DISH to construct its 5G network on AWS in major cloud-telco marker

It is another cloudy day in the telecom industry - but DISH certainly hopes that the sun will shine tomorrow and beyond.

The operator, the fourth largest in the United States, confirmed it has chosen Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider. More pivotally, however, it has also agreed to construct its 5G network on Amazon's cloud in a telecom industry first.

DISH 'will achieve agile and cost-effective operations while seeking to redefine the practical...

Five key best practices for AWS cost optimisation – analysed

Keeping cloud costs in check is a struggle. Companies either lose control of their budgets and spend even 23% more than planned or end up overprovisioning their workloads. 

Optimising cloud costs is about striking a healthy balance between price and performance. You want your applications to have enough resources, but at the same time avoid cloud waste. 

Here are five tips to get you started on your AWS cost optimisation journey.

#1: Allocate costs for...

Report warns of ‘dubious’ permissions gap for enterprise hybrid and multi-cloud

A new report has warned of a 'dubious' gap for permissions across enterprise hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

The study from CloudKnox Security, which is described as an industry first, polled more than 150 global organisations on their usage of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and VMware vSphere.

Overall, the standout finding saw more than 90% of organisations were using fewer than 5% of permissions granted. Each specific provider told a...

Tableau CEO Adam Selipsky to become AWS chief executive in return move

Adam Selipsky, the CEO of business intelligence software provider Tableau, is to become the new Amazon Web Services (AWS) chief executive, moving back to a company where he spent more than a decade.

AWS prefaced its Q420 revenue posting last month with the news that current boss Andy Jassy will be stepping up to Amazon CEO, with Jeff Bezos moving aside to an executive chair role. The company subsequently announced record revenues of $12.7 billion (£9.35bn), adding that it was...

AWS makes Ethereum generally available on Amazon Managed Blockchain

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability (GA) of Ethereum on its managed blockchain service.

The open source blockchain joins Hyperledger Fabric as compatible with Amazon Managed Blockchain - in a move which will add power to Ethereum's offering, but also showcases AWS' latent ambitions in the space. A preview had been showcased in December.

In a blog post confirming the GA, AWS cited decentralised finance (DeFi) as a key use case going forward....

PGA Tour signs up with AWS, looks to AI as engagement driver

Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to build out its blue chip sporting clientele. The PGA Tour has selected AWS as its official cloud provider, utilising artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning and machine learning.

To this end, the golf franchise has also coined AWS as its official 'deep learning cloud provider', 'artificial intelligence cloud provider' and 'machine learning cloud provider'.

This is the first instance CloudTech has seen of such nomenclature, and...

Spotlight: How hyperscaler clouds and telecom operators are collaborating for 5G

5G is clearly a new revolution which supports various new technologies - autonomous cars, augmented and virtual reality - by providing low latency and higher bandwidth on the network. For the first time, with 5G, telecom network workloads are shifted to cloud and becoming the service-based architecture (SBA) where network will be used to push services to subscribers. Additionally, edge clouds are being introduced which further extends 5G capabilities and delivers faster, reliable services...

AWS reports record $12.7bn revenues for Q420 at growth of 28%

Amazon Web Services (AWS) posted record revenues of $12.742 billion (£9.35bn) for its most recent quarter, at an uptick of 28% year over year.

AWS comprised just under a tenth (9.93%) of overall Amazon revenue, which was another record; $125.6bn for Q420. Full year revenues for AWS were at $45.37bn.

The cloud infrastructure market leader broke the $10bn quarterly revenue mark for the fourth time. While AWS revenues in sheer numbers have grown sequentially over the past...

AWS chief Andy Jassy to take over as Amazon CEO in Q321 as Bezos steps down

Amazon Web Services (AWS) chief executive Andy Jassy is to become CEO of Amazon in Q321, with Jeff Bezos stepping aside to the role of executive chair.

Jassy has led AWS since its inception, having joined Amazon in 1997.

In September, the Washington Post - proprietor, Jeff Bezos - ran a profile on Jassy as Bezos' 'likely successor.' The report cited current and former executives, who spoke anonymously, on how Jassy's odds of the top job increased after Jeff Wilke, who...

Assessing AWS’ softening stance on multi-cloud – with Amazon ECS Anywhere and EKS Anywhere

At the start of AWS re:Invent in December, Andy Jassy gave a marathon three-hour keynote speech covering many product announcements - you can watch the whole presentation if you like. One of the things I found most interesting, however, was what Jassy did not talk about – namely multi-cloud. At the end of his keynote, he discussed new AWS on-premises solutions that can also work in the cloud, but the word “multi-cloud” was never to be heard.

That said, there was a softening...