• AWS Step by Step

    Creating Alarms for Auto-Scaled AWS Workloads

    It's easy enough to create an auto-scaling group in AWS, but how exactly does AWS know when a workload needs to be scaled? As Brien demonstrates, the entire process is based on alarms. 10/26/2016

  • News

    Rackspace Updates Compass AWS Management Tool

    Rackspace, a managed cloud services company, has updated its Compass management tool for the Amazon Web Services platform, expanding it to include more than 350 automated best practice checks and other features. 10/25/2016

  • News

    AWS Service Moves Virtual Workloads to the Cloud

    Amazon Web Services this week launched a new service to help organizations migrate their on-premises workloads to the cloud with minimal downtime. 10/25/2016

  • News

    AWS Snags Former Netflix Cloud Guru for VP Role

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has named Adrian Cockcroft its new vice president of Cloud Architecture, announced CTO Werner Vogels on Monday. 10/24/2016

  • News

    Oracle's AWS-Killer Sees Daylight

    Oracle's new Bare Metal Cloud Services, part of its next-generation Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) portfolio and a targeted challenge to Amazon Web Services (AWS), is now generally available. 10/24/2016

  • News

    Amazon Redshift Rules in Periscope Interactive Analytics Test

    Data analysis and visualization company Periscope Data tested leading cloud-based data warehouse offerings in order to better advise its customers on which technology to pick and gave the nod to Amazon Redshift over Snowflake and BigQuery. 10/21/2016

  • News

    AWS Closes Gaps Between Aurora and Other Services

    Amazon Web Services has added new features to its Aurora relational database engine aimed at improving its integration with other AWS services. 10/21/2016

  • News

    Amazon EC2 Adds Windows Server 2016 Support

    The latest version of Microsoft's server operating system can now be deployed on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). 10/20/2016

  • News

    AWS Expands Education Program with Classes, Job Board

    Amazon gave its 1-year-old AWS Educate program a significant boost this week in a bid to better prepare students for cloud-centric careers. 10/19/2016

  • News

    AWS and Microsoft Clash over Cloud Size, Public Sector

    This week's IACP Conference in San Diego, Calif., gave cloud giants Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure another market to scrap over: the public sector. 10/18/2016

  • News

    Atlassian Backs AWS for Its Data Center Editions

    The Data Center editions of two of software firm Atlassian's core products, JIRA Software and BitBucket, now feature native support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) deployments. 10/18/2016

  • News

    Engineers Publish Open Guide to AWS on GitHub

    Another resource has emerged on GitHub to help engineers sort out the complex ecosystem of products and services that constitutes the Amazon Web Services cloud. 10/17/2016

  • AWS Step by Step

    Auto Scaling Your AWS Workloads

    One of the challenges of operating a workload at scale is ensuring that it uses the right number of instances. Fortunately, AWS has an auto scaler that can automatically run a workload on the optimal number of instances. Here's how to set it up. 10/17/2016

  • News

    Analysis: AWS-VMware Partnership a 'Win-Win'

    The newly minted hybrid cloud partnership between VMware Inc. and Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) promises to be a boon for the two companies' mutual customers. 10/14/2016

  • News

    AWS Joins Hybrid Cloud Fray in VMware Partnership

    Virtualization giant VMware and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are partnering on a hybrid cloud service dubbed "VMware Cloud on AWS." 10/13/2016

  • News

    AWS Adds Another SAP-Optimized EC2 Instance

    Amazon Web Services has introduced another X1 instance size to its family of SAP HANA-optimized Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances. 10/11/2016

  • News

    AWS, Microsoft Embrace IPv6 for Their Clouds

    To meet the requirements of modern software -- and because of the increasingly limited availability of IPv4 addresses -- Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) and Microsoft have each brought native IPv6 connectivity to their respective cloud services. 10/11/2016

  • AWS Step by Step

    How To Attach Extra Storage to an EC2 Instance

    In the world of physical servers, it's rare for a server to have only a single hard drive -- and yet, default AWS instances usually only contain a single virtual hard disk. Fortunately, there is a way to attach additional virtual hard disks to an AWS instance. 10/10/2016

  • News

    Cloud Leaders Diverge on AI Approach

    Many signs are pointing to artificial intelligence (AI) as the next battleground for the top three cloud providers. 10/10/2016

  • News

    AWS, AT&T Work on Joint IoT and Networking Solutions

    Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) has signed a deal with telecom giant AT&T to develop integrated Internet of Things (IoT) and networking solutions for businesses. 10/06/2016