Cloud Computing

Simply put, Cloud Computing is where applications, storage and computing power are provided over the Internet instead of locally on a single computer or network and are utilized as a service rather than a product—like electricity, you use what you need and pay by the meter. Broadly speaking, to be considered Cloud Computing an application’s data and core processing functions would be hosted/stored and managed online ("in the cloud") and accessible from any PC, laptop or mobile device with a network connection in real-time; and you would pay for computing resources as you utilize them. So, in short, Cloud services are provided via the Internet and on a consumption-based pay-as-you-use model. These services are typically established with short-term contracts and without up-front expenditure. However, Cloud Computing can be private and therefore internal in nature such as when a large enterprise builds its own Private Cloud.

More eruditely it is defined by The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as "a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.” NIST's working definition of cloud computing has long been the de facto definition.

Cloud Computing has become a viable option because large amounts of storage and processing power have become ubiquitous and cheap—it's now cost-effective for companies ("Cloud providers") to build huge data centers where computing and software can be provided remotely on an enormous scale and rented out like a utility service. Thus, "in the cloud" actually means that within these huge data centers applications and associated data are installed on one or many powerful computers called servers that reside within specially adapted buildings. The facilities that house these data centers are like warehouses filled with banks of servers in cabinets called racks that have powerful air conditioning systems to keep the servers cool and highly resilient power and Internet connections. And the biggest beneficiary is the small and medium business sector which now has access to the same expensive technologies as enterprises, without owning them, but simply paying for them according to use.

Lastly, companies that implement the Cloud effectively gain a faster time to market for applications, the flexibility to deal with changes in business demand and a friendlier environment for testing new initiatives, as software and infrastructure can be scaled up or down depending on changing needs and requirements. Cloud computing can help businesses optimize the resources they have at hand, reducing the cost and complexity of their data center, while putting the right amount of computing power at the fingertips of every employee, no matter where they are or when they need it. Cloud-enabled companies can achieve strong efficiency gains because the Cloud's inherently open architecture gives them the ability to add new features and functions quickly and easily, and to reduce the maintenance costs for their IT architecture; consequently, this allows them to focus more on their primary business objectives and to compete in new and innovative ways. Moreover, the absence of initial capital expenditure allows companies to much more freely move to alternative Cloud solutions if the current one is found not to be the best fit.

The cloud offers a myriad of capabilities and benefits that meet business and computing challenges across a spectrum of companies and user groups. However, all clouds share the following:

Pooled Computing Resources – Every cloud pools physical and virtual resources -- notably storage, processing, memory, network bandwidth, and virtual machines -- enabling resources to be dynamically activated and de-activated on demand. Generally, users don’t control or even know the exact location of the resources. However, they can often choose a deep level of abstraction -- such as a high-availability domain or a service that meets regulatory requirements around data location.

Network-Centric – Regardless of its flavor, each implementation of cloud computing is network-centric. All services are delivered over a network and accessed through such basic tools as lightweight web protocols.

Agile Provisioning of Resources – Every cloud is able to activate or deactivate resources quickly and easily. In some cases, users enjoy self-service, enabling them to provision such capabilities as server capacity and storage over the Internet, via web applications or web services.

Rapid Allocation of Resources – Resources are rapidly and elastically allocated to meet computing demands – meaning they can be scaled up or down in minutes for maximum efficiency. All clouds use pre-set policies to manage the allocation, while the best ones adjust resources automatically.

Pay-Per-Use Pricing and Metering – Public cloud providers charge on a pay-per-use basis, also known as utility pricing. Such metering of services (notably storage, CPU usage, bandwidth, and so on) is also used by private and hybrid clouds, although those clouds typically do not charge users but leverage metering to gain insight into usage patterns, capacity planning, and other purposes.

Also referred to as the three major layers, here are the three primary types of Cloud Computing —

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

In the IaaS model, a provider delivers a computer infrastructure (typically a heavily virtualized environment) as a service. Clients pay a metered rate for servers, software, data-center space and network equipment. IaaS is at the other end of the cloud spectrum from SaaS . In this scenario, you want to maintain control of your software environment, but you don't want to maintain any equipment. You don't want to have to buy servers and put them in a climate-controlled room or any of that. Instead, you go to an IaaS provider and request a virtual machine.

Notable examples:  Amazon Web Services, HP CloudSystem, AirVM, CloudBasic, Microsoft Azure

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)

The PaaS model provides services -- middleware, such as application servers and databases -- layered on top of an IaaS foundation. Typically, PaaS adds another level of abstraction that unburdens developers and operators of certain tasks. Developers write their application to a more or less open specification and then upload their code into the cloud where the application is hosted and automatically scaled without the developer having to worry about it overly.

Notable examples:  IBM Cloud, VMWare vCloud, Microsoft Azure

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

SaaS is probably the best known and easiest-to-grasp model of cloud computing as it involves the direct consumption of an application by end-users rather than by developers or operators. There is no inherent relationship between a hosted application and the nature of the infrastructure on which it runs. However, SaaS applications can and often do run on cloud infrastructure and middleware. As alluded to, SaaS is really geared toward the end users in your organization and doesn't take much to get started. The provider figures out how many resources to devote to your use of the application. The provider figures out the servers, the virtual machines, the network equipment, everything. You just point your browser at it.

Notable examples: PGi GlobalMeet, HyperOffice, Intermedia, Mailprotector, Microsoft Office 365, Carbonite, Mozy

Cloud computing comes in three main deployment models: public, private, and hybrid. However, there are also community and combined models.

Public Cloud: Here, a company owns and operates the cloud infrastructure or platform, and sells cloud services to the general public and organizations. Customers access the services via the Internet and are billed on pay-per-use basis. Well-known examples of public cloud services are Google Mail & Apps and Amazon Web Services.

Private Cloud: In this case, an organization owns its own cloud and uses resources which are dedicated to that organization. The operation of the cloud takes place behind the internal firewall or behind a third-party’s firewall. This type of cloud is managed by the organization or a third-party, and can exist on-premises or off-premises. A private cloud shares many of the characteristics of public cloud computing including resource pooling, self-service, elasticity and pay-by-use delivered in a standardized manner with the additional control and customization available from dedicated resources.

Hybrid Cloud: As its name suggest, a hybrid cloud blends the public and private cloud models, and provides a high degree of interoperability between a private cloud and a public cloud implementation. The hybrid model is favored by companies that want to own and operate a cloud infrastructure sized for routine loads but like the flexibility of renting extra capacity to handle load spikes.

Community Cloud: In this deployment, several organizations with similar requirements and issues share the infrastructure and its cost. Common issues are security, compliance, and industry-specific concerns.

Cloud Awareness Course eLearning by ITpreneurs

The Cloud Awareness eLearning Course is a 4 hour interactive experience for those who require a basic understanding of cloud computing and cloud computing concepts.

Description:

The Cloud Awareness course provides a 4 hour, interactive, online learning experience. This self-paced elearning course is ideal for those who require a basic understanding of the virtualization and cloud computing concepts in a time-efficient manner. The course has been designed for learners who need this basic awareness as a general interest — as part of a larger program initiative — as opposed to the full certification Virtualization and Cloud Essentials courses.

Audience:

The Cloud Awareness course will be of interest to:
• IT and business executives who want to receive an overview of the concepts and the significance of virtualization and cloud computing.
• IT and business staff who need a brief overview and awareness of the virtualization and cloud computing concepts.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Understand the common terms and definitions of virtualization and cloud computing and be able to give examples.
• Understand the technical capabilities and business benefits of virtualization and cloud computing and how to measure these benefits.
• Describe the landscape of different types of virtualization and understand the different types of clouds.
• Illustrate how key application features can be delivered on virtual infrastructures.
• Explain typical steps that lead to the successful adoption of virtualization technologies.
• Understand the similarities and differences between cloud computing and outsourcing.

Course Student Material: Online, self-paced instructional material available for 90 days.


This excellent eLearning course is available from us (SCR) for $99. Please call us or email sales@sitescomputer.com if you are interested in buying one or more licenses.


Amazon Sumerian supports exporting your scenes to glTF

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 17:21:06 +0000

Amazon Sumerian, the AWS service that makes it easy to create and run browser-based 3D, augmented reality (AR), and virtual reality (VR) applications, now supports exporting your Sumerian scenes to glTF (GL Transmission Format), an open-source file format for 3D scenes and models that’s compatible with many other 3D editing tools and rendering engines. To learn more about the glTF file format and what is supported, please refer to our user guide.  

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Work From Home: A Trend Or A Necessity for All of Us? - Vizaca.com

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:39:32 GMT

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Amazon Elastic File System announces 400% increase in read operations for General Purpose mode file systems

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 14:45:20 +0000

Starting today, Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) General Purpose mode file systems support up to 35,000 read operations per second, a 400% increase from the previous limit of 7,000. Maximum write operations are unchanged at 7,000 per second.

