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  • October 20, 2014 20 Oct'14

    Finding the right cloud computing partner

    It's clear that cloud computing is no longer a do-it-yourself venture, especially in the enterprise. A lot of companies can roll their own applications on Amazon Web Services for one-off projects, ...

  • October 16, 2014 16 Oct'14

    Google undercuts AWS in low-end IaaS pricing

    Google and Amazon are fully engaged in a price war, but calculating IaaS costs takes into account several factors, from reserved instance usage to free-tier discounts.

  • October 16, 2014 16 Oct'14

    AWS and Google stage showdown in big data cloud services

    Big data in the cloud is more than just MapReduce. In a growing market for big data, capturing the next big innovation is key.

  • October 16, 2014 16 Oct'14

    AWS cloud security and compliance win enterprise trust

    Both AWS and Google offer encryption, but the story doesn't end there. The two cloud giants differ on key management and compliance certifications.

  • October 15, 2014 15 Oct'14

    Google PaaS has a leg up on AWS Elastic Beanstalk

    Google was an early mover in the platform as a service market, which makes it 'sticky' with early adopters, but will it beat out Elastic Beanstalk long-term?

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  • October 08, 2014 08 Oct'14

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  • October 02, 2014 02 Oct'14

    DoD hesitant on cloud despite AWS security certifications

    AWS was recently awarded provisional authority to host highly sensitive workloads for the Department of Defense, but the agency hasn't fully embraced public cloud yet.

  • September 30, 2014 30 Sep'14

    Engineering firm spruces up AWS storage with caching appliance

    Graef-USA combined AWS storage with a Panzura appliance to slash thousands of dollars from its budget and also streamline backups.

  • September 29, 2014 29 Sep'14

    AWS billing prompts use of third-party cloud cost analysis tools

    Does AWS billing give you a headache? Some customers have turned to third-party software to make sense of cloud costs.

  • September 25, 2014 25 Sep'14

    AWS reboot leaves customers scrambling

    Amazon Web Services will soon patch huge swaths of its EC2 fleet to protect against a security vulnerability, and customers won’t be able to re-launch instances to avoid it.

  • September 18, 2014 18 Sep'14

    Firm forgoes LDAP and Active Directory for cloud directory

    For one software developer, the choice of an AWS cloud was easier than learning how to secure the infrastructure with a user directory.

  • September 16, 2014 16 Sep'14

    Federal Register opts for AWS public cloud

    AWS offers GovCloud to government agencies, but a combination of the Simple Storage Service and Elastic Compute Cloud in the AWS public cloud proved suitable for the publication of federal records.

  • September 12, 2014 12 Sep'14

    AWS big data app tests the limits of cloud data processing

    If you switch cell phone providers, a company called Comlinkdata is behind the scenes, using the Amazon cloud to crunch the numbers for some 50,000 such switches per day for wireless carriers.

  • September 04, 2014 04 Sep'14

    AWS EC2 tags gain finesse with new search and filtering

    AWS EC2 instances will be easier to manage thanks to a new system for searching and filtering tags, though automated and policy-based tagging remain on the wish list.

  • August 27, 2014 27 Aug'14

    AWS EBS volumes ratchet up throughput

    AWS has upgraded throughput and I/O on AWS EBS volumes backed by SSDs, an enabler for high-performance database workloads in the cloud, though volume size limits remain a concern.

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