November 6, 2018

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AMD Climbs After Saying Amazon Will Use Its Cloud Server Chips

AMD said Amazon Web Services is a new customer for its server chips
• AMD shares gained as much as 8.8 percent on the announcement, Bloomberg News reported
• AWS is now offering three of its most popular products based on AMD’s Epyc server chips
• The AMD chips allow for a 10 percent saving in computing costs, an AWS VP of computing said

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Telefonica Is Said to Weigh Sale of Data Centers to Reduce Debt

Spanish telco Telefonica is considering a sale of its data centers
• The sale could fetch $500 million to $1 billion, depending on which assets are sold, anonymous sources told Bloomberg News
• $500 million to $1 billion, depending on which assets are sold, said the people, asking not to be identified as the information is confidential
• The strategic review is in early stages and the carrier could still decide against a deal

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VMware Cloud Accelerates Expansion to AWS Data Centers Around the World

VMware Cloud on AWS is accelerating the rollout of new availability regions
• Instead of one new AWS site per quarter, VMware is launching three new regions this month
• They will be hosted in California, Ohio, and Ireland, VMware said at VMworld in Barcelona

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