Amazon RDS Now Supports PostgreSQL 12

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:19:16 +0000

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports major version 12. PostgreSQL 12 includes better management of indexing, improved partitioning capabilities, JSON path queries per SQL/JSON specifications, nondeterministic collations that support case-insensitive and accent-insensitive comparisons for ICU provided collations, most common-value statistics for improved query plans, creation of generated columns that computes values with an expression, and many additional features. 

Projecting Where AI Hardware & Software is Going - Toolbox

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:31:00 GMT

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AWS Firewall Manager support for AWS WAF and AWS Managed Rules

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:45:22 +0000

AWS Firewall Manager now supports new version of AWS WAF including AWS Managed Rules (AMR). Firewall Manager is a security management tool to centrally configure and manage firewall rules across your accounts and resources including WAF, AWS Shield and VPC security groups.

AWS Elemental MediaStore now supports CloudWatch Metrics

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:31:10 +0000

Now, you can use Amazon CloudWatch to build dashboards and alarms for key metrics related to the ingest and delivery health of your live streams using AWS Elemental MediaStore as the origin. These metrics include request and response rates, server processing time, and latency across different percentiles. By using object grouping, you can declare a set of folders or paths as a single object group. The metrics within this object group are aggregated, and provide a channel-level view within your container. In addition to CloudWatch metrics, you can also leverage access logging provided by CloudWatch Logs.

Simplify cloud resource management with AWS Service Management Connector for Jira Service Desk

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:48:45 +0000

Today, we announce the AWS Service Management Connector for Jira Service Desk, formerly known as the AWS Service Catalog Connector. The AWS Service Management Connector for Jira Service Desk enables AWS Service Catalog, AWS Config, and AWS Systems Manager integration features on Jira projects. This capability simplifies cloud provisioning and resource management for Jira Service Desk administrators, and makes it easier for Jira Service Desk users to request AWS products, which can be any IT service that administrators want to make available for deployment on AWS and third-party resources.

The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code now supports AWS Step Functions

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 20:20:49 +0000

The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code now supports AWS Step Functions, making it easier to create and visualize state machine based workflows without leaving your code editor. 

AWS Storage Gateway adds audit logs for File Gateway to address enterprise compliance requirements

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:48:23 +0000

AWS Storage Gateway, now enables logging of end-user operations on files and folders for SMB file shares when using File Gateway. Logging allows you to comply with internal security policies, meet external compliance requirements, such as PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley, ISO27001, GDPR, and HIPAA, troubleshoot access errors, and analyze usage trends of your data.

New Classroom Course: The Machine Learning Pipeline on AWS

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:38:31 +0000

We are excited to announce the launch of The Machine Learning Pipeline on AWS, a new four-day, instructor-led classroom course.

Top 5 Zoom Alternatives

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:26:19 +0000

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AWS Lambda now supports .NET Core 3.1

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:23:22 +0000

You can now develop AWS Lambda functions using .NET Core 3.1. This is the latest LTS release of .NET Core. It has new features like partial class support for razor components, support for shared queues, unwrapping of exceptions, and parameters passing to top-level components. Lambda functions written in .NET Core 3.1 run on Amazon Linux 2, the latest generation of Amazon Linux. You can read the .NET Core programming model in the AWS Lambda documentation to learn more about writing functions in .NET Core 3.1.  

Amazon Managed Cassandra Service (preview) now enables you to label and categorize resources by using tags

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:01:02 +0000

Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service (MCS), a scalable, highly available, and managed Apache Cassandra–compatible database service, now enables you to label and categorize resources by using tags. 

Amazon Managed Blockchain is now available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) region

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:51:34 +0000

Amazon Managed Blockchain is a fully managed service that allows you to set up and manage a scalable blockchain network with just a few clicks. Amazon Managed Blockchain eliminates the overhead required to create the network, and automatically scales to meet the demands of thousands of applications running millions of transactions. Once your network is up and running, Amazon Managed Blockchain makes it easy to manage and maintain your blockchain network. It manages your certificates and lets you easily invite new members to join the network. 

Amazon Detective is now generally available

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 17:50:56 +0000

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) announced the general availability of Amazon Detective, a new service that makes it easy to analyze, investigate, and quickly identify the root cause of potential security issues or suspicious activities. Amazon Detective automatically collects log data from your AWS resources and uses machine learning, statistical analysis, and graph theory to build interactive visualizations that enable you to conduct faster and more efficient security investigations. 

5 team communication tools to enable remote teams amid COVID-19

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Review and remediate unintended access allowed on your AWS resources from outside your AWS organization

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 22:20:37 +0000

With a single click, customers can now enable AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer for all their accounts centrally managed through AWS Organizations. This enables security teams and administrators to uncover unintended access to resources from outside their AWS organization within minutes. Customers can proactively address whether any resource policies across any of their accounts violate their security and governance practices by allowing unintended access.

AWS Canada (Central) Region Adds Third Availability Zone

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 17:36:53 +0000

Today, AWS added a third Availability Zone (AZ) to the AWS Canada (Central) Region to support the high demand of our growing Canadian customer base. 

Amazon Redshift RA3 nodes are now available in the Canada, Brazil (São Paulo), and Europe (Paris) regions

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:57:44 +0000

Amazon Redshift RA3 nodes are now available in the Europe (Paris), Canada (Central), and Brazil (São Paulo) regions. RA3 nodes enable you to scale and pay for compute and storage independently allowing you to size your cluster based only on your compute needs. 

All Amazon Chime meetings now support up to 250 attendees

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 16:02:49 +0000

Amazon Chime now supports up to 250 attendees for any meeting hosted by a user with Amazon Chime Pro permissions. IT administrators don't need to do anything special to let their users host larger meetings and there is no additional host fee for the increased meeting size. Amazon Chime Pro users can host meetings with up to 250 attendees without advanced scheduling or additional permissions, and the new meeting capacity is retroactive so existing meetings don't need to be updated or rescheduled to support the larger attendee limit. 

First look at the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 with AMD's new Ryzen 9 4900HS chip - The Straits Times

Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:00:00 GMT

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Women in STEM: Giving back to the community - Gigabit Magazine - Technology News, Magazine and Website

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Amazon FSx for Windows File Server is Now Available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 22:22:44 +0000

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server is now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region. 

Amazon FSx for Lustre is Now Available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 22:22:32 +0000

Amazon FSx for Lustre is now available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region.

Amazon EBS crash-consistent snapshot ability now available in Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 19:20:26 +0000

Starting today, Amazon EBS crash-consistent snapshot ability is available in Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region. You can now take crash-consistent snapshots across multiple EBS volumes in an EC2 instance with a single API call. Backup data across multiple volumes is in sync and the restore of EBS volumes is accurate. Since snapshots are automatically taken across multiple EBS volumes, you no longer need to stop your instance or coordinate between volumes to ensure crash-consistency.  

AWS Managed Services expands big data capabilities with support for Amazon Sagemaker, AWS Lake Formation, and Amazon CloudSearch

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:18:48 +0000

AWS Managed Services (AMS) now supports several AWS big data tools, including Amazon Sagemaker, AWS Lake Formation, and Amazon CloudSearch as Self-provisioned services (previously known as enabled or compatible services). With the support of these three new AWS services, you can deploy machine learning models, query large volumes of data and quickly deploy data lakes, all natively within AMS Managed Landing Zones.  

AWS App Mesh adds support to connect services deployed in multiple AWS accounts into a shared mesh

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:17:50 +0000

AWS App Mesh now supports sharing a Mesh with multiple AWS accounts.  

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AWS AppConfig announces integration with Amazon S3

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 22:08:52 +0000

AWS AppConfig now supports Amazon S3 as a source to store and retrieve application configurations. This option enables AWS customers who use S3 to store application configurations to on-board seamlessly with AWS AppConfig by specifying the URI of the configuration stored in their S3 bucket.

Amazon EKS Updates Service Level Agreement to 99.95%

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 20:12:33 +0000

AWS has updated its service level agreement (SLA) for Amazon EKS to 99.95% for Amazon EKS clusters.

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server launches the lowest cost file storage in the cloud for Windows workloads at 1.3 cents per GB-month

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 19:49:56 +0000

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server announces a hard disk drive (HDD) storage option that provides highly available and durable file storage at a price of 1.3 cents per GB-month (in the US-East, N. Virginia Region). For customers who require file systems that span multiple Availability Zones, HDD storage is available at 2.5 cents per GB-month. Combined with Amazon FSx’s support for data deduplication, you can achieve an effective cost of less than 1 cent per GB-month.

Amazon Redshift now recommends sort keys for improved query performance

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 19:33:15 +0000

Amazon Redshift Advisor now recommends sort keys for frequently queried tables. With the ALTER TABLE command, you can add and change sort keys of existing Redshift tables without having to re-create the tables and without impacting concurrent read or write queries. 

AWS Service Catalog is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:36:48 +0000

You can now use AWS Service Catalog in the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region, an AWS Region designed to host sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud for customers who have U.S. federal, state, and local government compliance requirements.

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) Adds Support for Role-Based Access Control

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:19:20 +0000

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. Amazon DocumentDB makes it easy and intuitive to store, query, and index JSON data.

