Cloud Patches: AWS At Eight, Azure Calls Office 365

Last week in cloud computing: AWS turned eight and opened up AppStream to all developers, while Azure added the ability to call Office 365 APIs and brought in a whole lot more Oracle.

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  • Last week marks eight years since Amazon Web Services (AWS) first launched. Yep, it has really been that long. Its sole product at the time was S3.
  • The AWS application streaming development platform AppStream, which went live as a preview release last November, has now been opened up to all developers.
  • The AWS Elasticatche service has added supported for version 2.8.6 of key-value storage platform Redis. More details here. The current stable version of Redis is 2.8.7, so AWS still has a little catching up to do.
  • AWS has also added a full version of the SAP HANA in-memory database to its cloud platform.
  • Fancy linking your Azure apps to Office 365? That’s a lot more straightforward now that Office 365 APIs are accessible via Windows Azure AD.Native client applications can also access the new APIS.
  • Microsoft’s cloud partnership with Oracle, first announced back in July 2013, is starting to deliver more options. Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server and Java are all now available as Azure VM images. More details here.
  • Windows Azure Traffic Manager now supports Azure web sites as endpoints, allowing you to load balance sites as well as services.

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