Got Node? AWS Latest Cloud to Offer Node.js Application Services

by Richard Seroter on  Mar 29, 2013

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) team recently added support for Node.js to its Elastic Beanstalk service, giving it an industry-leading set of supported platforms. AWS has joined a crowded field of Node.js-friendly clouds and will attempt to differentiate themselves through integration with other top AWS services.

Cloud Optimization Takes Center Stage with Free Microsoft, AWS Services

by Richard Seroter on  Mar 11, 2013

While a cottage industry has grown around providing services to optimize cloud usage and costs, large cloud providers themselves are beginning to promote their own optimization offerings. Microsoft recently purchased a cloud performance management company and made its product free to customers. Competitor AWS is aggressively promoting their own “Trusted Advisor” program with a free trial period.

Vagrant Support for Amazon AWS and Rackspace

by Matthias Marschall on  Mar 08, 2013

HashiCorp's latest addition to support Amazon AWS and Rackspace as providers for Vagrant enables new usage scenarios: for the first time it will be possible to spin up Virtual Machines in the cloud instead of the developer's desktop.

List & Label 18 with Touch, Top-N-Reporting and In-memory Databases

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 23, 2013 2

List & Label 18 recently released by combit provides support for back side printing, NuGet, cross page export including integration with Amazon web services and Visual Studio 2012.

Amazon Web Services Launches AWS Tools For Windows PowerShell

by Matthias Marschall on  Jan 18, 2013

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released tools for the Windows PowerShell scripting environment to enhance support for Windows administrators' management of cloud infrastructure.

Architecture, Strategy at Center of First AWS Conference

by Richard Seroter on  Dec 07, 2012

Last week, 6,000 attendees from around the globe were in Las Vegas, NV for the first-ever Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference. InfoQ was there to interview thought leaders and identify the key messages of the conference.

Amazon Embraces Node.js

by Abel Avram on  Dec 05, 2012

Amazon has released a developer preview SDK for deploying JavaScript applications running on Node.js. The development kit comes as a NPM module (ZIP) which is installed on Node.js then called in order to access a number of AWS services: EC2, S3, DynamoDB, and Simple Workflow.

Amazon Makes Compelling Case for Hosting and Processing Your Big Data

by Richard Seroter on  Dec 03, 2012

The AWS team has announced a limited preview of Amazon Redshift, a cloud-hosted data warehouse whose cost and capabilities are poised to disrupt the industry. In addition, AWS revealed two new massive compute instance types, and a data integration tool called Data Pipeline.

Big Data In The Cloud

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Nov 21, 2012

Big Data services available from cloud computing vendors such as Amazon, Microsoft and Google are uncovering interesting trends and opportunities.

Amazon Provides Simple Workflow Service Recipes

by Boris Lublinsky on  Nov 16, 2012

A new Amazon whitepaper provides a set of commonly used programming patterns that can be used in application's decider logic to tell SWF how to coordinate the application's work.

Customize AWS Elastic Beanstalk with Configuration Files

by Bienvenido David on  Nov 05, 2012 1

AWS Elastic Beanstalk can now be customized and configured via YAML configuration files. You can use configuration files to download and install packages, download and extract archives, create files, create users/groups, run commands, start and stop services, and define container settings.

Is the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Now the Most Multi-Language PaaS?

by Richard Seroter on  Nov 05, 2012 2

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) team just added Ruby support to its Elastic Beanstalk service and now has one of the most multi-language cloud platforms available. In addition, AWS introduced support for Elastic Beanstalk in its Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) so that customers can deploy and manage private versions of their web applications.

Netflix Open Sources Their AWS Service Registry, Eureka

by Abel Avram on  Sep 05, 2012 1

Netflix has open sourced yet another piece of their architecture, Eureka – a RESTful service used to locate middle tier services running within AWS regions.

AWS Introduces Amazon Glacier for Low Cost Data Archives

by Richard Seroter on  Aug 27, 2012

Amazon Glacier is a new service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that provides extremely low cost, durable storage for archive-ready data. This service targets organizations who want to retain large, infrequently-used data sets but don’t want to maintain a local storage infrastructure.

Netflix Unleashes Chaos Monkey as its Latest Open Source Tool

by Richard Seroter on  Jul 31, 2012

Netflix has just open-sourced its much talked about “Chaos Monkey” software which intentionally takes servers offline as a way to test the resiliency of a cloud environment. This is another in a long line of internally developed tools that Netflix has chosen to freely share with the technical community.

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