• 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.

  • August 22, 2014 22 Aug'14

    Kinesis could push AWS billing to near-real time

    Amazon reps piqued attendees' interest at an AWS Roadshow this week when they detailed how Kinesis could be used to enhance the AWS billing process.

  • August 13, 2014 13 Aug'14

    Companies can get more for less with AWS Spot Instances

    An AWS customer with experience using Spot Instances advises on the best ways to develop applications that take advantage of an impermanent infrastructure.

  • August 05, 2014 05 Aug'14

    AWS Trusted Advisor users at odds with cloud monitoring tool costs

    Amazon's move to make elements of its Trusted Advisor cloud monitoring tool available for free last week should only be the first step toward differentiating its IaaS with advanced monitoring gratis.

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  • August 01, 2014 01 Aug'14

    AWS adds logs to CloudWatch, under-prices third-party tools

    Amazon Web Service’s new CloudWatch Logs may give IT pros reason to ditch more expensive third party tools such as Splunk, Loggly and Logstash.

  • August 01, 2014 01 Aug'14

    AWS mobility swings for the fences, only gets to first base

    Not to be outdone by mobile app giants like Google, AWS laid out several mobile features this week.

  • July 29, 2014 29 Jul'14

    IT pros see the silver lining in dismal Amazon earnings

    Amazon reported that revenue in its 'other' category, which includes AWS, dropped last quarter, and said new hires and price cuts contributed to the decline. While Wall Street attacks, AWS customers see these events as a good sign.

  • July 25, 2014 25 Jul'14

    SaaS application development on PaaS: 5 steps to reduce risk

    Developers need only follow these five steps to mitigate the risks of SaaS application development.

  • July 24, 2014 24 Jul'14

    AWS expansion in Europe likely under data localization pressure

    An AWS Germany region is expected as part of the cloud behemoths expansion in Europe, along with stronger partnerships between local service providers -- but IT pros say data localization is only one piece of the puzzle.

  • July 24, 2014 24 Jul'14

    NSA concerns, Microsoft Azure challenge AWS Europe

    AWS Europe faces mistrust due to U.S. NSA surveillance practices, plus competition from local cloud service providers and familiar nemesis, Microsoft Azure.

  • July 16, 2014 16 Jul'14

    New AWS cloud services leave developers wanting more

    A look inside the AWS Summit 2014 in New York from the ground floor, where users revealed how they really feel about the new mobile releases and which products are still lacking.

  • July 02, 2014 02 Jul'14

    New AWS EC2 instance type changes cloud pricing scheme

    New T2 line of instances replaces the T1.micro instance as well as two members of the M1 line, at a little over half the cost.

  • July 02, 2014 02 Jul'14

    Netflix Security Monkey plugs AWS cloud security gaps

    AWS shops say new open source software from Netflix will go a long way to help customers manage their part of the cloud security burden.

  • July 01, 2014 01 Jul'14

    AWS CloudFront buffed up with new customization features

    AWS CloudFront gets new CDN features that allow for mobile device detection and the ability to deliver content to a specific geographic location.