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Week at Glance: Cloud Computing #150 - 17.03.23 - 24.03.23
Amazon to Cut 9,000 More Jobs, Including at AWS
Amazon is laying off an additional 9,000 employees, adding to cuts that were already the largest round of firings in the company’s history. CEO Andy Jassy announced the cuts internally Monday, saying they would occur in the coming weeks and primarily affect AWS, HR, advertising and the Twitch livestreaming service groups.
Microsoft Previews GPT 4 AI Model on Azure OpenAI Service
Microsoft announced a preview of OpenAI's GPT-4 artificial intelligence (AI) model for users of the Azure OpenAI service. The Azure OpenAI service was commercially released back in January, offering access to DALL-E 2 for composing images from text, Codex for developer code suggestions and GPT-3.5 for natural language chat responses. Now, Microsoft is previewing the GPT-4 model for use with its service.
Google Cloud rolls out advanced network DDoS attack protection with Cloud Armor
Google Cloud is expanding the capabilities of its Cloud Armor networking defense service to protect customers in gaming, telecommunications and other industries that run workloads behind external network load balancers or virtual machines with public IP addresses or use protocol forwarding.