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Amazon Pioneers LLM-less Generative AI
After popularizing serverless computing, Amazon is now pushing the idea of doing Generative AI without an LLM. So much talk, still no Amazon LLM.
Q2 Cloud CAPEX: Now with Amazon
Huge drop in Amazon CAPEX (this is company level, not AWS, which they only report annually). Microsoft almost spending as much as Amazon all up (retail, AWS and whatever other projects Jassy has not yet discovered/shut down) is a milestone.
New Relic Falls into Private Equity’s Clutches After All
When private equity comes amalgamatin’, it is time to start migratin’. Both New Relic and Sumo customers are on notice. Prices will go up, development will slow and a reminder private equity often treats security as an unnecessary extravagance.
Cloud Repatriation: Still Not a Thing
After a blip of an uptick towards the colo companies last quarter, and despite the epic 37Servers (and that may be generous) repatriation, the trend is still overwhelmingly towards the cloud.
Lumen Rebrand Looms
Like a snake shedding its skin, Lumen periodically rebrands (AT&T -> US West -> Qwest -> CenturyTel -> CenturyLink -> Lumen Technologies). Rebranding is easier than fixing the business. Amazingly, this is the part of the company they kept after jettisoning the local phone business to private equity.
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