On an early August morning, users of Amazon Web Services (AWS) woke up to some rather startling and frightening news. Error messages indicated that services were down both for the Simple Storage Service (S3) and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) solutions that Amazon provides. This severe outage lasted well into the afternoon and early evening before Amazon finally notified its customers that the problems had been corrected and services restored. While the outage lasted less than a day, it sparked a new discussion about what caused it and, just as important, how to prevent such outages from occurring in the future. For some, the solution to the problem was clear: decentralized cloud computing. While some have rejected this idea, proponents say the benefits of a decentralized cloud network are worth pursuing, especially when it comes to future outages.
When you live your life on the go, you need to be able to access your files when you want, where you want. The ability to access your files while on the move could mean the difference between getting your work done on the train home or spending another late night.
Expanded Services Will Help ISVs and Enterprises Cloud-Enable Traditional Software and Services On AWS, Accelerate Time-To-Market and Reduce Risk with the Right Cloud Technologies for Their Business
Cloud Technology Partners™, a leading cloud services and software firm, today announced the creation of CTP Labs for Amazon Web Services (AWS). CTP Labs is dedicated to transforming legacy software products and systems into multitenant, auto-scaling cloud services.
Festive Pinterest boards on display from US retailers such as Walmart and QVC
Amazon.com is the most popular US online retail site when it comes to having web content shared on Pinterest, the pin-board style social network, in the run up to Christmas 2013. In a study of ten top US retail sites, images and pages from Amazon.com are being shared most frequently on Pinterest, with Walmart and Apple taking second and third positions respectively.
While information technology experts have finally come to understand the concepts and benefits of the Cloud, the actual process for deploying their systems to the Cloud utilizing PaaS and IaaS can still remains elusive. For organizations and enterprises using LifeRay Portal the ability to deploy LifeRay Portal to Amazon's cloud services just got easier. Liferay Portal Community and Enterprise Editions have been added to the BitNami Cloud Hosting application library, enabling one-click…