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...

Teradata VantageCloud integrated with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning

Teradata has integrated Teradata VantageCloud, an cloud analytics and data platform, with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML).

VantageCloud’s scalability, openness and analytics - ClearScape Analytics - combined with Azure ML’s ability to simplify and accelerate the ML lifecycle could help customers unlock the full value of their data, even in the most complex and demanding environments.

Despite continued investment by organisations in AI/ML, many AI/ML...

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment and AWS transform experiences for Canadian sports fans

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) are innovating together to transform how some of Canada’s best-known sports franchises create and deliver extraordinary sports moments and enhanced fan engagement.

The sports franchises include Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Football Club (FC) and Toronto Argonauts. MLSE selected AWS as its official cloud provider and official provider of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML),...

AWS unveils new Graviton and machine learning chips at re:Invent

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At this year’s re:Invent conference, Amazon Web Services (AWS) unveiled its latest Graviton processor chip and a new machine learning chip called Trainium.

The Graviton 3 is the newest generation of Amazon’s ARM-based processor and is designed to compete with Intel and AMD central processors.

Heralded as 25 percent faster than the last generation, AWS promises the new chip has 2x faster floating-point performances, a 3x speedup for machine-learning workloads, all...

David Weeks, N-able: A unique time for MSPs

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Could you tell us a little bit about N-able and what it does?

N-able provides IT management solutions that empower managed services providers to deliver outsourced IT services for their end customers, which are primarily small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

MSPs can get monitoring and management, automation, security, and backup software from an ever-changing list of providers to protect and service their customers. But our goal is to grow and evolve alongside...

PGA Tour signs up with AWS, looks to AI as engagement driver

Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to build out its blue chip sporting clientele. The PGA Tour has selected AWS as its official cloud provider, utilising artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning and machine learning.

To this end, the golf franchise has also coined AWS as its official 'deep learning cloud provider', 'artificial intelligence cloud provider' and 'machine learning cloud provider'.

This is the first instance CloudTech has seen of such nomenclature, and...