Tag: Amazon Web Services

Cloud Computing, Tech

Oracle’s cloud can now host select top secret defense data

February 15, 2022

Via: FCW

Oracle announced Tuesday that it can now host some of the U.S. federal government’s top secret/sensitive compartmented information (TS/SCI) and special access program mission data in its Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform. According to the company, Defense Department assessors granted it […]

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Startup taps radio frequency data, AWS tools to search the seas for pirates

April 20, 2021

Via: ZDnet

On the open ocean, identifying vessels can be challenging. Governments and maritime insurers use the Automatic Identification System (AIS) to identify ships, but bad actors can easily “go dark.” If a ship has deactivated its AIS beacons, there’s a chance […]


AWS: S3 storage now holds over 100 trillion objects

March 15, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) cloud storage platform S3 or Simple Storage Service today stores over 100 trillion objects. AWS’s Jeff Barr revealed the figure to mark S3’s fifteen year anniversary. AWS launched S3 publicly on March 14, 2006, four years […]

Cloud Computing

AWS introduces Proton container management service

December 1, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Amazon Web Services made several announcements related to its container offerings during its annual re:Invent developer conference, including the public preview of AWS Proton and the official launch of the Amazon Elastic Container Registry Public (ECR Public). AWS has three […]

Cloud Computing

AWS is opening yet another cloud computing region

November 2, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Amazon’s AWS is once more increasing its presence in Europe with a new cloud computing region expected to open in Switzerland in the second half of 2022. The move will further expand the company’s large footprint on the continent, with […]

Cloud Computing, Policy, State & Local

How Maryland is using the cloud to rebuild its public services

June 18, 2019

Via: StateScoop

When the Maryland Department of Human Services decided in 2017 to move the systems it uses to run the state’s benefit programs to a cloud platform, it could have gone with a “lift and shift” strategy, literally copying the files […]

Cloud Computing

Why the Center for Internet Security moved its storage to the cloud

June 13, 2019

Via: StateScoop

In anticipation of the 2020 election, the Center for Internet Security says it plans to distribute as many as 150 additional Albert sensors, devices that monitor computer networks for intrusions, to state and local governments by the end of the […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Docker developers can now build Arm containers on their desktops

April 24, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Docker and Arm today announced a major new partnership that will see the two companies collaborate in bringing improved support for the Arm platform to Docker’s tools. The main idea here is to make it easy for Docker developers to […]

Cloud Computing

AWS announces new bare metal instances for companies who want more cloud control

February 14, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

When you think about Infrastructure as a Service, you typically pay for a virtual machine that resides in a multi-tenant environment. That means, it’s using a set of shared resources. For many companies that approach is fine, but when a […]

Federal, Policy

AWS signs on to defend itself in Oracle’s JEDI RFP lawsuit against US government

December 17, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Just when you didn’t think there could be any more drama over the Pentagon’s decade-long, $10 billion JEDI contract RFP, the plot thickened again last week when Amazon Web Services (AWS) joined the US government as a defendant in Oracle’s […]

Cloud Computing

The death of localhost and the rise of cloud development

September 5, 2016

Via: Tech Crunch

If there was any skepticism when Marc Andreessen declared software was “eating the world,” there’s little doubt five years later that nearly every business and industry is running on software delivered as online services. The cloud has become the default […]


AWS launches Kinesis Analytics for analyzing real-time streaming data

August 12, 2016

Via: Tech Crunch

Amazon’s AWS cloud computing platform today launched Kinesis Analytics, a new service that makes it easier to analyze real-time streaming data with the help of standard SQL queries. Kinesis Analytics builds on AWS’s Kinesis real-time streaming data platform, which enables […]


AWS focuses on hard disks for new big data services

April 20, 2016

Via: CIO

Amazon Web Services is going retro to help companies deal with big data workloads. The cloud provider announced Tuesday it’s launching two new volume types for its Elastic Block Store service that are powered by traditional, spinning disk hard drives. […]

Hardware & Software, Tech, Uncategorized

AWS WorkMail Generally Available, But Still Far From Threatening Microsoft Exchange And Google Gmail

January 6, 2016

Via: CRN

After nearly a year in preview, Amazon Web Services on Monday generally released Amazon WorkMail, its cloud-based email and calendaring solution that’s making a play for the large base of hosted email customers owned by Microsoft and Google. WorkMail aims […]


Taser switches to Azure from AWS to power cloud services

October 26, 2015

Via: itCurated

Law enforcement technology company Taser announced Monday that it will be moving its future cloud services away from Amazon Web Services and onto Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, including the software-as-a-service package and video storage platform for its Axon video […]


A new era for the nation’s first line of defense: CIA’s cloud is online

October 5, 2015

Via: Michael Boyd

The private cloud built for the Central Intelligence Agency by Amazon Web Services has gone live, according to a report from Defense One. Doug Wolfe, CIA’s Chief Information Officer, admitted that the agency realized that there are better specialists out […]


AWS launches second round of city innovation challenge

June 26, 2015

Via: Jake Williams

Amazon Web Services is out to recognize the power of innovation in U.S. cities, with the launch of its second City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge. The innovation challenge, announced at the company’s Government, Education and Nonprofits Symposium in Washington, D.C., will recognize local and […]