Amazon Web Services (AWS) plans to ask a judge to halt Microsoft from commencing "substantial" work on a lucrative Pentagon cloud contract until its lawsuit challenging the contract's validity is resolved.
Microsoft secured the $10bn Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) with the US Department of Defense in October 2019, ending a two-year-long procurement process in which rival and cloud market leader AWS was considered the frontrunner throughout.
A group of computer scientists at the University of Bristol are teaming up with nine major media companies to create an online tool for measuring the carbon impact of digital content.
Sustainability consultancy Carnstone will facilitate a 12-month collaboration between University of Bristol researchers and sustainability and tech teams at the BBC, Dentsu Aegis Network, Informa, ITV, Pearson, RELX, Schibsted, Sky and TalkTalk, to map the "carbon hotspots" of digital media content and services.
Insight Partners has announced the acquisition of Swiss software startup Veeam for $5 billion, just months after the private equity firm invested $500 million in the data management company.
Veeam, which posted revenues of $1 billion last year and has 365,000 customers worldwide, helps companies manage data backup and recovery across public clouds and their in-house data centres. Following the deal, Veeam will become a US company.