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Amazon launches its ultra-fast relational cloud database out of beta

Another week, another new service from Amazon Inc. hitting the market. Originally revealed at its re:Invent cloud conference last year, Aurora is a homegrown relational database with automated scaling that promises to provide five times the price-performance ratio of traditional alternatives, particularly the open-source MySQL system. In practical terms, that means that a single instance […]

AWS Re:Invent 2014 – theCUBE Video with SoftNAS’ Rick Braddy

In the following video from AWS Re:Invent 2014, Stu Miniman interviews SoftNAS’ Rick Braddy. About SoftNAS SoftNAS, LLC is a leading storage software company that provides Simply Powerful agile storage software that protects mission-critical and business-critical data in the cloud. SoftNAS believes that storage can be both powerful and frictionless, providing customers with the enterprise-grade […]

AWS Monitoring the right way

At the recent Amazon re:Invent show, LogicMonitor demonstrated its new AWS integration and monitoring. (We also announced another set of free tools – JMX Command Line Tools – but more on that later.) “Why”, you may be asking, “is this interesting? Doesn’t Amazon provide monitoring itself via CloudWatch? And in any case, aren’t there many ‘cloud centric’ companies […]

SoftNAS Announces Shared Storage for Docker Apps and New Express Edition

SoftNAS™, the No. 1 Best-Selling NAS in the Cloud, today introduced version 3.2 for SoftNAS Cloud, a full-featured, enterprise-grade NAS (Network Attached Storage) filer for private, public and hybrid clouds running on popular cloud computing platforms, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and VMware vSphere. SoftNAS also announced Express Edition, with a usable capacity up […]

Site24x7 Launches Real User Monitoring Beta to Gauge Application Experience of Real Users

Site24x7, the cloud infrastructure monitoring service, today announced the launch of theSite24x7 Real User Monitoring beta feature. Available immediately, this feature gives accurate insight into real users’ application experience and helps visualize web app interaction patterns. Site24x7 will be demonstrating Real User Monitoring in booth 542 at AWS re:Invent 2014 being held Nov. 11-14, 2014, […]

Running & Monitoring Docker Containers at Scale #re:Invent

Containerization (à la Docker) is increasing the elastic nature of cloud infrastructure by an order of magnitude. If you have adopted Docker, or are considering it, you are probably facing questions like: How many containers can you run on a given Amazon EC2 instance type? Which metric should you look at to measure contention? How […]

AWS and hyperspecialization: the more the better

Infrastructure is the secret to Amazon’s cloud dominance, so naturally the company has kept quiet about it. But last month at re:Invent 2013, vice president James Hamilton, an early advocate of commodity hardware who helped architect Microsoft’s data centers, opened up about the technologies that enable AWS to disrupt the economics of IT at petabyte […]

AWS builds business on hyper-specialization

The use of standardized commodity hardware, with software adding all the value, is generally seen as one of the key components of the hyperscale architectures used by the very large cloud service providers such as Google, Facebook and Yahoo! AWS, however, uses a different strategy, hyper-specialized hardware, writes Wikibon Principal Research Contributor Stu Miniman in […]

Amazon WorkSpaces virtual desktop solution charges-up Agile development

Amazon Web Services (AWS) expanded its cloud services portfolio. After computing (EC2), storage (S3), database (RDS), application, content distribution, deployment and management, and billing, Amazon enters into desktop infrastructure virtual solution (VDI). During the recently concluded AWS re:Invent 2013 event, the e-commerce company launched Amazon Workspaces, a VDI solution for managing desktops in the cloud […]

AWS: Amazon Cloud is the New Windows Server

In the 1990s, thousands of ISVs (independent software vendors) and VARs built their businesses atop Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows NT Server. Fast forward to the present, and it seems clear that ISVs are jumping on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud bandwagon. Will VARs do the same?   During the recent AWS re:Invent 2013 conference in Las Vegas, numerous […]

Amazon: All Your App Are Belong To Us

At the second annual Amazon Web Services (AWS) Re:Invent conference last week, Amazon laid out their plans for world domination of all your applications.  The rhetoric was somewhat toned down from last year, however, with Amazon begrudgingly accepting the need for hybrid (public and private) clouds—although Amazon’s view of the eventual public/private mix is distinctly […]

AWS Round-Up: Amazon Partners make cloud and big data a priority for businesses

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is becoming more and more formidable enemy for competitors. During the Amazon AWS re:Invent 2013 conference, which is being held at this time in Las Vegas, Amazon reveals many new features on cloud services. The second edition of the conference, in the wake of the success of the first in November […]

DaaS Floodgates Open, but the River Behind Them is Dry >Must Read!

Today over at the blogs, leading analyst and all-around top bloke Gunnar Berger penned a great post on the announcement last week by Amazon (at re:Invent) of their Amazon Workspaces offering. Put perhaps too simply, this new solution uses the famous Amazon Web Services (AWS) backend to provide a so-called ‘Desktop As a Service’ […]

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