Sabre Corporation Signs with Azure
Sabre Corporation floats their way into cloud headlines again this week, as they signed their second cloud deal in the month of May, this time with Microsoft Azure. The previous deal, with AWS, was an extension of current service uses to support Sabre’s cloud-first initiative. The company is the largest distributor of airline booking software in the world, and currently their software runs out of self-managed data centers.
The new deal support the company’s lofty cloud goals, as they plan to eliminate their mainframes by 2023. Currently, they are only migrating non-core applications to the cloud, but providing that things go smoothly, more and more of their vital infrastructure will be moved from on-premises to the cloud. Sabre is an early adopter of a multi-cloud strategy, and they have prioritized mobility and ease of transfer to ensure that they can change cloud strategy at any time.
AgentRun Amazon S3 Bucket Misconfiguration
In a long string of Amazon S3 Bucket related data breaches, insurance startup AgentRun joins the list of culprits. The company made an error while migrating during a scheduled upgrade, leaving the data bucket unsecure. During the course of the migration, credentials for the bucket were ‘flipped’, meaning that the data was publicly accessible without a password, likely due to human error.
The data itself was mostly composed of their client’s sensitive data, including that belonging to big names like Cigna, Transamerica, and several smaller insurance providers. Details leaked include medical and insurance information for customers.
Alibaba Invests in SQream GPU Database Technology
The Alibaba Group led in a Series B financing round that raised 26.4 Million Dollars for SQream, further signaling their support of the emerging database developer. Alibaba announced earlier this year that its Cloud customers would gain access to the GPU database tech starting in October, after striking an agreement with the parent company. The new capital will be used to expand SQream’s reach in China and elsewhere in the world, funding marketing, sales, and delivery efforts globally.