Cloud Patches: AWS Marketplace Goes Annual, Azure Adds InImage

Last week in cloud computing: AWS changes Marketplace subscription options and boost IAM password management; Azure adds InImage disaster recovery.


Cloud Patches: AWS Boosts Mobile, Azure Adds StorSimple

Last week in cloud computing: AWS launches Zocalo, Cognito, and a Melbourne edge service, while Azure incorporates StorSimple and rolls out Diagnostics As A Service.


'Streaming Sync' Promises Faster Dropbox Speeds

Unless you have oodles of bandwidth, using cloud storage services such as Dropbox, OneDrive or Google Drive to store massive files can be impractical, depending on how often you need to sync them. Improved telecommunications technology will eventually make the process less painful, but for now, software tweaks will have to do. Dropbox recently revealed some enhancements it’s made to its clients that should boost sync speeds for “large” files by up to two times.


Google's Kubernetes Docker Project Gets Support From Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat

Kubernetes is a Google-led project to create an open source manager for Docker containers. Although only launched in June, Kubernetes now has some other friends in the big end of town: Microsoft, IBM and Red Hat have all signed up to support the project.


Amazon Extends Route 53 , CloudFront To Melbourne

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has had a Sydney region since November 2012. Now it is expanding its Australian range, adding an edge location in Melbourne for its Route 53 and CloudFront services.


Cloud Patches: EC2's Burstable New Instance, Azure Web Deploy

Last week in cloud computing: Amazon expanded its EC2 and Route 53, while Azure tinkers with its Web Deploy feature.


Why You Shouldn't Just Pocket Your Cloud Savings

Switching to a cloud infrastructure can result in substantial savings. However, if you want the transition to be successful, you should invest those savings in ensuring your workers are happy, rather than just trying to enhance the immediate bottom line.


Cloud Patches: Developer Tools Ahoy!

Last week in cloud computing: Amazon AppStream enhances its reach, Azure Active Directory adds tenant deletion and free trials, and much more.


How Microsoft Uses Azure Internally

Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform is aimed at businesses of all sizes, but how does the tech giant use the service itself? During a recent media tour, Jon Ormond from Microsoft IT talked through some of the uses Microsoft’s internal IT department has found for Azure — and how shifting to the cloud could save it $US150 million.


AppGuru Exits Preview, Sets Pricing

We wrote up LogMeIn’s AppGuru cloud management service when it launched as a preview release more than a year ago. It has now exited preview and is on general release — and that means you have to pay for it.