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.


AWS CodeBuild Now Supports Cross-Account Resource Sharing

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 20:42:26 +0000

AWS CodeBuild now allows you to securely share your CodeBuild resources, such as Projects and Report Groups, across AWS accounts or within your AWS organization. Previously, you couldn't share your build details or test reports generated in one account with other AWS accounts.

DNS Resolution for EKS Clusters Using Private Endpoints

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 20:13:13 +0000

You can now automatically resolve to the private Amazon EKS cluster endpoint when using a peered VPC. This allows you to easily access a cluster using AWS Direct Connect from on-premises to an EKS cluster that is only accessible within a VPC.

Telefonica Deutschland appoints Huawei to help build German 5G network - Business-newsupdate.com

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:23:16 GMT

Telefonica Deutschland appoints Huawei to help build German 5G network  Business-newsupdate.com

Amazon Connect announces AWS CloudTrail support for APIs

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:22:09 +0000

Amazon Connect now logs all API calls to AWS CloudTrail, a service that enables governance, compliance, operational auditing, and risk auditing of your AWS account. Using AWS CloudTrail, you can log, continuously monitor, retain, and respond to Amazon Connect API activity. For example, you can define a workflow to get notified when an agent’s security profile is changed via API.

Amazon Lumberyard Beta 1.22 Now Available, Adds New Asset Dependency Graph, Editor Performance Improvements

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:17:28 +0000

We are excited to announce the release of Amazon Lumberyard Beta 1.22, which includes 97 new improvements, fixes, and features to Amazon’s free, cross-platform 3D engine that enables you to create the highest-quality games, connect games to the vast compute and storage of the AWS Cloud, and engage fans with Twitch.

Amazon EC2 Spot Now Provides Instance Launch Notifications via Amazon CloudWatch Events

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 18:51:05 +0000

Starting today, launch events for Amazon EC2 Spot Instances will be available via Amazon CloudWatch Events CLI.  

Amazon CloudFront now provides seven new data fields in access logs

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 05:15:55 +0000

Amazon CloudFront access logs provide detailed information about every user request that CloudFront receives. Starting today, seven additional data fields will now appear in your CloudFront access logs to improve visibility into the delivery of your content. For example, with the x-edge-detailed-result-type field you can identify the specific type of error and with the sc-range-start/sc-range-end fields you can determine the requested range details. These new fields are appended to the end of each log entry to maintain backwards-compatibility with the previous log file format. The seven new data points include:

  • c-port – The port number of the request from the viewer.
  • time-to-first-byte – The number of seconds between receiving the request and writing the first byte of the response, as measured on the server.
  • x-edge-detailed-result-type – When the result type is an error, this field contains the specific type of error.
  • sc-content-type – The value of the HTTP Content-Type header of the response.
  • sc-content-len – The value of the HTTP Content-Length header of the response.
  • sc-range-start – When the response contains the HTTP Content-Range header, this field contains the range start value.
  • sc-range-end – When the response contains the HTTP Content-Range header, this field contains the range end value.
Enabling access logs is free of charge, but standard S3 charges apply for storing the log files. For more information about access logs and the log file format, see Web Distribution Log File Format in the CloudFront documentation.

New Quick Start deploys .NET serverless CI/CD on the AWS Cloud

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 23:49:05 +0000

This Quick Start deploys an end-to-end .NET serverless continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) pipeline on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about 40 minutes.

Amazon Athena is now available in AWS South America (São Paulo)

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 22:32:54 +0000

Amazon Athena is now available in the AWS South America (São Paulo) region.  

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is in scope for AWS’s latest System and Organizational Controls audit cycle

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 21:35:01 +0000

Amazon AppStream 2.0 is now in scope under AWS’s latest System and Organizational Controls (SOC) audit cycle. This SOC compliance certification applies to all AWS Regions where Amazon AppStream 2.0 is available.  

Attach multiple Elastic Inference accelerators to a single EC2 instance

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:57:30 +0000

You can now attach multiple Amazon Elastic Inference accelerators to a single Amazon EC2 instance. With this capability, you can use a single EC2 instance in an auto-scaling group when you are running inference for multiple models. By attaching multiple accelerators to a single instance, you can avoid deploying multiple auto-scaling groups of CPU or GPU instances for your inference and lower your operating costs.

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is now available in the Canada (Central) region

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 19:42:04 +0000

Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility) is now available in the Canada (Central) region.  

Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth Adds Auto-Segment Feature for Semantic Segmentation Labeling

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:32:39 +0000

Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth added the auto-segment feature to the semantic segmentation labeling user interface. This feature increases labeling throughput, improves accuracy, and mitigates labeler fatigue. It simplifies the task by automatically labeling areas of interest in an image with only minimal input. You can accept, undo, or correct the resulting output from auto-segment. 

6 Trends in ERP - Toolbox

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:13:00 GMT

6 Trends in ERP  Toolbox

How to address India's unemployability problem? - Economic Times

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:11:00 GMT

How to address India's unemployability problem?  Economic Times

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

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 23:41:09 GMT

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

The AWS Well-Architected Tool is now available in the Europe (Frankfurt) Region

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 21:37:41 +0000

The AWS Well-Architected Tool is now available in the Europe (Frankfurt) Region. The AWS Well-Architected Tool helps you review your workloads against AWS architectural best practices, and provides guidance on improving your cloud architectures. 

AWS CodeCommit is Now Available in AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 21:31:20 +0000

AWS CodeCommit, a fully-managed source control service, is now available in the Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region. CodeCommit makes it easy for companies to host secure and highly scalable private Git repositories. 

Alexa for Business adds end of meeting reminders, intelligent room release and meeting room utilization metrics.

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 20:29:30 +0000

Alexa for Business now supports new meeting room capabilities that help employees end meetings on time, automatically free up reserved but unused meeting rooms, and provide meeting room utilization insights for your organization. 

Amazon Lex Achieves HIPAA Eligibility

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 19:37:50 +0000

Amazon Lex is now a U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) eligible service. Customers can now use Amazon Lex to process user input that contains protected health information (PHI). 

Amazon EC2 instances featuring AMD EPYC processors are now available in additional regions

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 19:22:17 +0000

Starting today, Amazon EC2 M5ad and R5ad instances are available in the AWS Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region. In addition, 8xlarge and 16xlarge sizes of M5ad and R5ad instances are now also available in the Canada (Central) Regions.

AWS Security Token Service Now Supports AWS PrivateLink in 13 New Regions

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 18:30:07 +0000

Starting today, AWS Security Token Service is announcing support for AWS PrivateLink in Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), EU (London), EU (Paris), EU (Stockholm), South America (Sao Paolo), and US West (N. California) regions, enabling you to route data between your Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and Security Token Service entirely within the AWS network. 

Amazon SQS Now Supports 1-Minute CloudWatch Metrics

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 18:28:56 +0000

Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) now publishes 1-minute metrics to Amazon CloudWatch, providing you more granular monitoring for queue status with continuous visibility into operations of your queues in order to quickly respond to changes in your workloads. Previously, Amazon SQS published metrics to Amazon CloudWatch in 5 minute intervals. 

