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.

Customer Centricity at Amazon Web Services

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AWS has built a reputation over the years for the breadth and depth of our services and the pace of our innovation with 280 features released in 2013. In 2012,AWS announced 159 new features and services. Our customers tell us that the service is 78% better than it was 3 years ago.

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What CIOs Can Learn From An Upgrade Of Inflight Web Services

The Accidental Successful CIO

In-flight wi-fi service is currently available on some planes ; however, because the airlines charge top dollar for this privilege, only about 5% of the passengers on a plane take advantage of this service. Additionally both music and video streaming services can be supported.

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.

Amazon Web Services Buys Wind Power for Data Centers

Data Center Knowledge

Signs 13-year power purchase agreement with developer of Indiana wind farm Read More. Amazon Power

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

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

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Four free tools for handling Amazon Web Services security incident response

Network World

Responding to security incidents that involve deployments within Amazon Web Services is a lot different from responding to incidents that happen on corporate-owned gear, and two researchers have come up with free tools to make that process easier.

European Union Data Protection Authorities Approve Amazon Web Services’ Data Processing Agreement

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The media alert below that went out today gives the details: European Union Data Protection Authorities Approve Amazon Web Services’ Data Processing Agreement. Brussels – March 31, 2015 – Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced that the group of European Union (EU) data protection authorities known as the Article 29 Working Party has approved the AWS Data Processing Agreement (DPA), assuring customers that it meets the high standards of EU data protection laws.

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

Netflix Closed Their Last Data Center – Should You Do The Same?

The Accidental Successful CIO

Every month Netflix attempts to both sign up additional customers for their DVD delivery and, more recently, their video streaming service. In the case of Netflix they have selected Amazon and their Amazon Web Services offering to host all of the Netflix applications.

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

David Linthicum

Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Amazon.com 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.

6 Things Amazon Can Teach us About How to Do Cloud Computing Correctly

CTOvision

Amazon Web Services, or AWS, has been setting the standard for online e-commerce solutions for some time now. Amazon has 11 different regions with a number of data centers using a service like hadoop cloud within each region. Cloud Computing Amazon Web ServicesBrigg Patten. But in its early adoption of cloud computing as a solution to scalability issues may just revolutionize how other companies approach the cloud as a resource.

Amazon Web Services Turns Ten Years Old

Data Center Knowledge

It sounds like a work of fiction to say that a bookstore would grow to one day power much of the web's critical infrastructure Read More. Shared

Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA Now Available on AWS

CTOvision

Just announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA has expanded their availability to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Terry Wise, vice president, Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services, Inc. Big Data News Amazon Web Services Red Hat Enterprise Linux SAP SAP HANAWhat this now allows is more deployment options for customer’s big data workloads, adding more choices to an ecosystem of hardware and cloud configurations.

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December Tech Trends Report and 2016 Enterprise Tech Projections

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In 2016 expect every user of a smart phone to have a growing respect for the utility of AI with capabilities delivering useful services on every smartphone device. Web applications based on AI, like x.ia, will grow slow but steady followings and move more into the mainstream. In 2016 we expect to see serious political discourse on what to do about the coming job displacement expected because of robotic manufacturing and services work.

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. 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. AWS didn''t get to where it is through clever marketing.

Expanding the Cloud ? Introducing Amazon CloudSearch - All.

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Today Amazon Web Services is introducing Amazon CloudSearch , a new web service that brings the power of the Amazon.comâ??s Search is a much broader technology than just the indexing of large collections of web pages. All Things Distributed.

Pentaho 5.3 Continues To Deliver On Big Data Analytics With Scale Including AWS Redshift and Impala

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From their press release: Pentaho to Deliver On Demand Big Data Analytics at Scale on Amazon Web Services and Cloudera. We are pleased that customers can combine Amazon Redshift and Pentaho to power fresh business insights with the performance and reliability they have come to depend on in the cloud,” said Brian Matsubara, Head of Global Technology Alliances, Amazon Web Services, Inc. Big Data CTO Amazon Web Services Hitachi Data Systems Pentaho Quentin Gallivan

AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium 5-7 May 2015 at Baltimore Convention Center

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Cyber Command and the command’s military service components. Military Services. By Charles Hall. If you''re interested in cyber security and operations at the federal level, check out the AFCEA Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium.

Amazon Web Services cracks open the door to hybrid clouds

David Linthicum

Amazon Web Services has always pushed back on private clouds — it''s a public cloud, after all. AWS’s recently launched services show it''s becoming more aware that some items still, and will always, reside inside the enterprise. Another example is AWS Directory Services , announced last month, which lets you connect your AWS resources with an existing Microsoft Active Directory if desired.

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

David Linthicum

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

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. Read More. Amazon Cloud Computing Hewlett-Packard

The new normal: Cloud, it’s not just early adopters anymore: Part I

The Investing Edge

Cloud computing promises to move all, or at least the vast majority, of this technology from on premise or in-house, to off-premise, or to internet-based service providers.

Amazon Web Services AWS – Accelerate Your Cloud Success

Galido

Amazon Web Services is an extensive, developing distributed Cloud computing stage gave by Amazon.com. Web administrations are here and there called cloud administrations or remote figuring administrations. Amazon Simple Storage Service Amazon S3. Web Hosting.

Big data is a big reason government IT is embracing Amazon Web Services

Tech Republic Big Data

BlueCanopy has found a way to make big data projects work for the public sector.and the private sector should listen in

New IaaS Benchmark Report: Internap vs Amazon Web Services

Data Center Knowledge

White Papers Amazon Web Services Cloud Spectator iaas Internap virtual machine 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.

Amazon Web Services has no reason to worry about IBM

David Linthicum

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

Amazon Web Services Head Jassy Reaps $35.4 Million for 2016

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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 Amazon.com 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

Expanding the Cloud - Introducing AWS OpsWorks, a Powerful.

All Things Distributed

Today Amazon Web Services launched AWS OpsWorks , a flexible application management solution with automation tools that enable you to model and control your applications and their supporting infrastructure. All Things Distributed.

Amazon Is ‘Just Getting Started’ With Web Services Push in Canada

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Amazon is expanding its profitable data center business north of the border. Read More. Amazon Companies

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

Step-By-Step: Blocking Outside Apps from Accessing Exchange Web Services

CanITPro

There are all many security reasons as to why the ask to block applications from using Exchange Web Services (EWS) would occur. In the era of BYOD the ask has probably been put forth to block a specific apps from accessing Office 365 / Exchange Online.