Google is launching a new digital store to sell cloud-based software

 Google is launching a digital store that will offer cloud-based software to companies and other organizations. Bloomberg, which reported the news a bit earlier, notes the move is just the juggernaut’s latest effort to ensure that cloud leaders, and specifically Amazon Web Services, don’t leave the company in the dust. Read More

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AWS beefs up threat detection with Sqrrl acquisition

 AWS has purchased Sqrrl, a Cambridge, Massachusetts security startup with roots in the NSA. The company helps analyze a variety of sources to track and understand security threats quickly using machine learning. The announcement appeared on the Sqrrl home page in note from company CEO Mark Terenzoni. “We’re thrilled to share that Sqrrl has been acquired by Amazon. We will be… Read More

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Amazon launches autoscaling service on AWS

 One of the primary advantages of cloud computing has always been the ability to scale up to meet short-term needs and scale back when that need has been met. In other words, you don’t have to pay for infrastructure that you don’t need to hedge against heavy usage. That has mostly meant server capacity, but over time it has been applied to other cloud services. Now, developers… Read More

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AWS brings Go support to its Lambda serverless platform

 AWS Lambda, Amazon’s serverless platform, now features support for functions written in Go, the increasingly popular programming language that was originally developed at Google.
This announcement doesn’t come as a surprise, given that AWS already announced that it would add Go support during its re:Invent conference last year. It’s only now, though, that developers can… Read More

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Comcast partners with AWS as it struggles to fight cord-cutting disruption

 Cloud providers love to brag about their customer wins and Amazon got a big one today when it announced that Comcast had chosen AWS as its preferred cloud provider. What does that mean exactly? Presumably Comcast is going to put the majority of its cloud workloads on AWS. In a time when Comcast is fighting the cable cutting trend, being able to produce cloud services and apps that differentiate… Read More

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AWS showed no signs of slowing down in 2017

 AWS had a successful year by any measure. The company continued to behave like a startup with the kind of energy and momentum to invest in new areas not usually seen in an incumbent with a significant marketshare lead. How good a year was it? According to numbers from Synergy Research, the company remains the category leader by far with around 35 percent marketshare. Microsoft sits well behind… Read More

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New AWS Paris region makes it easier for customers to follow France’s data privacy rules

 Amazon Web Services launched a new region in Paris today to serve customers in the European Union. This is AWS’ fourth region in the EU after Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom. One advantage of the Paris region is that it makes it easier for tech companies in France to comply with its data privacy regulations. Read More

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One month after denying it will exit China, AWS opens its second region there

 Amazon Web Services has opened its second region in China with a local partner, Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology. The launch comes just one month after Amazon denied reports that AWS is leaving China, but said the company sold “certain physical infrastructure assets” to Internet services company Beijing Sinnet, which operates its first region in the country, in order to… Read More

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AWS has a post re:Invent surprise as it enters the single sign-on market

 Steve Jobs used to famously end his keynotes with “there is one more thing…” AWS decided to wait a week after their re:Invent conference ended to announce their more thing when it quietly released a single sign on product for the AWS cloud yesterday. While the announcement was pretty thin on details, it appears to be focused solely on providing single sign on for the AWS family… Read More

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AWS kept the announcements coming at a frenetic pace this week

 Deep breath. That was quite a deluge of announcements this week at the AWS:reinvent customer conference in Las Vegas. The pace left journalists covering the event dripping in sweat as they put us through our paces like a trainer at a brutal workout with one announcement after another. To give you a sense of the breadth of coverage, we had 25 stories on TechCrunch this week just related to… Read More

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