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Amazon Sumerian— an effortless way to build AR, VR and 3D apps, is now generally available

AWS has announced the general availability of its realistic virtualization platform –Amazon Sumerian. Announced at the re:Invent conference in November last year, Sumerian is a managed service that enables graphic designers and developers to easily build and host Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and 3D applications, with optimized coding. Amazon Sumerian comes with a set of products including integrated development environment (IDE), editor asset library, APIs and virtual characters which make it easier to design, develop and deploy the applications. The apps created in Sumerian will run in all the browsers that support WebGL or WebVR graphics rendering, like Daydream, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and iOS mobile devices. Sumerian includes a library of pre-built objects from AWS incl...

AWS partners with ConsenSys to drive seamless adoption of blockchain among enterprises

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has teamed up with Consensus Systems (ConsenSys), a blockchain software company, on a blockchain software-as-a-service (SaaS) called Kaleido Blockchain Business Cloud platform. Blockchain can help enterprises with a lot of new possibilities by providing decentralized, secure, transparent, and absolute transactions, interactions and processes. But the technology is out of reach of enterprises because of lack of readily available solutions to implement it. “If blockchain doesn’t become dramatically easier to use, then companies will have to walk back their investments and our society will be far too slow in realizing blockchain’s significant promise. We designed the Kaleido platform from scratch with new user experiences and tools to radically simp...

AWS rolls out new cloud services and tools for improved compliance and security 

AWS, the public cloud giant, rolled out a number of new services and tools, which are aimed at improving compliance and security of its infrastructure platforms. Announced at the AWS Summit at San Francisco, the new services include AWS Secrets Manager, AWS Firewall Manager, Private Certificate Authority, and updates to existing services. AWS Secrets Manager The Secrets Manager is a new tool used to easily and securely store, manage and retrieve ‘application secrets’ like database credentials, and API keys throughout their lifecycle. Previously, the secrets management needed users to maintain some additional infrastructure, which increased the costs and complexity into systems. It will especially be helpful for the developers who use multiple distributed microservices. They can store and a...

Race to the cloud: Microsoft and IBM beat AWS, Google becomes $1B cloud company, while Alibaba enters top 5 cloud vendors list   

Most of the top cloud service providers recently released their revenues for the final quarter of 2017 that ended 31st December. The cloud business drove results for many leading tech companies including Amazon and Microsoft. The top 5 cloud providers dominate almost three-fourth of the total cloud market. The final quarter data shows that expenditure on cloud infrastructure has rapidly grown throughout the year, especially in the last 3 months of 2017. Major portion of the cloud growth was driven by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud. AWS maintained its dominance in the public cloud market, posting a revenue of $5.1 billion in fourth quarter, an increase of around 45% from the same quarter last year. AWS released around 500 new services ...

AWS boosts Amazon’s growth, accounts for 70% of its income  

Amazon announced its fourth quarter results, earning a net profit of $1.9 billion ($3.75 per share), with a 38% jump in revenue, touching $60.5 billion. Like Microsoft, Amazon too beat the Wall Street’s expectations, who had forecasted a profit of $1.85 per share on revenue of $59.83 billion. The retail giant had posted a revenue of $43.7 billion for third quarter that ended on 30th September, 2017. Once again, AWS, the cloud unit of Amazon, helped the tech giant bolster its revenue and profit. While the overall net income of Amazon was $1.9 billion, AWS held more than 70% of it, earning operating income of $1.35 billion. In the fourth quarter 2017, AWS had $5.11 billion in sales, which was 17% rise from the same quarter in 2016. AWS accelerated its pace of innovation, releasing around 500...

ZNetLive expands AWS relationship and becomes an AWS Channel Reseller Partner

ZNetLive, a leading web hosting and cloud services provider in India, announced that it has become an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Channel Reseller Partner, building on its long-term experience as an AWS Standard Consulting Partner. “We have been helping our customers for over a decade now with complete digital transformation strategies by bundling tailor-made cloud solutions with managed services, delivering value added benefits to them such as resource forecasting, customized monitoring and better compliance and governance,” said Munesh Jadoun, CEO, ZNetLive. As a member of the AWS Partner Network (APN), ZNetLive will now have access to AWS’s industry-leading technical, business, marketing, and Go-To-Market (GTM) support to help its customers design, migrate, build, and manage their applica...

