Vanishing post spilled beans
New, muscular Intel Haswell-based C4 instances are now available to the masses — or will be soon– depending on whether an Amazon Web…
AWS takes on Google Drive, Box, Dropbox with Zocalo document sharing and collaboration service.
The week in cloud: Structure 2014 was abuzz about the impact of NSA spy-gate on cloud adoption; if there’s enough business to sustain umpteen-different providers; and whether security concerns will strangle the IoT in its infancy.
Revelations about surveillance by governments and spy agencies have made it harder for cloud providers like Amazon, but chief technology officer Werner Vogel says the company has responded by promoting its use of strong encryption.
Amazon is teasing a June 18 launch event with a video showing people reacting with glee to some off-screen device. This could be the Amazon phone, but whatever it is, it responds to its users’ body motions.
Can you say hybrid cloud? AWS says its new portal will let VMware administrators manage AWS, as well as VMware, resources.
Early Altiscale customers include digital media and advertising companies eager to take advantage of big data but don’t necessarily know a node from a hole in the wall.
If you had Amazon’s Werner Vogels, Google’s Urs Hölzle, IBM/SoftLayer’s Lance Crosby, Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie, Rackspace’s Taylor Rhodes in one room, what would you ask?
It may seem counterintuitive, but it’s not: HP, king of servers, turns to the contract manufacturer to build web-scale servers.
The role of Amazon’s web services in revolutionizing the startup ecosystem is well illustrated by the spectacular rise of Dropbox, an online storage service. Their symbiotic relationship shows why Amazon has such a massive lead over rivals in the ever evolving business of cloud computing.
DynamoDB and other NoSQL databases could make very good use of new mega I2 EC2 instances, says Amazon’s Werner Vogels.
Here’s a roundup of all of our coverage from Structure 2013, the definitive state-of-the-cloud event.
Update: It’s messy when one tech vendor claims a major competitive win without the customer around to validate it. So, is Workday using HP Cloud or not?
New numbers from Netcraft show that the number of Amazon Web Services servers has exploded over the past 9 months.
New Morgan Stanley research expects AWS to hit $24 billion in revenue by 2022 and to put the hurt on legacy IT providers in the process.
If you’re a developer, chances are you use Amazon Web Services for something. Now if you want to authenticate Google and Facebook users for your app, you can do so.
Can’t get enough cloud? Just wait till next week when OpenStack and Amazon Web Services host simultaneous events 3,000 miles apart.
Are you going to the sixth Structure conference on June 19 and 20? If your business depends in any way on the cloud and enterprise IT, you will want to be there.
It was a busy week in cloud as VMware took the wraps off its public cloud play; Newvem added still another way to watch your Amazon account; and Amazon itself churned out a ton of new AWS features.
Netflix wants to hear about your great cloud computing ideas and is willing to pay for the privilege.
Not a huge surprise: Amazon Web Services cut prices on its DynamoDB NoSQL database service just over a year after its launch.
VMware, the king of in-house server virtualization, wants partners to help it defeat Amazon for corporate cloud workloads. One problem: VMware has its own issues with its partners.
The fact that Amazon Web Services is targeting enterprise accounts is nothing new. The company’s just getting more blatant about it.
Amazon’s cloud services are a huge hit among startups with thin IT budgets. But Amazon wants be a for-real platform for important enterprise-class applications as well. Should it launch an enterprise challenge?
Amazon’s Data Pipeline, which promises easy, automated consolidation of data from many sources, is now available — or at least you can sign up for it. Amazon also unveiled a new instance type for data-intensive applications.
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels unveiled the company’s new Data Pipeline Service at AWS: Reinvent conference in Las Vegas. The service aims to make it easier for AWS customers to automate data workflows between various AWS and third party repositories.
Facebook’s breaking up with hardware OEMs, Europeans distrust the cloud and it’s anyone’s guess whether there will be an Amazon of Europe. Those were among the key takeaways from the first-ever Structure Europe event in Amsterdam last week.
The consumerization of IT has led to the growth of cloud, a big shift for the major hardware players and new opportunities for startups to build a business using IT without huge up-front costs. Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels explains what’s going on at Structure:Europe.
Comparing the cost of on-demand computing to buying your own infrastructure is one way to look at IT costs in a cloud era, but it’s a shortsighted way to measure how cloud computing can affect your business. Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels outlines another way.
European cloud adoption has happened slower than in the U.S., but there are signs that it’s about to rapidly accelerate. At Structure:Europe, cloud luminaries will talk about how they see this change unfolding and what’s motivating it. Hint: It’s not just about saving money.
It’s been five years since Amazon CTO Werner Vogels first sat on the GigaOM Structure stage with Om. Instead of looking back, in their short chat they looked ahead at where the cloud industry and the major players would find themselves in the next five years.
Eucalyptus, the company that wants to link private clouds to the Amazon cloud, is updating its platform software bringing it more in line with the open source model. All Eucalyptus 3.1 code will be available on Github. Subscribers will get plug-ins and other perks.
Every year at our Structure 2012 conference we host a Launchpad of startups. This year, we decided to give the 10 finalists more than stage-time: We teamed up with venture firm Sequoia to give them a hands-on training session at Sequoia HQ.
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels to IT customers: “If we’re not delivering the right services you should walk away.” While one would disagree with that, many question exactly how easy it will be for customers to walk away if they use high-end Amazon services.
Amazon says its new Simple Workflow Service (SWS) will run applications that are distributed between customer sites and Amazon cloud infrastructure, thus further blurring the line between the customer’s own data center and their chosen cloud.
Amazon Web Services is adding a home-grown NoSQL database to its roster of cloud computing offerings. Amazon CTO Werner Vogels calls DynamoDB a “fully managed” NoSQL implementation the company built over the years and and tested by customers for a few months.
At Structure 2011, hear from top executives from leading companies and the most innovative minds building the next-generation of the cloud. Find out where cloud services are headed and how they’ll affect everything from application development to data center design.
At our Structure 2010 conference, Amazon CTO Werner Vogel delivered his the State of the cloud speech. He argued that cloud computing came of age in 2010, as companies transitioned from using cloud for some trial projects to full blown applications. Watch the video!
At the DLD Conference in Munich, over a cup of tea, when I sat down for a casual chat with Werner Vogels, chief technology officer of Amazon, I asked him about the company’s role as a catalyst of innovation. Here are some of his thoughts.