- 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 25, 2018
AWS added a feature to its fastest-growing service that provides more granular response to catastrophic failures and faster recovery -- just hope you never need to use it.
- 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 ...
- April 12, 2018
Enterprises are adopting AWS Lambda faster than competing serverless platforms from Google, Microsoft, IBM and others, citing ease of use to replace manual with automated functions and the broad ...
- April 10, 2018
During the last six months, AWS has demonstrated a commitment to IoT technology. But while it has a prominent place in the cloud IoT market, the technology doesn't fit all needs.
- April 09, 2018
AWS technology evangelist Jeff Barr surveys the technology needs addressed by new security and ML-focused AWS developer tools disclosed at AWS Summit 2018, such as Secrets Manager.
- April 05, 2018
AWS added more features to secure data on its platform, including private certificates, a managed service for secrets and a hub for policies regardless of where applications run.
- 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 28, 2018
Several examples of cryptojacking highlight organizational difficulties -- or outright neglect -- in securing AWS environments. Whether the trend continues is up to enterprise IT.
- 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 02, 2018
Many IT teams struggle with the cultural and technical shift to DevOps. Nathaniel Felsen, a DevOps professional, sorts through some tough choices.
- 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.
- February 02, 2018
AWS has created a low-code dev environment to help tech-savvy business users build apps for the public cloud and draw new customers to its platform.
- February 01, 2018
A bandwidth jolt to AWS networking services gives customers faster data transfer between services, and creates workflows that might have otherwise been prohibitive.
- 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 29, 2017
AWS customers were enticed by products and services introduced at the cloud provider’s annual customer and partner confab, re:Invent, held recently. AWS also kept up a steady pace of basic service ...
- December 22, 2017
The list of AWS features continued to grow in 2017, with upgrades that grab IT shops' attention: containers, databases, security, serverless and machine learning.
- December 14, 2017
AWS' Single Sign-On service intends to simplify control over employee access to AWS accounts and outside apps -- and also put AWS at the center of it all.
- December 12, 2017
AWS security tools got a boost from GuardDuty and IoT Device Defender, but the vendor still has work to do to provide a full security portfolio to meet enterprise needs.
- December 08, 2017
Another AWS re:Invent has come and gone, with another slew of new products to delight its fans. But in the cloud, can there be too much of a good thing? The user conference was bursting at the ...
- December 08, 2017
AWS re:Invent featured updates to database and internet of things technologies, but new cloud AI services such as SageMaker broaden the appeal of the cloud provider's AI tool set.
- December 07, 2017
At AWS re:Invent 2017, Amazon Web Services introduced developers to its new cloud-based coding environment, AWS Cloud9 IDE, with some taking a wait-and-see approach to it.
- December 04, 2017
Amazon Web Services has empowered developers with SageMaker, a tool that lets them incorporate machine learning into the apps they're building.
- December 01, 2017
It should come as no surprise, but AWS CEO Andy Jassy is awfully bullish about the company he leads. Jassy sat down for a press Q&A following his keynote speech here at re:Invent this week. ...
- 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 ...
- December 01, 2017
AWS fills in more gaps in its database and storage services to give customers better reliability across global regions, automated provisioning and cheaper data retrieval.
- 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 29, 2017
With AWS certification in heavy demand, many IT professionals are headed back to the classroom. Cloud trainer Anthony Sequeira offers some advice to help you pass the exam.
- November 21, 2017
AWS has added a new hypervisor behind the scenes, but customers likely won't see much of a direct impact on their cloud environment. Amazon this month began selling its C5 instance nearly a year ...
- 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.
- November 17, 2017
Support for PostgreSQL in Amazon Aurora helps AWS advance in its fight with Oracle over a larger piece of the database market. But it does not offer total feature parity.
- November 10, 2017
S3 encryption is now the default setting for the AWS storage service in response to a string of high-profile cases where users exposed data to the internet.
- November 09, 2017
Improvements to AWS Direct Connect link VPCs in multiple regions, keep traffic within AWS' network and reduce administrative work to manage these secure connections to the cloud.
- October 31, 2017
AWS' P3 instance unveiled in October provides extra compute power for heavy workloads -- but these capabilities don't come cheap.
- October 12, 2017
Following in the footsteps of its Application Load Balancer, AWS' Network Load Balancer provides more granular routing options for latency-sensitive apps.
- 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.
- September 08, 2017
AWS hybrid cloud architectures may start to lean on Application Load Balancer as the service can now be used to route traffic to the cloud or on premises.
- 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 28, 2017
After a nine-month beta period and lots of unanswered questions, VMware Cloud on AWS is finally available, and enterprises can now judge if the service fits their needs.
- August 22, 2017
Amazon's enterprise courtship gets a boost from its VMware partnership. But the service is tailored to VMware's stalwart big company base.
- August 14, 2017
AWS seeks deeper enterprise engagement with new AWS security and monitoring that incorporates machine learning and a migration hub for heavier workloads.
- 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.
- July 28, 2017
AWS automation additions to CloudFormation and CloudWatch Events give organizations new tools to manage resources across multiple accounts.
- July 07, 2017
AWS Greengrass represents a shift for the public cloud heavyweight, allowing customers to bring AWS compute resources in-house to overcome public cloud limitations.
- June 30, 2017
Edge computing and IoT continue to infiltrate the enterprise, prompting AWS to release several services at re:Invent 2016. One service, AWS Greengrass, enables AWS Lambda functions on devices and ...