Amazon launches Neural Text to Speech voices in SYD region

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 18:16:18 +0000

Amazon Polly is a service that turns text into lifelike speech. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of all Neural Text-to-Speech (NTTS) voices in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) region. NTTS voices, which deliver ground-breaking improvements in speech quality through a new machine learning approach, are also available in US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon) and Europe (Ireland). Customers in these four regions can now synthesize 13 NTTS voices (8 US English, 3 UK English, 1 US Spanish and 1 Brazilian Portuguese) in the Polly portfolio. In addition, 2 speaking style voices - Newscaster and Conversational, built using NTTS technology are also available in US English (Matthew and Joanna) starting today.

Microsoft Scores Big With a Multi-Year Deal with NTT, Will Co-innovate on Next-Gen Tech - Toolbox

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:46:00 GMT

Microsoft Scores Big With a Multi-Year Deal with NTT, Will Co-innovate on Next-Gen Tech  Toolbox

Amazon Textract is now available in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) and US West (N. California) regions

Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:50:47 +0000

Amazon Textract is now available in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) and US West (N. California) regions. 

Amazon EC2 I3en Instances are Now Available in AWS Canada, Brazil (São Paulo), and Europe (Paris) AWS Regions

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 23:20:48 +0000

Starting today, Amazon EC2 I3en Instances are Now Available in AWS Canada, Brazil (São Paulo), and Europe (Paris) AWS Regions.

New Course Helps Those in Machine Learning Roles Prepare for Certification

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:54:42 +0000

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new Exam Readiness course for the AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty certification exam. Available digitally and via classroom, this course teaches you how to interpret exam questions, apply concepts being tested by the exam, and allocate your study time. You’ll also have a chance to work through sample questions to understand the rationale behind correct and incorrect answer choices.

Don't Panic about AI - Scientific American

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:00:20 GMT

Don't Panic about AI  Scientific American

Internet consolidation: what lies beneath the application layer? - EUROPP - European Politics and Policy

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:47:51 GMT

Internet consolidation: what lies beneath the application layer?  EUROPP - European Politics and Policy

Amazon FSx adds enhancements to the AWS Management Console

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 02:49:10 +0000

Amazon FSx, a service that provides fully managed Windows (Amazon FSx for Windows File Server) and high-performance Linux (Amazon FSx for Lustre) file systems, has added several enhancements to the AWS Management Console, including the ability to view Amazon FSx CloudWatch metrics and the ability to add and update tags directly from within the Amazon FSx Console.

Introducing Open Monitoring with Prometheus for Amazon MSK

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 21:19:50 +0000

In addition to Amazon CloudWatch, you now have the option to monitor your Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) clusters using Prometheus, an open source monitoring system for time-series metrics. Open Monitoring with Prometheus enables you to monitor Amazon MSK using solutions like Datadog, Lenses, New Relic, Sumo logic, or a Prometheus server, and easily migrate your existing monitoring dashboards to Amazon MSK.

Amazon ECS Cluster Auto Scaling Now Available

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:32:37 +0000

Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) Cluster Auto Scaling is now available. With ECS Cluster Auto Scaling, your ECS clusters running on EC2 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. 

The Artificially Intelligent Investor: AI And The Future Of Stock Picking - Forbes

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:00:02 GMT

The Artificially Intelligent Investor: AI And The Future Of Stock Picking  Forbes

Qualcomm and the Next Generation of Always Connected PCs - IT Business Edge

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 22:02:05 GMT

Qualcomm and the Next Generation of Always Connected PCs  IT Business Edge

Introducing The Amazon Builders’ Library

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:31:10 +0000

The Amazon Builders’ Library is a collection of living articles that take readers under the hood of how Amazon architects, releases, and operates the software underpinning Amazon.com and AWS. The Builders’ Library articles are written by Amazon’s senior technical leaders and engineers, covering topics across architecture, software delivery, and operations. For example, readers can see how Amazon automates software delivery to achieve over 150 million deployments a year or how Amazon’s engineers implement principles such as shuffle sharding to build resilient systems that are highly available and fault tolerant.

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

Amazon Chime Meetings App for Slack is Now Available

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:16:04 +0000

Starting today, Slack users can use the Amazon Chime Meetings App for Slack to start and join Amazon Chime online meetings directly from their Slack workspace channels and conversations. With Amazon Chime Basic, users can start one-to-one audio and video calls and join group meetings as an attendee. With an upgrade to Amazon Chime Pro, Slack users can access advanced meeting features from their Slack workspace like hosting group meetings with up to 100 attendees and 16 video streams, guest access from a meeting link, conference dial-ins, and support for SIP in-room video systems. The Amazon Chime Meeting App for Slack automatically registers new users the first time they use the app so they can start using Amazon Chime without having to create or manage a new account.

Amazon Kinesis Video Streams adds support for real-time two-way media streaming with WebRTC

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:15:59 +0000

Amazon Kinesis Video Streams now supports real-time media streaming via WebRTC. WebRTC is an open-source project that enables real-time communication between web browsers, mobile applications, and connected devices via simple APIs. Kinesis Video Streams with WebRTC enables developers to build applications with real-time two-way media streaming and interactivity between applications and connected devices. Typical uses include interactive video and audio between a video doorbell or baby monitor and your mobile phone, video chat, and peer-to-peer media streaming

Amazon API Gateway Offers Faster, Cheaper, Simpler APIs Using HTTP APIs (Preview)

Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:12:51 +0000

Amazon API Gateway announced HTTP APIs, enabling customers to quickly build high performance RESTful APIs that are up to 71% cheaper than REST APIs also available from API Gateway. HTTP APIs are optimized for building APIs that proxy to AWS Lambda functions or HTTP backends, making them ideal for serverless workloads.

Introducing the Amplify DataStore, a persistent storage engine that synchronizes data between apps and the cloud

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 23:55:57 +0000

AWS Amplify announces Amplify DataStore: a queryable, on-device data store for web, IoT, and mobile developers using iOS, Android, and React Native. Amplify DataStore provides a programming model for leveraging shared and distributed data without writing additional code for offline and online scenarios, which makes working with distributed, cross-user data just as simple as working with local-only data - allowing developers to create rich app experiences.

Introducing Amplify for iOS and Android

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 23:42:55 +0000

The Amplify Framework is an open source project for building cloud-enabled mobile and web applications, consisting of libraries, UI components, and a CLI toolchain.

The EKS Preview of ARM-Processor EC2 Instances is Available in More Regions with Latest Kubernetes Versions

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 23:24:53 +0000

The Amazon EKS developer preview for Amazon EC2 A1 instances has been updated with support for the latest Kubernetes versions, global AMI availability, and bug fixes. 

Amazon ECS now supports Active Directory Authentication using Windows Accounts gMSA

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 23:15:22 +0000

Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) now supports Windows group Managed Service Account (gMSA), a new capability that allows ECS customers to authenticate and authorize their Windows containers with network resources using an Active Directory (AD). Customers can now easily use Integrated Windows Authentication with their Windows containers on ECS to secure services.

