AWS instances strategy and setup
- December 05, 2019
AWS users like Lyft and Salesforce have figured out how to keep their cloud costs as low as possible, and a new cloud management tool from Amazon aims to help others do the same.
- December 03, 2019
AWS hybrid cloud support has arrived with the release of Outposts, but Amazon takes a different tack on multi-cloud and forbids co-branding partners from so much as using the term.
- September 13, 2019
AWS Outposts will ship later this year. In advance of that launch, AWS has given customers a sense of what they can expect from the first release of the private, on-premises version of its public cloud infrastructure.
- July 15, 2019
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels talks about the company's Outposts hybrid cloud hardware, how AWS approaches innovation and future plans for cloud cost containment.
- February 28, 2019
Amazon polished several services in February to simplify management of AWS hybrid cloud architecture. It also added five new EC2 bare metal instances and upgraded Amazon GuardDuty. Find out how AWS ...
- December 05, 2018
AWS Outposts immediately drew comparison to Microsoft Azure Stack, but Amazon said it designed its service differently based on perceived weaknesses in the competition's offering.
- November 30, 2018
Many AWS customers use the bring-your-own-license model. Now, the cloud vendor has given them a tool to ensure they comply with third-party contract agreements.
- November 08, 2018
Kubernetes users pick up another option for container orchestration in hybrid deployments in the form of a product bundle from Cisco and AWS.
- October 15, 2018
AWS added an open source tool to manage infrastructure directly through Kubernetes. But the software is targeted at AWS assets, so don't expect it to help with portability.
- July 25, 2018
Amazon EKS generated curiosity among attendees at the AWS Summit in New York. But AWS' long-term container plans could change and alter how it packages the service to users.
- June 29, 2018
With the VMware-AWS partnership, some customers were either reluctant or unable to use earlier versions of the service. Now, with the passage of time and corresponding product maturity, customers ...
- May 31, 2018
Infrastructure was AWS' focus in May, as the cloud provider made good on several of its promises with features that provide more diverse compute options -- including some that directly challenge ...
- May 16, 2018
AWS infrastructure services now offer more VM control, licensing flexibility and a price cut -- all part of its plan to lure coveted enterprise customers.
- April 30, 2018
Breathe easier, serverless application developers -- your lengthy wait is over, with AWS Lambda's added support for a newer Node.js runtime After a year's wait, AWS developers can now use Node.js ...
- April 27, 2018
AWS was lukewarm on blockchain until recently, but customer demand might have pushed the cloud provider to change its tune and offer some entry-level templates.
- April 17, 2018
The growth and proliferation of connected sensors has drawn AWS headlong into the IoT market. And a recent keynote speech provided clues as to how the cloud provider shapes its tools to manage ...
- March 30, 2018
Cloud security best practices and IT convenience don't always align, but as standards such as GDPR take hold and new vulnerabilities constantly emerge, maybe it's ok to loosen the reins from time ...
- March 08, 2018
VMware Cloud on AWS has improved migrations, cost controls and availability, as VMware pitches customers on the value of hosting vSphere-based workloads on the public cloud.
- March 01, 2018
Many cloud developers espouse the benefits of serverless computing, but others find the approach unwieldy or difficult to manage. The AWS Serverless Application Repository, one of several AWS ...
- February 09, 2018
AWS automation capabilities continue to expand, as the cloud vendor pushes customers to follow its lead to eliminate manual steps and gain efficiency.
- January 30, 2018
AWS users have a green light to rev the full bandwidth potential of a particular instance. AWS removed its 5 Gbps limit and improved performance for network connections to and from Elastic Compute ...
- January 26, 2018
Amazon's move to fold Sqrrl, a threat detection startup, into AWS security services could help bring together its growing list of disparate security tools.
- January 19, 2018
Amazon's Auto Scaling service can reduce duplicate efforts by users. It's also the latest example of Amazon's effort to streamline and automate its large list of services.
- December 01, 2017
AWS continues to push its Virtual Private Cloud as the new norm for cloud development and deployment, and further limit public internet exposure. AWS PrivateLink enables customers to privately ...
- November 30, 2017
Managed services took center stage at AWS' annual user conference, with added higher-level services for IoT, functions, containers and databases.
- November 21, 2017
It's time again for AWS re:Invent, the cloud provider's largest global conference. Follow this guide for news from this year's event and insights from the show floor.
- October 31, 2017
AWS' P3 instance unveiled in October provides extra compute power for heavy workloads -- but these capabilities don't come cheap.
- September 20, 2017
AWS per-second billing is a welcome change, but one likely tailored to lure new enterprises, rather than assist users that have optimized their environments or gone up the stack.
- September 12, 2017
VMware Cloud on AWS could push more companies to the public cloud, but the service is far from a finished product as more needs to be done to connect the two environments.
- August 31, 2017
AWS customers can add graphic acceleration to instances, but with little flexibility. To change that, the cloud provider has finally fulfilled a promise from early last year, with Elastic GPUs that ...
