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IBM, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are joining forces with the White House, the US Department of Energy, and other US federal agencies to deliver supercomputing power and public cloud resources to scientists and researchers working to address the novel coronavirus global pandemic.
As part of the newly-announced Covid-19 High-Performance Computing Consortium, the companies are making 330 petaflops of performance available to researchers attempting to understand the virus and form treatments that can be used for potential vaccines.
A federal judge has weighed in on the ongoing legal battle surrounding the $10bn military cloud contract awarded to Microsoft last October.
In February, AWS launched a legal battle over the decision to award the JEDI contract to its cloud rival, in which it accused President Trump of “well-documented” bias against Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and improper interference in the review process.
Data breaches caused by cloud misconfigurations have cost organisations trillions of dollars and exposed billions of records since 2018, according to a report published by DivvyCloud, a supplier of security and compliance automation for cloud and container environments.
The US-based cloud security company revealed 33.4 billion records were exposed during 2018 and 2019, a rise of 80 percent. In total, these breaches cost organisations $5tn (when the number of records exposed is multiplied by the average cost per lost record, calculated by Ponemon Insitute at $150).
Amazon wants to depose US President Donald Trump over the tech company’s losing bid for a 10 billion dollar (£7.7 billion) military contract. The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing project to Microsoft in October. Amazon later sued, arguing that Mr Trump’s interference and bias against the company harmed Amazon’s chances of winning the contract.
It’s a lucrative market, is cloud computing. Something you’re reminded of every quarter when the tech world’s finest flash their quarterly earnings reports.
Last quarter, more records came tumbling down. This time, the combined might of the cloud kingpins saw to it that the market posted the highest quarterly cloud infrastructure spending increase in its brief but explosive history.