VA …
Shaun Nichols, 18 Jul 2018
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AWS launches on-premises EC2 instances for reverse hybrid cloud

In a major departure from its usual cloud-only stance, Amazon Web Services has announced it’s now possible to run EC2 instances with on-premises hardware – but only its own Snowball Edge devices. The Snowball Edge is sold as a data transfer appliance that improves on the base Snowball by adding the ability to use it as local …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Jul 2018
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Cisco's made DNA Center open enough to out-run Amazon

As we reported yesterday, the idea that Amazon might make its own switches into some kind of a captive gateway between on-premises data centres and the AWS cloud sent shivers through investors in traditional networking vendors – and none so much as Cisco. Another way of looking at the same announcement is that AWS is entering …

AWS will make switches to go after Cisco – report

Updated Rumours emerged late last week that Amazon Web Services plans to make and sell white box switches for you to use on-premises. Citing a couple of folk familiar with the plan, The Information framed a story as AWS using white box switches to go after Cisco by undercutting it on price. Causation hasn’t been proven, but Cisco’s …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Jul 2018

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