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Can Google’s Compute Engine Compete With Amazon? Can Google’s Compute Engine Compete With 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 …

Amazon Web Services Announces a New Tech Conference, AWS re:Invent Amazon Web Services 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 RDS Now Supports ASP.NET Amazon 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, Scientific, and Business Customers Amazon Supply Launches For Industrial, Scientific, and Business 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. …

Amazon Web Services Launches AWS Marketplace For Cloud Software Amazon Web Services Launches AWS Marketplace For Cloud Software
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced today that they have launched the AWS Marketplace, and online store where AWS customers can shop for software and services in much the same way they would a book on Amazon. Customers will be able …

Amazon Web Services Announces Partner Network Amazon Web Services Announces Partner Network

Amazon’s Web Services Blog just announced its new web services partner network, and is launching a public beta version of the global platform, the AWS Partner Network (APN). The APN seeks to afford users of the AWS partner network the …

Netflix Making Its Cloud Software Open Source Netflix Making Its Cloud Software Open Source

Whether it be for education, help with programming or just out of good will, a lot of companies are now putting their software up as open source. This allows developers to poke and prod at the source code to find …

Amazon’s New CloudSearch Gives Sites Scalable Search Amazon’s New CloudSearch Gives Sites Scalable Search

Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced Amazon CloudSearch, a service providing customers with “a fast, fully managed, and highly scalable search functionality” for web applications. Instead of managing and operating their own search engine functionality, customers can use CloudSearch to …

Amazon’s Web Services Uses 450K Servers Amazon’s Web Services Uses 450K Servers

Amazon’s cloud computing operation is estimated to use at least 454,000 servers in seven data center hubs around the world. Data on the matter was offered by Accenture Technology Labs, as Amazon Web Services has yet to disclose details on …

Microsoft Windows Server Coming To Amazon Web Services Microsoft Windows Server Coming To Amazon Web Services
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Amazon has announced that customers taking advantage of the free usage tier of their Amazon Web Services can now run their Windows Server applications in their AWS cloud. Amazon Web Services is designed to make cloud computing easier for a …

Amazon Introduces “Elastic Beanstalk” for Easy App Deployment

Amazon announced a new product for Amazon Web Services today, called "AWS Elastic Beanstalk". The product, a new way for developers to deploy and manage apps in the AWS cloud, handles things like capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and app health monitoring.

Amazon Closing Alexa Web Search
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Amazon has been pretty busy this Thanksgiving break, not only are they dealing with the hoards of online shoppers they’re also quietly shutting down one of their web services… Alexa Web Search.