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Pat Gelsinger leaves VMware to replace Intel CEO Bob Swan

The Santa Clara, California, company said on Wednesday that the change in leadership is unrelated to its financial performance last year, but the surprise shakeup followed several weeks of investor activism by hedge fund Third Point, which had pushed for big changes.

AWS boots controversial social media network Parler off web hosting service

Amazon Web Services has suspended social media network Parler from its hosting services citing posts on the platform that appeared to incite violence.

Parler was founded in 2018 and markets itself as a “free speech” social network. Its popularity has surged in recent months among amid allegations that platforms like Youtube, Twitter and Facebook are stifling debate by censoring certain topics and opinions.

Slack wobbles as world returns to work

Business communication platform Slack experienced technical issues across the world on Monday as many office employees resume working from home after the Christmas break.

Chipmaker Arm slashes data centre footprint with AWS migration

UK chipmaker Arm is migrating the vast majority of its workloads, including those used to test semiconductor designs, to Amazon Web Services, bringing about a dramatic reduction of its data centre footprint.

By switching workloads from its own infrastructure to instances hosted in Amazon’s hyperscale data centres, the semiconductor giant will reduce its on-premises infrastructure by 45 percent, and slash on-premises compute to a fifth of previous levels.

Cybersecurity firm FireEye hacked ‘by national government’

US cybersecurity firm FireEye has said foreign hackers with “world-class capabilities” broke into its network and stole tools it uses to probe the defences of thousands of customers, who include federal, state and local governments and top global corporations.

Amazon woos healthcare organisations to AWS with dedicated data lake service

AWS has announced a new cloud data lake service for healthcare organisations at its annual re:Invent summit. Amazon HealthLake promises to gather healthcare organisations’ on-premises healthcare data into one centralised data lake for querying, analysis and predictions via machine learning. 

Microsoft unveils Azure data centre region in Denmark

Microsoft has announced plans to launch its first Azure data centre region in Denmark, after taking the wraps off similar expansions in Norway and Sweden.

The tech giant’s new region will be 100 percent powered by renewables, and a partnership with Denmark’s national utility will work to track and match renewable energy and provide customers more transparency on IT-related carbon footprints.

Deutsche Bank and Google Cloud strike historic cloud partnership

Deutsche Bank and Google Cloud have signed a multi-year strategic partnership to fast-track the bank’s cloud migration in what is being heralded a landmark agreement between a major cloud provider and large financial services organisation.

Kao Data partners with Megaport on hyperscale cloud connectivity

UK high-performance colocation operator Kao Data has inked yet another deal with a network provider to boost cloud connectivity at its state of the art campus in Harlow, UK.

This time Kao has teamed up with Network as a Service provider Megaport to bring on-demand connectivity from major hyperscale providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud.

Shares in Zoom drop as growth tapers

Zoom’s growth is showing signs of tapering off after becoming a fixture in everyday life amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The cloud video conferencing service’s quarterly results showed revenue more than quadrupled from the same time last year to 777 million US dollars (£582m), yielding a profit of 198 million dollars (£148m), up from just 2.2 million dollars (£1.65m) a year ago.

Filecoin’s decentralised cloud storage network breaks one million TB milestone

Decentralised cloud storage startup Filecoin announced its network has achieved one Exabyte of worldwide storage capacity.

Launched in 2014, Filecoin touts its platform as a more secure and cost-effective cloud storage competitor to the likes of Box, AWS and Google Cloud.

Orange Business Services signs global strategic partnership with AWS

Orange Business Services has signed a strategic partnership with AWS that will see the French IT services company support enterprises worldwide with cloud adoption.

As part of the agreement, Orange and AWS will forge new products and services around modernization and migration, data analytics, innovation and security to help organisations fast-track cloud migration plans.