AWS

  • Amazon Has Quietly Acquired 2lemetry To Build Out Its Internet Of Things Strategy

    Amazon Has Quietly Acquired 2lemetry To Build Out Its Internet Of Things Strategy

    Amazon is taking another step into the Internet of Things. TechCrunch has learned, and confirmed, that the e-commerce and cloud services giant has acquired 2lemetry, a startup based out of Denver that has developed an enterprise-focused platform to track and manage IP-enabled machines and other connected devices. Terms of the deal, which we heard was finalized earlier this week, were not… Read More

  • Amazon WorkMail Takes On Microsoft And Google For Enterprise Email And Calendars

    Amazon WorkMail Takes On Microsoft And Google For Enterprise Email And Calendars

    Amazon has a new product called WorkMail debuting today (via Forbes), which is an email and calendaring service that aims to provide those tools for corporate customers. The tech is based on Amazon Web Services, and aims to best the reigning champs (which include Microsoft, and to a lesser extent, Google) in terms of ease of use and security. Read More

  • Amazon Invests In 150MW Indiana Wind Farm To Power Its Data Centers

    Amazon Invests In 150MW Indiana Wind Farm To Power Its Data Centers

    Amazon today announced that it is working with the Pattern Energy Group to construct and operate a 150 megawatt wind farm in Benton County, Indiana. The new wind farm will go online in about a year and the expectation is that it will supply at least 500,000 megawatt hours of wind power annually. That’s enough to power about 46,000 U.S. homes, but the “Amazon Web Services Wind… Read More

  • AWS Launches New C4 Instances For Compute-Intensive Applications On EC2

    AWS Launches New C4 Instances For Compute-Intensive Applications On EC2

    Late last year, at its re:Invent developer conference, Amazon announced that it would soon launch its fastest EC2 instances yet. Starting today, developers on AWS can spin up these new C4 instances to power their highly compute-intensive applications in Amazon’s cloud. As Amazon notes, these new instances are designed for applications where CPU performance is critical. These include… Read More

  • AWS Simplifies EC2 Reserved Instance Pricing

    AWS Simplifies EC2 Reserved Instance Pricing

    Amazon Web Services is making some major changes to how it charges for reserved EC2 instances — a move that seems to be at least partially motivated by the changes Google announced earlier this year. As Amazon announced today, developers can still pay upfront for the full term of the instance (either one or three years), but in addition to this, they can also pay only a portion of… Read More

  • Weaved Hauls Your Raspberry Pi Projects Online

    Weaved Hauls Your Raspberry Pi Projects Online

    Playing with Raspberry Pi is a lot of fun, but what happens when you want to get some real work done? While it’s not difficult to make a RaspPi board do cool stuff, getting it to communicate with the wider world is a bit of a challenge. That’s why Ryo Koyama, Mike Johnson, and Doug Olekin made Weaved. While the goal is a bit broad – “Weaved is looking to enable Internet… Read More

  • Google Brings Autoscaling To Compute Engine

    Google Brings Autoscaling To Compute Engine

    Google continues to build out its cloud computing platform and today the company announced that its autoscaling service for Compute Engine, its infrastructure-as-a-service platform, is now available in beta. Using this new feature, developers can now have Compute Engine automatically spin up new machines based on demand. If your CPU utilization goes above a certain value or your HTTP load… Read More

  • Amazon Launches Lambda, An Event-Driven Compute Service

    Amazon Launches Lambda, An Event-Driven Compute Service

    Amazon Web Services announced a new service today called Lambda, a stateless event-driven compute service for dynamic applications that doesn’t require provisioning of any compute infrastructure. As AWS’s CTO Werner Vogels pointed out, this will enable programmers to reduce their overall development effort. You simply write the code and define the event triggers, and it will run… Read More

  • Amazon Announces EC2 Container Service For Managing Docker Containers On AWS

    Amazon Announces EC2 Container Service For Managing Docker Containers On AWS

    At its re:invent developer conference in Las Vegas, Amazon today announced its first Docker-centric product: the EC2 Container Service for managing Docker containers on its cloud computing platform. The service is available in preview now and developers who want to use it can do so free of charge. As Amazon CTO Werner Vogels noted today, despite all of their advantages, it’s still… Read More

  • MLB Runs Its Massive Statcast Tool In The AWS Cloud

    MLB Runs Its Massive Statcast Tool In The AWS Cloud

    Major League Baseball recognizes it’s a software-defined world and as such over the last several years, it’s been moving quickly to create applications to enhance the fan experience and let them watch and interact with MLB properties, wherever they are on whatever device they wish to use. But MLB is also a statistics-driven game so the league worked with Amazon Web Services to… Read More

