Graviton4 provides up to 30 per cent better compute performance, 50 per cent more cores, and 75 per cent more memory bandwidth than current generation Graviton3 processors. AI 

Amazon’s AI Chip Takes On Microsoft and Google: Cloud Computing Gets a Major Upgrade

The e-commerce giant Amazon has released two new artificial intelligence chips for its cloud services – Graviton4 and Trainium2. Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Adam Selipsky announced that Trainium2, the second generation of the chip, is designed specifically for training artificial intelligence systems. According to the company, Graviton4 processors are based on the Arm architecture and consume less energy than Intel or AMD chips. Graviton4 offers up to 30 percent better performance, 50 percent more cores and 75 percent more memory bandwidth than the current generation Graviton3 processors. On the…

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The three organisations will also collaborate on a new initiative to train students and educators in cloud computing, AI, ML, analytics, and security, by leveraging AWS education programmes. Space 

AWS and ISRO Join Forces to Enhance India’s Space Exploration Using Cloud Technology

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has signed a memorandum of understanding with ISRO and IN-SPACE to support space technology innovation through cloud services. The collaboration with ISRO and the Indian National Space Promotion and Authorization Center (IN-SPACe) aims to give space startups, research institutions and students access to cloud technologies through AWS Activate for new space solutions, AWS said in a statement on Wednesday. . The collaboration follows the government’s approval of India’s Space Policy 2023 in April, which provides a strategic roadmap for the growth and development of India’s space…

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AWS suffers a major outage in the early hours of June 14. (REUTERS) News 

Massive AWS Outage Impacts Alexa, Instagram, FIFA and More

Numerous clients of Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced a challenging night due to a significant outage. The impact of the cloud-based service provider’s downtime was widespread, affecting a considerable portion of the internet, including servers for Instagram, FIFA, McDonald’s app, TikTok, and others, which had to manage disruptions. Notably, even Amazon’s own services, such as Alexa and Amazon Music, were not spared. According to the online outage monitor Downdetector, as many as 12,000 notifications were recorded at the peak of the disruption. According to reports, users could not access the…

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Amazon said, "the issue has been resolved and all AWS Services are operating normally" News 

Amazon Cloud Services Back Online After Widespread Outage has announced that the cloud services provided by its subsidiary, Amazon Web Services (AWS), have been reinstated following a major outage on Tuesday that impacted several websites, including those of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Boston Globe. Several hours after began showing reports of outages, Amazon said, “the issue has been resolved and all AWS services are operating normally.” Tuesday’s impact on companies ranging from transportation to financial services underscores the deployment of Amazon’s younger Lambda service and the extent to which many of its…

Read More Inc said its cloud computing division Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its voice assistant service Alexa were back online after a brief outage on Sunday. News 

Amazon Services AWS and Alexa recover after brief outage: Report Inc said its cloud computing division Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its voice assistant service Alexa were back online after a brief outage on Sunday. Alexa was down for thousands of users in the US, according to Downdetector, while hundreds of users reported issues using AWS. Users also reported problems accessing Amazon’s mobile app. Downdetector, which tracks outages by aggregating status reports from multiple sources, including user-submitted errors, showed more than 16,000 reports from Alexa at the peak of the outage. Alexa is now working normally, an Amazon spokesperson…

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Lumen Technologies, formerly known as CenturyLink, will be a Cloud Satellite partner and deploy the service to 180,000 corporate sites. (REUTERS) News 

IBM Expands Hybrid Cloud Service Targeting Banks and Healthcare

The extended offering, called IBM Cloud Satellite, allows customers to control how they store their information, some of which is kept internally in what is known as the private cloud, and other data is stored in public clouds such as Inc’s AWS or Microsoft Corp’s Azure Blue. Lagging behind cloud services, IBM is targeting highly regulated industries such as banking and healthcare, which have been slow to adopt internet storage solutions due to security and scale concerns. For these industries, integrating public and private clouds has proven to be…

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Conservative-friendly social network Speak has been kicked from the internet for its links to last week's headquarters on the U.S. Capitol (AP) News 

Amazon tells court Parler should stay closed after riot Inc. urged a judge not to order the company to restore web hosting service to Talking LLC, the conservative social media platform. Amazon Web Services has suspended its hosting service for Talk after it was used by supporters of President Donald Trump to organize the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week. Parler filed a lawsuit, asking a federal judge to order AWS to immediately restore its web hosting. Amazon opposed the decision on Tuesday night. Forcing AWS to host content that plans, encourages and incites violence would be…

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Conservative-friendly social network Speak was kicked from the internet on Monday, Jan.11 for its links to last week's siege on the U.S. Capitol, but not before hackers fled with an archive of its publications, including those that could have helped organize or document the riot. (Christophe Gateau / dpa via AP) (AP) News 

Parler sues Amazon for deleting servers after riot

Speaking, the conservative social media platform whose traffic has increased amid a crackdown on inflammatory content by rivals, sued Inc. for shutting down the site’s web hosting service over the riots at the United States Capitol last week. The self-proclaimed “microblogging alternative and Twitter competitor” was offline Monday morning after Amazon’s cloud services division ceased providing the service. Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google pulled Parler from their app stores over the weekend. Amazon’s action “is tantamount to disconnecting a hospital patient on life support,” Parler said in a…

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AWS, which competes with players like Microsoft and Google in the cloud computing segment, is strengthening its presence in the Indian market. (REUTERS) News 

Amazon Web Services sees strong adoption of startup services in India

Amazon Web Services (AWS) said on Thursday it was seeing a strong uptake of its services by startups nationwide in segments such as fintech, healthcare, e-commerce and logistics. Gaurav Arora, AWS Head of Startup Ecosystem (Asia-Pacific & Japan), said the cloud is the best place to build startups because it is cost effective and allows scalability as growing business demands. “… Startups are aware of creating a robust and optimized architecture from the start, so that they can function as a lean startup as they grow their business. Cloud services…

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