Amazon Web Services - Infoworld http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/21871 en New Amazon toolset tracks cloud spending http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/new-amazon-toolset-tracks-cloud-spending-240191?source=rss_amazon_web_services <p>Amazon Web Services' Cost Explorer aims to make it easier for organizations to view and analyze their historical spending on the company's hosted services.</p> <p>As the use of cloud-based services grow within a company, keeping costs under control isn't always easy. To help, the free Cost Explorer comes with a number of preconfigured reports. These show monthly spending broken down by service or linked account and total daily spending.</p> Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:36:38 +0000 admin 240191 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com 'State of the Cloud Report' proclaims hybrid is king http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/hybrid-cloud/state-of-the-cloud-report-proclaims-hybrid-king-239657?source=rss_amazon_web_services <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cloud_checklist.jpg" alt="'State of the Cloud Report' proclaims hybrid is king" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>What's the state of business cloud in 2014? Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Amazon Web Services Hybrid Cloud OpenStack Private Cloud Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:16:33 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239657 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com After cloud price cuts from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, what's next? http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/after-cloud-price-cuts-amazon-google-and-microsoft-whats-next-239580?source=rss_amazon_web_services <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cloud_checklist.jpg" alt="After cloud price cuts from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, what's next?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Now that <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/google-puts-amazon-notice-new-cloud-platform-features-239078">Google</a>, <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-counters-google-its-own-c Cloud Computing Google IBM Microsoft Amazon Web Services IaaS PaaS Cloud Computing Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:47:20 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239580 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Amazon Web Services super-sizes instances to lure Hadoop users http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-web-services-super-sizes-instances-lure-hadoop-users-239578?source=rss_amazon_web_services <p>Amazon Web Services hopes to entice more Hadoop users to its Elastic MapReduce service with new virtual servers, one of which has 262GB of memory and 6.4TB of storage for big-data analytics.</p> <p>On Tuesday, the company launched <a href="http://aws.amazon.com/elasticmapreduce/details/" target="_blank">12 new virtual servers or instances</a> that organizations can use to run their applications using Elastic MapReduce clusters. Potential applications include Web indexing, data mining, log file analysis, financial analysis, scientific simulation and bioinformatics research.</p> Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services IaaS Hadoop PaaS Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:23:23 +0000 admin 239578 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Don't let the Google-Amazon price war lead to the wrong cloud http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/dont-let-the-google-amazon-price-war-lead-the-wrong-cloud-239515?source=rss_amazon_web_services <p>I'm beginning to view cloud providers as carnival barkers, standing on the sides of the strand, shouting out lower and lower prices for their services, in hopes of luring major enterprises to their tents. Of course, instead of peddling a two-headed goat, they're hawking on-demand and reserved instances.</p> <p>What's happing is that cloud providers are buying their way into the market, trying to create enterprise demand that isn't coming naturally. To do so, they're lowering prices and even deferring bills to attract both the Global 2000 and larger "small enterprises."</p> Cloud Computing Storage Google Amazon Web Services IT Management Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 239515 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com What the latest cloud explosion really means http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/what-the-latest-cloud-explosion-really-means-239460?source=rss_amazon_web_services <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cloud_business_user.jpg" alt="What last week's cloud explosion really means" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: byryo</p> </em></div><p>The cloud surge last week was like nothing I've ever seen. It reminded me of one of those sudden blasts of fog through the Golden Gate.