New Quick Start deploys AWS Database Migration Service Automation Framework

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:39:07 +0000

This Amazon Web Services (AWS) Quick Start deploys AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS) Automation Framework on the AWS Cloud in about 30 minutes. This Quick Start is for users who currently do one of the following: 

  • Separate AWS DMS migration tasks into full-load and change-data-capture (CDC) phases
  • Require a fully automated code deployment framework that is repeatable and customizable

AWS Service Catalog quotas can now be managed through AWS Service Quotas

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:59:21 +0000

AWS Service Catalog administrators can now view and manage their Service Catalog service quotas through AWS Service Quotas.

Introducing AWS Solutions Consulting Offers

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:57:01 +0000

AWS Solutions Library has recently added AWS Solutions Consulting Offers for customers who want help deploying, managing, and integrating vetted architecture on their behalf. AWS Solutions Consulting Offers are prescribed consulting engagements accompanied by a defined technology application, delivered by AWS Competency Partners.  

AWS Cost Explorer now offers Savings Plans Recommendations for Member (Linked) Accounts

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 01:07:13 +0000

Customers can now receive Savings Plan recommendations at the member (linked) account level in addition to the existing AWS organization-level recommendations in AWS Cost Explorer.

AWS Resource Groups now supports AWS CloudFormation

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 22:01:22 +0000

AWS Resource Groups now supports AWS CloudFormation, allowing customers to create resource groups and organize resources with CloudFormation stack templates. AWS Resource Groups makes it easier to manage and automate tasks on large numbers of AWS resources at one time. Customers can organize resources by applications, projects, or stages like development, staging, and production.

AWS Migration Hub is now available in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 21:54:46 +0000

You can now centrally discover, plan, and track your migrations into any commercial AWS region from the Migration Hub in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region.

Amazon Route 53 Resolver endpoints for hybrid cloud are now available in the South America (São Paulo) and Middle East (Bahrain) Regions

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 21:37:23 +0000

You can now use Amazon Route 53 Resolver endpoints for hybrid cloud configurations in the South America (São Paulo) and Middle East (Bahrain) Regions.  

AWS Systems Manager announces enhanced AWS Resource Groups view

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 21:30:04 +0000

AWS Systems Manager now provides more operations data for AWS Resource Groups. You can now monitor your operational health, track resource configuration changes, track operational issues, and audit account activity for your resource groups, all from the Systems Manager console.  

Amazon Managed Cassandra Service now helps you automate the creation and management of resources by using AWS CloudFormation

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 20:44:49 +0000

Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service (MCS), a scalable, highly available, and managed Apache Cassandra–compatible database service, now helps you automate the creation and management of resources by using AWS CloudFormation.

AWS Outposts is now Supported in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

Wed, 25 Mar 2020 19:44:44 +0000

AWS Outposts is now supported in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. AWS Outposts is a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any customer datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility.

Build Mobile Communications Applications with the Amazon Chime SDKs for iOS and Android

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 21:53:13 +0000

Application developers can now use the Amazon Chime SDKs for iOS and Android to add audio calling, video calling, and screen sharing features to their mobile applications. Like the previously released Amazon Chime SDK for JavaScript, the mobile SDKs can be used to connect to Amazon Chime SDK meeting resources managed in customers’ AWS accounts and provide methods to manage local audio and video devices and bind media streams to native UI elements.

Updates to AWS Deep Learning Containers for TensorFlow (1.15.2 & 2.1.0), PyTorch 1.4.0, and MXNet 1.6.0

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 20:49:48 +0000

The AWS Deep Learning Containers are available today with the latest framework versions of TensorFlow 2.1.0 & 1.15.2, PyTorch 1.4.0, and MXNet 1.6.0 . The release includes the addition of Amazon SageMaker Python SDK in the containers, and updates to the Amazon SageMaker Experiments package. Amazon SageMaker Experiments is a feature in Amazon SageMaker that lets you organize, track, compare, and evaluate machine learning (ML) experiments and model versions. The TensorFlow 2.1.0 python3 training containers now also include SageMaker Debugger, which allow data scientists to save and inspect the model tensors during training jobs.

Introducing Voicemail for Amazon Connect

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 20:27:55 +0000

Voicemail for Amazon Connect offers users an add-on voicemail solution that they can associate with their Amazon Connect instance. Customers start by deploying an AWS CloudFormation template to set up the architecture with necessary AWS services to provide Amazon Connect agents with voicemail features such as voicemail recordings and transcripts. The solution offers a visual interface for managers and administrators to configure the voicemail settings for the entire Amazon Connect instance and for each agent.

AWS Data Exchange Released Multiple Console Enhancements Making It Easier for Subscribers and Providers to Interact with Data Sets

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 19:28:38 +0000

AWS Data Exchange released multiple enhancements that make it easier for both data providers and subscribers to use the AWS Data Exchange console and interact with data sets. We re-organized the main navigation enabling you to find and easily access frequently used pages with fewer clicks. As a data provider, you can now see the data sets and revisions as they appear to your subscribers. To do so, choose any data set from one of your listed products in the ADX console. As an existing subscriber, you can now use the new “Entitled data sets” page for quickly finding and accessing all of your entitled data sets in a specific AWS region based on your active subscriptions.  

AWS License Manager’s Dedicated Host management capabilities are now available in additional regions

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 18:31:50 +0000

AWS License Manager expands its new, simplified bring-your-own-license (BYOL) experience for software licenses, such as Windows and SQL Server, to Asia Pacific (Mumbai), US East (Ohio), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Europe (London), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Canada (Central), South America (São Paulo) and US West (N. California) regions, in addition to US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Tokyo) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) regions.

Updated Classroom Course: DevOps Engineering on AWS

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 18:14:49 +0000

We’ve updated our instructor-led classroom course DevOps Engineering on AWS to incorporate the latest thinking, best practices, and concepts on DevOps. Available virtually or in person, this three-day course teaches you how to use DevOps to improve your organization’s ability to develop, deliver, and maintain applications and services at high velocity on AWS. This course is taught by expert AWS instructors using a mix of presentations, discussion, and hands-on labs.

AWS License Manager now allows you to track Oracle database licenses on Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS)

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 16:56:20 +0000

You can now track ‘Bring-your-own-license’ (BYOL) usage by your Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for Oracle database instances with AWS License Manager. You can leverage License Manager to centrally track usage of your Oracle database licenses based on your license agreement terms and thus reduce the risk of non-compliance, misreporting, and additional costs due to licensing overages.

AWS Global Accelerator launches TCP Termination at the Edge

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 21:15:43 +0000

Today, AWS Global Accelerator introduces TCP termination at the edge, a feature that automatically increases performance for workloads such as API calls, file uploads, or Voice over IP calls. With this feature, customers can get up to a 40% improvement for traffic throughput within the United States, and up to 60% for traffic across continents.

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) adds $dateFromString and executionStats capabilities

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 19:54:44 +0000

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is a fast, scalable, highly available, and fully managed document database service that supports MongoDB workloads. Amazon DocumentDB makes it easy and intuitive to store, query, and index JSON data.  

Use Amazon VPC Endpoint Policies for granular control of Amazon EC2 APIs

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 17:07:46 +0000

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) now lets you attach IAM resource policies to your VPC endpoints. VPC Endpoint policies can help you meet compliance and regulatory requirements by granularly controlling access to Amazon EC2 APIs.

Amazon Kinesis Data Streams now supports scaling up to 10,000 MB/s throughput with a single API call

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:57:27 +0000

Starting today, you can use the UpdateShardCount API in Amazon Kinesis Data Streams to scale up to 10,000 shards for a single data stream. You can use Amazon Kinesis Data Streams to capture, store, and analyze terabytes of data per hour from clickstreams, financial transactions, social media feeds, and more. The UpdateShardCount API enables you to rapidly scale the capacity of data streams up or down to handle changes in data volumes without any disruption to the producing or the consuming applications.

AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager now includes support for AWS CloudFormation

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:45:12 +0000

Today, AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager added support for AWS CloudFormation with templates for building global networks across the cloud and on-premises. This improvement enables you to automate the creation of global networks, register transit gateways, associate customer gateways, and define your on-premises resources within global network such as devices, sites, and links in a secure, efficient, and repeatable way.  

Applications using Amazon SNS to send SMS can now be hosted in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 22:23:39 +0000

Customers that use Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) to send text messages (SMS) to mobile users can now host their application in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. Using Amazon SNS, customers can send a message directly to a phone number, or can send a message to multiple phone numbers at once by subscribing those phone numbers to a topic and sending messages to the topic. Customers can send SMS text messages directly to mobile phone numbers in more than 200 countries.

Amazon CloudWatch dashboards metric quotas has increased

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 21:14:43 +0000

Amazon CloudWatch now supports up to five times the number of metrics per graph and dashboard than before -- up to 500 metrics per graph (from 100) and 2500 metrics per dashboard (from 500). This allows you to visualize the health and performance of applications that use many individual resources like microservices, containers, or stream-based applications, making it even easier to correlate and identify anomalies at a glance, and reduce time to act.  