Amazon Neptune Workbench provides in-console experience to query your graph

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 23:11:28 +0000

Amazon Neptune now offers a workbench, an in-console experience to query your graph. The workbench lets you quickly and easily query your Neptune databases with Jupyter notebooks – a fully managed, interactive development environment with live code and narrative text.  

Introducing a new benefit for APN Consulting Partners, APN Immersion Days

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:47:48 +0000

AWS Immersion Day workshops provide a customizable AWS experience delivered by AWS Solution Architects and Account Managers to AWS customers. In order to help AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners provide the same experience to their customers, today, we launched APN Immersion Days. APN Immersion Days provides APN Partners a repeatable model, reusable content, and automated tools for a set of technical workshops that have been shown to be a valuable customer engagement motion with our own commercial teams.

Migrating Microsoft Access Online

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

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Introducing AWS Public Safety & Disaster Response Competency Partners

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:32:17 +0000

AWS Customers can quickly identify top-tier APN Consulting Partners who identify, build, and implement technology offerings aimed at improving organizational capacity to prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies and disasters, globally. APN Partners who achieve the AWS Public Safety and Disaster Response Competency have demonstrated deep technical experience to implement innovative solutions addressing complex, dynamic, and sensitive operating environments, including leveraging the AWS cloud in areas where Internet access is degraded or completely destroyed.

Introducing AWS Retail Competency Partners

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:20:10 +0000

Today, we announced the AWS Retail Competency for retail customers looking for highly specialized APN Partners offering retail technology on AWS. The AWS Retail Competency saves our customers time and takes the validation process out of the equation as it takes care of the heavy lifting of identifying, vetting, and highlighting industry specialized APN Partners who have proven success and deep technical capabilities when it comes to retail.

New AWS Service Ready Program to help customers find tools that integrate with AWS services

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:17:15 +0000

Today, the AWS Partner Network (APN) announced AWS Service Ready Program, a new way for AWS customers to identify if a tool or application will integrate with AWS services running in their cloud environment. The AWS Service Ready Program identifies and validates products from APN Technology Partners that integrate with specific AWS services to help companies find products compatible with specific AWS services. AWS Service Ready provides a way for companies globally to identify and adopt AWS service integrated tools.

New APN Global Startup Program, helping startup APN Technology Partners grow their cloud-based business

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:02:42 +0000

Today, the AWS Partner Network (APN) announced the APN Global Startup Program, a dedicated go-to-market (GTM) program for eligible Startup APN Technology Partners. This program is tailored for fast-scaling global startups to provide the resources they need to grow their cloud-based businesses.

AWS Marketplace makes it easier for you to discover relevant third-party software and data products

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 17:52:24 +0000

AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog with over 7,000 software listings and data products, has announced Discovery API, a new API created for select partners.  

AWS Marketplace announces a simplified fee structure and the expansion of Seller Private Offers

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 17:50:05 +0000

Starting today, all registered sellers with a public listing in AWS Marketplace can extend a custom contract through Seller Private Offers. Additionally, starting in Q1 2020, sellers will have a simplified fee structure and reduced listing fees when an offer is extended through Seller Private Offers.

Introducing Amazon SageMaker Studio – the first integrated development environment (IDE) for machine learning

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 02:00:48 +0000

Amazon SageMaker Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) for machine learning (ML) that lets you easily build, train, debug, deploy and monitor your machine learning models.

Introducing Amazon SageMaker Autopilot

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 01:50:52 +0000

Amazon SageMaker Autopilot is now Generally Available. With this feature, Amazon SageMaker can use your tabular data and the target column you specify to automatically train and tune your model, while providing full visibility into the process. As the name suggests, you can use it on autopilot, deploying the model with the highest accuracy with one click in Amazon SageMaker Studio, or use it as a guide to decision making, enabling you to make tradeoffs, such as accuracy with latency or model size. 

AWS Lambda announces Provisioned Concurrency

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 01:33:39 +0000

We are announcing Provisioned Concurrency, a feature that provides customers greater control over performance of their serverless applications at any scale. Functions using Provisioned Concurrency execute with consistent start-up latency making them ideal for building interactive mobile or web backends, latency sensitive microservices, and synchronously invoked APIs.

AWS Security Hub integrates with the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 01:21:41 +0000

AWS Security Hub now integrates with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer. IAM Access Analyzer is an IAM feature that that makes it simple for security teams and administrators to check that their policies provide only the intended access to resources. The IAM Access Analyzer integration with Security Hub will send findings to Security Hub when policies allow public or cross-account access to resources. Security Hub will automatically enable this integration if you are already using IAM Access Analyzer, and you will begin receiving findings from IAM Access Analyzer without any action needed on your end. To learn more, visit the Integration page in the Security Hub console and click on the "Configuration" link for IAM Access Analyzer.

Introducing Amazon RDS Proxy (Preview)

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 01:15:25 +0000

Amazon RDS Proxy, a fully managed, highly available database proxy for Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), is now available in preview. RDS Proxy makes applications more scalable, more resilient to database failures, and more secure.

AWS launches Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels to enable customers find objects and scenes unique to their business in images

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 01:10:27 +0000

Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels, a new feature of Amazon Rekognition that enables customers to build their own machine learning (ML) based image analysis capabilities to detect unique objects and scenes, relevant to their business need. For example, customers using Amazon Rekognition to detect machine parts from images can now train a ML model with a small set of labeled images to detect “turbochargers” and “torque converters” without needing any ML expertise. Instead of having to train a model from scratch, which requires specialized machine learning expertise and millions of high-quality labeled images, customers can now use Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels to achieve state-of-the-art performance for their unique image analysis needs. 

Introducing AWS Step Functions Express Workflows

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:38:29 +0000

Express Workflows are a new type of AWS Step Functions workflow type that cost-effectively orchestrate AWS compute, database, and messaging services at event rates greater than 100,000 events per second. Express Workflows automatically start in response to events such as HTTP requests via Amazon API Gateway, AWS Lambda requests, AWS IoT Rules Engine actions, and over 100 other AWS and SaaS event sources from Amazon EventBridge. Express Workflows is suitable for high-volume event processing workloads such as IoT data ingestion, streaming data processing and transformation, and high-volume microservices orchestration.

Introducing Contact Lens for Amazon Connect (Preview)

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:21:45 +0000

Contact Lens for Amazon Connect is a set of integrated ML analytics capabilities for Amazon Connect that gives contact centers the ability to understand the sentiment, trends, and compliance of customer conversations to improve customer experience and identify crucial customer feedback.

AWS launches Fargate Spot, save up to 70% for fault tolerant applications

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:06:56 +0000

AWS Fargate now supports Fargate Spot, a new deployment option on AWS Fargate to run fault-tolerant applications with up to 70% discount compared to Fargate prices. Starting today, Fargate Spot is supported for applications orchestrated by Amazon ECS.  