</p> Cloud Computing Google Google Compute Engine Microsoft Amazon Web Services IaaS PaaS SaaS Cloud Computing Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Eric Knorr 239460 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Amazon, Cisco, Google crowd the cloud -- no thanks to NSA or IT http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/amazon-cisco-google-crowd-the-cloud-no-thanks-nsa-or-it-239250?source=rss_amazon_web_services <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cloud_checklist.jpg" alt="Amazon, Cisco, Google crowd the cloud -- no thanks to NSA or IT" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The gravitational pull of the cloud will not be denied -- or resisted, it seems, despite persistent fears about its security. Cloud Computing Cisco Systems Google Amazon Web Services Hybrid Cloud IaaS Private Cloud SaaS Cloud Computing Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239250 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Amazon holds off Google's cloud charge -- for now http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/amazon-web-services/amazon-holds-googles-cloud-charge-now-239235?source=rss_amazon_web_services <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/IFW_Cloud_Amazon2.jpg" alt="Amazon holds off Google's cloud charge -- for now" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>After <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cloud-computing/google-puts-amazon-notice-new-cloud-platform-features-239078">Google's price-chopping and cloud-service-revving announcements</a> this week, all eyes turned to Amazon to see how it w Cloud Computing Amazon.com Google Amazon Web Services Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:00:39 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 239235 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Infor goes all-in with Amazon Web Services for cloud ERP http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/infor-goes-all-in-amazon-web-services-cloud-erp-239139?source=rss_amazon_web_services <p>Infor is betting big on Amazon Web Services for its cloud ERP (enterprise-resource-planning) software strategy, with plans to begin offering a series of product suites on the company's IaaS (infrastructure as a service).</p> <p>Dubbed CloudSuite, the software packages will focus on a variety of specific industries, beginning with automotive, aerospace and defense, and hospitality. Later this year, Infor plans to launch a more general-purpose cloud ERP suite on AWS, called CloudSuite Corporate. This offering will include modules for core finance and human resources.</p> Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services SaaS Web Services Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:20:27 +0000 admin 239139 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com 9 Hadoop companies you should know http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/business-intelligence/9-hadoop-companies-you-should-know-238661?source=rss_amazon_web_services <p>If you've got a lot of data, then Hadoop either is, or should be on your radar.</p> <p>Once reserved for the Internet empires like Google and Yahoo, the most popular and well-known big data management system is now creeping into the enterprise. There are two big reasons for that: 1) Businesses have a lot more data to manage, and Hadoop is a great platform, especially for combining both legacy old data, and new, unstructured data 2) A lot of vendors are jumping into the game of offering support and services around Hadoop, making it more palatable for enterprises.</p> Business Intelligence Cloud Computing IBM Microsoft Amazon Web Services Big Data Hadoop Open Source Software Cloud Computing Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:48:18 +0000 admin 238661 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Amazon Web Services celebrates 8 years in the cloud http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-web-services-celebrates-8-years-in-the-cloud-238520?source=rss_amazon_web_services <p>Believe it or not, it was eight years ago that Amazon Web Services' S3 (Simple Storage Service) went into production. At the time, the promise was revolutionary:</p> Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services Cloud Storage Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 238520 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com VMware one-ups Amazon for Windows desktops as a service http://podcasts.infoworld.com/t/virtual-desktop/vmware-one-ups-amazon-windows-desktops-service-238072?source=rss_amazon_web_services <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/vmware_hp_pod.jpg" alt="VMware one-ups Amazon for Windows desktops as a service" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If VMware <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/chrome-os/google-and-vmware-advance-plans-the-death-of-the-desktop-236258">teaming up with Google</a> to deliver Windows desktops to Chromebooks via VMware Horizon View didn't hammer the fina Cloud Computing Microsoft Windows Virtualization EMC VMware Amazon Web Services Microsoft Windows Hybrid Cloud Virtual Desktop Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:22:15 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238072 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com U.S. spy agencies adopt new IT approach http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/security/us-spy-agencies-adopt-new-it-approach-237938?source=rss_amazon_web_services <p>The CIA's decision to use Amazon's cloud is part of a broader IT shake-up to make the spy business more efficient.</p> <p>The move is being overseen by Al Tarasiuk, who serves as the CIO of the Intelligence Community, part of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). That office, created in 2005, leads integration efforts among the government's 17 intelligence agencies.