Amazon Web Services celebrates 8 years in the cloud

David Linthicum

Believe it or not, it was eight years ago that Amazon Web Services'' S3 (Simple Storage Service) went into production. Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services Cloud Storage At the time, the promise was revolutionary: read more.

Cloud vendors, stop copying Amazon Web Services -- or else

David Linthicum

I get emails daily from cloud providers that want to talk to me about news service they are offering, services that look a lot like the old ones their competitors -- typically, Amazon Web Services -- already furnish. Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services IT Management Cloud Computing

Stackdriver is a pawn in the fight between Google and Amazon Web Services

David Linthicum

At first glance, it may seem odd that Google is buying Stackdriver , a cloud-monitoring startup read more. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Google Amazon Web Services

What are Amazon Web Services’ Nordic plans?

Computer Weekly

Amazon Web Services' head in the Nordic tells Computer Weekly about the region's increasing demand and use of the cloud

3 barriers between Amazon Web Services and businesses

David Linthicum

Amazon Web Services'' Re:Invent 2013 conference is coming up next month in Las Vegas, and I can already tell you it will sell out and be a big hit. It simply has a public cloud that works, scales, and lives up to expectations. Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services IaaS Cloud computing Amazon had a huge lead in the market, everyone knows it, and both customers and partners alike will show up to pay homage. The success is well deserved.

IBM vs. Amazon Web Services: Don't be fooled by their numbers game

David Linthicum

Cloud Computing The Industry Standard IBM Amazon Web Services Cloud Computing Technology Business Vendors like to show off data that says they''re winning in terms of market adoption versus their competitors. They also like to show off data that is hard to verify, which makes it easier for them to claim whatever they want and even be technically, if obscurely, right. read more.

3 lessons for IT from Amazon Web Services

David Linthicum

billion from Amazon Web Services, a full 81.5 Both IT organizations and Amazon's cloud competitors alike would be wise to learn three key lessons from AWS's success. From Amazon to Azure, InfoWorld puts IaaS clouds to the test to find out which is best for you. Stay up on the cloud with InfoWorld's Cloud Computing newsletter. ]. recently posted its second-ever quarterly profit: $23.2 billion in the last quarter, an increase of 19.9

Amazon Web Services expands European datacentre footprint with Paris region opening

Computer Weekly

Amazon Web Services outlines plans to build Paris datacentre region in 2017, as demand for locally hosted cloud services grows

New IaaS Benchmark Report: Internap vs Amazon Web Services

Data Center Knowledge

The rise of public cloud as a robust infrastructure choice over the past several years has led organizations to aggressively outsource their compute, memory, and storage needs to a growing number of IaaS providers. With increasing cloud adoption, more vendors have decided to enter this fast-growing. White Papers Amazon Web Services Cloud Spectator iaas Internap virtual machine

Universal Credit moves into Amazon Web Services cloud

Computer Weekly

Parts of the digital system underpinning the controversial welfare reform programme are now running on AWS under DWP’s hybrid cloud strategy

Amazon Web Services has no reason to worry about IBM

David Linthicum

In a recent article at, Rob Enderle made a very clear and somewhat compelling case that IBM would ultimately dominate public cloud computing. Yes, IBM will make an impact, but it won''t end up being a dominant public cloud computing player. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard IBM Cloud computing I believe he''s wrong. To me, the reasons are obvious. read more.

Amazon Web Services Head Jassy Reaps $35.4 Million for 2016

Data Center Knowledge

The head of Amazon Web Services, which includes the company’s cloud business, received $35.4 Leading the fastest-growing and most profitable division of Inc. is paying off for Andrew Jassy. million in stock and about $179,000 in salary and a 401(k) match, according to a regulatory filing. Amazon Shared

Spearline and Amazon Web Services Partnership

Spearline Testing

Cloud computing has driven down Information Technology costs and helped companies across all industries increase their flexibility and productivity. Amazon Web Services. Spearline has designed its tried-and-tested platform using AWS’s cloud computing infrastructure.

HP Builds Load Testing Service on Amazon Web Services Cloud

Data Center Knowledge

StormRunner is delivered via AWS, but HP has plans to extend it to its OpenStack-based Helion cloud service in the future. Amazon Cloud Computing Hewlett-Packard Read More.

Amazon Web Services: The smart person's guide

Tech Republic Data Center

This comprehensive guide about AWS covers the expansive cloud services offered by Amazon, common use cases and technical limitations, and what to know when adopting this technology

Amazon Web Services Beefs Up Elastic Block Store

Data Center Knowledge

Amazon Cloud Computing EBS is tuned for I/O intensive and bursty workloads. The larger, faster volumes unveiled in November are now available in all AWS regions. Read More.

Amazon Web Services Kicks Off New Year With New Cloud Features

Data Center Knowledge

Provider enhances government cloud, adds two-minute spot instance termination notices, makes other small tweaks Read More. Amazon Cloud Computing

Amazon Web Services AWS – Accelerate Your Cloud Success


Amazon Web Services is an extensive, developing distributed Cloud computing stage gave by Web administrations are here and there called cloud administrations or remote figuring administrations. What Is Cloud Computing. Web Hosting.

