AWS to leverage cloud to expand in India: Dhawan

Witnessing an inflection point in customer spending on cloud technology, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is eyeing expansion in the ‘critical’ India market by leveraging ‘huge opportunities’ in sectors such as financial services, media and entertainment, and telecom, a senior company official said. “This is the perfect storm for digitalisation in India, and we are seeing … Read more

G7 countries move closer to tax plan for US tech giants

G7 countries that make up lucrative markets for US tech giants have moved closer to a plan to squeeze more tax money from the coffers of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. The group, including Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States, has visions of a global tax rate of at least 15 … Read more

Jeff Bezos says Amazon needs to do better for employees – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Inc needs to do better at taking care of its employees, Jeff Bezos said on Thursday in his final letter to shareholders as chief executive officer of the online retail giant. Bezos’ comments came just days after Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama voted against forming a union by a more than 2-to-1 … Read more

Amazon cloud business grew 54% in India in FY20

Amazon Internet Services, the Indian unit of cloud computing provider Amazon Web Services, reported a 54% jump in revenue to Rs 4,216 crore in fiscal year 2020, regulatory filings sourced by business intelligence platform Tofler has revealed. The company reported a net loss of Rs 20 lakh during the financial year. Total expenses were at … Read more

Amazon executives depose before Parliamentary panel

The panel headed by Meenakshi Lekhi quizzed them about revenue and tax paid in India Days after Amazon refused to appear before the parliamentary panel on data protection Bill, its top executives in India on Wednesday deposed before the committee and were questioned about the company’s revenue model and how much tax it pays in … Read more

Cloud services firms to resist Trai move to impose new rules

Some of the world’s largest cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Microsoft, VMWare and IBM, are grouping together to protest against what they view as an attempt by India’s telecom regulator to increase government oversight on the sector. Later this week, the cloud companies plan to petition the department of telecom (DoT) … Read more

Tech Mahindra to offer Blockchain solutions built on Amazon Managed Blockchain Services

Pune: Tech Mahindra today announced that it was teaming up with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build solutions based on blockchain technology. Tech Mahindra will introduce blockchain solutions built on Amazon Managed Blockchain to global customers using AWS and other leading organizations across the globe. The company is an AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting … Read more

View: Every cloud has a silver lining. So has TikTok for Indian cloud giants

If TikTok’s US business is sold to one of the US public cloud giants , the buyer does not get to own everything. Such a buyer will merely operate the platform’s relations with its local customers in its cloud. Synopsis Cloud architecture makes de facto franchising relatively simple. Indian local cloud giants could acquire de … Read more

NetApp eyes growth in India on solution that supports local storage

The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed many enterprises to migrate their operations to the cloud, creating more demand, but data residing in local servers makes many organisations confident. Synopsis The firm has tie-up with Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services, where data management solutions are customised for its cloud networks. Government enterprises have shied away from … Read more

Wipro extends collaboration with Amazon Web Services for DevOps

BENGALURU: Wipro has prolonged its strategic relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to incorporate capabilities within the space of DevOps. As part of this alliance, each firms would collaborate to assist international organizations leverage the advantages of automation, efficient monitoring and speedy deployment utilizing DevOps, stated Wipro in a press launch. Wipro’s marquee providing for … Read more