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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.

Masergy enables enterprises to tap into Amazon's Direct Connect cloud service

Masergy is helping business customers bring their third-party cloud service to their network fold by becoming one of Amazon's Web Services Direct Connect partners.

Kinesis pulls AWS further ahead in cloud provider race

Amazon Web Services announced a new streaming data real-time processing service called Kinesis. It was released in a limited preview with pay-as-you-go-pricing last Thursday but it already looks to be a substantial differentiator in the cloud provider race. 

Amazon's record cloud revenue dwarfs Microsoft Azure, Rackspace

Amazon has clocked record revenues from its Amazon Web Services cloud offering, according to the latest earnings released by the company. Indeed, the results prompted analysts from Technology Business Research to issue a forecast that Amazon will hit the $1 billion mark in Q4 2013, driven primarily by the continual expansion of the company's core infrastructure portfolio.

Inside Netflix's cloud-based content delivery

Micro-services. The idea is to reduce each service to the smallest possible component--in order to reduce the impact should that service fail.

Cloud economics: It's not just rent-versus-buy

From a cost perspective, cloud computing decisions are often cast as OpEx versus CapEx--simplified even further to "rent versus buy".

GSA tells CIA to take another look at IBM, Amazon

IBM and Amazon battled it out for a $600 million cloud-computing contract for the Central Intelligence Agency this year, and the winner of the contest surprised many.

Spotlight: AWS kicks off certification program for enterprise cloud specialists

Amazon Web Services has launched a certification program for enterprise engineering teams delivering cloud-based products.