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  • What to do when the cloud eats your hardware vendor

    Cloud revenues are increasing while traditional hardware vendors are either entrenching in their legacy strategies, expanding to new markets or transforming themselves. A new report from Forrester has advice about what enterprise buyers need to do in these tumultuous times.

  • Four free tools for handling Amazon Web Services security incident response

    Using AWS’s API software developer’s kit or its command line interface, customers can write their own tools for imaging disk instances that have been compromised, say Andrew Krug and Alex McCormack. The pair if researchers presented four tools at Black Hat 2016 that they wrote specifically to deal with incident response in AWS.

  • Who’s behind Amazon in IaaS cloud revenue? Not Microsoft

    Research firm IDC is out with its latest semi-annual tracking of IaaS public cloud vendors and while the top provider in this market – Amazon Web Services – isn’t a surprise, the number two and three could be. IDC estimates that IBM’s IaaS cloud revenues are larger than Microsoft, pegging Big Blue ahead of Redmond’s darling in this still-emerging market.

  • Foreign exchange service OFX embarks on cloud migration

    ASX-listed foreign exchange service OzForex, which trades as OFX, has embarked on a program that will see it move almost the entirety of its production environment into Amazon Web Services’ cloud by the end of 2016.

  • Why Dropbox left Amazon's cloud and built its own from scratch

    One in two Australian Internet users in Australia use Dropbox. Worldwide, more than 1.2 billion files are saved to the cloud storage service every 24 hours. And until recently, all those files were sitting in Amazon Web Services’ public cloud.

  • Top 30 AWS cloud services

    Amazon Web Services consultancy 2nd Watch this week released the findings of an analysis of 100,000 public cloud instances to determine the 30 most popular services being used

  • How a giant like GE found home in the Cloud

    During the past few years, leaders at General Electric have been aggressively migrating the 123-year-old company to the Cloud. But it hasn’t been easy. GE’s CTO for IT explains what roadblocks the industrial giant encountered, and what he’s doing now to ensure other companies who follow suit have a smoother journey.

  • Amazon Web Service exec on competing with Google and Microsoft

    It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the IaaS cloud market with Google and Microsoft both making big pushes to unseat Amazon Web Services. We caught up with Amazon’s Cloud Strategy GM Matt Wood to discuss how machine learning, real-time analytics and event-driven computing are driving new use cases in the cloud.

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