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August 6, 2013  1:26 PM

The battle for enterprise cloud takes shape among AWS, OpenStack, VMware

Posted by: Mark Szynaka
aws, cloud, cloud computing, VMware

Most enterprise IT managers have been watching the public cloud race as a proof of concept and a way to shake out the contenders. Amazon Web Services has clearly been the winner with majority market share -- and at the rate the company is spending money, it would be difficult for any one company to...

December 4, 2012  3:49 PM

Cloud services: If not now, when?

Posted by: Margie Semilof
Amazon Web Services, aws, cloud, cloud computing

  The notion of using cloud-based services still terrifies enterprise IT pros, even though such services have advanced in both quality and variety for years. IT pros remain frozen by the specter of losing control of data, security breaches and random service outages. Some of these reasons...

January 7, 2011  12:04 AM

Asia cloud driven by broadband, poised to grow

Posted by: CarlBrooks
Asia Cloud, aws, cloud forecasts, IaaS in APAC, IBM, organic growth, Singapore, the 451 group

A new report from the 451 Group paints a picture of cloud computing poised to spread but bound by limits of infrastructure. It's still a tiny fraction of the IT market but advanced Asian governments...

December 10, 2010  8:14 PM

A roundup of the latest Amazon updates: Warp drive, Mr. Sulu

Posted by: CarlBrooks
amazon, aws, AWS updates, crazy, Full steam ahead, IaaS

Despite blowback from refusing to supply services to whistleblower website WikiLeaks, controversy over congestion, uptime and customer service (or lack thereof), it seems that

November 9, 2010  9:24 PM

Food fight! Rackspace ditched for AWS

Posted by: CarlBrooks
Amazon infrastructure, aws, cloud infrastructure, food fight, Rackspace, Rackspace Cloud, web 2.0, why pick one cloud over another

Web company Mixpanel delivered an informative tirade on why they are leaving Rackspace Cloud for Amazon Web Services (AWS) today. The story basically boils down to "AWS is better potting soil for Web apps," although there...

October 7, 2010  6:09 PM

Amazon does not oversubscribe

Posted by: CarlBrooks
4000 servers, Amazon does not oversubscribe, Amazon infrastructure, aws, back of the envelope, I was told there would be no math, IaaS cloud computing, what's behind the curtain

Amazon CTO Werner Vogels said on Twitter that AWS does not oversubscribe its services. "If you launch an instance type you get the performance you ask (and pay) for, period. No oversubscription," he wrote. An earlier...

September 7, 2010  6:27 PM

The persistent itch: What does Amazon’s security really do?

Posted by: CarlBrooks
Amazon Web Services, aws, Cloud computing security, Cloud Security, full disclosure, Security through obscurity, what's behind the curtain

A story we wrote last week about Amazon’s newest disclosures on its security procedures was sparked in part by a earful from one of the sources in it. Seeking reactions to the newly updated...

May 14, 2010  7:49 PM A slap in the face to business as usual

Posted by: CarlBrooks
aws, Federal cloud, high-level nose tweaking,, stimulus money, Vivek Kundra

The federal government has just launched running entirely on Amazon's cloud services. Vivek Kundra, federal CIO and cloud champion, is using the site to browbeat skeptics who said that the fed...

May 5, 2010  12:07 AM

Citigroup values AWS sales at $650M in 2010

Posted by: JoMaitland
Amazon Web Services, aws, AWS sales

Citigroup estimates Amazon Web Services (AWS) will hit sales of $650 million in 2010, according to a recent article in Businessweek on the prospects for the cloud computing leader....

October 14, 2009  7:53 PM

Amazon would like to remind you where the hype started

Posted by: CarlBrooks
amazon, aws, hype, outages, reports ofmydeathhavebeengreatlyexaggerated, SideKick

Amazon would like to remind you to thank them for the heightened expectations. So a Web app running on a telecom service goes belly up and cloud is moribund yet again. That seems to be the...

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