Is Amazon Silk the Future of Browsers?

Is Amazon Silk the Future of Browsers? One of the latest tablets from Amazon, Kindle Fire, introduces a new web browser called Amazon Silk. A cloud accelerated mobile browser, I believe that Amazon Silk will prove to be a stepping stone in the development of browsers. To achieve faster speeds, the browser is leveraging the cloud,

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AWS News: Microsoft Windows on Amazon EC2 Cluster Instances

Run Microsoft Windows on Amazon EC2 Cluster Instances Starting today you can run Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Windows SQL Server Standard 2008 R2 on Cluster Compute and Cluster GPU instances for Amazon EC2. Cluster Compute Instances provide customers with high CPU capability within a high bandwidth, low latency network for IO intensive

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10 Rockin' Cloud Computing Music Services

10 Rockin’ Cloud Computing Music Services BestBuy Music Cloud BestBuy Music Cloud will allow for you to scan and upload your own music files into their cloud library. You can play these remotely using your portable devices at any time. They will also be offering their own music collection in which can you can purchase

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3CLogic Unveils New “Cloud Switch” Incentive Program

3CLogic Unveils New “Cloud Switch” Incentive Program 3CLogic is motivating customers to switch from the Five9 platform they are currently using over to 3CLogic’s Call Center Service deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The cloud based contact centers specialist has launched a three-point incentives program called “Cloud Switch” to this end and says that it

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Cloud Music: Rdio Killed The iTunes Star

Rdio killed the iTunes star You may have heard of Apple’s iCloud, the Amazon Cloud Player and Google Music Beta, remote music storage services for smartphones, laptops and desktop computers. Rdio is another such service, lesser known but at least equally connected, and with one major advantage over its competitors. Founded by the creators of

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Amazon AWS – Small Bump In The Night

Amazon AWS – Small Bump In The Night Amazon AWS service was down for close to 25 minutes last night .  Based on their status page: http://status.aws.amazon.com/ 7:39 PM PDT We are investigating connectivity issues for EC2 in the US-EAST-1 region. 7:50 PM PDT We can verify connectivity issues between instances in the US-EAST-1 region and the

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Procter and Gamble Collaborates in the Cloud with Box.net

Procter and Gamble Collaborates in the Cloud with Box Box has deployed its cloud content management solution to 18,000 globally distributed P&G employees. Box has signed Procter and Gamble as a customer to this end and anticipates increased adoption over the next three years. “P&G’s deployment marks a major turning point for Box and, more

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Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 1

Cloud Computing – Threat or Opportunity? Part 1 Threat – an indication or warning of probable trouble Opportunity – a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success A new technology, a new way of thinking, a new environment, a paradigm shift – these are often threats to established players who dominate the landscape. However, these same things often offer opportunities for others to thrive. Consider the dinosaurs.

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Amazon AWS Announces New Data Transfer Pricing For CloudFront

AWS Announces New Data Transfer Pricing We’re pleased to announce that we’re lowering our pricing for AWS data transfer, effective July 1, 2011. We’ve often told you that one of our goals is to drive down costs continuously and to pass those savings on. We’ve reduced prices on over a dozen occasions over the last

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