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Amazon Adds Target Tracking Support for EC2 Auto Scaling

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 24, 2017

Auto Scaling cloud resources is nothing new in AWS. However, Amazon recently announced a new Target Tracking policy that gives customers more granular control over how their application scales. Target Tracking policies allow an administrator to target a specific metric that will drive how and when the EC2 resources will scale.

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AWS Release Lambda@Edge, Enabling Node.js Functions to Execute at the Edge Alongside CloudFront CDN

by Daniel Bryant Follow 364 Followers on  Jul 23, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) have released Lambda@Edge as generally available, allowing customers to run Node.js Lambda functions “at the edge” across AWS point-of-presence locations globally, which can enable dynamic response to end users with very low latency.

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Microsoft Releases More Azure Stack Details, Available September

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 14, 2017

At the recent Microsoft Inspire partner conference, Microsoft announced Azure Stack is now available for order and will ship as soon as September. Azure Stack is a private cloud implementation of Microsoft’s public Azure cloud. Unlike other private cloud providers, Microsoft is offering Azure Stack as a consumption-based service, similar to its public cloud counterpart.

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Integrate 2017 Recap: Adding Intelligence to Integration

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 04, 2017

Integrate 2017, an annual integration event focused on Microsoft Integration technologies, took place in London from June 26th – 28th. Some of the key themes that were discussed include the role of cognitive computing in integration, API orchestration, SaaS connectivity, cloud native integration, the impact of serverless on integration and cloud messaging at scale.

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A Series of Unfortunate Container Events at Netflix: Andrew Spyker and Amit Joshi at QCon NYC

by Daniel Bryant Follow 364 Followers on  Jul 02, 2017

At QCon New York 2017,  Andrew Spyker and Amit Joshi presented “A Series of Unfortunate Container Events at Netflix”. Key takeaways from running production workloads within containers running on the AWS Cloud include: expect problematic containers and workloads; there is continued need for cloud to evolve for containers; and it has been worth the effort due to value containers unlock.

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The "Paved Road" PaaS for Microservices at Netflix: Yunong Xiao at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant Follow 364 Followers on  Jun 30, 2017

At QCon New York 2017, Yunong Xiao presented “The Paved PaaS to Microservices at Netflix” which discussed how the Netflix Platform as a Service (PaaS) assists with maintaining the balance between the culture of freedom and responsibility and the overall organisational goals of velocity and reliability.

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Running a Presidential Campaign with Immutable Infrastructure: Michael Fisher at QCon NY

by Daniel Bryant Follow 364 Followers on  Jun 30, 2017

At QCon New York 2017 Michael Fisher presented “Presidential Campaigns & Immutable Infrastructure” and discussed the implementation and challenges of provisioning infrastructure for the Hillary for America (HFA) campaign that ran during the 2015-2016 US regional and national elections.

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AWS Greengrass Runs Lambda Functions on IoT Devices

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 08, 2017

Amazon has made available AWS Greengrass, a solution that allows developers to run Lambda functions on IoT devices and enable devices to communicate to each other and the cloud.

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Google Joins IoT Race, Launches Cloud IoT Core Private Beta

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  May 27, 2017

In a recent blog post, Google announced a private beta of their Google IoT Core platform. Within this IoT platform, customers will be able to securely connect devices to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) where other data analytics services can be integrated. Customers can then use this data to provide actionable insight for their organization in order to drive better business results.

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Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) Released in Preview: In-Memory Cache for Read-Intensive Workloads

by Daniel Bryant Follow 364 Followers on  May 16, 2017

AWS has released Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) in preview, a fully managed write-through caching service that sits logically in front of DynamoDB tables in order to improve performance for read-intensive workloads. DAX is API-compatible with DynamoDB, meaning that existing applications will not have to be re-written to take advantage of DAX.

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Google Invests in Cognitive: Cloud Speech API Reaches General Availability

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  May 06, 2017

In a recent blog post, Google announced their Cloud Speech API has reached General Availability. The Cloud Speech API allows developers to include pre-trained machine learning models for cognitive tasks such as video, image and text analysis in addition to dynamic translation. The Cloud Speech API was launched, in open beta, last summer.

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MongoDB Atlas Expands AWS Footprint

by Alex Giamas Follow 3 Followers on  May 02, 2017

MongoDB, as one of the most popular NoSQL databases and a non-relational database used in many cases in Web based systems, has grown along side PaaS and IaaS providers' growth. DBaaS with MongoDB as the backing database is available since early versions on Heroku. MongoDB Atlas has just announced availability in 14 AWS regions with local storage available in Americas, EMEA and APAC.

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Microsoft Updates Azure IoT Platform: Adds Connectivity, Time Series Insights and Edge Analytics

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Apr 29, 2017

Microsoft has recently made some announcements regarding their Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities within Azure. Microsoft’s news includes adding a new service called Azure Time Series Insights, additional connectivity platform support for OPC UA/DA and Azure Stream Analytic support on edge devices. In addition, Microsoft also announced a new SaaS-based IoT Solution called Azure IoT Central.

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Amazon Adds Cross Region and Encrypted Replication Support for Aurora

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Apr 13, 2017

In a recent blog post, Amazon announced updates to its MySQL-compatible Database Engine, Aurora. In this update, Amazon is including support for cross region snapshot copy, cross region replication for encrypted databases, cross account encrypted snapshot sharing, adding a region where Aurora can be provisioned and a new instance size called T2.Small.

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AWS Organizations Offers Centralized Policy-Based Account Management

by Steffen Opel Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 31, 2017

After a three month preview since re:Invent 2016, Amazon Web Services has recently moved AWS Organizations to general availability. The new service allows to centrally manage multiple AWS accounts within a hierarchy of organizational units and attach service control policies with fine-grained access permissions. AWS Organizations also supersede the formerly separate consolidated billing feature.

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