AWS

  • AWS cloudsplains what happened during S3 storage outage

    AWS cloudsplains what happened during S3 storage outage

    AWS took a lot of heat when its S3 storage component went down for several hours on Tuesday, and rightly so, but today they published a post-mortem explaining exactly what happened complete with technical details and how they plan to prevent a similar event from occurring again in the future. At the core of the problem was unsurprisingly human error. Some poor engineer, we’ll call him… Read More

  • The day Amazon S3 storage stood still

    The day Amazon S3 storage stood still

    By now you’ve probably heard that Amazon’s S3 storage service went down in its Northern Virginia datacenter for the better part of 4 hours yesterday, and took parts of a bunch of prominent websites and services with it. It’s worth noting that as of this morning, the Amazon dashboard was showing everything was operating normally. While yesterday’s outage was a big deal… Read More

  • Crunch Report | 1 Billion Hours of YouTube A Day

    AWS outage is affecting a lot of websites, like Quora and Giphy, humans are watching about 1 billion hours a day of YouTube, Hyperloop could be coming to India and Lux Capital closes a $400 million fund. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Ambitious Alibaba takes aim at the kings of cloud computing

    Ambitious Alibaba takes aim at the kings of cloud computing

    When you think of the biggest cloud players in the world, one company you might not consider is Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant that held a record $25 billion U.S. IPO in 2014. Alibaba entered the cloud computing business in 2009, just three years after Amazon launched its cloud division, AWS — and Alibaba’s cloud computing efforts are among the ambitious projects that… Read More

  • Amazon launches Chime, a video conferencing and communications service for business

    Amazon launches Chime, a video conferencing and communications service for business

    Amazon has taken the wraps off of its own Skype competitor. Chime is a new video conferencing and communications from AWS that’s focused on business users. Beyond VoIP calling and video messaging, Chime includes virtual meetings, allowing users to host or join a remote meeting through the service. Pricing starts at $2.50 per user per month on the lowest end, with a higher tier plan… Read More

  • Why AWS has such a big lead in the cloud

    Why AWS has such a big lead in the cloud

    When you look at the size of the cloud market, it’s astonishing that AWS is the undisputed leader, and probably will be for the foreseeable future. Considering the competition is the likes of Google, Microsoft, IBM and Oracle; AWS’s big lead is even more surprising. The question is how did AWS build such dominance? The simple answer is that it was first, but as Andy Jassy, the AWS… Read More

  • AWS still owns the cloud

    AWS still owns the cloud

    When Amazon announced its earnings for its Amazon Web Services cloud division on Thursday, the results were hardly surprising. While AWS might not have the eye-popping growth percentages of its rivals, it still grew at a decent 47 percent, with earnings of $3.53 billion on an astonishing $14.2 billion run rate. You may point to the rivals and say, well, they had better quarters from a… Read More

  • AWS moves into IT training and job placement with re:Start, a UK cloud skills program

    AWS moves into IT training and job placement with re:Start, a UK cloud skills program

    Amazon’s cloud storage business AWS has been gradually expanding into a range of cloud services for people not to simply host their business or app with AWS, but to use the platform for productivity and their own work purposes, too. Today came the latest development on that theme: AWS launched re:Start, a new program for IT skills training, specifically in cloud computing, and job… Read More

  • Sources: Amazon quietly acquired AI security startup harvest.ai for around $20M

    Sources: Amazon quietly acquired AI security startup harvest.ai for around $20M

    Amazon’s AWS cloud services division quietly acquired cyber security firm harvest.ai last year, TechCrunch has learned. Read More