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Step right up: AWS Cloud Transformation Day Comes to London

Promo Whether you're already taking your first steps toward the cloud, or just exploring the idea, AWS Transformation Day 2018 taking place in London on 30 October is a good place to start your journey. The one-day event near the Barbican in the UK capital will offer business and technology leaders an opportunity to learn about how …
David Gordon, 4 Oct 2018

AWS outage killed some cloudy servers, recovery time is uncertain

Updated Parts of Amazon Web Services' US-East-1 region have experienced about half an hour of downtime, but some customers' instances and data can't be restored because the hardware running them appears to have experienced complete failure. The cloud colossus’ status page reports an investigation of “connectivity issues affecting some …
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Serverless continuous deployment for the AWS crowd: Feeding time in Lambda-land

Continuous Lifecycle "You'll never go hungry if you know AWS," one of the workshop participants at the Continuous Lifecycle* devops-focused conference in London remarked. Mike Roberts, co-founder of consultancy Symphonia Cloud, was behind the lectern yesterday afternoon, preparing to conduct a tour of serverless continuous deployment on AWS. Mike …
Thomas Claburn, 16 May 2018
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The secret to good cloud is ... research. Detailed product research

Thorough research into the nuances of Azure and AWS infrastructure-as-a-service will help you to avoid plenty of pain, according to Elias Khnaser, a research director at Gartner for Technical Professionals. Speaking today at the analyst firm’s Infrastructure, Operations Management and Data Center Summit in Sydney, Australia, …

Amazon reveals 'Nitro'... Custom ASICs and boxes that do grunt work so EC2 hosts can just run instances

AWS re:Invent Amazon Web Services has revealed that it spent four years working on a new architecture that offloads networking, storage and management tasks from EC2 host servers to dedicated hardware. Speaking at the company's re:Invent conference, the company's veep for global infrastructure Peter Desantis, said the company first put the …
Simon Sharwood, 29 Nov 2017
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US intelligence blabs classified Linux VM to world via leaky S3 silo

Updated A classified toolkit for potentially accessing US military intelligence networks was left exposed to the public internet, for anyone to find, according to security researchers today. A Linux-based virtual machine designed to safely receive and handle secret material, and connect to protected Pentagon computers, was discovered …
Iain Thomson, 28 Nov 2017
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Amazon launches Secret Region – so secret it's endorsed by the CIA

Amazon Web Services has launched a Secret Region – which we know about because the CIA has endorsed it. The new region is certified to run workloads rated “Secret” on the United States' data classifications, which proceeds from Unclassified to Sensitive, then to Secret and finally to Top Secret. AWS claimed the launch is …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Nov 2017
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AWS sells local Chinese infrastructure to local partner Sinnet

Amazon Web Services has sold some of its infrastructure in China. Financial newswires report that AWS' local partner, Beijing Sinnet, has acquired Amazon's local operations for about US$300m, with news of the deal appearing as a filing on the Shenzen Stock Exchange on Monday. An early version of this story reported an …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Nov 2017
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KVM? Us? Amazon erases new hypervisor from AWS EC2 FAQ

Amazon Web Services has quietly edited its FAQ in which it revealed it has created a new KVM-based hypervisor and will use it instead of Xen for future instances. The webpage now contains no mention of the hypervisor. But Google's cached record of the page does. And in case AWS manages to get that scrubbed, we grabbed this …
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AWS adopts home-brewed KVM as new hypervisor

AWS has revealed it has created a new hypervisor based on KVM, not the Xen hypervisor on which it has relied for years. The new hypervisor was unveiled as a virtual footnote in news of new EC2 instance type called the "C5" powered by Intel's Skylake Xeons. AWS's FAQ about the new instances notes "C5 instances use a new EC2 …

Arabian, sorry, Amazon Web Services to land in Bahrain and UAE

Amazon Web Services has announced it will open bit barns in Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The company says it's done so to give its customers and partners a new place to run code and store data. The Gulf of Arabia, home to both Bahrain and the UAE, is well-served by submarine cables that could offer overland …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Sep 2017
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AWS users felt a great disturbance in the cloud, as S3 cried out in terror

The world received an unpleasant reminder of what it's like to live without the cloud on Thursday, after Amazon Web Services' Simple Storage Service fluttered for an hour or so. The incident invoked memories of the S3 outage in March 2017 that caused interruptions to plenty of web services and apps, sparking much rending of …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Sep 2017
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Bah Gawd! WWE left wrasslin' fans' privates on display online

World Wrestling Entertainment – the home of America's top costumed pantomime actors – has admitted that it exposed members online for anyone to see. Kromtech Security Research Center found a database containing information on three million US subscribers to WWE on an unsecured Amazon S3 bucket. The data included addresses, …
Iain Thomson, 7 Jul 2017
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Java Daddy James Gosling goes to work for Amazon Web Services

Java creator James Gosling has announced he now works for Amazon Web Services. Gosling took to Facebook to announce “It's time for a change. I'm leaving Boeing Defense (nee Liquid Robotics), with many fond memories. Today I start a new Adventure at Amazon Web Services.” AWS has found a job for Gosling as a distinguished …
Simon Sharwood, 24 May 2017
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16 terabytes of RAM should be enough for anyone. Wait. What?

Amazon Web Services is working on new instance types that will offer either eight or 16 terabytes of random access memory. You read that right: 8TB or 16TB of RAM, with the target workload being in-memory computing and especially SAP HANA. The cloud colossus is also working on HANA clusters that span 17 nodes and pack a …
Simon Sharwood, 16 May 2017

Core Blimey! Azure moving from physical to virtual cores

Updated Microsoft's revealed that virtual machines in its Azure cloud will soon be defined by virtual rather than physical cores. Microsoft says the change “is a key architectural change in our VMs that enables us to unlock the full potential of the latest processors.” The post then names Intel's Broadwell E5-2673 v4 2.3 as the …
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AWS emits EnginFrame 2017 for cloudy HPC

Amazon Web Services' 2016 acquisition of NICE Systems is bearing fruit, with AWS lifting the lid on the next iteration of a high performance computing service called EnginFrame. EnginFrame 2017 is designed to run on top of the AWS cloud, and make it simpler to deploy a Linux-based HPC cluster “in less than an hour”, AWS says …
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Fancy an AWS region in your own data centre? Stratoscale can do it

Israeli outfit Stratoscale has updated its Symphony suite so it can effectively become an on-premises Amazon Web Services (AWS) region. Symphony is a software overlay that does the “turn your pile of x86 into a cloud” thing and Stratoscale isn't averse to describing the results as “hyperconverged” to cover all the buzzword …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Dec 2016

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