- June 29, 2017
New tools in Amazon DynamoDB help users consolidate work under one umbrella, as AWS tries to fend off competitors to a service that was once revolutionary.
- 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.
- April 28, 2017
As Amazon's retail side turns toward consumer-oriented AI devices, its AWS subsidiary is linked more directly to the parent company's business objectives -- a win for enterprises.
- April 21, 2017
Updates this week to Redshift and DynamoDB, plus AWS CodeStar, a service for CI/CD workloads, aim to streamline use of several Amazon services.
- March 30, 2017
A new Amazon call center service represents yet another market for AWS to disrupt, but its real draw could be its integration with existing AWS tools.
- 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 03, 2017
Tuesday's Amazon S3 outage reverberated around the internet, but cost and complexity will likely keep many users from scrambling to change their redundancy practices.
- March 02, 2017
AWS attributed Tuesday's extended disruption to outdated processes and human error, according to a postmortem published Thursday. The post, which classified the incident as a "service disruption," ...
- 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.
- February 28, 2017
An AWS disruption Tuesday was the longest and most impactful downtime for the public cloud provider in years, as S3 became unresponsive in a major data hub.
- February 24, 2017
New AWS database migration capabilities simplify data lake transfers to Redshift from Oracle and Teradata, but it still doesn't solve the biggest obstacles to move databases to the cloud.
- February 20, 2017
Amazon EBS' new live volume modification for storage attached to S3 saves time and headaches for IT pros, who welcome the technology they say is overdue.
- February 16, 2017
AWS' track record in business productivity is spotty, but Amazon Chime appeals to enterprise IT pros who want all their IT tools in the same shed.
- February 09, 2017
IPv6 is not new, but the proliferation of the internet of things creates new demand for the protocol. And AWS has responded in deliberate fashion.
- January 27, 2017
Amazon Cloud Directory brings a cloud-native approach to data management and moves away from traditional models, but it isn't without tradeoffs for enterprise IT.
- January 12, 2017
A quiet AWS acquisition last year could improve customers' ability to detect and respond to cyberattacks at scale through automation and machine learning.
- 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 23, 2016
AWS upgrades in 2016 were big on enterprise demands with a range of services to aid in migrations, and a host of additions aimed to fill in gaps and expand on existing tools.
- December 16, 2016
AWS Managed Services, a radical departure from Amazon's early cloud strategy, reflects the shifting demand of its customers, but it doesn't meet all their needs just yet.
- December 08, 2016
Amazon has come far to accommodate customers running workloads on-premises; the same can't be said, however, for how it addresses its customers using other public clouds. At re:Invent last week, ...
- December 08, 2016
The container orchestration pool is already crowded and competitive, and AWS has waded in with an unusual play.
- December 02, 2016
New AWS developer tools and data efforts will help users who want more hands-on control, but enterprises should also expect a boost by having those tools baked into MSP offerings.
- December 02, 2016
Amazon refreshed its Chef-based AWS OpsWorks offering and also has made a minority investment in Chef Software as part of the commercial deal, according to execs.
- December 01, 2016
AWS intends to make it easier than ever for an enterprise to use its platform -- on or off premises.
- November 23, 2016
Amazon cut prices on its cold storage service Glacier, a move that also gives customers faster access to data -- if they're willing to pay for it.
- November 18, 2016
The QuickSight BI capabilities are a good start for AWS, though far from disruptive. That all could change as Amazon fleshes out its strategy in the coming months.
- 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 28, 2016
New native cloud budget and migration features on AWS address concerns for customers moving to the cloud, but they may not go far enough for some enterprises.
- October 26, 2016
Tying Amazon Aurora to S3 and Lambda simplifies the connections between services, and opens the door to a range of new capabilities.
- October 25, 2016
Here are the finalists for the Best AWS Consultant/Partner in the 2017 Impact Awards.
- 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 ...
- September 29, 2016
Oracle and AWS continue to fight over which is the better environment for running database workloads in the cloud. But for many IT shops, it's not an either-or decision.
- September 29, 2016
Many enterprises automate back-end services with serverless computing, but it isn't perfect. One adopter outlines AWS Lambda's benefits and caveats.
- September 09, 2016
Google API management tools get a major upgrade with Apigee to support designing and maintaining APIs to fit enterprise needs -- plus the chance to one-up market leader AWS.
- September 02, 2016
AWS adoption continues to skyrocket, but not everyone at VMworld was ready to go all-in, as attendees expressed excitement and concern over moving workloads to the public cloud.
- August 18, 2016
Amazon cloud use often starts as a cost-saving measure, but with an increasing catalog of services, it's becoming more than pay-as-you-go billing for those who go all-in.
- August 12, 2016
Enterprise IT users eager for more granular control in AWS get their wish with an upgraded Elastic Load Balancing service that runs at the application level.
- July 29, 2016
Amazon's hybrid cloud strategy continues to evolve with Amazon EC2 Run Command, extending its reach into customer data centers amid growing competition from Microsoft.
- July 15, 2016
The latest AWS acquisition fills a gap in the developer experience on its platform by potentially folding in IDE tools, as it tries to simplify the experience for customers.
- June 30, 2016
Amazon EFS is now generally available after a lengthy preview and should fill a void for many customers, though limitations will force some customers to rely on workarounds.
- 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.