Azure Sentinel is now generally available, Google and DXC announce strategic partnership, and the real reason behind all the S3 breeches. This and more for your week in CloudTalk. 

Microsoft Azure News

Microsoft this week took Azure Sentinel out of public preview and into general availability. Now an official Azure service, Microsoft is billing customers based how much data is ingested in Azure Sentinel and how much data is stored in the Azure Monitor Log Analytics workspace for analysis. They are also offering customers discounted reserved capacity pricing as well as pay-as-you-go prices. Read more.


Google Cloud News

” DXC Technology has announced a strategic partnership with Google Cloud that will enable enterprise clients to modernize their mission-critical IT and integrate digital solutions on Google Cloud Platform. “


AWS News

General availability of Amazon EC2 G4 Instances was announced to help accelerate machine learning inference and graphics-intensive workloads. Read more.

In 2006 Amazon launched it’s Simple Storage Service (S3) for storing all types of data. With user error causing some big breeches over the years (even another this week with Lion Air) and S3 always using a model where new buckets are private by default, it hasn’t always been clear what level of access the public has to the given bucket. Read more.


IBM News

” The battle for top-dog status in the emerging field of quantum computing took a strange turn last week when rivals IBM and Google both made important and—in Google’s case—mysterious claims about where they are in a quest that most experts believe is still at least a decade away from the finish line. “

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