Media Coverage

Apr 29, 2014

ComputerWorldUK: News Corp: Moving SAP ERP to Amazon cloud will save ‘tens of millions of dollars’

News Corp expects to save ‘tens of millions of dollars’ in on-premise infrastructure costs by moving its SAP ERP system to Amazon Web Service’s cloud.

Apr 25, 2014

GigaOm: More evidence that scale is the name of the game in cloud computing

Publishing analytics startup just switched its entire IT footprint to Amazon Web Services, saving money and improving performance in the process. As clouds keep getting cheaper and better, resistance to them is becoming futile.

Apr 24, 2014

InfoWorld: Now AWS users get to deploy with Docker, too

Amazon now offers a new version of its Elastic Beanstalk technology with support for launching Docker-packaged apps in AWS.

Apr 21, 2014

Australian: Amazon grows local to build client base support

AMAZON.COM may have started life flogging books online but at the big end of town and in the tech start-up zone the cloud giant is better known for its Amazon Web Services outfit than for its online retail activities.

Apr 21, 2014

Federal Times: Navigating FedRAMP

Cloud service providers are charting new ground in terms of how they package and sell secure Web-based services to federal agencies.

Apr 20, 2014

Associated Press: Michigan moves digital archive records to cloud

The Archives of Michigan is using a state-of-the-art and inexpensive option — the Internet — to store and preserve a growing collection of digital records that includes everything from 40 years’ worth of election results to an index of thousands of proposed designs for the state’s quarter released 10 years ago.

Apr 14, 2014

Philippine Star: PinoyTravel treks toward success with Amazon Web Services

Award-winning Filipino start-up PinoyTravel does, in its domestic bus travel reservation services on both the traditional web and mobile platforms. Their Cloud-based infrastructure is being sustained and powered by the industry-leading, start-up-friendly cloud computing services provider Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Apr 09, 2014

GigaOm: Amazon ups its game in cloud cost tracking

One of the issues Amazon Web Services customers cite is how difficult it can be to track and project their cloud costs over time — there’s just so much stuff up there!

Apr 03, 2014

Variety: Cloud Computing Brightens Indies’ Outlook

Virtual resources help modestly budgeted shows realize grand ambitions. Cloud computing was once an esoteric tech tool, something for visual-effects companies and tech-forward filmmakers.

Apr 01, 2014

ITPro (Australia): Cloud, agile software changing the nature of projects

Remember when getting a new project off the ground in a large business took months of argument, analysis and testing? And that was only to create the business case, before anyone could persuade the finance department to fund it.

Mar 29, 2014

The New York Times Bits Blog: Cloud Computing’s Watershed Week

In the technology world, March 2014 went out like a plan.

It may be no accident that in the last week of the year’s first quarter there were so many significant moves by big companies, particularly in giant systems of connected computers. Cloud computing and the Internet of Things, these moves suggest, are moving from their rough pioneering days to something bigger and more stable.

Mar 26, 2014

PCWorld: Infor goes all-in with Amazon Web Services for cloud ERP

Infor is betting big on Amazon Web Services for its cloud ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) software strategy, with plans to begin offering a series of product suites on the company’s IaaS (infrastructure as a service).

Mar 26, 2014

Seattle Times: Facing new rivals, Amazon expands its cloud-computing offerings

Amazon Web Services (AWS) received a raft of new competition this week as tech giants Cisco and Google amped up their efforts to sell infrastructure technology as a service over the Internet, a business known as cloud computing.

Mar 26, 2014

The Washington Post: Amazon Web Services authorized to contract with more Defense Department agencies

Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud services company, has received a security authorization that would allow it to work with all agencies within the Department of Defense, the company announced Wednesday.

Mar 26, 2014

ZDNet: AWS plans April price cuts, maintains rapid pace

Amazon Web Services is just past its eighth birthday, but the cloud-computing giant has maintained an accelerated pace of services and features that have a bevy of rivals gunning for it. AWS' response is to keep on the gas on the product and pricing fronts.

Mar 19, 2014

London Evening Standard: How Amazon’s cloud is powering London’s digital economy

What do taxi-booking app Hailo, takeaway food website Just Eat, the Financial Times, Rupert Murdoch’s News UK and insurance firm Aviva have in common? They are some of the leading London firms that have outsourced computing and storage needs to a surprising external supplier: Amazon.

Mar 18, 2014

InfoWorld: Amazon Web Services celebrates 8 years in the cloud

Believe it or not, it was eight years ago that Amazon Web Services' S3 (Simple Storage Service) went into production. At the time, the promise was revolutionary

Mar 05, 2014

PCWorld: Red Hat Enterprise Linux now on Amazon's GovCloud

RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) is now available on Amazon Web Services’ GovCloud, an isolated part of Amazon’s cloud designed for U.S. government agencies.

Mar 04, 2014

ZDNet: Amazon Web Services expands Activate package for startups

While VMware and Microsoft have their eyes on some government cloud contracts at the moment, Amazon Web Services is beefing up its portfolio for smaller clients.

Feb 27, 2014

Cloud Pro UK: UCAS and Telefonica clinch project wins at UK Cloud Awards

A project to help A Level students find university places more quickly and a major HR reorganisation at a telecoms company were the main victors at last night's inaugural UK Cloud Awards. There was also recognition for Amazon Web Services when it was crowned Cloud Services Provider of the Year.

