Announced at Google I/O in June 2014, Local SSD moved from beta into general availability mode.
Amazon recently announced EMRFS, an implementation of HDFS that allows EMR clusters to use S3 with a stronger consistency model. When enabled, this new feature keeps track of operations performed on S3 and provides list consistency, delete consistency and read-after-write-consistency, for any cluster created with Amazon Machine Image (AMI) version 3.2.1 or greater.
Azure’s beefy, powerful G-series VM types are now available in East US 2 region.
VMware has announced the availability of enhanced disaster recovery, advanced networking services and on-demand pricing of its hybrid cloud platform.
AWS released a new EC2 auto recovery feature in the US East (N. Virgina) region, which is designed to increase instance availability by automatically recovering supported instances when a system impairment is detected.
Mitch Garnaat has created a command line tool named Kappa that facilitates the deployment of ‘Lambda functions’ to AWS Lambda, a compute service that runs code in response to events and automatically manages the associated compute resources.
Canonical has released the beta version of “snappy” Ubuntu Core, a lightweight and cloud-optimised version of Ubuntu Linux, on Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine and Amazon Web Services.
Network performance, virtualization and testing are some of the considerations to address performance and scalability issues with NoSQL databases. Alex Bordei wrote about scaling NoSQL databases and tips for increasing performance when using these data stores.
Shippable recently announced its new platform in the virtualization space, which now supports containerized workflows
DigitalOcean, a young cloud hosting company based in New York has secured a funding of $50 million.
AWS OpsWorks, the DevOps service from Amazon can be used for managing existing EC2 instances and on-premises servers running within the data center.
Google’s customers can now launch Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition instances on Compute Engine. They can also move Microsoft workloads to Google Cloud Platform through the License Mobility initiative.
Shortly after winning the ESB Spark of Genius award at the Dublin Web Summit I had the pleasure of interviewing Aoibheann O’Daly, Chief Communications Officer at Love & Robots. We discuss on her take on 3d printing and the future of 3d printing industry.
At their re:invent 2014 show Amazon launched AWS Key Management Service (KMS), “a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data, and uses Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect the security of your keys”. At launch the service supported EBS, S3 and Redshift. Additional support for Elastic Transcoder was added in late November.
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