Media Coverage

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 24, 2014

CRN: 2014 Channel Chiefs: The 50 Most Influential

Every channel chief has influence, but there are a number of channel executives who are especially influential, either because the vendor they work for has a major channel presence, the channel organization has a lot of influence within the company, or the channel chief himself/herself carries great weight within the vendor executive ranks.

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 Amazon.com, 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.

Feb 05, 2014

Computing (UK): Microsoft's Azure cloud offering "not as strong as Amazon Web Services"

Just Eat's cloud infrastructure is hosted by Amazon Web Services rather than Microsoft's Windows Azure because the online takeaway service believed AWS to be a stronger offering.

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 30, 2014

TechTarget: AWS cloud data warehouse offers cheaper alternative to Oracle database

An online ticketing service that manages tens of thousands of transactions daily took pressure off its Oracle production database and saved on software licensing when it deployed a cloud data warehouse.

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 21, 2014

ZDNet: Amazon Web Services marks 40th price drop since 2006

From retail to the cloud, Amazon has a reputation for routinely slashing prices on big ticket items.

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 16, 2014

Federal Times: Cloud advisory panel to advise Congress

A group of IT companies and organizations have formed an advisory group to consult with Congress and agencies on cloud computing and other IT issues.

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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