- June 27, 2016
Cross-region replication is now available for all RDS engines, but an AWS security construct in KMS means the service still has backup limitations for some users.
- June 08, 2016
AWS IoT is a serious contender in the emerging space of connected devices, but the market presents a different set of challenges for Amazon's cloud business.
- June 01, 2016
DevOps on AWS can make plenty of sense, but users must embrace the ops side of the equation, know when to use native tools and know when to turn to a third party.
- May 31, 2016
Cloud customers seek better connectivity between services and components. One cloud consultant discusses how businesses approach an AWS deployment project for hybrid cloud.
- April 29, 2016
AWS partners are a critical part of the growing ecosystem, but the choice between third-party services and the waiting game for native tooling can create problems for users.
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- April 20, 2016
Expanded AWS migration tools and proactive security measures are the focus of a string of new products from Amazon aimed at luring in more enterprise workloads.
- April 20, 2016
The AWS cloud has been in operation for 10 years, and its early arrival on the scene resulted in a glut of loyal customers. But those customers have mixed reactions to new AWS features.
- April 12, 2016
Amazon Web Services has slowly built a compelling portfolio of mobile app dev and management tools, and now the company is poised to shake up the market.
- March 22, 2016
AWS turned 10 this month, and for the first time it faces the potential of real competition in a market that promises to be different in its second decade.
- March 14, 2016
AWS Snowball is now a two-way street, as customers can move large data sets in and out of the cloud with the plug-in appliance.
- March 04, 2016
Cloud computing positions increasingly demand AWS expertise. While the particulars may vary, job seekers need to get their hands dirty in the field to land their desired position.
- February 23, 2016
User interface beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but AWS shops feel good about the newly redesigned AWS Management Console so far.
- February 19, 2016
AWS security concerns primarily have to do with locking down APIs, according to veteran IT pros, who also see tools such as Lambda on the cusp of changing the cloud security game.
- February 19, 2016
Securing AWS starts with knowing what mistakes to avoid. So, to get off on the right foot, learn from these cautionary tales of common AWS security blunders.
- February 17, 2016
A series of AWS improvements that mostly flew under the radar will enhance users' ability to secure AWS and build serverless applications.