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AWS announces new public Landsat data set

AWS made data from over 85,000 Landsat 8 scenes publicly available last week. Landsat is globally considered the "gold standard of natural resource satellite imagery." In short, it is the climate change deniers' worst nightmare because the data is what it is and completely impervious to political whim and industries' wishful thinking. 

AWS avoids mass cloud reboot to fix Xen bug

Amazon Web Services significantly reduced the impact of a security bug after engineers found a way to patch most of its cloud servers without rebooting.

Live updates reducing public cloud downtime

The bad news is that a Xen Security Advisory sent to public cloud providers has prompted an update to various infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), which means rebooting the systems. The good news is that IaaS providers have improved their live update capabilities to reduce the number of complete reboots.

AWS DevOps engineer exam now available to public

The DevOps certification Amazon Web Services unveiled back in November is now available to the public. The AWS Certified DevOps Engineer--Professional is a certification designed for those working with Amazon. It's not a generic DevOps certification.

Public cloud providers square off with benchmarking tools

The monitoring of cloud-based applications and servers is becoming increasingly important, and some of the largest public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) providers are hoping to catch your...

AWS will need a differentiator to compete with Microsoft, Google for enterprise email

Amazon Web Services is continuing to target enterprise users, this time with a new email and calendar service. It'll have a tough time competing with the likes of Microsoft and Google, companies that are much more established. 

AWS increases ease of use with new multi-account support feature

The addition of multi-account feature a sign of growing maturity, popularity of the AWS cloud.

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.