Last week in cloud computing: an unusual EC2 patch for Amazon, while Azure cut prices on , and much more.
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- Even cloud services aren't immune from occasional unavailability when a service needs patching and requires a reboot as a result. Last week saw that happen to Amazon's EC2 service, which was forced offline by a Xen security update. Hey, at least you didn't have to install the patch yourself.
- Time for the half-yearly update to the Amazon Linux AMI. Version 2014.09 is out now across all regions.
- The mobile console for managing AWS has been updated to include support for DynamoDB. That includes the ability to check CloudWatch alarms on DB tables. The app runs on iOS and Android.
- AWS has updated its Ruby SDK with a preview release which adds a resource-based API model. Read more here.
- Azure has cut prices on an assorted rag-bag of services, ranging from BizTalk Server to CDNs to ExpressRoute data transfers. Worth checking your bill next month to make sure the discounts kick in (they take effect from 25 September).
- The Azure WebJobs SDK continues its slow but steady progress towards a final release. The RC1 release is out now.
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