AWS launches EBS direct APIs that provide read access to EBS snapshot data, enabling backup providers to achieve faster backups of EBS volumes at lower costs

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:02:03 +0000

Today, we are announcing EBS direct APIs for Snapshots that provide read access to EBS snapshots. Backup providers can now easily track incremental changes on EBS volumes via EBS snapshots and streamline their workflows to reduce backup times by up to 70%. This enables them to provide more granular recovery point objectives (RPOs) to AWS customers at lower costs.

Amazon EC2 Nitro System Based Instances Now Support 36% Faster Amazon EBS-Optimized Instance Performance

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 23:59:15 +0000

The AWS Nitro System is the underlying platform for the latest generation of EC2 instances that enables AWS to innovate faster, further reduce cost for our customers, and deliver added benefits like increased security and new instance types. With the latest set of enhancements to the Nitro system, all new C5/C5d/C5n, M5/M5d/M5n/M5dn, R5/R5d/R5n/R5dn, and P3dn instances now support 36% higher EBS-optimized instance bandwidth, up to 19 Gbps. Also, 6, 9, and 12 TB Amazon EC2 High Memory instances can now support 19 Gbps of EBS-optimized instance bandwidth, a 36% increase from 14 Gbps. 

Amazon Chime now uses 14 AWS regions to host meetings closer to participants

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 23:49:53 +0000

Amazon Chime now hosts meetings in 14 AWS Regions and 32 Availability Zones. Amazon Chime now automatically selects the region that provides a low latency for all meeting participants, whether they are all local in one place or distributed globally. Meeting region selection is performed for every meeting based on participant proximity to AWS Regions and AWS network telemetry.

Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, and AWS App Mesh now support AWS Outposts

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 23:32:00 +0000

Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, and AWS App Mesh now support AWS Outposts, a fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, and tools to virtually any datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a consistent hybrid experience.  

Introducing Deep Java Library: Develop and deploy Machine Learning models in Java

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 23:29:44 +0000

We are announcing DJL, an open source library to develop Deep Learning models in Java. DJL offers user-friendly APIs to train, test, and deploy Deep Learning models. If you are a Java user interested in Deep Learning, DJL is a great way to start your journey. If you’re a Java developer working with Deep learning models, DJL will simplify the way you train and run predictions.

Amazon ECS Capacity Providers Now Available

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 23:27:37 +0000

Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) Capacity Providers are now available. Capacity Providers are a new way to manage compute capacity for containers, that allow the application to define its requirements for how it uses the capacity. With Capacity Providers, you can define flexible rules for how containerized workloads run on different types of compute capacity, and manage the scaling of the capacity. Capacity Providers improve the availability, scalability, and cost of running tasks and services on ECS.

New AWS Deep Learning Containers with Tensorflow 1.15, PyTorch 1.3.1, and MXNet 1.6.0-rc0

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 21:58:17 +0000

The AWS Deep Learning Containers are available today with the latest framework versions of Tensorflow 1.15, PyTorch 1.3.1, and MXNet 1.6.0-rc0. You can launch the new versions of Deep Learning Container on Amazon Sagemaker, Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), self-managed Kubernetes on Amazon EC2, and Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS). For a complete list of frameworks and versions supported by the AWS Deep Learning Containers, see release notes.

Introducing Amazon SageMaker Debugger – Get complete insights into the training process of machine learning models

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 21:42:24 +0000

Amazon SageMaker Debugger is a new capability of Amazon SageMaker that provides complete insights into the training process of machine learning (ML) models by automating the capture and analysis of data from training runs at real time, with no code changes.

Introducing Amazon SageMaker Model Monitor – Maintain quality of ML models

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 21:28:11 +0000

Amazon SageMaker Model Monitor is a new capability of Amazon SageMaker that continuously monitors machine learning (ML) models in production, detects deviations such as data drift that can degrade model performance over time, and alerts you to take remedial actions.

Introducing the new Amazon SageMaker Notebook Experience – Now in Preview

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 21:13:53 +0000

Amazon SageMaker has launched the public preview of a new notebook experience that allows developers to spin up machine learning notebooks in seconds, and enables sharing of notebooks with just a single click. The new experience is available via SageMaker Studio, a fully integrated development environment for machine learning.

Amazon EMR is now available in your data center with AWS Outposts

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 20:21:08 +0000

Amazon EMR is now available on AWS Outposts, allowing you to deploy open-source tools like Apache Spark and Apache Hive in your data center. Using Amazon EMR on AWS Outposts, you can set up, deploy, manage, and scale Apache Hadoop, Apache Hive, Apache Spark, and Presto clusters in your on-premises environments, just as you would in the cloud. Amazon EMR on AWS Outposts provides cost-efficient capacity while automating time-consuming administration tasks like infrastructure provisioning, cluster setup, configuration, or tuning, freeing you to focus on your applications.

Organize, track, and compare your machine learning training experiments with Amazon SageMaker Experiments

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 20:09:52 +0000

Amazon SageMaker Experiments is a new capability that lets you organize, track, and compare your machine learning training experiments on Amazon SageMaker.

AWS announces UltraWarm (preview) for Amazon Elasticsearch Service

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:55:03 +0000

Amazon Elasticsearch Service now offers UltraWarm, a performance-optimized warm storage tier. UltraWarm lets you store and interactively analyze your data using Elasticsearch and Kibana while reducing your cost per GB by up to 90% over existing Amazon Elasticsearch Service hot storage options. With UltraWarm, Amazon Elasticsearch Service now supports hot-warm domain configurations. Hot storage is used for indexing and providing the fastest access to data. UltraWarm complements hot storage with less expensive, more durable storage for older data that you access less frequently, all while maintaining the same interactive analysis experience.

Introducing Amazon EC2 Inf1 Instances, high performance and the lowest cost machine learning inference in the cloud

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:43:56 +0000

Today, we are announcing the general availability of Amazon EC2 Inf1 instances, built from the ground up to support machine learning inference applications. Inf1 instances feature up to 16 AWS Inferentia chips, high-performance machine learning inference chips designed and built by AWS. In addition, we’ve coupled the Inferentia chips with the latest custom 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and up to 100 Gbps networking to enable high throughput inference. This powerful configuration enables Inf1 instances to deliver up to 3x higher throughput and up to 40% lower cost per inference than Amazon EC2 G4 instances, which were already the lowest cost instance for machine learning inference available in the cloud.

Introducing Amazon Fraud Detector - Now in Preview

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:42:07 +0000

Amazon Fraud Detector is a fully managed service that makes it easy to identify potentially fraudulent online activities such as online payment fraud and the creation of fake accounts. Fraud Detector uses machine learning (ML) and 20 years of fraud detection expertise from AWS and Amazon.com to automatically identify potentially fraudulent activity so you can catch more fraud faster. With Fraud Detector, you can create a fraud detection model with just a few clicks and no prior ML experience because Fraud Detector handles all of the ML heavy lifting for you.

Amazon SageMaker Adds Processing, a Managed Solution to Run Data Processing and Model Evaluation Workloads

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:39:52 +0000

Amazon SageMaker Processing is a new capability of Amazon SageMaker for running pre- or post- processing and model evaluation workloads with a fully managed experience.

