Amazon Announces Redshift, A Petabyte-Scale Data Warehouse Service

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 Is A Hit Among Government Agencies

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…

Amazon Web Services 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 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

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…

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

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 (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 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 (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…