AWS

  • New AWS load balancing tool puts developers in complete control

    New AWS load balancing tool puts developers in complete control

    This morning at a customer event in New York City, AWS CTO Werner Vogels announced a new load balancing tool, which gives developers much more fine-grained control over how content gets distributed across servers. The AWS Application Load Balancer, as it’s called, provides a way to direct specific content to go to a certain place instead of letting the load balancer decide as has been… Read More

  • Latest Amazon Elastic MapReduce release supports 16 Hadoop projects

    Latest Amazon Elastic MapReduce release supports 16 Hadoop projects

    Amazon announced the release of Elastic MapReduce (EMR) 5.0.0 today, which includes, among other things, support for 16 open source Hadoop projects. As AWS continues to hone its various tools to help customers manage myriad enterprise functions in the cloud, this latest one is aimed at data scientists and other interested parties looking to manage big data projects with Hadoop. For those… Read More

  • Amazon shatters earnings expectations

    Amazon shatters earnings expectations

    Amazon shattered expectations when it reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. Adjusted earnings per share came in at $1.78, when Wall Street was forecasting $1.11. Amazon also beat revenue predictions, posting $30.4 billion for the quarter when analysts were expecting $29.55 billion. Shares ticked up 2 percent in after-hours trading. The company saw a significant increase… Read More

  • Cloud With Me makes setting up and managing AWS servers easier

    Cloud With Me makes setting up and managing AWS servers easier

    Nobody has ever accused AWS of being too easy to use. While Amazon’s cloud computing platform is extremely powerful and launches feature updates on an almost daily basis, all of that power comes with a lot of complexity. Even if you only want to set up a basic WordPress install on a single machine, getting started with the AWS Management Console can be daunting. Cloud With… Read More

  • Twilio now helps AWS send texts

    Twilio now helps AWS send texts

    Twilio today announced a new collaboration with Amazon’s AWS platform. The company says it is “helping AWS provide the delivery of SMS messages through the Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)” and notes that SNS users will now benefit from Twilio’s experience in sending bulk messages. What exactly does that mean? We weren’t sure either, so we asked the company. Read More

  • How AWS came to be

    How AWS came to be

    There are lots of stories about the formation of AWS, but this much we know: 10 years ago, Amazon Web Services, the cloud Infrastructure as a Service arm of Amazon.com, was launched with little fanfare as a side business for Amazon.com. Today, it’s a highly successful company in its own right, riding a remarkable $10 billion run rate. In fact, according to data from Synergy Research, in… Read More

  • Salesforce inks deal with AWS to expand international presence

    Salesforce inks deal with AWS to expand international presence

    AWS announced today that it was expanding its relationship with Salesforce.com, with Salesforce naming the cloud giant a preferred cloud provider. The agreement should help Salesforce increase its international presence without having to build its own data centers in countries that have data sovereignty laws, which require that data stays in-country. It’s expensive to build their… Read More

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