New AWS Deep Learning AMIs with Updated Framework Support: Tensorflow 1.15 & 2.0, PyTorch 1.3.1, and MXNet 1.6.0-rc0

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:36:32 +0000

The AWS Deep Learning AMIs are available on Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Amazon Linux 2, and Amazon Linux with TensorFlow 1.15, Tensorflow 2.0, PyTorch 1.3.1, MXNet 1.6.0-rc0. Also new in this version is support for AWS Neuron, a SDK for running inference using AWS Inferentia chips. It consists of a compiler, run-time, and profiling tools that enable developers to run high-performance and low latency inference using Inferentia-based EC2 Inf1 instances. Neuron is pre-integrated into popular machine learning frameworks including TensorFlow, Pytorch, and MXNet to deliver optimal performance of EC2 Inf1 instances. Customers using Amazon EC2 Inf1 instances will receive the highest performance and lowest cost for machine learning inference in the cloud, and no longer need to make the sub-optimal tradeoff between optimizing for latency or throughput when running large machine learning models in production.  

Announcing Amazon Augmented AI: Easily Implement Human Review for ML Predictions

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:33:18 +0000

Amazon Augmented AI (Amazon A2I) makes it easy to build the workflows required for human review of ML predictions. A2I brings human review to all developers, removing the undifferentiated heavy lifting associated with building human review systems or managing large numbers of human reviewers.  

Amazon Redshift introduces RA3 nodes with managed storage enabling independent compute and storage scaling

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:28:19 +0000

Starting today, Amazon Redshift RA3 nodes with managed storage are generally available. 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. Now you can analyze even more data cost-effectively.

Introducing AWS Compute Optimizer

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:26:52 +0000

Today we are announcing AWS Compute Optimizer, a new machine learning-based recommendation service that makes it easy for you to ensure that you are using optimal AWS Compute resources.  

Introducing Amazon SageMaker Support for Deep Graph Library (DGL): Build and Train Graph Neural Networks

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:24:38 +0000

Amazon SageMaker support for the Deep Graph Library (DGL) is now available. With DGL, you can improve the prediction accuracy of recommendation, fraud detection, and drug discovery systems using Graph Neural Networks (GNNs).

Run Serverless Kubernetes Pods Using Amazon EKS and AWS Fargate

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:23:13 +0000

You can now use Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) to run Kubernetes pods on AWS Fargate, the serverless compute engine built for containers on AWS. This makes it easier than ever to build and run your Kubernetes applications in the AWS cloud. 

Announcing Accelerated Site-to-Site VPN for Improved VPN Performance

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:16:12 +0000

We are excited to announce the availability of Accelerated Site-to-Site VPN which uses AWS Global Accelerator to improve the performance of VPN connections by intelligently routing traffic through the AWS Global Network and AWS edge locations.

Amazon RDS on Outposts is available in preview

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:15:46 +0000

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) on Outposts is available in Preview, allowing you to deploy fully managed Amazon RDS database instances in your on-premises environments. AWS Outposts bring native AWS services, infrastructure, and operating models to virtually any data center, co-location space, or on-premises facility. You can deploy Amazon RDS on Outposts to set up, operate, and scale relational databases on premises, just as you would in the cloud. Amazon RDS provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity for databases in Outposts, while automating time-consuming administration tasks including infrastructure provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups, freeing you to focus on your applications.

Introducing Amazon Detective

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:15:28 +0000

Amazon Detective is a new service in Preview 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 a linked set of data that enables you to easily conduct faster and more efficient security investigations.

Amazon Redshift introduces support for federated querying (preview)

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:14:23 +0000

The in-preview Amazon Redshift Federated Query feature allows you to query and analyze data across operational databases, data warehouses, and data lakes. With Federated Query, you can now integrate queries on live data in Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL and Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL with queries across your Amazon Redshift and Amazon S3 environments.

Introducing AWS Local Zone in Los Angeles, CA

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:13:09 +0000

Today we are announcing the opening of an AWS Local Zone in Los Angeles (LA), California. The LA Local Zone is a new type of AWS infrastructure deployment that places compute, storage, and other select services closer to customers, giving developers the ability to run applications that require single-digit millisecond latencies to end-users in LA.

Amazon VPC Ingress Routing Makes it Easy to Insert Virtual Appliances in the Forwarding Path of VPC Traffic

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:13:08 +0000

You can now associate route tables with internet gateway and virtual private gateway, and redirect incoming and outgoing Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) traffic through virtual appliances in your VPC.

Announcing Amazon Kendra: Reinventing Enterprise Search with Machine Learning

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:12:03 +0000

Today, AWS announced Amazon Kendra, a new highly accurate and easy to use enterprise search service powered by machine learning. Kendra provides a more intuitive way to search, using natural language, and returns more accurate answers so your end users can discover information stored within the vast amount of content spread across your company. Users can ask questions like "How long is maternity leave?" and get a specific answer such as "14 weeks", or "How do I configure my VPN?" and get a specific passage extracted from a document describing the process. With Kendra, you can provide pinpoint search accuracy from content within your manuals, research reports, FAQs, HR documentation, customer service guides, and more.

Run IP Multicast Workloads in the Cloud Using AWS Transit Gateway

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:11:22 +0000

AWS Transit Gateway now supports routing internet protocol (IP) multicast traffic between attached Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) connections. Multicast delivers a single stream of data to many users simultaneously, and is a preferred protocol to stream multimedia content and subscription data to a group of subscribers. With support for IP multicast, Transit Gateway makes it easy for customers to build multicast applications in the cloud and easily monitor, manage, and scale multicast configurations up to hundreds of receivers.

Amazon Web Services Announces AWS Transit Gateway Network Manager to Centrally Monitor Your Global Network

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:10:38 +0000

AWS Transit Gateway now enables you to centrally manage and monitor your global network across AWS and on premises, with network manager. Transit Gateway network manager reduces the operational complexity of managing networks across AWS Regions and remote locations.

AWS Transit Gateway now supports Inter-Region Peering

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:10:19 +0000

AWS Transit Gateway now supports the ability to establish peering connections between Transit Gateways in different AWS Regions. Transit Gateway is a service that enables customers to connect thousands of Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (Amazon VPCs) and their on-premises networks using a single gateway. With AWS Transit Gateway, customers only have to create and manage a single connection from a central regional gateway to each Amazon VPC, on premises data center, or remote office across their networks.

Announcing Amazon Redshift data lake export: share data in Apache Parquet format

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:08:27 +0000

You can now unload the result of an Amazon Redshift query to your Amazon S3 data lake as Apache Parquet, an efficient open columnar storage format for analytics. The Parquet format is up to 2x faster to unload and consumes up to 6x less storage in Amazon S3, compared to text formats. This enables you to save data transformation and enrichment you have done in Amazon Redshift into your Amazon S3 data lake in an open format. You can then analyze your data with Redshift Spectrum and other AWS services such as Amazon Athena, Amazon EMR, and Amazon SageMaker.

