Last week in cloud computing: acronyms galore as AWS adds SSD to RDS and Azure adds backup support for Windows Server 2008.
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- Want to backup an older Windows Server 2008 system online? Azure Backup now has support for the older OS. (2008 R2 support has been a feature for quite a while.)
- Azure's Support Site Extension for Azure-based web sites is now available as a preview release. The tool claims to offer information on any failures within 30 seconds.
- Need to audit your Azure SWL database? You can now do that via the Azure portal or through new PowerShell commandlets.
- Azure has enhanced its table storage options in the .Net backend for Azure mobile services. Read more here.
- Back in June, Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced SSD-based storage for Elastic Block Store. SSD is now also available as an option for Relational Database Service (RDS), meaning you can choose between SSD, provisioned SSD or magnetic storage.
- Amazon DynamoDB has added support for JSON and expanded the number of queries available in its free tier. Read more here.
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