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750,000 US birth certificate applications exposed in cloud data leak

More than 752,000 US birth certificate applications have been discovered in an unsecured cloud storage container, leaving hoards of personal information there for the taking, TechCrunch reports.

The certificates were stored by an unnamed company that enables people to obtain copies of birth and death documents from state governments in the United States.


I like to qubit, qubit – AWS debuts quantum computing service

Amazon has finally made its entrance into the quantum arena with the launch of a service for AWS that enables scientists and developers to experiment with the weird and wonderful world of quantum computing.

Braket, named after the common notation for quantum states, launched in preview today and will compete with IBM, Microsoft and Google on the futuristic frontier of cloud-based quantum computing. IBM launched its quantum cloud service in 2016, while Google and Microsoft plan to launch similar services in the near future.


Report: Amazon prepping revamped data centre chip

Amazon is readying a new data centre processor that is 20 percent more powerful than its predecessor, Reuters reports.

Like Amazon’s first chip, Graviton, the revamped processor will be based on Arm architecture. Amazon is reportedly ditching Arm’s older Cortex A72 technology in favour of the company’s updated Neoverse N1 tech, and the chip is expected to have 32 cores compared to Graviton’s 16.


UK organisations struggling with cloud security responsibilities

Although UK organisations are increasingly moving sensitive data to the cloud, IT staff and employees are failing to define cloud security responsibilities, a new report suggests.

Cyber security company McAfee surveyed 1310 IT staff and 755 employees in businesses with over 250 employees across Europe to understand how cloud adoption is progressing and how well organisations are dealing with cloud security concerns.


AWS ups IoT game by bringing Alexa to the edge

The voice of Amazon, Alexa, is leaving the confines of bedrooms and kitchens around the globe to give the world’s ever-expanding fleet of IoT devices the gift of speech.

Alexa Voice Service, announced ahead of December’s AWS re:Invent event in Las Vegas, makes Alexa available on IoT devices with limited local processing power and storage.

Previously, devices required at least 100MB of RAM and an ARM Cortex A-class processor to support the voice assistant. Now, manufacturers will be able to integrate Alexa into devices with low-powered chips and just 1MB of RAM.


Blockchain-based cloud storage service reveals pricing and launch date

A distributed cloud storage service that stores encrypted data on the spare disk space of users around the world using blockchain technology has revealed its pricing model and launch date.

Storj Labs’ Tardigrade service has been in beta for developers, businesses and consumers since August and currently has 400 active users. Today, the company has come forward with a pricing model which it claims is more economical than legacy cloud storage providers.


Google snaps up VMware hybrid cloud specialist CloudSimple

Google has announced plans to acquire Californian-based software firm CloudSimple for an undisclosed fee, as it steps up efforts to win the business of hybrid-cloud hungry enterprises.

CloudSimple’s solutions help companies with cloud migration, disaster recovery and virtual desktop services. The purchase will help Google as it seeks to make ground on cloud rivals, Microsoft Azure and AWS, by simplifying migration to Google Cloud Platform (GCP).


Google boosts GCP with network intelligence

Google has released a network monitoring tool to help cloud migrating enterprises monitor and optimise network performance of VMs and applications deployed on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Network Intelligence Center comprises Network Topology and Connectivity Tests (currently in beta) and Performance Dashboard and Firewall Metrics and Insights (currently in alpha). Google said the four modules combined enable faster cloud migrations by revealing topology changes during migration as well as traffic flows and performance metrics before and during migration. 


Juniper bolsters enterprise networks with Mist AI tech

Almost half a year after acquiring AI networking outfit Mist Systems for a cool $405 million, Juniper Networks has announced the next set of Mist AI integrations into the company’s network and hybrid cloud monitoring platform.

Mist’s cloud-based AI wireless service, WiFI Assurance, will be added to Juniper’s platform as a subscription offering. The service uses network data to make wireless networks more reliable, and centres around an AI-powered virtual network assistant called Marvis that uses dynamic packet capture and machine learning technology to automatically identify, adapt and fix network issues.


Microsoft stores Superman movie on quartz glass in Azure cloud storage concept

Microsoft and Warner Bros have teamed up to store the 1978 movie Superman on a piece of quartz glass the size of a drinks coaster.

The achievement is part of a Microsoft Azure initiative called Project Silica, aimed at developing long-lasting storage technologies for the cloud that reduce the provider’s long-term storage costs and environmental footprint.


Cloud market: Q3 2019 in numbers

It’s the end of October, which means it’s time to round up the performance of the top three cloud providers: AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.

Over the last quarter, the global cloud market enjoyed a typically healthy 37 percent growth, Canalys reports.

But yet again there were subtle shifts in the tectonic plates of the cloud hierarchy. For the second quarter running, AWS, cloud leader supreme, reported slowing growth.


Germany targets AWS and Alibaba with new European cloud project

Germany has unveiled plans for a new cloud service to rival AWS and Alibaba Cloud. 

Economy Ministry minister Peter Altmaier announced the service at the Digital Summit in Dortmund today, but the announcement was overshadowed after he fell off stage and injured himself. The economics ministry said Altmaier is conscious and undergoing medical treatment.

The cloud service will be named Gaia-X in reference to the Greek goddess symbolising Earth and was developed with SAP SE, Deutsche Telekom AG and Deutsche Bank AG.



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