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With Aurora, AWS offers another way to lock in users

Amazon Web Services said Aurora, its My-SQL compatible database engine, is now available for anyone to use. While the offering gives users a cheaper alternative to the expensive commercial MySQL products, it also further locks users into AWS. 

Here's what recent cloud earnings reports say about smaller cloud providers

Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, IBM and Google are really dominating the public cloud market, making it increasingly difficult for smaller, niche service providers to stay afloat. 

Why Rackspace may just come out the cloud winner, after all

A year ago, many of us in the media were speculating on what exactly was going to happen to Rackspace, which at one time seemed like it was going to be a dominant player providing a strong alternative to Amazon Web Services.

Amazon API Gateway aims to make app back-end creation easier

Amazon Web Services joined a growing number of companies trying to make it easier to create and manage APIs.

Amazon kicks off third renewable energy project this year

Amazon today announced its third renewable energy facility this year with a new wind farm in North Carolina expected to be complete by December 2016.The facility is part of AWS's plan to use exclusively renewable energy for its entire AWS infrastructure footprint. 

Amazon helps out Android app devs with new AWS Device Farm testing service

Amazon Web Services hopes to help solve a major problem facing Android app developers with a new service that lets users test their apps across many models of phones and tablets.

Spotlight: DigitalOcean wants developers on its cloud

DigitalOcean has become a large cloud hosting company in its own right, and CEO Ben Uretsky said the reason for that success is in its focus on developers. According to the company, more than 500,000...

Cloudnexa automates AWS provisioning with vNOC update

At AWS Summit New York, Cloudnexa unveiled Amazon Web Services provisioning capabilities for its vNOC cloud management product, providing users with the ability to provision AWS cloud services and then manage them through vNOC.

Chef joins AWS Marketplace, aims for easier deployment

As AWS Summit kicked off this morning,  Chef announced it has put its automation software on the AWS Marketplace, making it easier for customers to do one-click deployment of the app.

Amazon boosts autoscaling responsiveness

Leading into AWS Summit New York, Amazon Web Services introduced new autoscaling capabilities, including one that lets users set fine-grained policies for scaling up when certain conditions or thresholds are met.