</p> Cloud Computing Security Amazon Web Services E-government Internet Privacy Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:18:15 +0000 admin 237938 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Red Hat Enterprise Linux now on Amazon's GovCloud http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/red-hat-enterprise-linux-now-amazons-govcloud-237725?source=rss_amazon_web_services <p>RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) is now available on Amazon Web Services' GovCloud, an isolated part of Amazon's cloud designed for U.S. government agencies.</p> <p>GovCloud lets U.S. government users run sensitive workloads by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements, according to Amazon.</p> Cloud Computing Open Source Software Red Hat Amazon Web Services Linux SaaS Open Source Software Government Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:30:11 +0000 admin 237725 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Ultimate cloud speed tests: Amazon vs. Google vs. Windows Azure http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/ultimate-cloud-speed-tests-amazon-vs-google-vs-windows-azure-237169?source=rss_amazon_web_services <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cloud_checklist.jpg" alt="Ultimate cloud speed tests: Amazon vs. Google vs. Windows Azure" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If the cartoonists are right, heaven is located in a cloud where everyone wears white robes, every machine is lightning quick, everything you do works perfectly, and every action is accompanied by angels playing lyres.</p> Cloud Computing Google Amazon Web Services IaaS Cloud Computing Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Doug Dineley 237169 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Amazon Web Service now offers R on demand http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/amazon-web-service-now-offers-r-demand-236079?source=rss_amazon_web_services <p>Amazon Web Services now offers a hosted version of the R programming language, providing an easy way for individuals and organizations to start and test their big-data-styled analysis projects.</p> <p>The cloud service is offering a copy of Revolution R Enterprise 7 on the <a href="https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace" target="_blank">AWS Marketplace</a>, an online store for different packages that can be run on AWS.</p> Application Development Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services Data Mining Development Environments Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:31:44 +0000 admin 236079 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com IBM vs. Amazon Web Services: Don't be fooled by their numbers game http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/ibm-vs-amazon-web-services-dont-be-fooled-their-numbers-game-235571?source=rss_amazon_web_services <p>Vendors like to show off data that says they're winning in terms of market adoption versus their competitors. They also like to show off data that is hard to verify, which makes it easier for them to claim whatever they want and even be technically, if obscurely, right.</p> Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Amazon.com IBM Amazon Web Services Cloud Computing Technology Business Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 235571 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Ellison says IBM and SAP no longer Oracle's main rivals http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/ellison-says-ibm-and-sap-no-longer-oracles-main-rivals-235323?source=rss_amazon_web_services <p>Look out Amazon, Larry Ellison has got his eye on you.</p> <p>The fast-talking Oracle CEO declared Wednesday that IBM and SAP are no longer his main rivals and pointed instead to a bevy of fast-moving cloud service providers.</p> Applications Cloud Computing Larry Ellison Oracle Amazon Web Services IaaS SaaS Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:18:07 +0000 admin 235323 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com Compuware unveils Hadoop solution on Amazon Web Services http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/compuware-unveils-hadoop-solution-amazon-web-services-234810?source=rss_amazon_web_services <p>Compuware has unveiled a solution to optimize Hadoop on Amazon Web Services.</p> <p>The company has released an application performance management (APM) solution for Hadoop on Amazon Elastic MapReduce, available now in the AWS Marketplace.</p> Big Data Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services Big Data Hadoop Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:55:20 +0000 admin 234810 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com IBM drops $1.2B to significantly expand its global cloud footprint http://podcasts.infoworld.com/d/virtualization/ibm-drops-12b-significantly-expand-its-global-cloud-footprint-234569?source=rss_amazon_web_services <p>IBM dispelled any notions of fear, uncertainty, or doubt as it relates to its future in cloud computing, announcing last week that it will invest another $1.2 billion this year to expand its global cloud infrastructure.</p> Virtualization IBM Amazon Web Services IaaS Cloud Computing Data Center Virtualization Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:02:01 +0000 David Marshall 234569 at http://podcasts.infoworld.com