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November 26, 2019  9:13 PM

AWS month in review: Explore the CloudFormation CLI, Savings Plans

Ryan Dowd Profile: Ryan Dowd
AWS ( Amazon Web Services ), Cloud costs

Each November, AWS pushes important updates to its platform that might otherwise get lost in the shuffle at re:Invent. This year was no different, with a slew of moves to address automation, cost controls and containers ahead of Amazon's marquee cloud conference. Among the dozens of new features...

September 30, 2019  8:41 PM

AWS updates: Amazon QLDB hits, S3 expands, new instances arrive

Ryan Dowd Profile: Ryan Dowd
AWS ( Amazon Web Services ), Blockchain, Cloud storage

The Amazon Quantum Ledger Database allows users to store data in logs that are transparent, immutable and cryptographically verifiable. The managed, serverless AWS ledger database, available as of September, is append-only, which means you can't change the data within the database. This is what...


August 30, 2019  5:10 PM

AWS month in review: AWS time series forecasting service is GA

Ryan Dowd Profile: Ryan Dowd
AWS, Machine learning

Amazon Forecast is another ML service for an IT team's toolbelt to help companies predict production demands, such as necessary inventory levels, along with other predictive uses. AWS users don't need ML expertise to use the service, but official documentation is light so far, which could make this...


July 31, 2019  7:22 PM

AWS month in review: Orlando drops AWS facial recognition program

Ryan Dowd Profile: Ryan Dowd
"Amazon Web Services", Artifical Intelligence, AWS

AWS this month suffered a setback to its agenda of expansion, when the city of Orlando, Fla. ended its facial recognition in law enforcement partnership with the Amazon Rekognition technology. After 15 months of back and forth with this AWS facial recognition program, Orlando and Amazon have...


June 28, 2019  6:21 PM

AWS month in review: Security Hub goes live at AWS security conference

Ryan Dowd Profile: Ryan Dowd
"Amazon Web Services", Amazon, Cloud Security

AWS this month hosted its inaugural re:Inforce conference in Boston and used the setting to make AWS Security Hub and Control Tower generally available and to introduce a VPC network security feature. Other AWS developments of note earlier in June included AWS' expansion of Auto Scaling to...


March 29, 2019  3:33 PM

AWS month in review: More AWS deep learning capabilities

Ryan Dowd Profile: Ryan Dowd
AWS, Deep learning, Machine learning

This month, AWS gave its users more machine learning capabilities along with a few opportunities to learn, train and get certified with the technology. Announced at the AWS Summit in Santa Clara, AWS Deep Learning Containers (DL Containers) enable developers to use


February 28, 2019  3:55 PM

AWS month in review: More improvements for hybrid cloud

Ryan Dowd Profile: Ryan Dowd
AWS, Hybrid cloud

In recent years, AWS has grown less dogmatic with regards to hybrid cloud architecture. AWS users already have some capabilities to build AWS hybrid cloud architectures with tools such as AWS Direct Connect,...


April 12, 2018  7:20 PM

AWS Lambda serverless platform holds center stage for devs

Jan Stafford Jan Stafford Profile: Jan Stafford
AWS, DevOps, Serverless computing

Enterprises are adopting AWS Lambda faster than competing serverless platforms from Google, Microsoft, IBM and others, citing ease of use to replace manual with automated functions and the broad reach of Amazon cloud services. AWS Lambda -- an


June 20, 2016  5:30 PM

Lumberyard, IoT Button aim for new AWS customers

David Carty Profile: David Carty
AWS, Internet of Things

Increasingly, Amazon's bread is buttered by its public cloud provider, Amazon Web Services. And while AWS entered the IaaS market 10 years ago with on-premises data centers in its crosshairs, evolution is pushing the cash cow further into new revenue streams. While AWS has expanded its range of...


July 1, 2015  4:25 PM

AWS buffs up cost management tools, has more up its sleeve

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau
AWS

AWS rolled out the cost management tools hinted at several months ago in its job listings, with support for budgeting and forecasts up to three months out, according to an Amazon blog...


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