RDS MySQL and MariaDB Increase Maximum Storage Size for R5 Instances

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 20:29:31 +0000

You can now create Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB database instances with up to 64TB of storage when using R5 instance types. Previously, R5 instances supported 16TB of storage. The new storage limit is available when using the Provisioned IOPS (IO1) and General Purpose (GP2) storage types.

Amazon CloudWatch now supports AWS PrivateLink in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 18:34:01 +0000

Amazon CloudWatch now supports AWS PrivateLink in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. This allows you to privately connect to CloudWatch Metrics and Logs, securely on the AWS network. AWS PrivateLink allows you to privately access services hosted on AWS in a highly available and scalable manner, without using public IPs and without requiring the traffic to traverse the internet.

Amazon CloudWatch cross-account cross-region dashboards now available in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 17:14:11 +0000

You can now use Amazon CloudWatch cross-account cross-region dashboards in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. Cross-account cross-region dashboards enable you to create high level operational dashboards, with one click drill downs into more specific dashboards in different AWS accounts, without having to log in and out of different accounts or switch AWS Regions. The ability to visualize, aggregate, and summarize performance and operational data across accounts and Regions helps reduce mean time to resolution.

AWS Site-to-Site VPN now supports certificate authentication for connections to AWS Transit Gateway

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 17:12:08 +0000

AWS Site-to-Site Virtual Private Network (AWS Site-to-Site VPN) now supports digital certificates for Internet Key Exchange (IKE) authentication for VPN connections to an AWS Transit Gateway. This enables you to take advantage of the added security and flexibility that digital certificates offer, for all Site-to-Site VPN connections.  

Amazon CloudWatch now provides more metric data, faster, with GetMetricData quota increase

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 16:49:02 +0000

You can now retrieve more metric data from Amazon CloudWatch, faster. The quota for the bulk metric retrieval service GetMetricData has increased from 100 to 500 metrics per request. Additionally, the datapoints per second (DPS) quota for retrieving data more than 3 hours old has been increased from 90,000 to 396,000.

Amazon QuickSight launches image support on dashboards and more

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 16:44:15 +0000

Amazon QuickSight now supports adding images to dashboards through the Insights editor. With this ability, you can now insert images, logos hosted and accessible via public URL (or intranet URL) to be rendered in within the insights narrative. These images can be resized as needed, conditionally show the image when placed within the IF block, and also hyperlink the image to a dynamic URL. See here for details.

Amazon AppStream 2.0 Now Supports EC2 g4dn Instances

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 21:54:45 +0000

Today, Amazon AppStream 2.0 adds support for Graphics g4dn instances based on the EC2 G4 family. EC2 g4dn instances deliver the industry’s most cost-effective and versatile GPU instance for running graphics-intensive applications on AWS. g4dn provides the latest generation NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPU, AWS custom Intel Cascade Lake CPUs, up to 100 Gbps of networking throughput, and up to 1.8 TB of local NVMe storage. These instances are ideal for streaming graphics-intensive applications that rely on NVIDIA GPU libraries such as CUDA.  

Amazon Managed Blockchain is now available in the Europe (Ireland) region

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 20:53:57 +0000

Amazon Managed Blockchain is a fully managed service that allows you to set up and manage a scalable blockchain network with just a few clicks. Amazon Managed Blockchain eliminates the overhead required to create the network, and automatically scales to meet the demands of thousands of applications running millions of transactions. Once your network is up and running, Amazon Managed Blockchain makes it easy to manage and maintain your blockchain network. It manages your certificates and lets you easily invite new members to join the network. 

Amazon EC2 Hibernation now Lets you Pause and Resume Your Workloads on T2 Instance Types

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 20:27:55 +0000

Amazon EC2 can now hibernate EBS-backed Amazon EC2 T2 instances. You can now hibernate your newly launched instances running on T2 instance types. Hibernation provides you the convenience of pausing and resuming your workloads. Hibernation is just like closing and opening your laptop lid, your application will start right where it left off.

Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) now supports Service Discovery in three additional AWS regions

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 20:12:24 +0000

Amazon ECS Service Discovery is now available in the Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Europe (Stockholm), and Middle East (Bahrain) Regions.

Execute Chef recipes on Linux with AWS Systems Manager

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 19:09:21 +0000

Today, AWS Systems Manager introduces the ability to manage Linux instances running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and on-premises using Chef. This new feature enables you to combine the power of Chef recipes with the control and safety benefits provided by Systems Manager. 

Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager now available in the Asia Pacific (Osaka) region

Thu, 19 Mar 2020 19:06:03 +0000

Starting today, Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager (DLM) for EBS Snapshots is available in the Asia Pacific (Osaka) Region. Amazon DLM provides a simple, automated way to back up data stored on Amazon EBS volumes. With this feature, you no longer have to rely on custom scripts to create and manage your EBS volume backups.  

Reduce ML inference costs on PyTorch with Amazon Elastic Inference

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 21:49:35 +0000

You can now use Amazon Elastic Inference to accelerate inference and reduce inference costs for PyTorch models in Amazon SageMaker, Amazon EC2 and Amazon ECS. Enhanced PyTorch libraries for EI are available automatically in Amazon SageMaker, AWS Deep Learning AMIs, and AWS Deep Learning Containers, so you can deploy your PyTorch models in production with minimal code changes. Elastic Inference supports TorchScript compiled models on PyTorch. In order to use Elastic Inference with PyTorch, you must convert your PyTorch models into TorchScript and use the Elastic Inference API for inference. Today, PyTorch joins TensorFlow and Apache MXNet as a deep learning framework that is supported by Elastic Inference.

Amazon Managed Cassandra Service (preview) is now available in 18 AWS Regions

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 21:43:53 +0000

Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service (MCS), a scalable, highly available, and managed Apache Cassandra–compatible database service, is now available in preview in 18 AWS Regions. 

Amazon GuardDuty Price Reduction

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 18:34:36 +0000

Amazon GuardDuty is reducing the price of threat detection by adding an additional volume discount tier and further optimizing its CloudTrail analysis. Effective March 1, 2020, GuardDuty pricing for VPC Flow Log and DNS Log analysis now includes a new top discount tier of $0.15 per GB, representing a 40% reduction from the existing top discount tier of $0.25 per GB. This top discount tier is applicable to customers that generate more than 10,000 gigabyte (GB) per month in VPC Flow Log and DNS log analysis. The new pricing is now the following for US East (N. Virginia):  

Amazon ECS supports in Preview updating Placement Strategy and Constraints for existing ECS Services

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 17:57:06 +0000

Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) now supports updating Placement Strategy and Constraints for existing ECS services (in Preview). ECS customers can now update the placement strategies and constraints for their ECS services without having to recreate a service with the desired changes. This flexibility and control in managing the placement of service tasks helps customers save cost and reduce potential service downtime. 

AV1 Encoding Now Available with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 17:37:24 +0000

AWS Elemental MediaConvert now offers the ability to encode video using the AV1 (AOMedia Video 1) codec. AV1 is an open video coding format designed for internet delivery and developed by the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia). A key benefit of AV1 is higher compression efficiency compared to the AVC (H.264) and HEVC (H.265) codecs. With AV1, you can deliver high-quality SD and HD video to mobile and other devices over congested or bandwidth-constrained networks at bitrates unachievable with traditional codecs. For details on AV1 pricing, please visit the MediaConvert pricing page.

Amazon Managed Cassandra Service now helps you manage access to your keyspaces and tables by using AWS IAM roles and federated identities

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 19:18:16 +0000

Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service (MCS), a scalable, highly available, and managed Apache Cassandra–compatible database service, now helps you manage access to your keyspaces and tables by using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) roles and federated identities. 

Amazon VPC Flow Logs Now Support Resource Tagging and Tag-on-Create

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 19:00:30 +0000

You can now tag your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) flow logs. A tag is a simple label consisting of a user-defined key and an optional value that can be used to easily manage, categorize and search for your VPC flow log subscriptions based on purpose, owner, or other such criteria.  

Introducing Customizations for AWS Control Tower solution

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:19:32 +0000

We are excited to announce the launch of Customizations for AWS Control Tower, a new reference implementation that makes it easy for customers to apply custom templates and policies to their AWS Control Tower landing zone.  

Amazon ElastiCache for Redis announces Global Datastore

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 22:10:15 +0000

Global Datastore is a new feature of Amazon ElastiCache for Redis that provides fully managed, fast, reliable and secure cross-region replication. You can now write to your ElastiCache for Redis cluster in one region and have the data available for read in two other cross-region replica clusters, thereby enabling low-latency reads and disaster recovery across regions.

You now can update your Amazon DynamoDB global tables from version 2017.11.29 to the latest version with a few clicks in the DynamoDB Console

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 21:05:54 +0000

You now can update your global tables from version 2017.11.29 to the latest version of global tables (2019.11.21) with a few clicks in the DynamoDB Console. By upgrading the version of your global tables, you can increase the availability of your DynamoDB tables easily by extending your existing tables into additional AWS Regions, with no table rebuilds required. There is no additional cost for this update, and you will benefit from improved replicated write efficiencies after you update to the latest version of global tables.  

