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Amazon Braket, Aimed at Quantum Computing Novices, Exits Preview

Amazon Web Services (AWS) this week announced the general availability of Amazon Braket, a managed service that helps developers design, test and troubleshoot quantum computing models.

AWS Retains Stranglehold on $45 Billion Cloud IaaS Market

Amazon Web Services (AWS) retained its stranglehold on the nearly $45 billion Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) market in the latest report from research firm Gartner.

Moderna Taps AWS Technology for COVID-19 Vaccine Research

Moderna, one of several biotech giants working to produce a COVID-19 vaccine, has chosen Amazon Web Services to be its preferred cloud provider, as well as its chosen platform for running analytics and machine learning workloads.

AWS Launches Fraud-Detection Service Based on Machine Learning

A new managed solution from Amazon Web Services (AWS) uses machine learning to help users identify potentially fraudulent online activities.

Cloud Had a Banner Quarter Despite Top Vendors Slowing Down

Spending on cloud services reached a new high in the second quarter due to COVID-19 lockdowns driving offices around the world to untether their critical applications from office-bound infrastructure.

Amazon's Cloud Falls Behind Its Retail Sales

Despite droves of enterprises around the world leaning on the cloud amid the COVID-19 pandemic, cloud market leader Amazon Web Services has clocked its lowest year-over-year growth.

AWS and Azure at Risk for 'Shadow Admin' Attacks, Security Firm Warns

Cloud giants Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are at particular risk for hidden admin users to take over customer accounts, according to a recent report by cybersecurity specialist CyberArk.

Amazon Boosts Alexa's AI Chops, Debuts Beta of Alexa Conversations

Amazon this week unveiled the beta release of Alexa Conversations, as well as a raft of other developer tools designed to bolster the intelligence of the Alexa virtual assistant.

AWS and Docker Collaborate on Streamlined Container Workflow

Amazon Web Services has joined with Docker to create "an integrated and frictionless experience" that allows developers to switch from running containers in a local Docker Desktop environment to Amazon's Elastic Container Service quickly and easily.

Google BigQuery Omni for AWS Hits Private Alpha

Google this week took the wraps off BigQuery Omni, a multicloud analytics solution, with support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) available as a private alpha release.

VMware Cloud on AWS Adding Connectivity, Multitenancy Features

Executives from VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) this week gave an update on their joint offering, VMware Cloud on AWS, as well as described upcoming new capabilities.

AWS Builds a Bridge Between .NET Framework and .NET Core Apps

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched a Porting Assistant for .NET, allowing users to bring their apps from the 18-year-old, Windows-only .NET Framework to its successor, the open source and cross-platform .NET Core.

AWS Mines Its Developer Expertise for CodeGuru Service, Now Live

In preview since December, CodeGuru, a machine learning-based developer tool from Amazon Web Services (AWS), became generally available this week.

AWS Debuts Spreadsheet-Based No-Code App Service Honeycode

Amazon Web Services (AWS) this week announced the beta release of Honeycode, a service that lets users build mobile and Web applications with no coding.

AWS Launches Backpack-Sized Snow Edge Device

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been steadily expanding its Snow lineup of portable edge computing and data-transfer devices. The latest addition, AWS Snowcone, is the smallest.

Amazon Slaps 1-Year Moratorium on Police Use of Facial Recognition Tech

Amid ongoing nationwide protests of police brutality, Amazon today announced a one-year moratorium on police use of Amazon’s facial recognition technology, Amazon Rekognition. Other organizations will still be allowed to use it.

Oracle Aims Cloud Cost Estimator at AWS

Oracle launched a cloud cost estimator that takes direct aim at consensus No. 1 cloud computing platform Amazon Web Services, finding -- perhaps unsurprisingly -- that "Oracle is a more cost-efficient (cheaper) option for many high-performance applications."

Cisco's SDN Solution Strengthens AWS Ties

Cisco recently shipped an update of its Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) software-defined networking (SDN) offering, adding more integration with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

AWS Partners with Slack for Enterprise Development Collaboration

No. 1 cloud computing platform Amazon Web Services (AWS) is teaming up with communication specialist Slack -- a developer favorite -- to provide integrated tools for enterprise development teams.

AWS Eases On-Premises Server Migration to the Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has made it easier for organizations to migrate on-premises servers to the cloud, automating and simplifying numerous tasks and processes.

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