- August 04, 2017
Since AWS and VMware disclosed their partnership in 2016, customers have awaited details. Mark Lohmeyer of VMware discussed the status of the service.
- July 31, 2017
The new G3 instance type, one of several features for AWS in July, provides extra power for graphics-intensive workloads.
- June 08, 2017
AWS has churned out a host of new EC2 instance types over the past year, as it responds to a shift toward more production workloads on the platform.
- May 19, 2017
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.
- March 24, 2017
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.
- March 16, 2017
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 02, 2017
A Kubernetes startup has been tapped to design a reference architecture for AWS. IT pros see a potential precursor to Kubernetes support in ECS.
- December 30, 2016
AWS took steps to further shake up enterprise cloud, including new data centers, a Kubernetes competitor and the release of EFS. Here's what ranked on SearchAWS in 2016.
- December 08, 2016
The container orchestration pool is already crowded and competitive, and AWS has waded in with an unusual play.
- December 01, 2016
AWS intends to make it easier than ever for an enterprise to use its platform -- on or off premises.
- November 04, 2016
The Amazon Linux Container Image can now be brought on premises as Amazon seeks more ways to ease the transition to its public cloud by creating consistency across environments.
- October 14, 2016
In a move focused squarely on enterprise customers, VMware and Amazon are partnering to shift on-premises vSphere workloads to AWS bare metal.
- October 04, 2016
The latest AWS updates hit on some common themes to provide customers with more options around compute power and discounted purchasing. Amazon's new P2 instance type offers up to 16 graphic ...
- January 18, 2016
Amazon rolls out a new Scheduled Reserved Instances pricing discount, but IT pros aren't sure it is worth the management hassle.
- January 06, 2016
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 17, 2015
The AWS t2.nano could undercut all competitors on price with a three-year Reserved Instance contract, depending on storage requirements.
- December 04, 2015
AWS customers are working around the limitations of AWS Elastic Load Balancing using an open source product.
- October 09, 2015
At AWS re:Invent this year, announcements included new capabilities for existing products, as well as management tools and a new storage appliance -- setting social media abuzz.
- October 02, 2015
AWS shops are eager for relief setting up Elasticsearch clusters, even if integration with one important tool still requires some manual intervention.
- September 18, 2015
Amazon Web Services continues its race with Google Cloud Platform in support for Docker containers with the Docker Trusted Registry.
- August 03, 2015
Monitoring and deep diagnostics on a per-container basis are two areas Amazon ECS can improve on in the early days of the container wars.
- July 31, 2015
Docker is the hottest thing in town and Amazon, Google and other major cloud providers all want enterprises to use the container service through them.
- July 10, 2015
Getting stakeholders to help manage AWS costs shouldn't be like herding cats. Create a cost-conscious culture and follow these steps to control cloud costs.
- June 12, 2015
New AWS instances will mean cost savings for IT pros, even if they don't purchase instances from the new M4 line.
- June 11, 2015
AWS officials discussed the features customers can expect at the launch of AWS EFS, as well as what's still on the roadmap.
- June 09, 2015
A second environmental group mounts a campaign and shareholders ask for more facts as AWS trades public criticisms with Greenpeace.
- June 01, 2015
An AWS early adopter branched out into Azure and OpenStack while avoiding "sticky" shared services and incorporating open source automation tools.
- April 23, 2015
AWS' EC2 Container Service tackles some network and security issues for Docker containers, though there's still room for scheduling improvements.
- April 09, 2015
Companies interested in AWS often need help selecting and deploying the right mix of cloud services. Many are turning to managed cloud services.
- April 01, 2015
New AWS D2 instances pack in disk drives, memory and faster processors, intriguing users with heavy data-processing applications.
- March 25, 2015
The Boston Celtics and its AWS partner found one surprisingly simple trick to save the team almost 50% on AWS costs.
- March 11, 2015
Amazon Web Services' new line of C4 instances can offer greater CPU horsepower, but is it worth the price? IT pros evaluating the instances weigh in.
- March 05, 2015
A Silicon Valley startup says it can deliver AWS Spot Instance prices with On-Demand reliability.
- March 02, 2015
Enterprise IT shops hope the AWS Service Catalog will be a cheaper alternative to third-party tools and solve EC2 tagging issues.
- February 27, 2015
For AWS shops, news of another reboot in the EC2 fleet shows the cloud provider is staying on top of its security responsibilities.
- January 07, 2015
The new two-minute warning is a positive move for IT pros using Spot Instances, but some would like to see more changes to the bidding system.
- May 27, 2014
Amazon's free TCO Calculator compares its services to on-premises IT, but a look at the details reveals cloud costs remains a tricky business.
- November 21, 2013
Some Amazon Web Services customers blame 'noisy neighbors' for fluctuating cloud performance, but AWS officials say that's not what's happening.
- November 11, 2013
AWS re:Invent 2013 in Las Vegas is considered the largest gathering of developers and technical leaders in the Amazon Web Services community.