Feb 25, 2014

Nikkei Computer (Japan): Marubeni to completely shift to Amazon

Marubeni Corp. will start completely shifting to Amazon Web Services, IaaS (Infrastructures as a Service) supplied by U.S. Amazon Web Services in April 2014 (Figure). Marubeni plans to shift the entire IT infrastructure of its business systems, not only those at the main office but also at group companies all over the world, to AWS.

Feb 21, 2014

Video Nuze: BrightRoll is Using Amazon Web Services to Process 30 Billion Ad-Related Data Points Per Day

For a glimpse into cloud computing's significant contribution to the successful scaling of online video advertising, yesterday BrightRoll shared some details of its relationship with Amazon Web Services (AWS) which it has been working with since 2008.

Feb 18, 2014

Business Next: AWS to Launch Taipei Office and Speed Up Local Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) will launch its first Taipei office and increase more manpower in Taiwan to facilitate business development efforts while strengthening its customer service.

Feb 17, 2014

DataQuest (India): Start-ups need great talent

Hike surpassed five million registered users as of April 2013 and is handling over a billion messages every month. To know more about this, Dataquest spoke to Kavin Bharti Mittal, Creator, Hike Messenger.

Feb 17, 2014

Newsbytes Philippines: AWS beefs up local cloud presence with new ‘edge location’

Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing sibling of US e-commerce giant, has started to flex its muscles in the country with the recent launch of its new “edge location” in the Philippines.

Feb 14, 2014

ITWorld: Why ScribbleLive turned to Amazon Web Services and can't imagine turning back

We've all heard the stories of businesses using Amazon Web Services until they realize that at a certain size, it becomes more cost effective to run their operations in house. ScribbleLive, which offers services including a live blogging platform for major media companies including CNN and ESPN, doesn't see that point coming.

Feb 13, 2014

Wired: Netflix Is Building an Artificial Brain Using Amazon’s Cloud

Nothing beats a movie recommendation from a friend who knows your tastes. At least not yet. Netflix wants to change that, aiming to build an online recommendation engine that outperforms even your closest friends.

Feb 06, 2014

InformationWeek India: Indian startup shows how the cloud can be used to transform education in rural India

Classle, a Chennai-based startup uses a potent combination of cloud, mobile and social technologies to enable students to access learning material free of cost through their basic low-cost mobile devices.

Jan 31, 2014

CRN: The 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure, IaaS Vendors Of The 2014 Cloud 100

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) -- or the delivery of compute, storage and network resources via the cloud -- continues to be the fastest-growing segment of the overall public cloud services market.

Jan 30, 2014

FCW: What federal agencies can learn from the Super Bowl

On the ground in New Jersey and New York City, an ecosystem of law enforcement, federal agencies, industry partners, smart phones, tablets and more is built around one of the biggest events of the year: the Super Bowl. Behind the show of force on the ground is a public safety cloud linking all the people, data and action in order to maintain the highest level of security.

Jan 29, 2014

TechCrunch: Amazon Launches New Reporting Tools For EC2

Amazon Web Services users today got a new reporting tool for the EC2 cloud computing platform. This will make it quite a bit easier to track how they are using their regular and reserved instances and what it costs them.

Jan 28, 2014

ZDNet: AWS marketplace adds financial services apps

Amazon has added the 10th category to the business software section of its Amazon Web Services Marketplace: financial services.

Jan 24, 2014

VentureBeat: Amazon supercharges performance for its data warehouse in the cloud

Massive public cloud provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) has introduced a new way for companies to quickly pull up and analyze large amounts of data.

Jan 23, 2014

InformationWeek: Amazon Cuts Cloud Storage Prices, Adds Server Instances

Amazon will cut prices on its Elastic Block Store (EBS) by up to 50% and on its Simple Storage Service (S3) by an average of 14% beginning Feb. 1. It's also introducing two new M3 server instance types. Amazon Web Services's cloud evangelist Jeff Barr announced the price changes in a blog Tuesday.

Jan 22, 2014

InformationWeek Government: How FedRAMP Lifts All Cloud Ships

FedRAMP's role in making cloud services more secure also helps agencies offset some of the complexity of their IT operations, says NIST's Ron Ross.

Jan 21, 2014

PCWorld: Amazon moves to next-generation compute instances

Sensing the customer need for more computational muscle in smaller packages, Amazon Web Services has added a number of new packages in its Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) service.

Jan 20, 2014

Techview Asia: AWS Activate: Could it be the best option for your Startup?

This is Amazon Web Services’ promise to Startup companies who’d like to use their top-quality, highly-reliable services in the form of “AWS Activate” – a special program, launched in October 2013 that specifically serves startups around the world.

Jan 13, 2014

ZDNet: Amazon retools launching Marketplace software from private clouds

Taking a page from its online retail checkout process, Amazon Web Services is making some changes to how customers can deploy pre-configured software sold within the AWS Marketplace.

Jan 07, 2014

GCN: Amazon Kinesis does heavy-lifting on streaming, big data

Amazon Web Services is making it easier for a broader range of organizations to process high volumes of data in real-time through Amazon Kinesis, a fully managed service for streaming and analyzing data.

Jan 07, 2014

ZDNet: Minecraft Realms to be built on AWS' cloud

Mojang, the parent of Minecraft, on Tuesday said its new multiplayer game---Minecraft Realms---will be built on the AWS cloud.

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