Amazon Forecast is now available in three new regions - Asia Pacific (Sydney, Mumbai) and Europe (Frankfurt)

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 20:49:40 +0000

Amazon Forecast is now available in the Asia Pacific (Sydney, Bombay) and EU (Frankfurt) regions. Amazon Forecast is a fully managed service that uses machine learning (ML) to generate accurate forecasts, without requiring any prior ML experience. Amazon Forecast is applicable in a wide variety of use cases including energy demand forecasting, product demand forecasting, inventory planning, workforce planning and cloud infrastructure usage forecasting.

AWS App Mesh launches support for end to end encryption

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 20:29:36 +0000

Customers can now use AWS App Mesh to encrypt traffic between services of their application without any changes to their application code. App Mesh works with ACM or with a customer managed certificate to negotiate TLS encrypted sessions between Envoy proxies of mesh services.  

Amazon EC2 X1e Instance’s largest size is Now Available in the South America (Sao Paulo) AWS Region

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 20:09:23 +0000

Starting today, Amazon EC2 x1e.32xlarge instance size is available in South America (Sao Paulo) AWS region. 

Amazon DynamoDB on-demand capacity mode is now available in the Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local) Region

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 19:24:14 +0000

Amazon DynamoDB on-demand capacity mode is now available in the Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local) Region. On-demand is a flexible capacity mode for DynamoDB that is capable of serving thousands of requests per second without requiring capacity planning. DynamoDB on-demand offers simple pay-per-request pricing for read and write requests so that you only pay for what you use, making it easy to balance cost and performance. 

Amazon S3 adds tagging support for S3 Batch Operations jobs

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 19:12:08 +0000

When using Amazon S3 Batch Operations you can now assign tags to jobs to label and manage access to create and edit permissions. S3 Batch Operations is an S3 feature that lets you perform repetitive or bulk actions like copying objects or running AWS Lambda functions across millions of objects with a single request. You provide the list of objects, and S3 Batch Operations handles the repetitive work, including managing retries and displaying progress.  

Amazon Connect Adds Phone Numbers in Twelve New Countries

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 18:46:40 +0000

Amazon Connect now supports claiming toll free and direct inward dial phone numbers in twelve new countries in the EU Central (Frankfurt) and EU West (London) regions. This enables you to provide local telephony support to end-customers in Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Romania, Slovenia, and Turkey.

API Gateway offers private integrations with AWS ELB and AWS CloudMap as part of HTTP APIs GA release

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 23:02:48 +0000

Amazon API Gateway announced the general availability of HTTP APIs, enabling customers to easily build high performance RESTful APIs that offer up to 71% cost savings and 60% latency reduction compared to REST APIs available from API Gateway. As part of this launch, customers will be able to take advantage of several new features including the ability the route requests to private AWS Elastic Load Balancers (ELB), including new support for AWS ALB, and IP-based services registered in AWS CloudMap. 

AWS Security Hub adds new fields and resources to the AWS Security Finding Format

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 20:07:14 +0000

AWS Security Hub today released updates and additions to AWS Security Finding Format (ASFF) that enable integrated Security Hub partners to send richer, more detailed findings to Security Hub. We have added a new Severity.Label field that is intended to replace the Severity.Normalized field. Severity.Label allows for informational, low, medium, high, and critical values, and each finding provider will select the appropriate value for their finding. If a finding is missing the Severity.Label field, Security Hub will automatically populate it based on the existing Severity.Normalized field. We are also updating how we track the status of the investigation into a finding. The existing WorkflowState field is deprecated. We have added a new Workflow object to contain information about the investigation workflow. It currently contains a single field, Status, which replaces the deprecated WorkflowState. Next, we have added new fields to the AwsS3Bucket resource details and added a new AwsS3Object resource type and corresponding details object. Finally, we added the following new resource types. These resource types do not yet have a corresponding details objects: AwsApiGatewayMethod, AwsApiGatewayRestApi, AwsAppStreamFleet, AwsCertificateManagerCertificate, AwsCloudFormationStack, AwsCloudWatchAlarm, AwsCodeCommitRepository, AwsCodeDeployApplication, AwsCodeDeployDeploymentGroup, AwsCodePipelinePipeline, AwsCognitoIdentityPool, AwsCognitoUserPool, AwsEcsService, AwsEcsTaskDefinition, AwsEfsFileSystem, AwsEksCluster, AwsElastiCacheCacheCluster, AwsElbLoadBalancer, AwsEmrCluster, AwsKinesisStream, and AwsLogsLogGroup.

AWS Batch now supports FSx for Lustre new persistent and scratch file systems

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 19:58:41 +0000

AWS Batch now supports FSx for Lustre’s new options, a persistent storage and a second-generation scratch storage, both announced on Februrary 24.  

Introducing Amazon Personalize Optimizer Using Amazon Pinpoint Events

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 19:57:23 +0000

Amazon Personalize Optimizer Using Amazon Pinpoint Events is a solution that enables customers to create integrations between Amazon Personalize campaigns and Amazon Pinpoint projects. Customers can connect an Amazon Personalize campaign with an Amazon Pinpoint project directly from the Amazon Pinpoint console, then use this solution to build and maintain an automated data pipeline between Amazon Pinpoint and Amazon Personalize. The solution automatically provisions and configures the necessary AWS services to train and publish models quickly by defining the frequency and the type of data used to retrain the models. The result, more personalized recommendations are delivered over time.

Amazon ECS Cluster Auto Scaling now Available in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 19:56:00 +0000

Starting today, Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) Cluster Auto Scaling became available in the AWS Govcloud (US) Regions. With ECS Cluster Auto Scaling, your ECS clusters using Amazon EC2 Instances can automatically scale as needed to meet the resource demands of all tasks and services in your cluster, including scaling to and from zero. Managed scaling with ECS Cluster Auto Scaling improves the reliability, scalability, and cost of running containerized workloads on ECS.  

Amazon Athena now publishes CloudWatch Events for Athena query state transitions

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 17:44:57 +0000

Amazon Athena now publishes Amazon CloudWatch Events for query state transitions. When a query transitions between states -- for example, from Running to a terminal state such as Succeeded or Cancelled -- Athena publishes a query state change event to CloudWatch Events. The event contains information about the query state transition.

Amazon CloudWatch Anomaly Detection now available in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 17:39:58 +0000

Amazon CloudWatch Anomaly Detection is now available in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. Anomaly Detection applies machine-learning algorithms to continuously analyze system and application metrics, determine a normal baseline, and surface anomalies with minimal user intervention. You can use Anomaly Detection to isolate and troubleshoot unexpected changes in your metric behavior.  

Amazon Managed Blockchain is now available in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) region

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 17:20:13 +0000

Amazon Managed Blockchain is a fully managed service that allows you to set up and manage a scalable blockchain network with just a few clicks. Amazon Managed Blockchain eliminates the overhead required to create the network, and automatically scales to meet the demands of thousands of applications running millions of transactions. Once your network is up and running, Amazon Managed Blockchain makes it easy to manage and maintain your blockchain network. It manages your certificates and lets you easily invite new members to join the network. 

Amazon Athena adds support for managing Athena Workgroups using AWS CloudFormation

Fri, 13 Mar 2020 16:54:30 +0000

Amazon Athena now enables customers to create and update Athena Workgroups using the AWS CloudFormation AWS::Athena::Workgroup resource.

AWS Storage Gateway is now available in AWS GovCloud (US-East)

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 22:59:16 +0000

AWS Storage Gateway is now available in the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region.  

Amazon Redshift introduces support for materialized views (Generally Available)

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 22:00:14 +0000

Starting today, Amazon Redshift supports materialized views functionality. Materialized views provide significantly faster query performance for repeated and predictable analytical workloads such as dashboarding, queries from business intelligence (BI) tools, and ELT (Extract, Load, Transform) data processing. 

Amazon Lex now supports resource tagging

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 21:36:18 +0000

You can now assign tags to Amazon Lex bots, aliases and channel associations. Tags allow you to categorize your resources in different ways, such as by cost center or owner, which simplifies cost allocation in your organization. You can also use tags to control creation, modification or deletion of tagged resources. 

AWS Elastic Beanstalk Launches Docker on AL2 Platform (Beta)

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 20:35:42 +0000

You can now run your container applications on AWS Elastic Beanstalk using Docker on Amazon Linux 2 beta platform. The Docker on Amazon Linux 2 beta platform comes with several enhancements in the compiler tool chain, and the Amazon Linux 2 operating system.  

Amazon Elasticsearch Service announces support for Elasticsearch versions 7.4

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 20:01:03 +0000

Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports open source Elasticsearch 7.4 and its corresponding version of Kibana. This minor release includes bug fixes and enhancements. 

