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Amazon takes aim at Microsoft's Active Directory with new service

AWS Directory Service, which costs from $36.50 per month, both competes and integrates with Microsoft's Active Directory


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Is there a point where a private cloud is cheaper than the public cloud?

Private cloud vendors say they've found it, analysts say it's not that easy

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Amazon juices DynamoDB with JSON support

Amazon's DynamoDB NoSQL document database now accepts JSON documents as database objects and offers an expanded free tier

3 lessons from the big cloud reboot

AWS, IBM, and Rackspace unexpectedly rebooted their clouds last week, to customers' unpleasant surprise

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Hey Amazon Web Services: Time to open up

The controversy over Amazon's steps to patch a Xen vulnerability in Amazon EC2 instances highlights the cloud giant's difficulty communicating

What HP's buyout of Eucalyptus really means

Why did HP, an OpenStack company, purchase a private cloud AWS clone? Perhaps it’s better to ask why AWS did not

Why HP bought Eucalyptus: An easy way to go hybrid

HP picks up hybrid cloud expertise to round out its growing cloud portfolio -- and a great bargain on the deal

Zocalo consolidates document management under Amazon cloud

Document-management service won't steal customers from Box, Dropbox, or Google, but complements Amazon WorkSpaces well

Amazon's file sharing service Zocalo now generally available

The service costs $5 per month after a free 30-day trial

Amazon protects its virtual desktops with two-factor authentication

The company's WorkSpaces service can be used with hardware tokens from Gemalto

Microsoft, IBM make gains against Amazon in cloud services

Rivals also outpace Google in the cloud infrastructure market, though analysts expect it to gain momentum

Amazon is right to grow AWS at the expense of profits

Claims that Amazon is hurting investors by gaining market share instead of profits from the cloud miss the long-term payoff

Amazon can no longer take its cloud leadership for granted

With Microsoft's strong numbers and Google's continued progress, Amazon Web Services must realize it's in a three-cloud race

Amazon cloud users can now get a piece of Nginx Plus

Amazon Web Services offers Nginx Web server and media streaming for flat subscription price for all machine types

Amazon: Our new doc-sharing cloud service is enterprise-grade

Managed document storage/sharing services could be the piece of the puzzle that enterprises have been missing

Amazon sets sights on snagging mobile developers

The newly unveiled Cognito and Mobile Analytics services assist mobile developers with identity management and analytics

AWS rolls out enterprise document storage and sharing

The service, called Zocalo, was highlighted at an Amazon Web Services event

Murder in the Amazon cloud

The demise of Code Spaces at the hands of an attacker shows that, in the cloud, off-site backups and separation of services could be key to survival

Amazon AWS continues to use TrueCrypt despite project's demise

Importing and exporting data from Amazon Simple Storage Service still requires TrueCrypt, two weeks after the encryption software was discontinued

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