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December 4, 2017  8:34 AM

AWS Re:Invent 2017 reviewed: The four product announcements tech teams need to know about

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Amazon, AWS, Cloud Computing

In this guest post, Jon Topper, CTO of DevOps consultancy, The Scale Factory, flags his four favourite announcements from Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) week-long Re:Invent partner and customer conference, which took place last week in Las Vegas.

March 6, 2017  12:54 PM

Amazon S3 outage: Acknowledging the role humans play in keeping the cloud going

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
amazon s3, AWS, Cloud outages

The Amazon cloud storage outage provides a neat reminder about the role humans continue to play in the delivery of online services, but - when things go wrong - end-user sympathy for the plight of the engineers involved is often in short supply, writes Caroline...


December 9, 2016  1:17 PM

Enterprise evolution: How the cloud conversation is changing

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
AWS, CIO, cloud

As 2016 draws to a close, Ahead in the Clouds looks at how enterprise attitudes to cloud have changed over the last 12 months. At the first Amazon Web Services...

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March 18, 2016  11:32 AM

What Apple, Dropbox and Spotify’s shifting cloud strategies really mean for AWS

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Apple, AWS, Cloud Computing, customer story, Google

Amazon Web Services (AWS) celebrated its 10th anniversary on 14 March, having devoted the past decade...


November 13, 2015  10:04 AM

How green is your datacentre?

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
Apple, AWS, Cloud Computing, Google, Green energy, Guest Post, Renewable

In this guest post, Dominic Ward, vice president of corporate and business development at datacentre provider Verne Global, explains why the green power commitments of the tech...


September 18, 2015  4:34 PM

The enterprise benefits of making machine learning tools accessible to all

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
AWS, Business strategy, Cloud Computing, Machine learning

In this guest post, Mike Weston, CEO of data science consultancy Profusion, discusses how Amazon's cloud-based push to democratise machine learning sets to benefit the enterprise.

Machine learning is the creation of algorithms that can...


July 2, 2015  4:04 PM

Uber’s success suggests enterprises need to think like startups about cloud

Caroline Donnelly Profile: Caroline Donnelly
AWS, Cloud Computing, Developers, EMC, Enterprise, Gartner, Google, start-ups

Cloud-championing CIOs love to bang on about how ditching on-premise technologies helps liberate IT departments, as it means they can spend less time propping up servers and devote more to developing apps and services that will propel the business forward. 


It's a shift...


October 28, 2014  1:05 PM

Did you believe in any of these cloud computing myths?

Archana Venkatraman Profile: Archana Venkatraman
AWS, Cloud Computing, Gartner, information technology, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service

Myths and misunderstandings around the use and benefits of cloud computing are slowing down IT project implementations, impeding innovation, inducing fear and distracting enterprises from yielding business efficiency and innovation, analyst firm Gartner has...


October 13, 2014  1:58 PM

Picking the cloud service that’s right for you

Archana Venkatraman Profile: Archana Venkatraman
AWS, Cloud Computing, DigitalOcean, GigaOM, Linode, Mirantis, Rackspace

Organisations tend to have one of two IT strategies today: those who are already planning and eventually implementing cloud strategy, and those who are going to be doing it soon. But, the options that...


September 15, 2014  3:11 PM

Cloud wars just got spicier, thanks to Google

Archana Venkatraman Profile: Archana Venkatraman
AWS, Cloud Computing, Google, IBM, Instagram, Microsoft, Platform as a Service

Ambitious startups and developers around the world got a big treat from Google ahead of the weekend - $100,000 worth of Google cloud credits along with 24/7 support from the tech experts at Google.

Urs Hölzle, Google Fellow launched the "


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