Announcing Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service – Now in Preview

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:06:47 +0000

Amazon Managed Apache Cassandra Service is a scalable, highly available, and managed Apache Cassandra–compatible database service that enables you to run your Cassandra workloads in the AWS Cloud using the same Cassandra application code, Apache 2.0–licensed drivers, and tools that you use today.

Amazon S3 Access Points makes it simple to manage access at scale for applications using shared data sets on S3

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:06:33 +0000

Amazon S3 Access Points is a new S3 feature that simplifies managing data access at scale for shared data sets on Amazon S3. With S3 Access Points, you can easily create hundreds of access points per bucket, each with a name and permissions customized for the application. This represents a new way of provisioning access to shared data sets. Whether creating an access point for data ingestion, transformation, restricted read access, or unrestricted access, using S3 Access Points simplifies the work of creating and maintaining access to shared S3 buckets.

Announcing General Availability of AWS Outposts

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:06:01 +0000

Today we are announcing the general availability of AWS Outposts, a new fully managed service that extends AWS infrastructure, AWS services, APIs, and tools to virtually any customer datacenter, co-location space, or on-premises facility for a truly consistent hybrid experience. AWS Outposts is ideal for workloads that need low latency access to on-premises applications or systems, local data processing, or for local data storage needs.

Announcing AWS Wavelength for delivering ultra-low latency applications for 5G

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:04:19 +0000

AWS Wavelength embeds AWS compute and storage services at the edge of telecommunications providers’ 5G networks, and provides seamless access to the breadth of AWS services in the region. AWS Wavelength enables you to build applications that serve mobile end-users and devices with single-digit millisecond latencies over 5G networks, like game and live video streaming, machine learning inference at the edge, and augmented and virtual reality.  

Announcing New Amazon EC2 M6g, C6g, and R6g Instances Powered by Next-Generation Arm-based AWS Graviton2 Processors

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:02:22 +0000

The new general purpose (M6g), compute optimized (C6g), and memory optimized (R6g) Amazon EC2 instances deliver up to 40% improved price/performance over current generation M5, C5, and R5 instances for a broad spectrum of workloads including application servers, open source databases, in-memory caches, microservices, gaming servers, electronic design automation, high-performance computing, and video encoding. These instances are powered by new AWS Graviton2 processors that use 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores and custom silicon designed by AWS, built using advanced 7 nanometer manufacturing technology. AWS Graviton2 processors deliver several performance optimizations over the first generation AWS Graviton processors such as 7x performance, 4x the number of compute cores, 2x larger private caches per core, 5x faster memory, and 2x faster floating-point performance per core. Additionally, they feature always-on fully encrypted DDR4 memory to further enhance security and 50% faster per core encryption performance. AWS Graviton2 processors also support custom hardware acceleration for compression workloads, and optimized instructions for faster CPU-based machine learning inference.

AWS announces Amazon CodeGuru for automated code reviews and application performance recommendations

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:01:33 +0000

Amazon CodeGuru is a new machine learning service for development teams who want to automate code reviews, identify the most expensive lines of code in their applications, and receive intelligent recommendations on how to fix or improve their code. Even for the most seasoned engineers, it can be difficult to detect some types of code issues even through peer code reviews and unit testing. It can also be challenging to identify the most resource intensive code methods without needing performance engineering expertise. CodeGuru helps you catch code issues faster and earlier, and improve application performance. 

AWS announces Amazon Transcribe Medical - Medical Speech Recognition

Tue, 03 Dec 2019 18:23:20 +0000

Amazon Web Services announced the availability of Amazon Transcribe Medical, a new speech recognition capability of Amazon Transcribe, designed to convert clinician and patient speech to text. Amazon Transcribe Medical makes it easy for developers to integrate medical transcription into applications that help physicians do clinical documentation efficiently. It can automatically and accurately transcribe physicians’ dictations, as well as their conversations with patients, into text. Moreover, the service enables automatic punctuation and capitalization, allowing physicians to speak naturally when transcribing voice notes.

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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Introducing Access Analyzer for Amazon S3 to review access policies

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 22:20:36 +0000

Access Analyzer for S3 is a new feature that monitors your access policies, ensuring that the policies provide only the intended access to your S3 resources. Access Analyzer for S3 evaluates your bucket access policies and enables you to discover and swiftly remediate buckets with potentially unintended access.

Introducing AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 22:20:33 +0000

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer is a new feature that makes it simple for security teams and administrators to check that their policies provide only the intended access to resources. Resource policies allow customers to granularly control who is able to access a specific resource and how they are able to use it across the entire cloud environment. With one click in the IAM console, customers can enable IAM Access Analyzer across their account to continuously analyze permissions granted using policies associated with their Amazon S3 buckets, AWS KMS keys, Amazon SQS queues, AWS IAM roles, and AWS Lambda functions.

Introducing Amazon Braket, a service for exploring and evaluating quantum computing

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 17:23:02 +0000

Amazon Braket is a fully managed service that makes it easy for scientists, researchers, and developers to build, test, and run quantum computing algorithms. Amazon Braket helps you get started learning about quantum computing by providing a development environment to build quantum algorithms, test them on simulated quantum computers, and run them on your choice of different quantum hardware technologies.

Announcing five new features and updated pricing for AWS IoT SiteWise

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 09:00:40 +0000

Today, we are announcing five new features and updated pricing for AWS IoT SiteWise (preview). The new features provide additional capabilities in AWS IoT SiteWise to collect data from your industrial equipment, add context to the data using asset models, use the data in your custom applications, and view the data in near real-time through a fully-managed web application.

AWS License Manager allows administrators to automate discovery of existing software licenses

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 08:23:53 +0000

AWS License Manager now allows administrators to automate discovery of ‘bring your own license’ (BYOL) usage across their AWS and on-premises environments. With few simple clicks, administrators can now specify product information along with licensing rules for BYOL software. This enables License Manager to automatically track the instances that have the specified software installed and notify the administrator of any licensing rule violations. Administrators thus stay informed of all software installations across their environments, and can prevent usage that is not compliant with your defined licensing rules. 

Introducing the Amazon EventBridge Schema Registry - Now In Preview

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 08:23:42 +0000

The Amazon EventBridge schema registry stores event structure - or schema - in a shared central location and maps those schemas to code for Java, Python, and Typescript so it’s easy to use events as objects in your code. Schemas from your event bus are automatically added to the registry when you turn on the schema discovery feature. You can connect to and interact with the schema registry from the AWS console, APIs, or through the SDK Toolkits for Jetbrains (Intellij, PyCharm, Webstorm, Rider) and VS Code.

AWS License Manager now adds Dedicated Host management capabilities to simplify your ‘Bring your own license’ (BYOL) experience

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 08:23:32 +0000

AWS now provides a new BYOL experience for software licenses, such as Windows and SQL Server, that require a dedicated physical server. You can now enjoy the flexibility and cost effectiveness of using your own licenses on Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts, but with the simplicity, resiliency, and elasticity of AWS. You can specify your Dedicated Host management preferences, such as host allocation, host capacity utilization, and instance placement in AWS License Manager. Once set up, AWS takes care of these administrative tasks on your behalf, so that you can seamlessly launch virtual machines (instances) on Dedicated Hosts just like you would launch an EC2 instance with AWS provided licenses. License Manager also integrates with EC2 Image Builder to automate maintenance of installation media. 

