Amazon Web Services releases CodeStar and X-Ray

Amazon is releasing a new tool to build, develop and deploy apps on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company announced CodeStar, a new cloud service to accelerate the time it takes to release applications and solutions. According to the company, development teams are often burdened with setting up new project environments, getting teams to collaborate, … continue reading

Amazon Web Services outage shows potential for global economic troubles

The outage of Amazon Web Services’ Simple Storage Service (S3) yesterday impacted websites and applications across the eastern United States, but according to AWS’ health dashboard, Amazon S3 has fully recovered and is operating normally. The AWS breakdown was a four-hour outage caused by high error rates with S3 in US-EAST-1, which caused websites completely … continue reading

Amazon AWS S3 outage causing widespread issues for businesses

Companies across the United States are dealing with major website and application issues due to portions of Amazon Web Services going offline this afternoon. Amazon AWS provides cloud-based storage and web services for companies so they can deploy computing power without having to build or invest in server farms, according to an MSN report. Some … continue reading

The cloud wars rage on, but the battlefield has changed

There’s a very specific reason that I’m relieved the holidays are over, and I feel no sympathy in placing the blame squarely on the retail industry. Earlier and earlier each year, we’re constantly bludgeoned with sales: Black Friday sales! Cyber Monday sales! Grandma-Got-Run-Over-By-a-Reindeer sales! OMG-This-Sale-is-So-Good-I’m-Willing-to-Get-Trampled-Myself sales! New-Year, New-You sales! All that competitive price-cutting got me … continue reading

Splice Machine splices into AWS

Splice Machine is hoping to splice its relational-database-managed service into development projects. The new managed service is offered on top of Amazon Web Services, and will be in beta until the spring. The company is now accepting early adopters to evaluate the system. To join the early adopter program, one’s data will have to meet … continue reading

AWS re:Invent: X-Ray, CodeBuild, Shield and Personal Health Dashboard

Amazon wants to help solve pain points for developers. The company’s AWS re:Invent conference concluded yesterday with announcements and new solutions aimed at giving developers more tools to provide better experiences. To help developers gain more insight into their distributed apps, the company announced AWS X-Ray, designed to give developers the ability to analyze and … continue reading

Amazon re:Invent: Amazon reveals AWS Snowmobile, introduces new AWS software

Amazon customers are constantly looking to move data (and lots of it), which is why the company used this year’s Amazon re:Invent conference to extend the capabilities of Snowball, a device that allows customers to move 50 terabytes of data out of data centers and into the AWS cloud. After last year’s announcement of Snowball, … continue reading

Grafana 4.0 gets alerting feature, HPE StormRunner Load through AWS Marketplace, and Kontena introduces container platform—SD Times news digest: Nov. 30, 2016

Grafana 4.0 is now available with an alerting feature, which turns Grafana into a critical monitoring tool. This release also comes with new minor features, fixes and an improved UX. According to Grafana, the alert rules can be configured using existing graph panels and threshold levels by dragging handles to the right side of the … continue reading

Report looks into Android device customization, Kony Mobility Platform, and Google makes exploring AI easy—SD Times news digest: Nov. 16, 2016

The Application Developers Alliance has conducted a story on Android device customization and consumer choices, and they found that apps tend not to be exclusively used, and almost all Android users customize their phone and their home screen. The report also found that most Android users prefer their new devices to come with apps “ready … continue reading

Apcera’s container-management platform helps enterprises containerize applications

Apcera announced its new container-management platform for cloud-native and legacy applications today, which takes a security-first approach and aims to help enterprises containerize costly and inflexible legacy systems. The average IT department isn’t able to meet the pace of business demands because of the primary challenges of legacy systems, including “ballooning costs,” complexity of support, … continue reading

Former Netflix architect joins AWS

You may be familiar with Adrian Cockroft’s work at Netflix. Under his guidance, that company innovated in numerous ways; none the least of which was around high availability and resilience. While Cockroft was chief cloud architect at Netflix, that company created things like Chaos Monkey, the discipline of chaos engineering, and a whole new business … continue reading

DeepMind AI model can learn from own memory, Zuckerberg seeks voice actor for home AI, and AWS/VMware deliver new vSphere cloud offering—SD Times news digest: Oct. 14, 2016

DeepMind, an artificial intelligence firm that is now under the Alphabet umbrella, has developed differentiable neural computers (DNCs), which can learn from examples like neural networks, but can store complex data like actual computers. When DeepMind designed DNCs, it wanted to have machines that can form and navigate complex data structures on its own. Inside … continue reading

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