• January 06, 2016 06 Jan'16

    AWS price-cut patterns reflect cloud growth, maturation

    AWS dropped prices for the 51st time in its history, but the bloodiest days of the cloud pricing wars may be in the rear view mirror.

  • December 30, 2015 30 Dec'15

    New services, cloud disruption top AWS news in 2015

    Cloud customers keep their ears to the ground to keep up with new AWS information, particularly when it comes to service issues. These five news stories were most popular on SearchAWS in 2015.

  • December 22, 2015 22 Dec'15

    AWS cloud cost management in the spotlight for 2016

    AWS users want more built-in cloud security and control tools in 2016, and vow to improve cloud cost management -- something Amazon will help with through a new free tool.

  • December 17, 2015 17 Dec'15

    Amazon Aurora could build a 'Safe Harbor' for data

    Amazon's Aurora database now offers encryption at rest, which could help with international data security concerns as European law is clarified.

  • December 17, 2015 17 Dec'15

    AWS t2.nano instances offer dirt-cheap home for microservices

    The AWS t2.nano could undercut all competitors on price with a three-year Reserved Instance contract, depending on storage requirements.

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  • December 10, 2015 10 Dec'15

    Amazon Route 53 adds Traffic Flow, beats most prices

    AWS shops are excited to see Amazon Route 53 add Traffic Flow, though there are also third-party products on the market that offer similar features.

  • December 04, 2015 04 Dec'15

    AWS Active Directory service looks to pilfer apps from Azure

    Amazon continues its competitive push against Microsoft with a new way of deploying Active Directory in its cloud.

  • December 04, 2015 04 Dec'15

    NGINX serves up alternative to AWS Elastic Load Balancing

    AWS customers are working around the limitations of AWS Elastic Load Balancing using an open source product.

  • November 30, 2015 30 Nov'15

    Amazon dedicated server move aligns with Microsoft licensing

    While technically comparable to bare metal cloud offerings from IBM and Rackspace, AWS has a different motivation for offering dedicated hardware.

  • November 30, 2015 30 Nov'15

    Free AWS Cost Explorer poised to close gap with paid tools

    Amazon quietly made an update to its free AWS cost analysis tool that may be significant enough to give cloud users reason to ditch third-party tools that can cost thousands of dollars.

  • November 20, 2015 20 Nov'15

    AWS Device Farm broadens appeal with Web app support

    AWS users who didn't have an interest in the AWS Device Farm before are intrigued by an important new feature.

  • November 20, 2015 20 Nov'15

    AWS Lambda service tops gratitude list this Thanksgiving

    Amazon Web Services made hundreds of product and feature updates in 2015, but there are a few that IT pros are most grateful for, as the end of the year approaches.

  • November 20, 2015 20 Nov'15

    Cloud expert, author shares pointers on getting started with AWS

    In this Q&A, Andreas Wittig, co-author of the book 'Amazon Web Services in Action,' highlights the biggest rookie mistakes enterprises struggle with and pitfalls to avoid.

  • November 13, 2015 13 Nov'15

    New RDS snapshot sharing raises cloud security concerns

    AWS added features such as an EC2 Run Command and the ability to share RDS snapshot data between accounts -- giving some users reason for concern about security.

  • November 12, 2015 12 Nov'15

    AWS plays host to Amazon SES alternatives

    A company whose products share a market with Amazon SES talks about what it's like to base its operations on AWS, and shares what items are on its wish list, such as EC2 IPv6 support.