10 telework tips for teams working from home because of coronavirus

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 18:56:45 +0000

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Amazon Redshift launches pause and resume

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 18:13:20 +0000

Amazon Redshift now supports the ability to pause and resume a cluster, allowing customers to easily suspend on-demand billing while the cluster is not being used. For example, a cluster used for development can now have compute billing suspended when not in use. While the cluster is paused, you are only charged for the cluster’s storage. This adds significant flexibility in managing operating costs for your Amazon Redshift clusters.

AWS Resource Access Manager is Now Available in the Middle East (Bahrain) Region

Thu, 12 Mar 2020 16:58:59 +0000

You can now use AWS Resource Access Manager (RAM) in the Middle East (Bahrain) Region.

Amazon Neptune is Now Available in the AWS EU (Paris) Region

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 23:53:04 +0000

Amazon Neptune is now available in the AWS EU (Paris) region. You can create Neptune clusters using r5 instance types. This increases the number of available regions for Neptune to 18, giving you more options for database placement, availability, and scalability.

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory and AD Connector are now available in the AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 20:52:16 +0000

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, and AD Connector are now available in the AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region.

AWS App Mesh is now available in Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 20:24:09 +0000

AWS App Mesh is now available in Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region. 

Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose now supports AWS PrivateLink in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 20:08:37 +0000

You can now use Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose through AWS PrivateLink in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. AWS PrivateLink allows you to privately access services hosted on AWS in a highly available and scalable manner, without using public IPs and without requiring the traffic to traverse the internet. Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose APIs are now available to use inside your VPC through AWS PrivateLink in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.  

Nvidia's Brilliance, Google's Foresight, and the Necessity of Adding Something New - Gamasutra

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 07:00:00 GMT

Nvidia's Brilliance, Google's Foresight, and the Necessity of Adding Something New  Gamasutra

5 ways in which Intranets can help businesses during the Coronavirus epidemic

Fri, 06 Mar 2020 18:56:18 +0000

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BeyondTrust Receives Cloud Computing Excellence Award - GlobeNewswire

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 14:05:42 GMT

BeyondTrust Receives Cloud Computing Excellence Award  GlobeNewswire

Georgia Technical College System Announces Online Academy to Expand Cloud Computing Workforce - Security Magazine

Tue, 03 Mar 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Georgia Technical College System Announces Online Academy to Expand Cloud Computing Workforce  Security Magazine

Cloud — the next destination of geospatial - Geospatial World

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Cloud — the next destination of geospatial  Geospatial World

The Top 6 Cloud Security Books You Need to Read in 2020 - Solutions Review

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

The Top 6 Cloud Security Books You Need to Read in 2020  Solutions Review

The 11 Best Cloud Management Platforms for 2020 - Solutions Review

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

The 11 Best Cloud Management Platforms for 2020  Solutions Review

Cloud Computing Security Risks and How to Protect Cloud Customers from Ransomware - Customer Think

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Cloud Computing Security Risks and How to Protect Cloud Customers from Ransomware  Customer Think

Half of Indian enterprises will operate hybrid multi-cloud environments by 2021, predicts IDC - Cloud Tech

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Half of Indian enterprises will operate hybrid multi-cloud environments by 2021, predicts IDC  Cloud Tech

From Cloud to Kangaroo – Technology Trends to Look Out For in 2020 - Economic Times

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

From Cloud to Kangaroo – Technology Trends to Look Out For in 2020  Economic Times

Databricks CEO: Managing open source in the cloud is hard - ComputerWeekly.com

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Databricks CEO: Managing open source in the cloud is hard  ComputerWeekly.com

Top Skills a Cloud Architect Needs to Be Successful - Dice Insights

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Top Skills a Cloud Architect Needs to Be Successful  Dice Insights

Best Practices for Ensuring Data Security in the Cloud - EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Best Practices for Ensuring Data Security in the Cloud  EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education

How Much Does It Cost To Build Cloud Computing Service? - Customer Think

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

How Much Does It Cost To Build Cloud Computing Service?  Customer Think

5 Emerging Trends in Could Computing You Should Watch Out For 2020 - HostReview.com

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

5 Emerging Trends in Could Computing You Should Watch Out For 2020  HostReview.com

Blog: Data Breaches in the Cloud - EE Times India

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Blog: Data Breaches in the Cloud  EE Times India

Cuelogic Technologies announced as the platinum sponsor for AWS Community Day 2020, Pune. - WhaTech

Thu, 06 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Cuelogic Technologies announced as the platinum sponsor for AWS Community Day 2020, Pune.  WhaTech

7 cloud cost management tips - CIO

Tue, 04 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

7 cloud cost management tips  CIO

Which [r]evolution to expect for cloud computing in 2020? - Data Economy

Mon, 03 Feb 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Which [r]evolution to expect for cloud computing in 2020?  Data Economy

The Top 12 Amazon Web Services Books You Need to Read in 2020 - Solutions Review

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

The Top 12 Amazon Web Services Books You Need to Read in 2020  Solutions Review

Using the Cloud: Seven Top Security Threats to Know About - Infosecurity Magazine

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Using the Cloud: Seven Top Security Threats to Know About  Infosecurity Magazine

Jumpstart your IT and cloud computing career with this $40 course bundle - Computerworld

Thu, 30 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Jumpstart your IT and cloud computing career with this $40 course bundle  Computerworld

Using AI to advance the health of people and communities around the world - Microsoft on the Issues - Microsoft

Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Using AI to advance the health of people and communities around the world - Microsoft on the Issues  Microsoft

Cisco helps IT and DevOps troubleshoot hybrid-cloud apps - Network World

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Cisco helps IT and DevOps troubleshoot hybrid-cloud apps  Network World

What is the difference between SaaS and Cloud Computing - WhaTech

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

What is the difference between SaaS and Cloud Computing  WhaTech

The 9 Best Cloud Computing LinkedIn Groups You Should Join - Solutions Review

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

The 9 Best Cloud Computing LinkedIn Groups You Should Join  Solutions Review

Nine Network Monitoring and Management Blogs to Follow in 2020 - Solutions Review

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Nine Network Monitoring and Management Blogs to Follow in 2020  Solutions Review

Top cloud computing trends impacting IT job market - TechRepublic

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Top cloud computing trends impacting IT job market  TechRepublic

Preparing Your Cloud Solutions for CCPA: Three Steps to Follow - Solutions Review

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Preparing Your Cloud Solutions for CCPA: Three Steps to Follow  Solutions Review

Top 7 emerging hybrid cloud computing trends to watch in 2020 - Express Computer

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Top 7 emerging hybrid cloud computing trends to watch in 2020  Express Computer

iboss Receives 2019 Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award - Yahoo Finance

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

iboss Receives 2019 Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award  Yahoo Finance

Quantum Computing and Israel's Growing Tech Role | Sam Bocetta - The Times of Israel

Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Quantum Computing and Israel's Growing Tech Role | Sam Bocetta  The Times of Israel

Bleeding edge information technology developments - IT World Canada

Sun, 12 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Bleeding edge information technology developments  IT World Canada

How Cloud Computing is Driving the Industrial Revolution 4.0 - Elets

Sat, 11 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

How Cloud Computing is Driving the Industrial Revolution 4.0  Elets

Brinqa Cyber Risk Management Platform Receives Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award - Associated Press

Thu, 09 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

Brinqa Cyber Risk Management Platform Receives Cloud Computing Security Excellence Award  Associated Press

2020: The Rise of AI in the Enterprise - IT World Canada

Fri, 03 Jan 2020 08:00:00 GMT

2020: The Rise of AI in the Enterprise  IT World Canada

Expert Predictions for 2020, Part 2: IoT and the Cloud - Embedded Computing Design

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Expert Predictions for 2020, Part 2: IoT and the Cloud  Embedded Computing Design

11 Experts Share Predictions and Advice for Cloud Security in 2020 - Solutions Review

Thu, 19 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

11 Experts Share Predictions and Advice for Cloud Security in 2020  Solutions Review

Google Cloud partners with Palo Alto, McAfee, and others to bolster security - Cloud Tech

Tue, 17 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Google Cloud partners with Palo Alto, McAfee, and others to bolster security  Cloud Tech

The Top Six Cloud Computing Trends of 2019 - DevOps.com

Mon, 16 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

The Top Six Cloud Computing Trends of 2019  DevOps.com

What is the difference between Azure and Azure stack? - WhaTech

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

What is the difference between Azure and Azure stack?  WhaTech

IDC picks Trend Micro as the top vendor in SDC workload protection - Cloud Tech

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

IDC picks Trend Micro as the top vendor in SDC workload protection  Cloud Tech

What’s hot for Cisco in 2020 - Network World

Sun, 08 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

What’s hot for Cisco in 2020  Network World

AWS re:Invent 2019 Live Blog: Amazon Cloud Partner News - Day Four - ChannelE2E

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

AWS re:Invent 2019 Live Blog: Amazon Cloud Partner News - Day Four  ChannelE2E

Migrating Microsoft Access Online

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:38:43 +0000

Besides other limitations, the main disadvantage of Microsoft Access is that it is not available online. Inspite of the power Access brings, this imposes severe restrictions unpalatable to users who … Continue readingMigrating Microsoft Access Online

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Microsoft’s JEDI contract move: Those are not the cloud providers you’re looking for - Computerworld

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Microsoft’s JEDI contract move: Those are not the cloud providers you’re looking for  Computerworld

Dear Pan….The collaboration agony column #1 – A team torn by email addiction.

