<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/AWS_reInvent_logo_black_2012_150x.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”39″ />AWS used its first ever customer and partner conference, AWS re: Invent, held last week in Las Vegas, as a launch pad for some major company news. During their respective keynotes, AWS Senior Vice President Andrew Jassy revealed a brand new data warehouse service, AWS Redshift, and another price cut for the S3 storage service, while Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels announced two super-sized EC2 Instance Types, and another new service, the AWS Data Pipeline.
In push to compete with rival cloud players, Google announces 36 new instance types, reduced compute and storage costs.
This week, not one but two groups of IT heavyweights launched with plans to expand the scope of the Internet while protecting the free flow of ideas it provides. The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) counts already 42 founding members, including infrastructure providers Rackspace, Softlayer, ProfitBricks and Tucows, while the Internet Association’s 14-strong roster claims Web giants Google, Yahoo, Facebook, eBay and Amazon.
Between the ubiquity of Internet-connected devices and businesses looking to expand their reach through digital means, it’s becoming nearly impossible to talk about technology without mentioning “the cloud.” In the last week, two big name analysts have released reports, each predicting a public cloud services market that reaches northward of $100 billion by the next presidential election.
Attendees at HostingCon 2012 speak of their darkest fears in a ScienceLogic survey.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak expresses concern over the loss of control associated with cloud services.
Research firms are predicting strong growth for the cloud computing markets.
Google is officially in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) business. Last week at the Google I/O Developers Conference in San Francisco, the search giant unveiled Google Compute Engine, a utility computing service that lets users run their workloads inside the company’s vast datacenters. While the public cloud can be used for a range of workloads, Google has suggested several primary use cases, including video rendering, data analysis and high performance computing.
Google scientists build neural network with visual smarts.
Cloud technologies have been made popular by offering cheap, accessible services to their users. For all the benefits providers can deliver, they are unable to guarantee 100 percent availability.