Oracle CTO Larry Ellison is beginning to sound a bit obsessive about Amazon Web Services and his love affair with infrastructure-as-a-service may not be all that strategically sound. The enterprise software giant delivered a solid third quarter as its growth in the cloud continues to outpace declines in software licensing. Software- and platform-as-a-service continues to fare … [Read more...] about Oracle CTO Ellison fixated on AWS, infrastructure as a service but why?
Amazon Web Services is now the infrastructure behind three main streaming media providers: Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and Hulu. The cloud juggernaut just announced that Hulu, along with credit scoring service FICO, have chosen AWS infrastructure to power key services and applications. Hulu has leveraged AWS to launch its new, over-the-top (OTT) live TV service. According to … [Read more...] about AWS infrastructure is now behind three main streaming media providers
Amazon Web Services has looked to secure its ever-growing customer base with a comprehensive new security platform. At its AWS Re:Invent 2017 event, the company revealed Amazon GuardDuty, an intelligent threat detection service that uses machine learning to spot risks to your business before they strike, scanning trillions of threats at once, continuously monitoring account … [Read more...] about AWS boosts security with GuardDuty threat detection service
What happens behind the scenes in your cloud over Labor Day Weekend? Before you start thinking about lighting up the BBQ, make sure that your AWS cloud is under control and not creating unexpected surprises for Tuesday morning.AWS offers an amazing pay-as-you-go cloud infrastructure solution. Yet finding the right balance between configuring and maintaining a cloud that is … [Read more...] about Labor Day weekend: Is your AWS cloud under control?
This week disappointing news came from service provider Code Spaces, a company that provided support for devops application management. Code Spaces, which was hosted in Amazon Web Service’s cloud, ceased operations. after suffering a distributed denial-of-service attack by a perpetrator who demanded ransom and then began deleting data when company officials logged into … [Read more...] about 7 tips for protecting your AWS cloud
The cloud has made it dead simple to quickly spin up a new server without waiting for IT. But the ease of deploying new servers -- and the democratic nature of cloud management -- can be a security nightmare, as a simple configuration error or administrative mistake can compromise the security of your organization's entire cloud environment.With sensitive data increasingly … [Read more...] about 10 AWS security blunders and how to avoid them
Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers make a five-step journey to cloud automation mastery. They start with the pointy-clicky AWS web console, and finish by coding declarative models of their cloud computing systems.The easiest way to get familiar with the many AWS services is to repeatedly poke things in the AWS web console to see what happens. The AWS console is stuffed full of … [Read more...] about Puppet configuration: The ultimate AWS automation
In Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne's longtime servant and friend, Alfred Pennyworth, says of The Joker, "Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn."Anyone watching the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) pricing wars might feel something … [Read more...] about AWS is playing chicken with pricing, and enterprise incumbents will lose
VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and AWS senior vice president Andy Jassy announced a significant partnership between the two companies on Thursday when the pair appeared on stage together to introduce VMware Cloud on AWS. According to VMware's press release, the VMware Cloud on AWS is an expansion of VMware's Cloud Foundation Program. VMware also announced a similar partnership with … [Read more...] about VMware’s cloud comes to Amazon AWS in new SDDC push
Salesforce last week announced its selection of Amazon Web Services as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider. The deal is worth US$400 million."For the first time, we'll be able to deliver our core services -- including Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App Cloud, Community Cloud, Analytics Cloud and more -- for our international infrastructure expansion," said … [Read more...] about Salesforce Picks AWS as Preferred Public Cloud Provider