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AWS offers Alexa developers free cloud credits

Developers interested in extending the capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have some more free tools in their arsenal, thanks to a program the...

AWS follows Google with Reserved Instance flexibility changes

Customers who have Reserved Instance contracts with Amazon Web Services will be able to subdivide some of their Linux and Unix virtual machine instances...

AWS, Microsoft, and Google take different paths to the cloud

An outage at Amazon Web Services Tuesday rekindled the debate about whether it is wise to rely too heavily on one cloud service...

AWS says a typo caused the massive S3 failure this week

Everyone makes mistakes.But working at Amazon Web Services means an incorrectly entered input can lead to a massive outage that cripples popular websites and...

Amazon S3 problem caused by command line mistake during maintenance

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Leon Neal) Amazon Web Services (AWS) has explained the hours-long service disruption that caused many websites and Internet-connected...

Amazon cloud sputters for hours, and a boatload of websites go...

Enlarge (credit: Amazon) When the Amazon infrastructure-as-a-service cloud goes down, Internet users are going to notice. Amazon Web Services, which powers a whole bunch of...

How Cisco wants to become the Switzerland of the cloud

After years of juggling with different strategies of how to pursue the cloud computing market, Cisco now has what it believes will be a...

Azure’s rise instills doubts in AWS shops

RightScale’s “State of the Cloud” report is out now and has been well covered by InfoWorld, so I won't give you the rundown here. But...

Amazon Chime goes after WebEx, Skype for Business, and GoToMeeting

Companies looking for a new video- and teleconferencing system have a fresh face to turn to in the market: Amazon Web Services.On Monday, the...

3 steps to boost your career in the cloud

It’s not easy to get ahead in large enterprises.Companies of that size are typically awash in policies and procedures that affect how far and...

Caution! The cloud’s backdoor is your datacenter

“Great news, team: We’re moving to Amazon Web Services. We’ll get all of our services there, including data, compute, governance, and security.”  When you hear...

AWS, Google, and Microsoft cement their cloud dominance

Not surprising, Amazon Web Services dominated another quarter -- and all of 2016. However, the cloud giant finally has real competition. On the Microsoft earnings...