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Jeff Bezos Chose the Wrong Forcing Function for AWS

Jeff Bezos Chose the Wrong Forcing Function for AWS
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos loves forcing functions. At some point before 2010, Bezos decided that it was time for Amazon Web...
Read more 1 week ago, 5:35am CDT
 

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Greenpeace says Amazon Cloud Operation Lags On Green Credentials

Does Amazon's Cloud Operation Lag On Green Credentials? Greenpeace Thinks So
Facebook and Apple used to bear the brunt of Greenpeace’s ongoing campaign for cleaner data centers, but both companies...
Read more Apr 4 2014, 8:05am CDT
 

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AWS bins elastic compute units, adopts virtual CPUs

Source: The Register

Customers tired of wrapping their heads around odd computing power metric Gartner analyst Kyle Hilgendorf has spotted something very interesting: Amazon Web Services seems to have stopped rating cloud servers based on EC2 compute units (ECUs), its proprietary met ...
Full article at: The Register 5 hours ago
 

Sometimes The Goog Doesn't Help Itself - "Potentially Catastrophic" Bug Surfaces

There’s little argument against the proposition that Google should be the biggest and most effective public cloud...
Read more Mar 14 2014, 8:56pm CDT
 

AWS moves from ECU to vCPU

Source: Gartner Inc.

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In a quiet move yesterday, Amazon Web Services apparently abandoned their Elastic Compute Unit (ECU) approach to describing and selling EC2 instance types and towards a more traditional vCPU approach. This was done without any formal announcement and I wonder what effect it will have (positively or negatively) on customers. For existing AWS customers that have grown accustomed to ECU over the course of the past years, this could be a somewhat disruptive change, especiall ...
Full article at: Gartner Inc. 22 hours ago, 8:18am CDT
 

Techies: Hands-on lab to find out what AWS Cloud can do for you

Source: The Register

Alibaba To Kick Off IPO In U.S.
New skills, bright engineers – London, 30 April Promo  The annual Amazon Web Services Summit kicks off in London on 30 April, 2014 and there are still some spaces available for this free ...
Full article at: The Register 1 day ago, 4:58am CDT
 

Desperately Needed: More Cloud Training, More Cloud Skills

Okay, just about everyone is convinced at this point — cloud computing is a good thing that can provide tremendous...
Read more Feb 12 2014, 7:00pm CST
 

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Heartbleed hit your APIs too...Manage those dependencies!

Source: Gartner Inc.

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With all the media coverage of Heartbleed over the last few days it occurred to me that there has not been nearly enough coverage given to the impact of Heartbleed on web APIs, both from the perspective of a consumer and provider. When it comes to Heartbleed’s impact on and web API’s I have to admit to having a little bit of an “I told you so” moment.   On March 21st 2014 I published my Gartner research document Managing Service Dep ...
Full article at: Gartner Inc. 1 day ago, 3:27am CDT
 

How Amazon Keeps Cutting AWS Prices: Cheapskate Culture

Source: Slashdot

Amazon Announces Set Top Video Device
An anonymous reader writes "Amazon Web Services has cut its prices on 40-plus consecutive occasions, at times leading the charge, at other times countering similar moves by Microsoft and Google. This article at CRN includes some interesting behind-the-scenes trivia about how Amazon keeps costs down, including some interesting speculation — for example, that perhaps the reason Amazon's Glacier storage is so cheap is that maybe it m ...
Full article at: Slashdot 1 day ago, 9:10am CDT
 

AWS And IBM: Fighting for Cloud Computing Leadership

AWS And IBM: Fighting for Cloud Computing Leadership
Last Saturday morning (at least in my time zone) I received an email from IBM’s cloud PR team breathlessly announcing...
Read more Feb 4 2014, 1:55am CST
 


 

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