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 13:26:06 +0000

In offering collaboration software for years and years, we tends to see recurring themes in the problems around collaboration that organizations are looking to solve. As a result, we have … Continue readingDear Pan….The collaboration agony column #1 – A team torn by email addiction.

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The cloud property in business - Economic Times

Sat, 23 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

The cloud property in business  Economic Times

The Future of Security is Converged | 2019-11-20 - Security Magazine

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

The Future of Security is Converged | 2019-11-20  Security Magazine

5 Best Intranet Platforms for Small and Medium Businesses

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:23:54 +0000

Selecting an Intranet solution can be a daunting task. Various vendors offer a diverse set of capabilities under the umbrella of the term “Intranet”. The following list presents the most … Continue reading5 Best Intranet Platforms for Small and Medium Businesses

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Lacework Adds Datadog Integration to Boost Cloud Security Monitoring - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Mon, 18 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Lacework Adds Datadog Integration to Boost Cloud Security Monitoring  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Why businesses fail to maximise the value of data visualisation - Cloud Tech

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Why businesses fail to maximise the value of data visualisation  Cloud Tech

Forrester: The 5 ways cloud computing will change in 2020 - TechRepublic

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Forrester: The 5 ways cloud computing will change in 2020  TechRepublic

How autonomous systems use AI that learns from the world around it - Microsoft

Mon, 04 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

How autonomous systems use AI that learns from the world around it  Microsoft

The changing language of collaboration

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 19:38:39 +0000

In all spheres of human life, the language of discourse is constantly shifting. Those of us who thought we were at the cutting edge of culture in our prime, have … Continue readingThe changing language of collaboration

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Quantum Computing Is Poised to Change Everything - Inside Higher Ed

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Quantum Computing Is Poised to Change Everything  Inside Higher Ed

Cloud is now one-quarter of IT spending—and rising fast - InfoWorld

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud is now one-quarter of IT spending—and rising fast  InfoWorld

The Rise of Cloud Computing Threats: How to protect your cloud customers from security risks - Customer Think

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Rise of Cloud Computing Threats: How to protect your cloud customers from security risks  Customer Think

BLOG: How Healthcare Can Benefit From the Cloud - Imaging Technology News

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT

BLOG: How Healthcare Can Benefit From the Cloud  Imaging Technology News

How AI is transforming education and skills development - Microsoft

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How AI is transforming education and skills development  Microsoft

What is cloud computing? - HostReview.com

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT

What is cloud computing?  HostReview.com

The Top Cloud Computing Certifications for Cloud Professionals - Solutions Review

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Top Cloud Computing Certifications for Cloud Professionals  Solutions Review

Cloud Computing - The Basics - Finextra

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Computing - The Basics  Finextra

How Do You Adapt Security When You Move to the Cloud? - Solutions Review

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How Do You Adapt Security When You Move to the Cloud?  Solutions Review

Cloud Computing and the School Bus Industry - STN Media - School Transportation News

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Computing and the School Bus Industry - STN Media  School Transportation News

The 9 Best Managed Cloud Migration Services Providers - Solutions Review

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The 9 Best Managed Cloud Migration Services Providers  Solutions Review

Lacework Earns $42 Million In Funding, Hires New President - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Lacework Earns $42 Million In Funding, Hires New President  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Quantum computers in telecom infrastructure - Ericsson

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Quantum computers in telecom infrastructure  Ericsson

5 Things Made Possible in Healthcare Thanks to the Cloud - HealthTech Magazine

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

5 Things Made Possible in Healthcare Thanks to the Cloud  HealthTech Magazine

Deconstructing the Telco Cloud - Light Reading

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Deconstructing the Telco Cloud  Light Reading

Ask the experts: What’s the top security risk during cloud migration? - Security Boulevard

Mon, 09 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Ask the experts: What’s the top security risk during cloud migration?  Security Boulevard

What is confidential computing? - Open Source Insider - ComputerWeekly.com

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

What is confidential computing? - Open Source Insider  ComputerWeekly.com

5 Cloud Security Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Business - Solutions Review

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

5 Cloud Security Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Business  Solutions Review

Rackspace Expands Hybrid Cloud Capabilities with New Integrations - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Wed, 28 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Rackspace Expands Hybrid Cloud Capabilities with New Integrations  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

6 Devastating Cloud Migration Mistakes You Need to Avoid - Solutions Review

Tue, 27 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

6 Devastating Cloud Migration Mistakes You Need to Avoid  Solutions Review

4 Tips for Creating a Successful Multicloud Strategy - Solutions Review

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

4 Tips for Creating a Successful Multicloud Strategy  Solutions Review

74% of Companies Move Apps To the Cloud, Then Back On-Premise - Solutions Review

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

74% of Companies Move Apps To the Cloud, Then Back On-Premise  Solutions Review

How to Design a Flawless Cloud Security Strategy - Solutions Review

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How to Design a Flawless Cloud Security Strategy  Solutions Review

Connecting IoT Devices to Cloud Services - Embedded Computing Design

Tue, 13 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Connecting IoT Devices to Cloud Services  Embedded Computing Design

The Quantum Computing Party Hasn't Even Started Yet - Scientific American

Mon, 12 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Quantum Computing Party Hasn't Even Started Yet  Scientific American

[VIDEO - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

[VIDEO  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

5 Tips for Designing a Successful Cloud Migration Strategy - Solutions Review

Mon, 05 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

5 Tips for Designing a Successful Cloud Migration Strategy  Solutions Review

What Is Software as a Service? A Beginner's Guide to SaaS - Solutions Review

Thu, 25 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

What Is Software as a Service? A Beginner's Guide to SaaS  Solutions Review

7 Fundamental AWS Services Your Business Needs to Use - Solutions Review

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

7 Fundamental AWS Services Your Business Needs to Use  Solutions Review

IDC: Global spending on public cloud services and infrastructure to reach £398bn in 2023 - Cloud Tech

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

IDC: Global spending on public cloud services and infrastructure to reach £398bn in 2023  Cloud Tech

Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud: What's the Difference? - Solutions Review

Fri, 28 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Public Cloud vs. Private Cloud: What's the Difference?  Solutions Review

4 Cloud Computing Risks and How Your Business Can Avoid Them - Solutions Review

Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

4 Cloud Computing Risks and How Your Business Can Avoid Them  Solutions Review

6 Common Cloud Migration Challenges (And How to Overcome Them) - Solutions Review

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

6 Common Cloud Migration Challenges (And How to Overcome Them)  Solutions Review

Why cloud computing could be the key to education's retention crisis - Education Technology

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Why cloud computing could be the key to education's retention crisis  Education Technology

How to get your data scientist career up and running: A guide - Cloud Tech

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How to get your data scientist career up and running: A guide  Cloud Tech

How 5 Industries Utilize Cloud Computing Solutions - Solutions Review

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How 5 Industries Utilize Cloud Computing Solutions  Solutions Review

Cloud Adoption: The Essential Best Practices Playbook for Enterprises - Solutions Review

Tue, 11 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Adoption: The Essential Best Practices Playbook for Enterprises  Solutions Review

Cloud Transition – 5 Best Practices to Follow - CIO

Thu, 23 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Transition – 5 Best Practices to Follow  CIO

4 Tips on How to Improve Your Enterprise's Cloud Security - Solutions Review

Tue, 14 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

4 Tips on How to Improve Your Enterprise's Cloud Security  Solutions Review

AWS announces availability of Amazon Managed Blockchain service - Cloud Tech

Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

AWS announces availability of Amazon Managed Blockchain service  Cloud Tech

4 Emerging Technologies You Can Use in the Cloud - Solutions Review

Wed, 01 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

4 Emerging Technologies You Can Use in the Cloud  Solutions Review

Understand Cloud Computing by Watching These 5 YouTube Videos - Solutions Review

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Understand Cloud Computing by Watching These 5 YouTube Videos  Solutions Review

Five Female Cloud Computing Influencers You Need to Follow - Solutions Review

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Five Female Cloud Computing Influencers You Need to Follow  Solutions Review

7 Cloud Computing Blogs You Should Be Following in 2019 - Solutions Review

Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

7 Cloud Computing Blogs You Should Be Following in 2019  Solutions Review

Floating Software Licensing Virtual Machines and the Cloud - Enterprise License Optimization Blog

Tue, 23 Mar 2010 07:00:00 GMT

Floating Software Licensing Virtual Machines and the Cloud  Enterprise License Optimization Blog

The “Cloud” is changing the way we consume, share and use digital information because it makes access to information and computing power easier, faster and more affordable. We can help you understand and benefit from this rapidly growing and evolving IT transformation. As a broker of Cloud services, we offer sound advice on Cloud solutions and Cloud migration services, management of Cloud systems and Cloud provider relationships, and of course, procurement. The many excellent vendors of Cloud Computing services that we can help you utilize are shown below. Click on any scrolling icon to learn more about the solutions they provide. And be sure to check with us for best pricing; we are able to provide you with better pricing than the full retail prices you will see on many of these vendors' web sites.

