• May 19, 2017 19 May'17

    AWS hybrid strategy adapts to enterprise demand, market pressure

    The AWS hybrid cloud strategy has changed considerably over the years, and this month's Red Hat deal is the latest step toward coexistence with on-premises workloads.

  • April 28, 2017 28 Apr'17

    Amazon and AWS paths converge amid product buys, releases

    As Amazon's retail side turns toward consumer-oriented AI devices, its AWS subsidiary is linked more directly to the parent company's business objectives -- a win for enterprises.

  • April 21, 2017 21 Apr'17

    AWS CodeStar among new tools to streamline cloud use

    Updates this week to Redshift and DynamoDB, plus AWS CodeStar, a service for CI/CD workloads, aim to streamline use of several Amazon services.

  • March 30, 2017 30 Mar'17

    Amazon call center service extends AWS tools' reach

    A new Amazon call center service represents yet another market for AWS to disrupt, but its real draw could be its integration with existing AWS tools.

  • March 24, 2017 24 Mar'17

    AWS acquisition of Thinkbox could lead to more heavy-duty tools, users

    You have to spend money to make money. At least that's what AWS hopes with its acquisition of a suite of rendering tools that may draw in more high-performance computing workloads.

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  • March 16, 2017 16 Mar'17

    AWS Reserved Instances add flexibility in wake of new Google pricing

    AWS Reserved Instances are now more flexible than ever, but challenges remain with the discount service -- a problem magnified by Google's new streamlined discount offering.

  • March 03, 2017 03 Mar'17

    Amazon S3 outage spotlights disaster recovery tradeoffs

    Tuesday's Amazon S3 outage reverberated around the internet, but cost and complexity will likely keep many users from scrambling to change their redundancy practices.

  • March 02, 2017 02 Mar'17

    How Amazon S3 toppled AWS’ house of cards

    AWS attributed Tuesday's extended disruption to outdated processes and human error, according to a postmortem published Thursday. The post, which classified the incident as a "service disruption," ...

  • March 02, 2017 02 Mar'17

    Kubernetes on AWS gets a boost with Quick Start

    A Kubernetes startup has been tapped to design a reference architecture for AWS. IT pros see a potential precursor to Kubernetes support in ECS.

  • February 28, 2017 28 Feb'17

    AWS disruption wreaks havoc for Amazon S3 users

    An AWS disruption Tuesday was the longest and most impactful downtime for the public cloud provider in years, as S3 became unresponsive in a major data hub.

  • February 24, 2017 24 Feb'17

    AWS database migration push continues with data lake conversions

    New AWS database migration capabilities simplify data lake transfers to Redshift from Oracle and Teradata, but it still doesn't solve the biggest obstacles to move databases to the cloud.

  • February 20, 2017 20 Feb'17

    Amazon EBS adds elasticity needed to avoid downtime

    Amazon EBS' new live volume modification for storage attached to S3 saves time and headaches for IT pros, who welcome the technology they say is overdue.

  • February 16, 2017 16 Feb'17

    Amazon Chime re-extends AWS' reach into business productivity

    AWS' track record in business productivity is spotty, but Amazon Chime appeals to enterprise IT pros who want all their IT tools in the same shed.

  • February 09, 2017 09 Feb'17

    AWS IPv6 support answers call for IP address space

    IPv6 is not new, but the proliferation of the internet of things creates new demand for the protocol. And AWS has responded in deliberate fashion.

  • January 27, 2017 27 Jan'17

    Amazon Cloud Directory adds and removes flexibility

    Amazon Cloud Directory brings a cloud-native approach to data management and moves away from traditional models, but it isn't without tradeoffs for enterprise IT.