Amazon Web Services Launches Business Email Service to Take on Cloud Competitors

Data Center Knowledge

Public cloud giant unveils its response to Office 365 and Google Apps for Work Read More. Shared

Amazon Web Services AWS July 2018 Updates

Storage IO Blog

Amazon Web Services AWS July 2018 Updates Amazon Web Services AWS July 2018 Updates Amazon Web Services AWS July 2018 Updates continue to expand feature, functionality, service capabilities of the public cloud providers capabilities across various geographies.

The proof is in: Amazon fully controls the cloud

David Linthicum

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently cut prices for its dedicated instances. Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Amazon Web Services If you''ve been keeping track, this is its 37th price reduction. read more.

Forrester 2019 Enterprise BI Platform Waves ™ Research Update

Forrester IT

This year we emphasized New market segmentation by Vendor-Managed vs. Client-Managed platforms, which roughly equated to on-premise vs. cloud based platforms, but not quite. Forrester has just published 2019 refresh of out Enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) Platforms Waves ™.

Amazon: Our new doc-sharing cloud service is enterprise-grade

David Linthicum

Amazon Web Services'' release of its Zocalo cloud service for managing and sharing documents is a very interesting move. Yes, many such services are already out there, including Google Drive, Box, and Dropbox, but AWS goes further with Zocalo. For starters, Amazon promises to take care of the storage, authentication, security, and other aspects of running a document sharing service for you.

How Cloud Improves Disaster Recovery

Perficient - Digital Transformation

The following is the sixth blog in a series about why businesses are moving to the cloud to modernize and improve business performance. In our last blog in this series, we examined how security improves with cloud. Cloud improves disaster recovery.

Amazon's expertise may save CIA cloud from's fate

David Linthicum

IBM finally conceded to Amazon Web Services on the construction of the CIA cloud, reports Federal Computer Week. Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services E-government This became a fun fight to watch when word leaked in March that the CIA had awarded the $600 million contract to, accepting a bid that was $54 million higher than IBM''s. read more.

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Amazon can no longer take its cloud leadership for granted

David Linthicum

Good news for Microsoft : "Strong sales of cloud products to businesses helped lift Microsoft''s revenue by 18 percent last quarter, though its profits declined," reports Reuters. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in a call with financial analysts that commercial cloud revenue grew almost 150 percent year over year to $4.4 Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Google Apps Google Compute Engine Microsoft Azure Microsoft Office 365 Amazon Web Services Cloud Computing

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10 Lessons from 10 Years of Amazon Web Services

All Things Distributed

Looking back over the past 10 years, there are hundreds of lessons that we’ve learned about building and operating services that need to be secure, reliable, scalable, with predictable performance at the lowest possible cost.

Don't let the Google-Amazon price war lead to the wrong cloud

David Linthicum

I''m beginning to view cloud providers as carnival barkers, standing on the sides of the strand, shouting out lower and lower prices for their services, in hopes of luring major enterprises to their tents. What''s happing is that cloud providers are buying their way into the market, trying to create enterprise demand that isn''t coming naturally. Cloud Computing Storage Google Amazon Web Services IT Management

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Free Cloud Courses at Linux Academy — July 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students can develop their Linux and Cloud skills even further. Cloud Security Fundamentals. The cloud has brought about tons of innovation and features. AWS Cloud Formation Deep Dive. Google Cloud Concepts.

Amazon is right to grow AWS at the expense of profits

David Linthicum

Last week, said its cloud business grew by 90 percent last year, but the company was significantly less profitable than the year before. Its AWS (Amazon Web Services) business makes up the majority of a balance sheet item that labels as "other." Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Amazon Web Services Technology Business

Some August 2015 Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure Cloud Updates

Storage IO Blog

Cloud Services Providers continue to extend their feature, function and capabilities and the following are two examples. Being a customer of both Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as Microsoft Azure (among others), I receive monthly news updates about service improvements along with new features.

Potential Impacts Beyond Cloud Applications & Infrastructure

Perficient - Digital Transformation

This is the next installment in a series of blogs on the subject of Cloud Transformation. When an organization makes a transition to cloud technology it will often cause a change in the way that organization thinks about IT solutions. Cloud technology allows an organization to operate in more of an experimental/disposable way. In pre-cloud thinking, IT groups often took a very long view of any new solution, like years versus days or months.

The Benefits of Containers for Businesses

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Unlike virtual machine images, container images can easily be migrated between clouds without a lot of rework. This increases simplicity, security, and stability for all apps/services on the node.

[Guide] Why Businesses Are Turning to Containers

Perficient - Digital Transformation

With companies deploying a wide range of infrastructure across multiple clouds and operating environments, it is essential that applications remain portable and able to be run efficiently in multiple places.

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Is Moving To The Cloud Worth The Risk?

The Accidental Successful CIO

The cloud comes with risk, is it worth it? All you have to do is pay your money, and then you can transfer your applications and storage from your expensive data centers to the much cheaper cloud systems. Is Moving To The Cloud Worth It? The cloud is here to stay.