Introducing EC2 Image Builder

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 08:23:29 +0000

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announces the availability of EC2 Image Builder, a service that makes it easier and faster to build and maintain secure images. Image Builder simplifies the creation, patching, testing, distribution, and sharing of Linux or Windows Server images. 

AWS DeepRacer expands: more ways to participate, more things to learn, and more ways to win!

Mon, 02 Dec 2019 08:23:25 +0000

Starting today, developers can take on their next machine learning challenge using AWS DeepRacer with the launch of multi-car racing and object avoidance capabilities in the AWS DeepRacer console. Customers can now build models for object avoidance and dual-car head-to-head races by experimenting with multiple sensor inputs and the latest reinforcement learning algorithms and neural network configurations. Developers can build reinforcement learning models ready to deploy to AWS DeepRacer Evo in the 2020 season of the AWS DeepRacer League.

30 Must-Follow Small Business IT Influencers - BizTech Magazine

Mon, 25 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

30 Must-Follow Small Business IT Influencers  BizTech Magazine

The cloud property in business - Economic Times

Sat, 23 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

The cloud property in business  Economic Times

In the blogs: Billing me softly - Accounting Today

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

In the blogs: Billing me softly  Accounting Today

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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How to Close the Tech Skills Gap - Scientific American

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

How to Close the Tech Skills Gap  Scientific American

AWS introduces Savings Plans in attempt to make cloud instance billing not terrible - TechRepublic

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

AWS introduces Savings Plans in attempt to make cloud instance billing not terrible  TechRepublic

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

Azure Services Can Now Run on AWS and Google Cloud with Azure Arc - Solutions Review

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Azure Services Can Now Run on AWS and Google Cloud with Azure Arc  Solutions Review

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

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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What to Expect from Microsoft Ignite 2019 - BizTech Magazine

Thu, 31 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT

What to Expect from Microsoft Ignite 2019  BizTech Magazine

Sharepoint 101 – the Basics of Sharepoint

Tue, 29 Oct 2019 18:52:22 +0000

Sharepoint can be likened to an organizational swiss-knife. It covers diverse organizational requirements – productivity, collaboration, workflows, knowledge management, search, business intelligence etc. The natural consequence of this depth is … Continue readingSharepoint 101 – the Basics of Sharepoint

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Microsoft Boosts IoT Capabilities for Azure and IoT Central - Solutions Review

Mon, 28 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Microsoft Boosts IoT Capabilities for Azure and IoT Central  Solutions Review

The how and the why of law blogs - ABA Journal

Fri, 25 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The how and the why of law blogs  ABA Journal

5 PowerApps Alternatives

Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:12:22 +0000

After retiring Access Web Apps, Microsoft has been pushing users towards Powerapps as an MS Access online alternative. However, many MS Access users have complained about Powerapps’ vastly different structure, … Continue reading5 PowerApps Alternatives

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8 Cloud Security Questions Your Business Needs to Ask - Solutions Review

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT

8 Cloud Security Questions Your Business Needs to Ask  Solutions Review

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

Is Microsoft Access in the Cloud a Dream?

Tue, 15 Oct 2019 21:04:24 +0000

The short answer is yes. MS Access ruled the world of do-it-yourself database applications for two decades since its inception in the early 90s. However, around 2010, when cloud computing … Continue readingIs Microsoft Access in the Cloud a Dream?

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Penn Medicine's experience moving to cloud: Don't bite off more than you can chew - Healthcare IT News

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Penn Medicine's experience moving to cloud: Don't bite off more than you can chew  Healthcare IT News

5 things that make HyperOffice the most complete among Sharepoint Alternatives

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 20:31:27 +0000

As more and more teams collaborate digitally, Sharepoint is one of the fastest growing collaboration solutions around, given Microsoft’s marketing might. However, the demand for “Sharepoint alternatives” has also grown … Continue reading5 things that make HyperOffice the most complete among Sharepoint Alternatives

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5 Database Form Examples

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 22:02:20 +0000

A Database Form is a window with information fields that help gather information to be stored in a database or trigger a process. All relational database systems worth their salt … Continue reading5 Database Form Examples

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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

Follow the 5 R's of Rationalization for an Effective Cloud Migration - FedTech Magazine

Mon, 07 Oct 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Follow the 5 R's of Rationalization for an Effective Cloud Migration  FedTech Magazine

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

In 2019, lawyers are using mobile and cloud computing more than ever - Idaho Business Review

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

In 2019, lawyers are using mobile and cloud computing more than ever  Idaho Business Review

9 key takeaways from SAP TechEd Las Vegas - CIO

Thu, 26 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

9 key takeaways from SAP TechEd Las Vegas  CIO

5 limitations of Microsoft Access

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Cloud Computing - The Basics - Finextra

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Computing - The Basics  Finextra

11 key takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld 2019 - CIO

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

11 key takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld 2019  CIO

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

National Science Foundation awards Jianli Pan $500K to research edge cloud computing - UMSL Daily

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

National Science Foundation awards Jianli Pan $500K to research edge cloud computing  UMSL Daily

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

How to Secure Authorization in the Cloud - eWeek

Tue, 10 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How to Secure Authorization in the Cloud  eWeek

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

Deconstructing the Telco Cloud - Light Reading

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Deconstructing the Telco Cloud  Light Reading

What is confidential computing? - ComputerWeekly.com

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

What is confidential computing?  ComputerWeekly.com

The 12 Best Managed Cloud Security Services Providers - Solutions Review

Tue, 03 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The 12 Best Managed Cloud Security Services Providers  Solutions Review

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

VMworld 2019: VMware Empowers Hybrid Cloud Platforms - BizTech Magazine

Mon, 26 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

VMworld 2019: VMware Empowers Hybrid Cloud Platforms  BizTech Magazine

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

Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization - EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education

Mon, 19 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Computing, Cost Savings and the Cloud: The Value of Virtualization  EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education

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

From Digital to Academic Transformation | Technology and Learning - Inside Higher Ed

Sun, 11 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

From Digital to Academic Transformation | Technology and Learning  Inside Higher Ed

How to Refactor Apps and Move Them into a Cloud-Based World - FedTech Magazine

Wed, 07 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How to Refactor Apps and Move Them into a Cloud-Based World  FedTech Magazine

How to prevent the top 11 threats in cloud computing - TechRepublic

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How to prevent the top 11 threats in cloud computing  TechRepublic

AWS-vs-Azure-vs-Google-Cloud - eWeek

Sun, 04 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

AWS-vs-Azure-vs-Google-Cloud  eWeek

Can Cloud-Based Healthcare Operating Systems Solve the Problem of Interoperability? - HealthTech Magazine

Fri, 02 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Can Cloud-Based Healthcare Operating Systems Solve the Problem of Interoperability?  HealthTech Magazine

