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Amazon Web Services CISO on securing the cloud

We were curious as to what the head of security for the world's largest public cloud service had to share regarding top enterprise security concerns, as well as what it takes to keep AWS secure.

Why Amazon doesn't care about the enterprise

Here's why Amazon doesn't care about the enterprise, and why you should.

451 Research releases new cloud price index, sets $2.56 as current hourly market price

451 Research just released its first edition Cloud Price Index  wherein it sets the current hourly market price for a typical web application at $2.56. The price is a bit cheaper for the 'hyperscalers' at $2.36.

New Splunk and Hunk versions now generally available

Splunk announced this week the general availability of Splunk Enterprise 6.2 and version 6.2 of Hunk: Splunk Analytics for Hadoop and NoSQL Data Stores. Hunk is also available through the Amazon Elastic MapReduce, or Amazon EMR, console, which is priced by the hour. 

Splunk, AWS team on Hunk, hourly rate for fast spin-ups, instant analytics

Splunk made a big splash this week in a series of announcements that aggressively ups their big data game. Topping the list is a deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to integrate Hunk on Amazon Elastic Map Reduce. But of equal import are the announcements of an upgrade to the flagship platform and a new mobile tool on the heels of the BugSense acquisition. 

Amazon makes it easier to import VMware virtual machines into its cloud

Amazon has announced new features that make it easier to import VMware-based virtual machines into its cloud.

Amazon initiates massive reboot of cloud servers

Amazon Web Services has started updating a large number of its cloud servers, and initiating a rolling update of thousands of Elastic Computer Cloud servers, starting last Friday to this Tuesday. The relevant notification went out to affected users last Wednesday.

Amazon plunges into MBaaS market with new service launches

Amazon is launching a number of cloud-based products that it hopes will enable to dominate the mobile backend as a service market.

How a hacker destroyed a promising cloud service with a few clicks of the mouse

A code-hosting and software collaboration platform was put out of business by an attacker who deleted a significant portion of the company's online data and backups.

Google, Amazon slash cloud prices a day apart

This week saw both Google and Amazon slash the prices of their respective cloud offerings. This started on Tuesday with Google announcing a significant price reduction across its Google Cloud Platform, ranging from a 32 percent reduction for compute, and a 68 percent reduction for storage. One day later, Amazon followed suite.