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MongoDB database containing over 275 million personal records exposed and hacked

Hu-Mongo-us database exposed on Shodan before being swiped by an unknown hacking group An unprotected and public-facing MongoDB database containing over 275 million records of personal information on Indian citizens has been discovered on search engine Shodan. Shodan indexes publicly viewable internet-connected devices and software applications, including unsecured webcams and exposed databases. The database was… Read More


VMware gives NHS Digital a dose of hybrid to smooth path to multicloud

Shot in the arm for NHS’s digital transformation as VMware injects health service with some hybrid cloud NHS Digital, the body responsible for NHS’s critical IT infrastructure, has made VMware Cloud on AWS available across the NHS. VMware Cloud on AWS provides companies with a hybrid cloud, enabling firms to extend consistent infrastructure across on-premises… Read More


Scalable AI supercomputers now available as a service on Google Cloud

Google has assembled thousands of Tensor Processor Units (TPUs) into giant programmable supercomputers and made them available on Google Cloud Google first announced the machine learning TPUs at Google I/O in 2016, by which point they had been running in its own data centres for a year. Every year since Google has released incremental “v”… Read More


Report: ConnectWise disconnected in EU

UPDATE: ConnectWise has said its EU services are gradually coming back online: “Temporary access has been restored to partners, and additional services are being restored by the support teams. We will continue to update,” the firm said. Software management and automation service ConnectWise has suffered an outage affecting European customers. The issue came to light after… Read More


Nvidia T4 GPUs now generally available on Google Cloud

Google Cloud has made Nvidia T4 GPUs generally available, making it the first platform to offer them globally as cloud instances Nvidia’s T4 GPUs, unveiled earlier this year, are aimed at machine learning training and inference, data analytics and graphics workloads. Google first made them available in Brazil, India, Tokyo and Singapore in January; AWS… Read More


VMware cloud infrastructure is coming to Azure in hybrid cloud play

VMware, a Dell subsidiary, is partnering with Microsoft to bring VMware cloud infrastructure to Azure, the firms have announced The announcement, made at Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas, means VMware customers can extend their on-premises environments to Azure data centres and brings VMware capabilities natively to Azure customers. Customers will be able to build,… Read More


Alphabets financial results underwhelm, cloud performance unclear

£1.3 billion EU competition fine takes its toll on Google’s parent company Alphabet Google’s parent company Alphabet reported below expectation financial results, as the tech giant absorbed a $1.7 billion (£1.3 billion) dollar competition fine from the European Commission. The firm’s parent company Alphabet reported revenue for the last three months of 36.3 billion dollars… Read More


Can space technology speed up bowel cancer diagnosis?

By analysing colonoscopy images, the Earth Scan system identifies and characterises polyps which might be missed by human eyes Technology used to operate space telescopes is being repurposed to revolutionise bowel cancer diagnosis under a multimillion-pound initiative involving the UK Space Agency. A team of researchers at University College London hopes to drastically reduce the… Read More


Amazon results lifted by AWS and subscription-based services

AWS generated net sales of 7.7 billion dollars, up 41 percent on the same period last year Cloud services and subscription-based products such as Prime helped Amazon achieve strong quarterly results once again, with net sales up 17 percent to 59.7 billion dollars (£42.6 billion). AWS delivered the biggest area of growth in the three… Read More


Blue cloud rising: Azure maintains steady growth

In Q3 2019, the computing giant saw a giant boost in revenue, operating income and net profit compared with the same period last year Since Microsoft announced it was predominantly focusing on its cloud business, every time it holds a quarterly earnings call Wall Street listens closely to how Azure and Microsoft’s other cloud services… Read More


Docker and Arm collaborate to push containerised apps to the edge

Docker and Arm have announced a new partnership that makes it easier for Docker devs to create containerised apps for Arm systems Distributed architecture is on the rise driven by the spread of IoT devices, and British chipmaker Arm and container-creators Docker think containerised apps are the key to handling this uptick in data processing… Read More


Apples cloud services are hugely reliant on AWS

iPhone maker is spending more than $30 million a month for storage on AWS, according to CNBC In the increasingly broad consumer electronics domain, Apple and Amazon are in fierce competition. While Amazon still trails Apple in tablet sales, it leads the smart home market with its sell-out Alexa devices. In comparison, Apple is sluggish on… Read More



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