Australia commits $2 billion to partner with Amazon for building a secure intelligence cloud

Australia commits $2 billion to partner with Amazon for building a secure intelligence cloud

The Australian Government has disclosed plans to establish a highly secure cloud service for its intelligence agencies in a $2 billion partnership with US technology firm Amazon.

This advanced platform, scheduled for completion by the end of the decade, is designed to boost information-sharing capabilities within Australia's security sector.

The Guardian reported that deputy prime minister Richard Marles recently unveiled this significant investment, highlighting its...

AWS boosts startup credits, challenges Microsoft in AI cloud battle

AWS doubles cloud credits for startups amid intensifying AI competition

AWS plans to substantially enhance its support for startups utilising its cloud infrastructure in response to escalating competition in the AI services sector, particularly from Microsoft.

According to CNBC, AWS will double the value of credits offered to certain startups through its Activate program. Starting this July, startups that have recently secured Series A funding will be eligible for enhanced credits of $200,000, a step up from the prior $100,000. Seed-stage startups...

CoinTelegraph: How DePIN will change the cloud computing game

CoinTelegraph: How DePIN will change the cloud computing game

The cloud computing sector has been on an impressive growth trajectory, with projections suggesting its market capitalisation will quadruple to a staggering $2.3 trillion by 2032.

However, this rapid expansion comes with its own set of challenges. The market's concentration among a few major players like AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud poses significant risks. A systemic failure of any of these giants could have far-reaching consequences for companies and individuals worldwide, as...

Silicon Valley’s moral crossroads: Project Nimbus sparks rebellion

The funding for Project Nimbus has got a wider swathe of tech workers and students rallied in opposition. Source: Unsplash

In a surge of activism highlighting the moral quagmire inside big tech, students and workers at Google and Amazon are coming together to protest their employers for becoming embroiled in a $1.2 billion dollar surveillance system development project for the Israeli government dubbed Project Nimbus. The project - which is believed to have included top-tier cloud and AI services - was highly controversial, sparking protests and strikes against what protestors reportedly feared might be used to...

Amazon pumps another €10B into Germany

In another bold step to strengthen its grip in Europe, Amazon launched a €10 billion investment plan for Germany, with the goal of driving innovation and creating thousands of jobs across the country. This huge financial commitment demonstrates Amazon's commitment to improving its logistics network, cloud infrastructure, and research and development (R&D) skills in its most important European region.

Amazon's investment will result in the creation of three new fulfilment...

European organisations demand fair EU cybersecurity practices for big tech

European organisations demand fair EU cybersecurity practices for big tech

The cloud computing sector in Europe is under considerable regulatory review at the moment, particularly around the proposed cybersecurity certification scheme (EUCS) for cloud services, which is a major topic of industry conversations.

Reuters has reported that this initiative has triggered discussions among stakeholders about how it might affect leading cloud service providers, as well as broader issues like data sovereignty and competitive dynamics in the...

Samsung chief engages Meta, Amazon and Qualcomm in strategic tech talks

Samsung chief engages Meta, Amazon, and Qualcomm in strategic tech talks

A two-week long business trip to the US by Samsung Electronics executive chairman, Lee Jae-yong, recently concluded with high-profile meetings with the heads of Meta, Amazon and Qualcomm.

As The Korea Times reported the main purpose of these discussions was to expand tech partnerships between the world's leading research institutions and explore how they build future-oriented business models, especially in the area of AI.

While in Palo Alto, California, Lee visited Mark...

AWS expands in Asia-Pacific with new infrastructure region in Taiwan

AWS expands in Asia-Pacific with new infrastructure region in Taiwan

AWS has revealed plans to set up an infrastructure region in Taiwan by early 2025 in light of the explosion in demand for cloud services in the Asia-Pacific.

AWS has made investments in Taiwan since 2014. The latest network investment highlighted in its May 2022 statement on "Local Zones" was a second Local Zone in Taipei. However, the AWS Asia Pacific (Taipei) region is due to launch, changing this by opening large-scale data centres that can deliver low-latency, high-speed...

AWS partners with Orange to bring cloud computing to Morocco and Senegal

Cloud computing services company AWS is expanding its operations to Morocco and Senegal.

The launch event for the AWS Wavelength platform will be conducted in collaboration with telecommunications giant Orange.

Now that AWS is undertaking this, it indicates a major shift. Instead of constructing traditional physical data centres, the company will offer cloud computing services from its existing base.

The company stated that its move into the African market is...

Amazon negotiates multi-billion Euro cloud investment with Italy, sources report

Amazon negotiates multi-billion Euro cloud investment with Italy, sources report

AWS is in talks with the Italian Government over a multi-billion-euro investment to expand data centres in Italy as part of the tech giant's plan to strengthen its European cloud services.

Specifics are still being finalised, according to a Reuters report, with discussions focusing on the size and location of the investment. One source even mentioned that AWS could look to expand its existing Milan data centre or construct a new site from scratch.

Interestingly,...