Friday, 16 March 2018

UK mobe network Three's profits hit by IT upgrade costs

Oh, and billionaire owner Li Ka-shing retires

Mobile operator Three UK reported a fall in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA)* of 2 per cent to £437m for its full-year results – largely due to an IT and network upgrade.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Brace yourselves, netadmins, there's a new cable on the market

Meet our new roundup of networking news, this week feat. Cisco, Juniper and more

This week's network-news-in-five minutes has Palo Alto Networks acquiring a startup, a slew of Cisco switches, Juniper's fabric fetish, network monitoring and more.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks

Thursday, 15 March 2018

AWS CloudTrail Log Search Using Amazon Athena

AWS CloudTrail makes it easier to search CloudTrail log files using the power of Amazon Athena. Previously, you had to manually create a CloudTrail table using the Athena console or AWS CLI and ensure you had the proper configuration and data definitions to match the CloudTrail log format. Now, from within the CloudTrail console event history page, you simply enter the Amazon S3 bucket where your CloudTrail logs are stored, and CloudTrail will automatically create the Athena table for you. Once the table is created, you’ll be able to jump directly to the Athena console query editor and immediately begin running queries.

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AWS AppSync now supports Android GraphQL subscriptions, releases sample photo application integrating AWS Amplify

Today we are releasing support for using GraphQL subscriptions with the AWS AppSync Android SDK. Complex Object capabilities, which allow GraphQL operations using content stored in Amazon S3 using an Amazon DynamoDB link are also now supported as part of this release. These features provide customers capabilities to have real-time data streamed to their applications from data sources such as Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Elasticsearch service, or AWS Lambda.

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CloudFront now Supports ECDSA Certificates for HTTPS Connections to Origins

Starting today, you can now use Amazon CloudFront to negotiate HTTPS connections to origins using Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA). ECDSA uses smaller keys that are faster, yet, just as secure, as the older RSA algorithm. The smaller keys will also increase the number of TLS handshakes that your origins can process per second, thereby saving compute cycles and reducing your cost of cryptography. To enable ECDSA, simply configure your origin server to use and prefer an ECDSA certificate. There is no additional fee for using this feature. To learn more about how ECDSA works on CloudFront, see the blog post and the CloudFront Developer Guide.


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Amazon Lumberyard Beta 1.13 Adds Text to Speech Customizability, Cloud Gem Cross-Communication and PhysX Support

We’re excited to announce the availability of Lumberyard Beta 1.13. With over 220 improvements, fixes, and new features, this release helps game teams create cloud-connected games with less engineering resources. Some highlights include:

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Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) Available in US West (Northern California) Region

Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) is now available in the US West (Northern California) region.

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Three New Amazon Connect Integrations Offer Contact Center Solutions from Qualtrak Solutions, VoiceBase, and Perficient

The AWS Quick Start team and solutions architects, in collaboration with AWS partners, are pleased to announce three new Amazon Connect integrations: 

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Airbus CIO: We dumped Microsoft Office not over cost but because Google G suite looks sweet

Top exec talks to El Reg on shifting 130,000 staff

Interview  Collaboration rather than cost is the reason Airbus has given Microsoft’s old-world Office app bundle the heave ho and is migrating 130,000 staff – the entire workforce – to Google’s G Suite.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Cloud

Openreach hiring thousands more engineers

But will that prevent another burning effigy?

BT's Openreach is to hire 3,500 trainee engineers in a bid to support its 'full-fibre' proposals for Britain.…

via The Register - Data Centre: Networks