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Microsoft Exec: Azure and AWS No Longer Competing on Price

The period of intense price-based competition between Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) is effectively over, according to Microsoft's top cloud executive.

Dev Firm Open Sources Tool for AWS Web Site Hosting

Development firm Oursky today announced it has open sourced a homegrown tool to simplify the process of hosting static Web sites on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Box Offers Incubator Program for AWS-Backed Enterprise Apps

In less than three weeks, companies can apply to take part in a new incubator program to receive free credits and other help in order to build a new generation of enterprise apps based on the Box content management platform and leveraging the Amazon Web Services cloud.

AWS SDK for C++ Version 1.0 Now Available

C++ developers can finally use the open source software development kit from Amazon Web Services for production use, the cloud giant announced.

VMware To Help Customers Use AWS, Other Public Clouds

Despite offering its own vCloud Air public cloud platform, VMware is developing a new service to help customers use public cloud services including Amazon Web Services and platforms from Microsoft and IBM.

AWS Open Sources 'Week in Review' Blog, Seeks Contributors

Amazon Web Services Inc. spokesperson Jeff Barr has become too busy to keep up with his detailed AWS Week in Review blog posts so the task has become an open source project on GitHub and Barr is seeking contributions.

New Tool Compares Private, Public Cloud Costs

CloudPhysics announced a new tool that calculates and compares the costs of running enterprise workloads in on-premises virtual machines or in a public cloud.

New in AWS Marketplace: ´╗┐HPE StormRunner Load, OpenVPN Licensing, More

New entries in the AWS Marketplace this month include: HPE StormRunner Load Web site load testing software; "pay-as-you-go" data management solutions from Informatica; new licensing for OpenVPN; and more.

AWS Rents Virtual Desktops by the Hour

The Amazon WorkSpaces service, which provides virtual desktops, can now be rented by the hour on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Amazon DynamoDB Ranks High in Big Data NoSQL Research Report

The Amazon DynamoDB database from Amazon Web Services is among the "Leaders" of Big Data NoSQL offerings analyzed in a new report from Forrester Research Inc.

HPE Integrates AWS Device Farm for Mobile Testing

Hewlett Packard Enterprise expanded the reach of its mobile app testing suite by hooking into the Amazon Web Services cloud device testing farm.

Cloudian Object Storage Now in AWS Marketplace

Cloudian Inc.'s object storage software, which is compatible with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), is now available on the AWS Marketplace, offering an on-premises option.

AWS Offers 'Bring Your Own Keys' Encryption

Security-conscious customers of the Amazon Web Services cloud now have the option of controlling their own encryption keys.

Amazon Kinesis Analytics Debuts for SQL-Based Big Data Querying

Amazon Kinesis Analytics was introduced yesterday by Amazon Web Services Inc., leveraging standard SQL to query streaming data.

Kony Mobile Platform Enhances AWS Support

Enterprise mobility company Kony Inc. today announced its updated MobileFabric platform features enhanced support for running apps on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Start-Up Launches Cloud Management Tool for AWS

Fugue Inc. yesterday announced what it claims is an industry first: a "next-generation system for automating and continuously managing cloud infrastructure."

Cloud IaaS Research: Only AWS, Microsoft Are 'Leaders'

Echoing the findings of virtually every other cloud services research report, a new Magic Quadrant study from Gartner shows AWS as the market leader, firmly ensconced ahead of No. 2 Microsoft and its Azure cloud in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) market.

Datos IO Becomes AWS Partner, Offers Cloud-Native Protection

Cloud-scale data protection company Datos IO yesterday announced it was now an Amazon Web Services Standard Partner, offering cloud-native next-generation protection for applications and databases.

Amazon EMR 5.0 Supports 16 Open Source Hadoop-Related Projects

Amazon Elastic MapReduce has been updated to version 5.0, a major release that sees a better UI, improved debugging, updates to apps and support for 16 open source Hadoop ecosystem projects.

Microsoft Adds Support for Amazon Redshift in Power BI

Power BI, Microsoft's cloud-based analytics and data visualization solution, now supports the Amazon Redshift data warehouse.

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