AWS acquires cybersecurity startup Sqrrl to strengthen its public cloud security 

Amazon Web Services has acquired the Cambridge-based cybersecurity startup, Sqrrl, to bolster its public cloud security. Sqrrl provides a Threat Hunting platform which utilizes link analysis, machine learning, and multi-petabyte scalability. The solution helps in detecting the advanced threats faster. After the disclosure of Meltdown and Spectre attacks, the cloud security has become number one priority for tech giants. Moreover, AWS is a leader in the public cloud, and the company is leaving no stone unturned to add layers of security to its cloud. In November 2017, Amazon rolled out a number of new security and encryption features for Simple Storage Service (S3) to make it easier for customers to protect their data. AWS has not made any comment about the Sqqrl acquisition, however, Sqrrl...

AI and digital transformation to rapidly drive enterprise workloads to public cloud: LogicMonitor survey

According to a new survey “Cloud Vision 2020: The Future of the Cloud” by LogicMonitor, a majority of enterprises are planning to migrate their workloads from datacenter to cloud. In November 2017, the SaaS platform provider LogicMonitor surveyed 88 US industry influencers and 195 AWS re:Invent attendees to predict the future of the cloud. Here are the top takeaways from the report: Maximum workload will run on public cloud The survey report reveals that the public cloud market is now in hyper growth, and by 2020, the maximum workload will run on public cloud (41%), like AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, etc. On the other hand, 20% and 22% of IT workloads will run on private cloud and hybrid cloud, respectively. Currently, 37% of workloads run on-premises, however it will decrease by 10% by...

Amazon looking to establish its presence in Saudi Arabia   

With the new year coming, Amazon Web Services is looking forward to expanding its foothold in Middle-East cloud market, establishing its presence in Saudi Arabia, as reported by Reuters. AWS was reportedly in discussion with the government of Saudi Arabia to procure a license, so that they can operate their cloud computing services there. Although AWS services are available in the country through third-party vendors, it is yet to have a direct presence. The Middle-East country is largely internet-connected with 70% of the population comprising youth, and is experiencing a thrive in startups and businesses. AWS finds it a big opportunity to serve them with its world-class cloud computing. “Many tech multinationals now in Saudi Arabia are either vendors to the Saudi government or, in the cas...

AT&T unveils AWS-supported IoT solutions for enterprises 

AWS is on full swing at its re:Invent 2017 conference in Las Vegas. Yesterday, the cloud computing giant collaborated with AT&T to unveil a number of new state of the art IoT solutions, targeting enterprises. AT&T said that new IoT solutions (LTE-M Button, Certificates on SIM, and IoT OBDII Kit) will make IoT deployment easier. It will help enterprise customers to better their business operations, and manage a wide range of devices globally. “These new solutions bring enterprise customers best-in-breed solutions to manage IoT assets wherever they are,” said Mike Troiano, vice president, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T. “We’re pleased to build upon our longstanding relationship with AWS to deliver these new features to business customers through the IoT and cloud.” LTE-M Butt...

AWS makes machine learning more accessible to developers with DeepLens and SageMaker 

During its annual Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, AWS unveiled a number of new services, including a deep-learning based wireless video camera called DeepLens, and a machine-learning based managed service called Amazon SageMaker. AWS is aiming to make machine learning capabilities accessible to all developers. While DeepLens will enable developers with machine learning experience to run real-time computer vision models, the SageMaker will help developers and data scientists to quickly build, train, deploy, and manage their own machine learning models. “Our original vision for AWS was to enable any individual in his or her dorm room or garage to have access to the same technology, tools, scale, and cost structure as the largest companies in the world. Our vision for machine learnin...

Symantec selects AWS over Azure to deliver global cloud security solutions

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), the leading cloud infrastructure provider, announced that Symantec Corporation, the leading cyber security company, chose it as its infrastructure provider for maximum of its cloud workloads to deliver cloud security to its global customers through highly scalable infrastructure of AWS. Symantec has transformed its legacy applications into cloud-based solutions, and has built innovative cloud-native as well as hybrid solutions with the help of AWS’s powerful cloud capabilities. The deal will help organizations enforce and manage the security and compliance of their applications and data in the AWS cloud. Symantec has also released the list of its security products that have been optimized to help customers to secure and manage their content and applications ...

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