7 Cloud Security Best Practices to Keep Your Cloud Environment Secure - Solutions Review

Fri, 26 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

7 Cloud Security Best Practices to Keep Your Cloud Environment Secure  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

Hands off JEDI, Mr. President - FCW.com

Mon, 22 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Hands off JEDI, Mr. President  FCW.com

Hybrid Cloud Addresses the Unique Concerns of Government - StateTech Magazine

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Hybrid Cloud Addresses the Unique Concerns of Government  StateTech Magazine

What Are the Benefits of a Cloud Managed Service Provider? - Solutions Review

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

What Are the Benefits of a Cloud Managed Service Provider?  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

Computing Biology's Future - Scientific American

Thu, 04 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Computing Biology's Future  Scientific American

Cloud Computing Security Challenges for Healthcare - HealthTech Magazine

Wed, 03 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Computing Security Challenges for Healthcare  HealthTech Magazine

The Definitive Google Cloud Certifications for Businesses and IT Workers - Solutions Review

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Definitive Google Cloud Certifications for Businesses and IT Workers  Solutions Review

Ben’s Book of the Month: Review of “Practical Cloud Security: A Guide for Secure Design and Deployment” - Security Boulevard

Sun, 30 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Ben’s Book of the Month: Review of “Practical Cloud Security: A Guide for Secure Design and Deployment”  Security Boulevard

VMware's Past, Present and Future in Cloud Computing - eWeek

Thu, 27 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

VMware's Past, Present and Future in Cloud Computing  eWeek

GAO: Agencies Need to Better Track Cloud Spending and Savings - FedTech Magazine

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

GAO: Agencies Need to Better Track Cloud Spending and Savings  FedTech Magazine

What Is a Cloud Management Platform and Why Should You Use One? - Solutions Review

Mon, 24 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

What Is a Cloud Management Platform and Why Should You Use One?  Solutions Review

Consoles are resilient for now, but cloud gaming will create new dynamics and competition - Gamasutra

Fri, 21 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Consoles are resilient for now, but cloud gaming will create new dynamics and competition  Gamasutra

How Federal Agencies Manage Their Risk in the Cloud - FedTech Magazine

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How Federal Agencies Manage Their Risk in the Cloud  FedTech Magazine

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

The Definitive Azure Certification List for Businesses and IT Departments - Solutions Review

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Definitive Azure Certification List for Businesses and IT Departments  Solutions Review

HPE Extends Hybrid Cloud Computing Strategy - DevOps.com

Tue, 18 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

HPE Extends Hybrid Cloud Computing Strategy  DevOps.com

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

Learn what it takes to become a cloud computing architect with this $39 bundle - Computerworld

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Learn what it takes to become a cloud computing architect with this $39 bundle  Computerworld

The Problem with Quantum Computers - Scientific American

Mon, 10 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Problem with Quantum Computers  Scientific American

The Definitive AWS Certification List for Businesses and IT Departments - Solutions Review

Fri, 07 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Definitive AWS Certification List for Businesses and IT Departments  Solutions Review

How a Small Business Can Implement Cloud Solutions - Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How a Small Business Can Implement Cloud Solutions  Solutions Review Enterprise Cloud

What is Serverless Computing: A Strategy for IT Automation - FedTech Magazine

Mon, 03 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT

What is Serverless Computing: A Strategy for IT Automation  FedTech Magazine

Top Cloud Computing Companies - eWeek

Fri, 31 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Top Cloud Computing Companies  eWeek

Cloud Transition – 5 Best Practices to Follow - CIO

Thu, 23 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Cloud Transition – 5 Best Practices to Follow  CIO

HPE Buys Cray: Another Disaster in the Making - IT Business Edge

Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

HPE Buys Cray: Another Disaster in the Making  IT Business Edge

HPE's CEO lays out his technology vision - Network World

Mon, 13 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

HPE's CEO lays out his technology vision  Network World

5 Cloud Challenges Your Enterprise Can Overcome (And How to Do It) - Solutions Review

Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

5 Cloud Challenges Your Enterprise Can Overcome (And How to Do It)  Solutions Review

Top Questions to Ask a Cloud Service Provider | Hedge Fund Blogs - HedgeCo.net

Mon, 06 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Top Questions to Ask a Cloud Service Provider | Hedge Fund Blogs  HedgeCo.net

How to Think About Federal Cloud Security in 2019 - FedTech Magazine

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

How to Think About Federal Cloud Security in 2019  FedTech Magazine

5 Ways Cloud Computing Will Change This Year - BizTech Magazine

Mon, 01 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

5 Ways Cloud Computing Will Change This Year  BizTech Magazine

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

25 SaaS In Cloud Computing Companies To Know - Built In

Sun, 03 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT

25 SaaS In Cloud Computing Companies To Know  Built In

Cloud Users Are Wasting 35% of Their Cloud Spending - Solutions Review

Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Cloud Users Are Wasting 35% of Their Cloud Spending  Solutions Review

SaaS vs. PaaS vs. IaaS: What's the Difference? - Solutions Review

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

SaaS vs. PaaS vs. IaaS: What's the Difference?  Solutions Review

The Pros and Cons of Open Source Cloud Computing - Solutions Review

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

The Pros and Cons of Open Source Cloud Computing  Solutions Review

IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS: Choosing the Right Cloud Strategy - FedTech Magazine

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

IaaS vs. PaaS vs. SaaS: Choosing the Right Cloud Strategy  FedTech Magazine

Exploring the links between AI, 5G and IoT – and how cloud computing underpins them all - Cloud Tech

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Exploring the links between AI, 5G and IoT – and how cloud computing underpins them all  Cloud Tech

Mirantis to help AT&T build Network Cloud for 5G - Cloud Tech

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Mirantis to help AT&T build Network Cloud for 5G  Cloud Tech

Golden State Warriors use Google Cloud to up their game - Cloud Tech

Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Golden State Warriors use Google Cloud to up their game  Cloud Tech

Attention developers: Google wants to pay you $15,000 to improve cloud security - TechRepublic

Wed, 06 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT

Attention developers: Google wants to pay you $15,000 to improve cloud security  TechRepublic

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

How the Internet of Things Will Affect Cloud Computing - Solutions Review

Mon, 28 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

How the Internet of Things Will Affect Cloud Computing  Solutions Review

5 Essential Cloud Computing Skills Every IT Professional Needs - Solutions Review

Fri, 25 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT

5 Essential Cloud Computing Skills Every IT Professional Needs  Solutions Review

Cloud adoption in the UK is outpacing the EU average - Cloud Tech

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Cloud adoption in the UK is outpacing the EU average  Cloud Tech

Amazon will improve its cloud efficiency using ARM-based processor - Cloud Tech

Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Amazon will improve its cloud efficiency using ARM-based processor  Cloud Tech

Floating Software Licensing 2.0 – Virtual Machines & Cloud Computing - Enterprise License Optimization Blog

Tue, 23 Mar 2010 07:00:00 GMT

Floating Software Licensing 2.0 – Virtual Machines & Cloud Computing  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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