Last week in cloud computing: AWS offered a stack of Trusted Advisor services for free, while Azure SQL saw some major disaster recovery improvements.
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- AWS has made four of its Trusted Advisor system checks available as free services: including alerts for exceeding service limits and a number of security-related checks. The other 33 remain paid-for options. Trusted Advisor has also been added to the AWS management console
- AWS' Route 53 DNS management service now incorporates its own domain registration service and has reduced its pricing. Read more here.
- AWS Auto Scaling now includes a standby state and the ability to detach individual instances.
- Azure SQL has updated with new features including auditing, automated replication to a second region and geo-restore. Can we please have our local Azure data centres already so that becomes a more useful option?
- Azure Mobile Services .NET has been updated with improved authentication and support for CORS. Read more here.
- Rackspace has added support for ObjectRocket for NoSQL MongoDB to its Australian data centre. Read more here.
Cloud Patches rounds up new features and services added to major cloud computing platforms each week..