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  • Amazon's cloud hiccups, again

    Less than a month after a 12-hour-plus outage on Christmas Eve, Amazon Web Service's Elastic Block Storage (EBS) service in its US-East availability zone experienced elevated error rates for about 45 minutes today.

    Written by Brandon Butler09 Jan. 13 21:57
  • Microsoft Windows Azure tops Cloud speed tests

    Microsoft’s Windows Azure has come out on top in a year’s worth of Cloud speed tests, beating Amazon EC2, Google App Engine, Rackspace and 20 others.

    Written by Diana Nguyen10 Oct. 11 15:34
  • Opera responds to Amazon's Cloud-powered 'Silk' browser

    One of to features of Amazon's recently announced Kindle Fire tablet drawing attention is its WebKit-based 'Silk' Web browser. What makes Silk different from most browsers is its 'split browser' approach: Putting together complicated Web pages in Amazon's Cloud infrastructure before downloading the end result to the browser.

    Written by Rohan Pearce30 Sept. 11 10:17
  • Aussie business largely unaffected by Amazon EC2 outage

    Despite Amazon's Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) services in the US-EAST-1 Web services centre having experienced another outage, as well as issues with the Amazon Relational Database Service in Virginia, and left social networking sites such as FourSquare out of action, Australian businesses appear to be largely unaffected.

    Written by Hamish Barwick09 Aug. 11 16:16
  • Amazon Cloud outage bad for business

    Outages to Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) offerings over the weekend have received plenty of global coverage, but they left at least one Australian business frustrated.

    Written by Hamish Barwick27 April 11 12:29
  • Opinion: The buck stops with you on Cloud

    Amazon Web Services has been going through a much publicised outage, which has lasted by all appearances more than 12 hours. A range of services including Hootsuite, Reddit, Heroku, Foursquare, Quora and others have all faced major disruptions.

    Written by Alan Perkins22 April 11 12:37
  • Amazon offering EC2 access at no charge

    Amazon Web Services is rolling out an offer on Nov. 1 for new customers that provides one year of access to a "micro instance" on its Elastic Compute Cloud, as well as a number of other services, at no charge.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus22 Oct. 10 05:06
  • RackSpace's OpenStack targets cloud lock-in

    Rackspace's contribution of code to a new open-source project called OpenStack could help establish a counterweight to larger and proprietary players like Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), according to some observers.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus20 July 10 04:02
  • Eucalyptus expanded for Windows use

    Eucalyptus Systems has released an update to the commercial version of its private cloud software, Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition.

    Written by Joab Jackson17 June 10 05:03
  • Red Hat support subscription to cover Amazon's cloud

    Red Hat Cloud Access will let enterprises use their subscriptions to support either traditional on-premise servers or servers hosted on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, the company said on Tuesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs28 April 10 05:51
  • Linux KVM virtualization gains steam in cloud computing market

    The Linux KVM hypervisor is gaining steam in the cloud computing market, with two major vendors using the virtualization software to create cloud platforms to compete against Amazon's popular EC2 service.

    Written by Jon Brodkin21 April 10 08:56
  • Cloud Computing: Early Adopters Share Five Key Lessons

    While some large enterprises have moved their information-technology infrastructure to a third-party managed service to save costs, small firms--especially startups--have come to rely on cloud services to cut initial outlays and help them focus on the core services and products.

    Written by Robert Lemos16 April 10 05:00
  • Amazon Web Services CTO out to prove enterprise chops

    There is still a misconception that Amazon Web Services exists to sell the company's excess server capacity, but that is not the case, CTO Werner Vogels said during a keynote at Cebit.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs03 March 10 06:34