AWS News Blog

Category: Enterprise

AWS Direct Connect Heads West

We introduced AWS Direct Connect last month and invited AWS users with a need for a dedicated network connection to the US East (Northern Virginia) Region to give it a try. The service is geared for those who have big data transfer requirements or are looking for more consistent network performance when accessing the cloud. […]

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Additional VM Import Functionality – Windows 2003, XenServer, Hyper-V

We’ve extended EC2’s VM Import feature to handle additional image formats and operating systems. The first release of VM Import handled Windows 2008 images in the VMware ESX VMDK format. You can now import Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 images in any of the following formats: VMware ESX VMDK Citrix XenServer VHD Microsoft Hyper-V VHD […]

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New AWS Enterprise Features: VPC Everywhere, Direct Connect, Identity Federation

I often see blog posts that start by saying “with the announcement of ____, it is clear that AWS is now targeting the enterprise.” These posts mention recent developments such as Reserved Instances, Dedicated Instances, VM Import, support for Oracle Database 11g, and the improvements to the EC2 networking model. Today we are adding three […]

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Appian Anywhere: Authority to Operate

After a rigorous and comprehensive assessment, Appian has received an Authority to Operate (ATO) from the U.S .Department of Education for the Department’s Appian Anywhere BPM (Business Process Management) application, which is built on AWS. Appian Anywhere provides IT request management, marketing request management, and project management using a SaaS model. The assessment covered the […]

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SIOS CloudStation – Cloud-Powered High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Late last week I met Jim Kaskade of SIOS at a Seattle-area Starbucks for a meeting and a product demo. With the very cool (and appropriate) title “Chief of Cloud”, Jim was the right person to demonstrate his company’s new cloud-powered high availability and disaster recovery solution. Jim’s Mac laptop was running Centos. He used […]

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Upcoming webinar: \Cloud Security for Dummies\ hosted by SIIA

Good day, everyone. The Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) is hosting a webinar about cloud security on Tuesday 19 January 2010 at 12:30 PM EST/9:30 AM PST. I’m one of the panelists. Here’s a brief blurb and a list of the participants: Cloud webinar series: Cloud Security for DummiesSecurity and cloud computing have come […]

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Hello, world!

Good day, everyone. I’m Steve Riley. In July 2009 I joined the AWS evangelism team. I spent my first few months absorbing information about all our offerings and am now getting back on the road again, speaking at various events and user groups and meeting with customers. I came from Microsoft, where I was in […]

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What Do You Run?

As more and more businesses run applications in the cloud, we’re starting to hear about mainstream software from the likes of IBM and Oracle running on Amazon EC2. There are strong privacy and security controls in place around each AWS customer account, and accordingly there’s no way for us to gain a sense of who […]

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