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AWS to Open New Zealand Region by 2024

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced plans to open a new availability region in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Known as AWS Asia Pacific (Auckland), this will be the first availability region in New Zealand. The AWS Auckland Region will consist of three Availability Zones (AZs) and will be owned and operated by a local AWS subsidiary… Read More


Amazon announces new features for cloud-gaming service Luna

Technology giant Amazon recently announced their cloud-gaming service Luna will receive a number of new features and improvements. Launched just under a year ago, the paid for subscription service offers users the chance to play a range of games on a number of devices by streaming the content from Amazon’s servers.


Amazon enraged as DoD stands by Microsoft JEDI decision

The US Department of Defence (DoD) has reaffirmed its decision to award Microsoft with a major military cloud contract in the latest blow to Amazon’s attempts to overturn the award.

In March, the DoD said it would launch a reevaluation of its decision to address Amazon’s claims the JEDI award was based on politics instead of the merit of the respective cloud provider’s proposals.


New cryptojacking worm propagating through AWS at speed

Researchers have identified a new worm spreading through Amazon’s cloud that is stealing user credentials and deploying cryptojacking malware to mine Monero cryptocurrency.

According to researchers at Cado Security, the hacking group known as TeamTNT is responsible for the worm.

TeamTNT has a history of attacking Docker and Kubernetes systems and the group’s latest worm also uses infiltrated instances to scan the internet for misconfigured Docker systems for later attacks.


Team Ineos UK enlists AWS HPC services to help America’s Cup bid

Sir Ben Ainslie has hailed the new computing power available to Ineos Team UK as a “game-changer” in their preparations for the America’s Cup.

The four-time Olympic gold medallist has said the team’s use of Amazon’s cloud portfolio has allowed the team to run more simulations than ever before in preparation for the competition.

Sir Ben is team principal and will skipper Ineos Team UK at the 36th America’s Cup in New Zealand next year.