Cloud Computing Vendors
  • 2X
    2X

    [Saas] The 2X LoadBalancer allows you to easily load balance RDP/ICA sessions between Windows Remote Desktop Services/Windows Terminal Services or Citrix terminal servers and provide fault tolerance. In addition, for remote users, back-end terminal servers can be hidden, only allowing access to the gateway machine(s), significantly increasing terminal server security.

  • Amazon Web Services
    Amazon Web Services

    [IaaS/PaaS/SaaS] Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. AWS provides a massive global cloud infrastructure that allows you to quickly innovate, experiment and iterate. Instead of waiting weeks or months for hardware, AWS can instantly deploy new applications, instantly scale up as your workload grows, and instantly scale down based on demand.

  • aplicor
    aplicor

    [SaaS: CRM/ERP] Aplicor offers a hosted, integrated, wireless and CLOUD-based CRM software suite which includes Sales Force Automation, Marketing Automation, Project Office and Customer Support. They also offer a full cloud business suite by combining full CRM functionality with ERP for financial management – all in a seamless CLOUD business suite.

  • Awareness Technologies
    Awareness Technologies

    [SaaS: device monitoring] Awareness Technologies was founded in 2002, originally to provide software tools for national intelligence agencies, but shifted its focus five years ago to building the most practical and powerful security software for businesses and consumers including laptop theft protection software, web-filtering software and computer-usage monitoring software.

  • Bitdefender
    Bitdefender

    [SaaS: security] Security for Virtualized Environments by Bitdefender is the first comprehensive security solution for virtualized datacenters. The solution protects virtualized Windows, Linux, and Solaris systems. Its unique architecture enables it to be leveraged in any virtualization offering.

  • CGS
    CGS

    [SaaS: email archiving] Unlimited Mailbox from Computer Generated Solutions (CGS) is a powerful and flexible policy-based archive system that leverages your existing email storage environment and offers a better way to lower costs, reduce complexity, boost user productivity and meet regulatory requirements.

  • CloudProviderUSA
    CloudProviderUSA

    [IaaS] CloudProviderUSA's infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud solution provides organizations with the flexibility to establish and scale server resources instantly. Create, scale and delete cloud servers on-demand on with their secure, high performance and easy-to-use cloud platform. Server usage is charged per hour, and is billed monthly in arrears.

  • DocumentLogistix
    DocumentLogistix

    [SaaS: document management] Document Logistix helps companies to understand and implement document management strategies. Integrate all your existing document management systems with Document Manager. Their document management solutions range from bulk document scanning and imaging systems to workflow and secure archiving software.

  • HyperOffice
    HyperOffice

    [SaaS: collaboration] A comprehensive cloud collaboration toolset - business email, document management, intranet/extranet workspaces, shared calendars/contacts, project management, web forms, database apps, Outlook integration, and mobile sync.

  • Intermedia
    Intermedia

    [SaaS: hosted Exchange/collaboration/VoIP] Intermedia is the premier provider of cloud services to small and mid-sized businesses. Delivered from Intermedia secure datacenters, these services include hosted Microsoft Exchange email, VoIP telephony, instant messaging, file management, security, backup, support for the full range of smartphones and tablets, and more. The company's proprietary cloud infrastructure assures high reliability, and a certified support team is available around the clock.

  • ipConfigure
    ipConfigure

    [SaaS: surveillance] A leading developer of enterprise IP video surveillance solutions, ipConfigure offers a variety of products - all of which leverage a browser-based interface and are capable of seamlessly supporting unlimited cameras, locations and users in a centralized or distributed architecture. ipConfigure offers Enterprise Surveillance Manager, License Plate Recognition and Gigapixel Wide Area Surveillance solutions.

  • ITpreneurs
    ITpreneurs

    [SaaS: Cloud training] The ITpreneurs cloud computing curriculum supports knowledge transfer of the latest cloud terminology and trends. From Cloud Awareness that provides a high-level overview of Cloud Computing to the Cloud Essentials and Virtualization Essentials courses which are more in-depth, to the Cloud Challenge business simulation.

  • LEADMASTER
    LEADMASTER

    [SaaS: CRM] LeadMaster is an affordable web-based lead management system that provides sales and marketing solutions which enable companies to close the loop between marketing and sales and provide top-notch Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

  • mailprotector
    mailprotector

    [SaaS: email] Mailprotector offers Cloud-based email security, management and hosting including hosted Exchange. Their solutions are simple, effective and affordable.

  • MessageSolution
    MessageSolution

    [SaaS: email/file archiving] MessageSolution empowers today's organizations to effectively manage electronically stored information (ESI) and corporate intelligence where the ultimate goal is to comply with industry and government regulations, respond more quickly to electronic discovery, reduce storage costs, optimize email server functioning, or prepare for disaster recovery.

  • Microsoft Office 365
    Microsoft Office 365

    [SaaS] With Microsoft Office 365, you can get your work done securely and communicate real-time from almost anywhere. Combining Office with Office 365 unlocks the full potential of Office 365 as the best solution for productivity, collaboration, communication, and worry-free IT. Includes world-class, familiar tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote on your computer.

  • Mozy
    Mozy

    [SaaS: offsite backup] Mozy is the world's most trusted online backup service for consumers and businesses with more than 3 million customers and 80,000 business customers backing up 90 petabytes of information to multiple data centers around the globe. Mozy is backed by VMware and EMC Corporation.

  • NetLib
    NetLib

    [SaaS: SQL security] NetLib is a leading provider in database security for large, medium and small businesses, organizations and agencies. Protecting valuable databases and sensitive data is important to maintain business stability for our customers, as well as for the growing areas of compliance.

  • OC4
    OC4

    [SaaS: enterprise email] OC4 offes a fully managed enterprise eMail offering that is secure, fast, and reliable. Their offering includes integration with corporate directory, anti-spam / anti-virus, encryption (network and data), 24X7 Help Desk, and Service Level Agreements of 99.9%.

  • Reflexion
    Reflexion

    [SaaS: email/collaboration] Reflexion provides a range of hosted email services that are differentiated by their ease of implementation and use, their unique features and effectiveness and their affordability. Reflexion Total Control (RTC) is a hosted email security service that blocks spam, viruses and volume-based attacks before it reaches the corporate network. Reflexion Archiving, Discovery and Recovery (RADAR) provides businesses with a complete, searchable email archive.

  • Saddle Ranch Digtal
    Saddle Ranch Digtal

    [SaaS: digital signage content] Saddle Ranch Digital provides interactive and dynamic digital signage. Their process allows them to focus on your specific objectives and goals to build a fully optimized solution. With the combination of cutting edge software and hardware technologies, award winning customized content, complete content management and a team of experienced professionals, we can help you get the most return out of your digital signage investment.

  • SEEBURGER
    SEEBURGER

    [SaaS: large file transfer] SEE FX is a secure Web portal that empowers business people to transmit large and/or sensitive files. Business people create, manage and track secure files of any type and size, inside/outside the company firewall. IT has centralized control for compliance, audit, security purposes.

  • SiteLock
    SiteLock

    [SaaS: website security] SiteLock helps online business combat malware, hackers, and blacklisting with comprehensive website security. SiteLock makes website protection and business reputation management easy.

  • Sonian
    Sonian

    [SaaS: email/file archiving] Sonian, the pioneer in Cloud Powered Archiving and Search, offers it's archiving solutions at a fraction of the cost and complexity of other approaches. With over 11,000 customers across diverse industries and embedded into offerings from other cloud innovators; Sonian is the future of Archive and Search in the Cloud.

  • Storage Online
    Storage Online


  • ThinkGrid
    ThinkGrid

    [SaaS: e-mail/IaaS] ThinkGrid Hosted E-mail solution allows businesses to use Microsoft Exchange with no on-premise technology investment and provides enhanced redundancy, anti-spam, anti-virus and ease of management. Their cloud platform, the "ThinkGrid", is a scalable, redundant and geographically balanced infrastructure which underpins all of their service offerings, and is managed by their leading control panel technology.

  • Trend Micro
    Trend Micro

    [SaaS: security] As a global leader in cloud security, Trend Micro develops Internet content security and threat management solutions that make the world safe for businesses and consumers to exchange digital information. With more than 20 years of experience, they are recognized as the market leader in server security for delivering top-ranked client, server, and cloud-based security solutions that stop threats faster and protect data in physical, virtualized, and cloud environments.

  • Viewpath
    Viewpath

    [SaaS: project management] Viewpath's primary product is an online project management solution developed to provide anywhere-access to projects and dramatically simplify the day-to-day management of projects and events. Viewpath was designed to bridge the gap between complexities of Microsoft Project and makeshift solutions like spreadsheets to make it easier than ever for businesses of all sizes to manage projects, events and activities efficiently.

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