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AWS re:Invent: Text and Image Generative AI Embeddings Come to Amazon Titan

During the AWS re:Invent generative AI keynote, Amazon announced Bedrock support for Claude 2.1 and Llama 2 70B and more. After the AWS announcements yesterday about the Amazon Q chatbot for enterprise and powerful new chips for AI workloads, Vice President of Databases, Analytics and Machine Learning at AWS Swami . . . Read more

AWS Launches New Chips for AI Training and Its Own AI Chatbot

Amazon Web Services announced an AI chatbot for enterprise use, new generations of its AI training chips, expanded partnerships and more during AWS re:Invent, held from November 27 to December 1, in Las Vegas. The focus of AWS CEO Adam Selipsky’s keynote held on day two of the conference was . . . Read more

Amazon Launches New Generative AI Training Courses for Free

The ‘AI Ready’ initiative offers online classes for developers and other technical professionals as well as for high school and university students. On Nov. 20, Amazon revealed the “AI Ready” commitment, a set of courses, a scholarship and a collaboration with Code.org to promote generative artificial intelligence skills. Amazon wants . . . Read more

Microsoft Announces New Maia 100 and Cobalt 100 Chips

The Maia and Cobalt custom chips will be available within Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure. Microsoft will make two new chips available next year, the tech giant announced at the Microsoft Ignite conference on Nov. 15. The Microsoft Azure Maia 100 is designed for AI workloads, and the Microsoft Cobalt 100 CPU . . . Read more

EleKtra-Leak Campaign Uses AWS Cloud Keys Found on Public GitHub Repositories to Run Cryptomining Operation

Image: WhataWin New research from Palo Alto Networks’s Unit 42 exposes an active attack campaign in which a threat actor hunts for Amazon IAM credentials in real time in GitHub repositories and starts using them less than five minutes later. The final payload runs customized Monero cryptomining software on virtual . . . Read more

Amazon Web Services Launches Independent European Cloud as Calls for Data Sovereignty Grow

The AWS Sovereign Cloud will be physically and logically separate from other AWS clouds and has been designed to comply with Europe’s stringent data laws. Image: Stack Commerce Amazon Web Services has launched an independent cloud for Europe designed for public sector customers and companies operating in highly regulated industries . . . Read more

Google Cloud vs. AWS Comparison: Which Is Best in 2023?

Feature Amazon Web Services Google Cloud Containers Docker and Kubernetes Kubernetes Virtual machines Yes Yes Load balancing services Yes Yes Network service tiers No Yes Distributed object storage Yes Yes Geography-based routing Yes No Free tier Yes Yes Pushing workloads to the cloud is one way businesses enhance scalability, flexibility . . . Read more

AWS, IBM Consulting Expand Generative AI Service Partnership

IBM Consulting will train 10,000 consultants on AWS generative AI products. Plus, watsonx.data is now available on AWS. IBM Consulting, IBM’s professional services branch, and Amazon Web Services have added new generative AI solutions to three services for contact centers and the supply chain, the companies announced on Oct. 18. . . . Read more

Regulator CMA to Scrutinize Microsoft and Other Cloud Service Providers in the UK

The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority has initiated an investigation into all cloud service providers in the country, following concerns raised by the U.K.’s telecoms regulator Ofcom. The investigation comes on the heels of a report released by Ofcom in which the regulator identified a range of issues plaguing the . . . Read more

New DDoS Attack is Record Breaking: HTTP/2 Rapid Reset Zero-Day Reported by Google, AWS & Cloudflare

A vulnerability in the HTTP/2 network protocol is currently being exploited, resulting in the largest DDoS attack in history. Find out what security teams should do now, and hear what Cloudflare’s CEO has to say about this DDoS. Google, AWS and Cloudflare have reported the exploitation of a zero-day vulnerability . . . Read more