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.
There’s a new challenger in the desktop virtualization space.
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 its widespread data center infrastructure, the game industry wonders if Amazon can make cloud gaming work.
Of course, after the year-long trial period ends, Amazon is looking squarely at a bumper crop of more mature startups ready to pay for AWS — and likely reluctant to change their development and business processes to migrate to another service.
“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.”
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.
There is a very definite price war in cloud services going on right now.
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.
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.”
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.”
People have health care, and now clouds have “cloud care.” The only difference? Cloud care is free.
Amazon Web Services launched a new cloud video service today that targets customers who want to convert video into formats optimized to play on a variety of devices, such as smartphones, tablets, PCs, and smart TVs.
More spectrum for AT&T means better LTE service for AT&T’s customers.
Guest Post Using the cloud as a “cheap and deep” repository to host data is now well established, but we’re only beginning to scratch the surface.
Taking a step toward helping customers control cloud costs, Amazon has added detailing billing reports that show usage by the hour.
… in spite of the fact, of course, that Amazon and Netflix are die-hard competitors.
With RedShift, Amazon promises to reduce data storage costs below $1,000 per terabyte per year, a tenth the price of most data warehousing solutions.
Google Compute Engine has added 36 server instances to its cloud catalog, and cut prices by 5 percent in a bid to compete with Amazon Web Services, the largest provider of cloud services in the world.
Cloud Smart Meter shows IT managers, CIOs, and developers what they’re using, how much they’re spending, and what’s currently not working — or might be about to go down.
Bleacher Report is the third-most visited sports website in the U.S., behind massive brands ESPN and Yahoo Sports (both backed by huge corporations). You don’t get to millions of monthly visitors and peak traffic of 80,000 page requests a minute by ignoring scalability. But the soon-to-be-live 2012 London Olympics promises to triple the independent site’s pageviews.
Netflix has published an explanation of the Amazon EC2 outage that took down the video-streaming service for hours on June 29 and 30.
Amazon’s repeated recent cloud outages are causing at least one customer defection. Dating auction site What’s Your Price is leaving Amazon for a Fiberhub, a web hosting company in Las Vegas.
Last week a fairly minor Amazon cloud outage knocked popular Q&A site Quora and part of Salesforce.com offline. Service quality at web giants Pinterest and Dropbox was affected. It was a fairly minor incident compared to last year’s multi-day meltdown that took out Foursquare, Reddit, Scvngr, and others. But it was a good wake-up call: What are you doing to prepare your services for the next cloud failure?
One of the big changes in the startup world over the last half-decade was the rise of Amazon Web Services. It allowed a small team with limited capital to quickly and easily build a web company that could operate at a fairly large scale by letting them rely on servers in the cloud.
There are very few tech startups these days that don’t rely, in whole or in part, on Amazon Web Services. The power of the elastic cloud means small startups with limited resources and employees can scale quickly to great size. Many startups that build on AWS, like Tumblr, continue to use the service when they reach web scale, serving up billions of pageviews each month.
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Apple’s iCloud runs on two services from its biggest competitors, Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s elastic cloud, reports The Register.