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Amazon AppStream Is Now Available To All Developers

Amazon AppStream Is Now Available To All Developers

By Zach Walton March 13, 2014

Last year, Amazon introduced AppStream as a way to help developers deliver applications to consumers through the cloud. The proposed benefit was that developers could deliver applications to consumers regardless of their hardware thanks to the application running on cloud …

Amazon Launches Elastic Transcoder In Beta Amazon Launches Elastic Transcoder In Beta

Amazon announced the launch of Amazon Elastic Transcoder for Amazon Web Services for transcoding video files between different digital media formats. You can use the service, which Amazon says is highly scalable, to convert video files from their source format …

Amazon's EC2 Gets High Memory Cluster Instances Amazon's EC2 Gets High Memory Cluster Instances

Amazon announced new High Memory Cluster instances for Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). These are designed for memory-intensive applications, like in-memory analytics, databases, caching, and scientific computing, the company says. These instances are especially helpful for applications that …

Netflix Has A Lot To Say About IT Netflix Has A Lot To Say About IT
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Netflix had a lot to say at the recent AWS Re:invent conference. The company released its presentations on YouTube. The company takes on: embracing the cloud, its encoding transformation, architecture, Cassandra database optimization on AWS, data science with Elastic MapReduce, …

Amazon Announces New Data Warehouse Service Amazon Announces New Data Warehouse Service
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Amazon announced a limited preview of Amazon Redshift today, a new product from Amazon Web Services described as a “fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud”. According to Amazon, it enables customers to “dramatically” increase …

Amazon Web Services Nabs Public Sector Contracts Amazon Web Services Nabs Public Sector Contracts

Amazon, Google and other cloud storage companies have found great success in the private sector by offering storage solutions to consumers and companies alike. Negotiating contracts with the public sector is an entirely different beast altogether, but Amazon has emerged …

AWS Opens Reserved Instance Resale Market AWS Opens Reserved Instance Resale Market

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s cloud computing solutions provider, today announced the launch of its Reserved Instance Marketplace. Amazon’s Reserved Instances allow businesses to pay a one-time fee to reserve computing capacity for a specified term and receive a discount …

Amazon Glacier Launched For Cheap Data Archiving Amazon Glacier Launched For Cheap Data Archiving
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Amazon has launched a new low-cost storage service called Amazon Glacier. The company says it’s optimized for data that is infrequently accessed, and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable, in order to keep costs low. Glacier comes …

AWS Elastic Beanstalk Now Runs Python Apps AWS Elastic Beanstalk Now Runs Python Apps

Amazon announced that AWS Elastic Beanstalk will now support Python applications, in addition to PHP, Java and .NET. Specifically, Elastic Beanstalk will now support Python apps and frameworks that run on Apache HTTP Server and the WSGI interface. Amazon also …

Compute Engine Lacks Variety Compared To Amazon Compute Engine Lacks Variety Compared To Amazon

Google impressed today with the reveal of Compute Engine, a cloud infrastructure that’s like App Engine on steroids. The company impressed with a demonstration of the cloud infrastructure’s power to deliver thousands upon thousands of processor cores to data heavy …

Amazon Web Services Outage Brings Down Websites Amazon Web Services Outage Brings Down Websites
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Last Thursday night a power outage in a Northern Virginia data center caused some websites running on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud technology to go down. The issue was resolved within a few hours, and Amazon was quick to provide …

Amazon Web Services Lowers Prices, Expands Support Amazon Web Services Lowers Prices, Expands Support

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s cloud services company, announced today that it has expanded its free support and lowered its prices for premium support plans. Amazon’s support offerings have also been renamed to reflect the new changes. The Basic support …

Amazon Web Services Gets Billing Alerts Amazon Web Services Gets Billing Alerts

Amazon has just announced that it’s adapted its CloudWatch metrics and alarms functionality to Amazon Web Services Cloud accounts, to help users better track usage and likewise receive billing alerts. With the AWS Cloud running on a pay-as-you-go basis, bills …

AWS Announces a New Tech Conference, AWS re:Invent AWS Announces a New Tech Conference, AWS re:Invent
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Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s cloud services division, has announced it is sponsoring a new technology conference surrounding AWS technologies and solutions. The conference will take place in Las Vegas on Novermber 27-29 of this year. The conference will educate …

Amazon's RDS Now Supports ASP.NET Amazon's RDS Now Supports ASP.NET

Online retail giant Amazon just announced a new update which allows users to run Microsoft’s database and web programming platform ASP.NET, on its Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). Amazon reveals that users can now use Microsoft tools they are accustomed …

Wal-Mart, eBay Try Out New Search Engines Wal-Mart, eBay Try Out New Search Engines
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Reuters is reporting today that both EBay and Wal-Mart are replacing their outdated search engines in order to compete with online retailers such as Amazon. The report states that eBay will soon implement a new search engine it is calling …

Amazon Supply Launches For Industrial Customers Amazon Supply Launches For Industrial Customers

Coming just a week after Amazon launched its Amazon Web Services Marketplace, which allows customers to shop for software, databases, and servers the same way they would a book on the normal Amazon site, Amazon has now launched Amazon Supply. …