Posts Tagged: Amazon

Amazon Adds Four New Locations for Connecting to the Cloud

Amazon Adds Four New Locations for Connecting to the Cloud

February 2, 2012

Amazon Web Services has just added four new locations that allow enterprises to use its Direct Connect network service in order to communicate with Amazon’s cloud, according to a statement released by the company on Tuesday. The all new Amazon Web Services Direct Connect locations that have been added include the CoreSite One Wilshire in […]

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Federal Agencies Wary About Switching to the Cloud

Federal Agencies Wary About Switching to the Cloud

August 22, 2011

I recently wrote about Amazon’s new government-only Cloud service that the company created which was designed for federal agencies that must comply with rules governing sensitive defense-related data. Amazon is hoping that this service, as well as others like it, will give the company a huge boost among government agencies that have thus far been hesitant to switch over to the cloud due to federal security and compliance regulations.

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Amazon Debuts Government-Only Cloud Storage Service

Amazon Debuts Government-Only Cloud Storage Service

August 18, 2011

Amazon Web Services, also known as AWS, has just launched a government-only cloud storage service for US government departments as well as contractors. Up until now, US government agencies had been unable to process or store data in the cloud due to compliance regulations. Amazon has stated that its GovCloud service will address these regulations. In addition […]

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Power Outage for Amazon Cloud Disrupts Several Services

Power Outage for Amazon Cloud Disrupts Several Services

August 10, 2011

A lightning strike in Dublin recently took down service for some European users of Amazon and Microsoft’s cloud services. In addition to that, Amazon also suffered a stateside cloud outage that affected popular services including Foursquare, Reddit and Netflix. According to the service dashboard of Amazon, the company’s Elastic Computer Cloud, or EC2, and Relational Database […]

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Cloud-Based Music Services Not Happening in Canada Anytime Soon

Cloud-Based Music Services Not Happening in Canada Anytime Soon

June 10, 2011

While everybody in the U.S. is currently talking up Apple’s newly released iCloud music storage system, our neighbors to the north in Canada are singing a different tune, one that tells of no iCloud services being available in the country and one that sees many Canadians a little upset.

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