AWS Outpaces Rival Cloud Platforms, Props Up Amazon’s Q2 Earnings Report

Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) performance was highlighted in the recent second quarter earnings report of parent firm Amazon. In fact, it seems that the retailer’s cloud computing unit held the fort for the entire group, becoming the leading contributor to…

Amazon Puts the Export in AWS Import/Export Snowball

Last year, Amazon announced AWS Import/Export Snowball, a petabyte-scale data transport solution enabling the transfer of large amounts of data into and out of the AWS cloud. At the time, the ability to move data to AWS using the model…

AWS Marketplace Gets SharePoint Enterprise

Amazon announced that SharePoint Enterprise is now available to purchase and deploy in AWS Marketplace. Amazon’s Jeff Barr says, “Designed to suit the needs of many different types and sizes of organizations up to and including multinational enterprises, SharePoint Enterprise…

Amazon Is Acquiring Software Company NICE

Amazon announced that Amazon Web Services is acquiring NICE, a software and services provider for high performance and technical computing. NICE will operate under its existing brand and continue to work with its customers and partners ad well as develop…

Amazon Working On A New AWS Region in Canada

Amazon announced that it intends to open an AWS region in Montreal this year. This will give AWS partners and customers the ability to run workloads and store data in the country for the first time. The company currently has…

Amazon Web Services Adds New Region

Amazon announced the launch of a new region, the Asia Pacific (Seoul) region, which is its fifth technology infrastructure region in Asia Pacific. This comes with the launch of Korean data centers that Korean-based businesses and global companies with Korean…

AWS IoT Is Now Generally Available

Amazon announced that the AWS IoT, which launched in beta a few months ago, is now generally available. This is the company’s managed cloud platform that lets connected devices interact with cloud applications and other devices. In a post on…

Amazon Web Services Adds New APIs For Testing Access Control Policies

Amazon Web Services announced two new APIs for AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) that lets you automate validation and auditing of permissions for IAM users, groups, and roles. They let you call the IAM policy simulator with the AWS…

Amazon Web Services Buys Elemental Technologies

Amazon (Amazon Web Services specifically) announced on Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Elemental Technologies, Portland-based company that makes software-based solutions for video content delivery. “Elemental has pioneered a number of software-based solutions for multiscreen content delivery and powers…

AWS Device Farm Is About To Get iOS App Support

Earlier this month, Amazon Web Services announced the launch of AWS Device Farm, a way to automate and scale app testing on actual mobile devices. It was only announced for Android and the Android-based Fire OS, however. On Wednesday, Amazon…