Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched Amazon Route 53, a Domain Name System (DNS) in the cloud that allows businesses to direct Internet traffic to web applications.
Amazon Route 53 can be used to route end users to multiple AWS services including Amazon EC2, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer or an Amazon S3 bucket, and to infrastructure outside of AWS.
Route 53 features a self-service design with a pay-as-you-go model where users pay only for managing domains through the service and the number of queries that the service answers.
The United States General Services Administration (GSA) is moving 17,000 employees and contractors to Google Apps for Government, reportedly replacing their use of several different versions of IBM’s Lotus Notes and Domino Software. Microsoft isn’t thrilled.
The most populous city in America has decided to turn for Microsoft for a cloud computing solution. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer met in person to announce a partnership-in-the-making earlier today.
Microsoft has unveiled Office 365, a new cloud-based service that brings together Office, SharePoint, Exchange, and Lync for organizations. The company is opening a limited beta program for it in 13 countries and regions.
The odd-looking yellow box that Google markets as the Google Search Appliance is now better than ever. Google’s announced several new features, including improved cloud connectivity and a people search option.
Cloud Connect is definitely the main attraction here. It introduces the ability to search content stored within Google Docs and Google Sites, along with Twitter and other sites.
Cloud computing is responsible for a large amount of untapped marketing opportunities for businesses of all sizes. We tend to think about enterprise level businesses when we think of cloud infrastructures and implementations, but in reality, small businesses have just as much reason to turn to the cloud than the big companies, if not more.
Google announced today that over 3 million businesses have "gone Google", meaning they’ve switched to Google Apps. in addition to that, Google says over 30 million individual users within businesses, schools, and organizations are using the company’s messaging and collaboration tools.