Last week in cloud computing: AWS WorkSpaces finally hits Amazon's Sydney data centre, while Microsoft announces Azure features galore at TechEd North America.
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- It was only last week that we were noting that Amazon had to get on with it if it wanted to meet its mid-year deadline for making the AWS WorkSpaces desktop virtualisation service available in the Sydney data centre. That happened late last week, which will be potentially welcome news for anyone looking to trial the service — desktop virtualisation is an area where latency makes a big difference. That said, you'll pay extra: the basic price is $45 a month, versus $35 in the US.
- In what must have been a busy week for the Sydney team, it also added the CloudTrail tracking service.
- We also predicted last week that there would be lots of Azure announcements at TechEd North America, and that proved to be true. Check out our overview of all the announcements, our screenshot tour of RemoteApp, and our guides to Azure files and VIP reservations. Plus: where are those Australian Azure regions already?
- Trying to work out if moving to the cloud will pay off? AWS has a new TCO calculator. More details here.
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