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Microsoft hits latest data centre rewewables target a year ahead of schedule

After hitting 60 percent renewables target ahead of schedule, Microsoft says it’s on track to hit 70 percent by 2023 Microsoft says that 60 percent of the energy used in its data centres will be drawn from renewable sources by the end of 2019, one year ahead of its own targets. In 2016, Microsoft announced… Read More


540 million Facebook account records found on unprotected AWS S3 buckets

Facebook data dump found by security researchers on unprotected AWS instances Facebook user data has been found publicly accessible on AWS, a new report from security researchers says. Cybersecurity firm UpGuard said it found more than 540 million records – including account names, comments and likes – had been stored publicly on AWS S3 buckets… Read More


IT employee jailed for deleting ex-employer’s AWS servers

Former Voova employee jailed for two years for revenge AWS rampage A Manchester employee has been jailed for stealing his ex-employer’s credentials, accessing its AWS accounts and terminating 23 servers. Steffan Needham, 36, of Bury, Greater Manchester was jailed for two years for the costly backend breaches following a nine-day trial at Reading Crown Court,… Read More


‘The cloud is the great enabler of open source’

Are the major cloud providers risking the future of open source by reselling code as proprietary service? Or are Common Clause tags and SSPL licences undermining open source integrity? On the Techerati stage at Cloud Expo Europe 2019, panellists were asked for their thoughts on the row gripping the developer community AWS, the cloud arm… Read More


Google snaps up cloud data migration company Alooma

Going forward Alooma will only accept customers moving data to Google Cloud   Google has announced it is to acquire Alooma, a company that handles data supply routes and combines them into popular services like Amazon’s Redshift, Snowflake, and Azure. By managing and combining disparate data sources into a single warehouse, Alooma takes the pain out of complex cloud… Read More



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