Scaleway (https://www.scaleway.com/en/web-hosting) is a European cloud service provider that is known for providing its services at a very competitive price. On doing a quick comparison with Amazon Lightsail (https://aws.amazon.com/lightsail), it appears at least in this niche, Scaleway fails to compete with Amazon Lightsail in providing cheap web hosting. However within their starting subscription cost of 5.99 Euro per month, they are providing one email hosting, a feature not available with Amazon Lightsail with its starting price of 3.50$ per month.
Source NVIDIA newsletter dated 20 Jan 2024
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Google Cloud has a number of useful products including Google Workspace that we refer to our audience through our websites and social media accounts. Also showcasing ourselves as associated with Google Cloud partner program raises our own brand value! Plus access to free learning, documentation, and interaction with Google community of developers and partners. The program is free to join.
There are two ways as per our experience to partner with Google Cloud. You can refer Google Workspace by registering for their Google Workspace Referral Program, which we are doing for the last couple of years. Anyone can signup with his or her Google account and business email not mandatory. Access to exclusive coupon codes such as 10 percent discount for the first year for Google Workspace subscriptions.
When it comes to registering for Google Cloud Partner Program (or Partner Advantage), there is apparently a bug. In my case I signed up and was approved. There was an ambiguity about personal gmail and business email while registering that created a problem.
Got in touch with the Google Cloud Partner Support. They respond fast and within minutes I kept getting response. A staff scheduled an online meeting to help me login with my approved business email. But despite her trying, she was unable to assist. Next she asked me to get in touch with the IT admin of my company in order to assist. I replied that I myself manage the business email. After keeping me waiting for few minutes as she discussed the issue with her colleague, she finally said that the issue is beyond their scope. The thing is that she never accepted that there was a bug in their software that is providing error message as I try to login. Finally, she asked me to once again apply afresh for Google Partner program using a different business email.
I am not sure if there is an issue with the admin management of Google Cloud as a whole as they try to provide top-notch security to the users. Even as a user of Google Cloud, I faced a similar issue of unable to uploading a database file (showing solved on the thread buy actually never solved for me) around a year back and had to abandon that project.
After I was told by apparently the Malaysian team of Google Cloud Partner that I needed to reapply using fresh business email, Google Cloud Partner team (Sameer) with whom the ticket was initiated emailed to help in this regard.
After troubleshooting for around 30 minutes through Google Meet, the issue was resolved. Sameer after trying to resolve for around 15 minutes took help of another senior member of their team who apparently had deep knowledge of the intricacies of Google Cloud and finally solved the issue. The reason cited for the problem was I applied for the Google Cloud Partner using my gmail instead of business email in the first place.
Unlike Google Referral Program in which you sign up using your Google account and get instant referral links to share, selling through Google Partner Advantage needs far more planning and effort as evident from the below requirements:
Joining Google Partner Advantage gives access to free training and certification by Google Cloud in the process.
Source: Empire Flippers newsletter dated 11 Aug 2023
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched AWS Build, a new initiative to help early-stage startups.
Up to 500 founders from all over the globe will be selected to take part in a 10-week program where they will learn how to successfully kick-start their businesses.
Entrepreneurs will receive both technical and business guidance, learning how to effectively leverage AWS’s technology stack, as well as how to incorporate advanced cloud features like analytics, artificial intelligence, and serverless computing.
The program also guides founders on strategic decisions related to product development, finding beta customers, monetization, and more.
Entrepreneurs entered into the program will receive up to $2,000 in AWS credits to help them develop their products and services in the cloud.
The program will run fully online from October 9 to December 15. Weekly virtual engagements include technical office hours with AWS experts, interactive sessions with venture investors and industry leaders, and networking events with peers.
Once the program wraps up, founders will join the AWS Build community, a global network of peers and technical experts who provide ongoing collaboration and advice.
Applications for AWS Build are now open and will be accepted until September 22, 2023.
Interested entrepreneurs can sign up to take part in the AWS Build program here.
Update: 6 Oct 2023
Source: Intel newsletter dated 8 Aug 2023
August 18, 2023, 9:00am – 10:30am CST – Onboarding onto Discord and Intel Developer Cloud
August 21, 2023, 9:00am – 5:30pm CST – Day 1 with Workshop
August 22, 2023, 9:00am – 12:30pm CST – Day 2 with Workshop
Calling all researchers, data scientists, and developers.
Join us for this live (and free) virtual event focused on the latest AI technology advances. It’s sure to kickstart or advance your development career.
Start the event with a keynote address by Ibrahim Haddad Vice President of Strategic Programs (AI & Data) at the Linux Foundation with his keynote – “Shaping the Future of AI with PyTorch“.
Session topics include:
- Learn new optimization techniques for data preparation, training, inference, deployment, and scaling.
- Be among the first to use Intel® Data Center GPU Max Series on Intel® Developer Cloud.
- Get hands-on practice using top AI tools, libraries, and frameworks from Intel.
- Engage with experts from PyTorch, Mod Tech Labs, University of Pittsburgh/SHREC, University of California Berkeley.
- And lots more. .
See you there!
Source: AWS newsletter dated 3 August 2023
Greetings from Amazon Web Services!
Does your business want to deliver powerful, scaled engagements, communications, and experiences to customers?
Are you interested in saving money or improving deliverability with your SMS programs?
Do you know that 85% of smartphone users prefer mobile messages to emails or calls (source: PC Mag Infographic)?
Digital communications are at the core of engaging people. Keeping this in mind, we would like to introduce you to Amazon Pinpoint service for bulk SMS. With this service you can target user communications through segmentation, campaigns, personalization and Insights. Following are some of the use cases where bulk SMS can be used in your business:
Ø Notifications and reminders
Ø Real time Alerts
With the help of AWS partner network, We are bringing Amazon pinpoint service for Bulk SMSing at a very attractive price. If you are interested to compare your existing price structure with our Amazon pinpoint price structure and understand more features, Do reply to this email with your use case and queries.
You can reach out to us for any further queries:
Ø Atanu Chowdhury ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ø Bhavana Alugubelli (email@example.com)
Ø Tshering Chuki (firstname.lastname@example.org)
AWS Account management team for East Territory