  • Amazon Announces New Service Catalog Product at re:invent

    Amazon Announces New Service Catalog Product at re:invent

    Today on stage at AWS re:invent in Las Vegas, Andy Jassy, senior VP for AWS announced a new product called AWS Service Catalog that lets administrators set up a portal with a variety of services configured as they wish, while providing a way to track who is using the services for compliance and perhaps charge-back purposes. The promise of the cloud has always been the ability to set up a set… Read More

  • GitHub Brings Its Enterprise Offerings To AWS

    GitHub Brings Its Enterprise Offerings To AWS

    With the latest version of GitHub Enterprise, large organizations can now take the service’s virtual machines and stand up a highly scalable version of GitHub‘s services on Amazon’s cloud computing platform. Since its launch seven years ago, GitHub has become the de facto standard for many developers who want to host and manage their source code in the cloud. Enterprises… Read More

  • AWS Expands Its European Footprint With Frankfurt Region

    AWS Expands Its European Footprint With Frankfurt Region

    Amazon today announced that it has opened the second data center for its AWS cloud computing service in Europe. The new Frankfurt region follows in the footsteps of the company’s operations in Ireland, which launched back in 2007. The Frankfurt region sports two availability zones (compared to the three zones in Ireland) in two separate data centers with independent power, cooling… Read More

  • Amazon’s DynamoDB Gets Hugely Expanded Free Tier And Native JSON Support

    Amazon’s DynamoDB Gets Hugely Expanded Free Tier And Native JSON Support

    Amazon today announced a large update to its DynamoDB NoSQL database service that introduces a massively expanded free tier and the ability to store entire JSON-formatted documents as single database items. Read More

  • Nobody Can Win The Cloud Pricing Wars

    Nobody Can Win The Cloud Pricing Wars

    Earlier this week, Google lowered prices 10 percent across the board on their Google Compute Engine cloud platform . The cost is getting so low, it’s almost trivial for anyone to absorb the costs of running infrastructure in the cloud, but you have to wonder as the cloud pricing wars continue, how low can they go and if it’s a war anyone can win. The end game is obviously zero… Read More

  • Google Offers Early-Stage Startups $100,000 In Cloud Platform Credits For 1 Year

    Google Offers Early-Stage Startups $100,000 In Cloud Platform Credits For 1 Year

    If you are an early stage startup, Google wants to give you $100,000 in Cloud Platform credits for one year so you can host your applications on its servers (and not on AWS or Azure). This offer is part of Google’s Cloud Platform for Startups initiative, a new program the company’s senior vice president for its technical infrastructure Urs Hölzle announced at the Google for… Read More

  • Amazon Opens Up Its Enterprise Cloud Storage Service Zocalo To All

    Amazon Opens Up Its Enterprise Cloud Storage Service Zocalo To All

    Amazon today announced that it’s making Zocalo, its secure document storage and sharing service designed for enterprise use, generally available. The news comes, not coincidentally, on a day when cloud storage competitor Dropbox announced lowered pricing and storage increases for its Pro customers. Read More

  • Amazon Reopens Its AWS Loft In San Francisco

    Amazon Reopens Its AWS Loft In San Francisco

    Earlier this year, Amazon opened a space for developers in San Francisco to come and talk to AWS engineers, get training, network or simply hang out. This “Pop-up Loft” was open for four weeks in June. Today, the company announced that it is re-opening the space this Fall after tweaking the concept a bit to “make it even more valuable for you.” Back in June, Amazon… Read More

  • Amazon Web Services Moves Beyond Developer Tools

    Amazon Web Services Moves Beyond Developer Tools

    Amazon Web Services is known for many things, but all of those have to do with developer services like cloud computing instances, databases and storage. Lately, however, AWS is slowly getting more into productivity tools that are meant for end users. Amazon’s first attempt to get into this market was Amazon Cloud Drive. It launched back in 2011, but while there are no exact numbers about… Read More

  • Source: Rackspace Wants To Take Itself Private

    Source: Rackspace Wants To Take Itself Private

    Rackspace — the publicly-listed enterprise cloud services company that competes against the likes of Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft and Google — has been in the spotlight after announcing in May that it has hired bankers to help consider offers to parter with or be acquired by another company. However, it could choose a third option: taking itself private. Following the likes… Read More

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