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There is still quite a bit of interest in cloud services, and still no small demand for them. Due to this, there’s been a rush by all manner of service providers, both old and new, to provide cloud offerings to hungry customers. Indeed, of the roughly 20,000 North American service providers, just about 20 percent of these offer cloud services at this time, and this number is expected to grow sharply over the next few years. Yet at the same time, there will be a lot of attrition among these providers, if only because many of these organizations are only regional in nature, and offer only a small array of products — most of them just one or two.

At least that’s what Ashar Baig, a research director at Gigaom predicts. He provided his view on the near future and the recent past of cloud services at the recent ITEXPO in Las Vegas, Nevada. (more…)

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Amazon Web Services to Launch Oracle Edition of Amazon Relational Database Service

*Businesses and developers will soon be able to run Oracle Databases with the pricing flexibility, ease of use, and scalability of Amazon RDS and the AWS Cloud*

SEATTLE, Feb 01, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., today announced that it plans to make Oracle Database 11g available via the Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), during the second quarter of 2011. Amazon RDS is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. Amazon RDS for Oracle will include flexible pricing options for customers. Those with existing Oracle licenses will be able to run Oracle Databases on Amazon RDS with no additional software licensing or support charges. Those without existing Oracle licenses can take advantage of on-demand hourly licensing with no upfront fees or long-term commitments. Businesses and developers can visit [https://aws.amazon.com/rds/oracle] to learn more, sign up to be notified when the service is available, and request a briefing from an AWS associate. (more…)

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Amazon Web Services Launches Amazon Simple Email Service

*Businesses can now simplify their bulk and transactional email communications with a cost-effective and easy-to-use email-sending service*

SEATTLE, Jan 25, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES), a highly scalable and cost-effective bulk and transactional email-sending service for businesses and developers. Amazon SES eliminates the complexity and expense of building an in-house email solution or licensing, installing, and operating a third-party email service. The service integrates with other AWS services, making it easy to send emails from applications being hosted on services such as Amazon EC2. With Amazon SES there is no long-term commitment, minimum spend or negotiation required – businesses can utilize a free usage tier, and after that, enjoy low fees for the number of emails sent plus data transfer. To get started using Amazon SES, visit https://aws.amazon.com. (more…)

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Amazon Web Services Achieves Level 1 Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance

*Merchants, enterprises, and service providers can now implement a cardholder environment on AWS that complies with PCI Data Security Standard*

SEATTLE, Dec 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., today announced it has achieved Level 1 compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). Merchants and other service providers can now run their applications on AWS PCI-compliant technology infrastructure to store, process and transmit credit card information in the cloud. Customers can use AWS cloud infrastructure, which has been validated at the highest level (Level 1) of PCI compliance, to build their cardholder environment and achieve PCI certification for their applications. To learn more about AWS security certifications and other AWS security practices, visit https://aws.amazon.com/security/. (more…)

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Amazon Web Services Launches Amazon Route 53, a New DNS Service in the Cloud Enabling Businesses to Direct Internet Traffic to Web Applications

*AWS customers can now access a highly available DNS system with pay-as-you-go pricing and no minimum usage commitments*

SEATTLE, Dec 06, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today announced Amazon Route 53, a Domain Name System (DNS) web service giving developers and businesses a highly available and reliable way to route Internet traffic to web applications by translating human readable names into numeric IP addresses. Amazon Route 53 can be used to route end users to multiple AWS services including Amazon EC2, an Amazon Elastic Load Balancer or an Amazon S3 bucket, and to infrastructure outside of AWS. The Amazon Route 53 global network of DNS servers is designed to automatically respond from the optimal network location, resulting in low DNS query latency for end users. Route 53 features a familiar, self-service design with an affordable pay-as-you-go model where customers pay only for managing domains through the service and the number of queries that the service answers. To get started using Amazon Route 53, visit: https://aws.amazon.com/route53. (more…)

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Amazon Web Services Announces “Read Replicas” for Amazon Relational Database Service – Delivering Added Scalability for High Traffic Web Applications

*AWS also introduces lower prices for high memory Database Instances*

SEATTLE, Oct 05, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Amazon Web Services LLC, an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced Read Replicas, a new feature for Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) that makes it even easier to scale MySQL database deployments to meet the performance demands of high-traffic web applications. Read Replicas allow customers to create one or more copies of a given MySQL Database Instance, which allows an application to serve read traffic from multiple database replicas. Customers can create or delete replicas in minutes using the intuitive point-and-click interface of the AWS Management Console. To get started using Read Replicas for Amazon RDS, visit: https://aws.amazon.com/rds/. (more…)

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Fourth Annual Amazon Web Services “Start-Up Challenge” Begins Today – Start-Ups in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe Invited to Compete

*AWS to award regional prizes and global winner chosen from start-ups with innovative businesses built in the cloud*

SEATTLE, Aug 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) –Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced the call for entries to the fourth annual AWS Start-Up Challenge, a contest to recognize innovative start-ups that are built on the AWS cloud computing platform. For the first time, AWS will choose regional award winners in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. Regional semi-finalists will receive $2,500US in AWS service credits. Global finalists will receive $10,000US in AWS service credits and a trip to Palo Alto, CA., USA for the final judging and awards ceremony. The global grand prize winner will be awarded $50,000US cash, $50,000US in AWS service credits, premium support services and technical mentorship from Amazon Web Services for one year, as well as a possible investment offer from Amazon. All qualified contestants will receive $25US in AWS service credits to kick-start the process of building their businesses on AWS. To learn more about the AWS Start-Up Challenge, visit https://aws.amazon.com/startupchallenge.


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