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AWS CTO Werner Vogels Introduces More Upcoming Services

Things get even more exciting as the re:Invent second keynote speaker, AWS Chief Technical Officer Dr. Werner Vogels, announces additional new services. EC2 Instance Update — X1 and T2.Nano Later this year, AWS is releasing two new types of EC2 instances to service clients who require high memory processors and those who have very modest needs. The X1 type features […]

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AWS Senior VP Andy Jassy Announces New Services

Coming out of the recent AWS Global Partner Summit (re:Invent), we received some exciting news from Amazon Web Services Senior VP Andy Jassy: AWS is adding several new services to its growing collection. Here’s a preview of just some of these additions: Amazon QuickSight A powerful business analytics tool that can gather data from many sources to create faster analytics, all […]

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How To Save Your Company From A Zombie Apocalypse

How To Save Your Company From A Zombie Apocalypse

Zombies are among us! Ok, they’re not really, but what if they were? Could your business survive and if necessary thrive? Just for fun (or because we like AMC’s The Walking Dead) we thought we might put together a little something we call “The Cloud Computing Survivalist Guide To A Zombie Apocalypse“.  That’s TCCSGTAZA for short, catchy we know 🙂 […]

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7 Secrets Kung Fu Can Teach You About Building a Better Company

7 Secrets Kung Fu Can Teach You About Building a Better Company

When most people talk about Kung Fu, they think of Chinese martial arts composed of furious fists and gravity defying kicks. Yet I found that built into this powerful martial art are  philosophies that have so much to impart outside of just combat. Last night while watching Kung Fu Panda with my 2 year old boy I noticed some really […]

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Cloud Storage and Australia Data Privacy Laws  

Cloud Storage and Australia Data Privacy Laws   

As cloud services grow in popularity in Australia, it is imperative for cloud users to know exactly what laws govern the handling of private personal data when it comes to cloud storage. Australia possesses an enormous amount of federal, state and territory laws, as well as industry standards and judicial resolutions, which are too many to cover here. However, the most […]

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Understanding AWS EC2 Pricing

Understanding AWS EC2 Pricing

At first glance, the Amazon EC2 pricing model may look extremely complicated, but this post should make things as clear and as simple as possible. Excluding the free tier, the AWS pricing system is typically a sum of the following configurations: machine type, data transfer, block storage, additional software, and finally, optional services. Firstly, you will want to decide how machines (called […]

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 Estimate Costs with the AWS Pricing Calculator  

 Estimate Costs with the AWS Pricing Calculator   

As mentioned in previous posts, AWS EC2 allows you replace capital expenditure with operational expenses. To that effect, came up with a calculator to let you predict your monthly cost, based on your input. You can also use it to predict what will happen in case of the best and worst scenarios, whether you need more or less computing capacity due […]

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Amazon Hosting vs. On-site hosting

Amazon Hosting vs. On-site hosting

Cost is always a high-priority concern for enterprises thinking of using cloud computing. Amazon Web Services understands this and has devised a simple means of projecting how much you can save by adopting their cloud services. How AWS Cloud Costing Works It’s a given that companies have to spend up front for infrastructure. The difficult part is estimating just how much […]

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How Secure are Amazon Cloud Services?  

How Secure are Amazon Cloud Services?   

When questioned about their biggest concern when it comes to cloud technology, most enterprises answered “security“. Security is foundational to Amazon Web Services: without the ability to protect customer data, AWS would not have a business. Here is how AWS maintains the security of more than 1 million active customers. Security Compliance AWS maintains a world-class level of security by complying with a wide […]

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What is the Cloud Useful For?  

What is the Cloud Useful For?   

If you’re a business owner thinking of adopting the cloud for your enterprise, you’ll be interested in what exactly it can do. Here are just some of the benefits that thousands of enterprises have reaped from cloud computing. Storage and Disaster Recovery IDC surveys have shown that apart from their usual physical backup, 65% of companies use cloud-based storage for […]

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