Amazon’s public cloud is still the one to beat, but because it can come with technical issues and high costs are possible, it’s not always ideal for startups. Another one called TestingBot just defected.
After an 18-month preview period, Google’s Compute Engine is finally ready for prime time.
DigitalOcean’s data center footprint is growing quickly.
As the Internet of things picks up speed, connectivity and vast cloud resources will be important, and so will analytics tools.
Amazon Web Services today announced some fancy new instances to bolster its already massive collection of instance types.
Mainframe2 envisions a future where you can use computationally demanding applications right in your web browser. That future is closer than you might think — in fact, it’s seconds away from happening.
By launching its Kinesis service today, Amazon Web Services is advancing its leadership among public clouds by making it easier to build applications that use real-time data.
Amazon Web Services continued its march forward in the cloud today with a new GPU-powered service for processing data and streaming it to mobile devices for seamless experiences.
As apps on Amazon Web Services (AWS) become increasingly complex and integrated, AWS API calls come from more places and people. It can get confusing — and tracking all that information can be valuable for compliance aid, security analytics, operational troubleshooting, and resource life cycle tracking.
Mainframe2 promises to run graphically intensive Windows software right in your web browser. To do that reliably, it’s getting a little help from Amazon.
Amazon’s cloud now hosts a lot more data about clouds.
With many clouds coming out with new big data services lately, Amazon needs to stay at the forefront. Now it’s clear the company has some ideas about how to do that.
With its widespread data center infrastructure, the game industry wonders if Amazon can make cloud gaming work.
Streaming platform startup Agawi said it is expanding its offerings to enable app companies to stream their rich media apps to smartphones, tablets, and computers via Amazon’s web services cloud technology.
A $9 million funding round should accelerate RedisDB’s efforts to get enterprises using a souped-up Redis key-value store and distract them from Amazon Web Services’ offering.
Editor’s Pick Github execs tell us that government IT projects should be open source by default, particularly in light of the technical issues with HealthCare.gov.
A high-profile legal battle over a $600 million spy agency contract has finally come to an end.
Big Blue has won a much-needed victory in the ongoing battle for the government’s cloud dollars, after its tussle with Amazon over a CIA contract fell flat in court.
A U.S. court dealt IBM a major blow Monday when it ruled in favor of Amazon’s cloud computing contract with the CIA.
Netflix takes resiliency so seriously that it uses virtual “monkeys” to cause unpredictable failures throughout its production system — just to make sure its fail-safe systems are working.
“Our first focus is providing more value to our Amazon Web Services customers,” Laczynski told me yesterday. “But we see also opportunities in the hybrid cloud and private cloud spaces.”
Editor’s Pick Randy Bias defended his position that OpenStack should support APIs to control Amazon Web Services at today’s CloudBeat conference. The lively exchange shows the issues should be around for a while.
Which cloud providers do customers prefer?
To find out, we asked you to answer our Cloud Technology Product survey. After hearing from many of you — CEOs, engineers, product managers, and more — here is some initial insight into the top cloud companies, and why they’re liked.
Editor's Pick San Francisco company Cloudscaling today unveiled a roadmap that says is best designed to co-opt Amazon’s lead in the cloud: by mimicking the Amazon AWS APIs more closely than ever.
Guest Post Pricing for cloud computing of Amazon is inflated. The general impression that Amazon’s cloud margins are low and kept low by constant price cuts is far from the truth.
Public or private cloud? New research commissioned by Rackspace suggests that IT managers won’t need to make that choice, and will opt for a combination of the two.
While Azure is about a billion-dollar business for Microsoft, Amazon likely will almost quadruple that revenue in 2013.
There is a very definite price war in cloud services going on right now.
Editor’s Pick Microsoft’s Windows Azure is not the cool kid at the cloud party. But an Azure general manager told us it’s time for startups to stop making excuses and seriously look at Azure.
In literally two clicks, you can start a development project in the cloud, see its code, and start playing with an app on Google’s App Engine, Compute Engine, or Datastore. That’s exactly what I just did.
A new study by by cloud optimization company Newvem checked 61,545 Amazon Web Services instances which total a yearly spend of over $157 million. The good news is that cloud users are getting much more savvy about security, utilization, and optimization.
But there’s still room to improve — a lot of room.
Editor’s Pick “It’s possible to speed up performance significantly just by picking the right regions,” Shoor says. “Amazon doesn’t share any of this data.”
All that’s missing are the streamers, balloons, and cheesy Best Price Ev-ah signs. Because the price competition between Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Rackspace is heating up so fast, the cloud market could be a massive virtual used car lot.
Guest Post Attending tradeshows is more than just cruising the aisles and looking and exhibitor booths. Understanding the inherent mechanics of trade shows, executing a well-defined game plan, and measuring the results in your professional life can make the difference between a useless visit and a game changing trip.
The biggest web company on the planet just added support for the most widely used programming language on the planet.
“Azure is a billion-dollar business,” Laderman says. “Azure is Microsoft’s best-kept secret in the enterprise.”
Guest Post Cameron Peron is VP Marketing at Newvem, a cloud operations optimization service.
Amazon Web Services visualization startup MadeiraCloud has raised an undisclosed sum from Sequoia Capital, but a source tells us it’s in the “low single millions.”
Google has opened up cloud infrastructure service Compute Engine to more customers while also lowering prices and adding several new features.
People have health care, and now clouds have “cloud care.” The only difference? Cloud care is free.