Cloud Patches: Encoding To A-Go-Go

Cloud Patches: Encoding To A-Go-Go
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The latest updates and additions for Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

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  • It was a big week for encoding services on cloud platforms, which seems appropriate as a lead-in to a week of endless discussions of streaming media down under as Netflix officially launches in Australia. Microsoft announced that Azure Media Services is now fully integrated with the Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN).
  • Meanwhile, Amazon’s Elastic Transcoder added a stack of new formats, including PAL and NTSC TV output and animated GIFs.
  • Storing more data than a squirrel moonlighting as a Hadoop guru? AWS is now offering two ultra-large Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volumes, at up to 16TB in size and 20,000 IOPS. Those new options are available across all AWS regions.
  • Google Computer Enginee now supports a one-click deployment for Puppet, making it simpler to use Puppet automation scripts for common tasks. It’s the first automation language to be supported by the click to deploy model on Google’s cloud platform.
  • Amazon RDS has upgraded to support Postgres SQL 9.4.1. 9.4.1 was released in February, so that marks a relatively quick turnaround.
  • As we reported more fully earlier in the week, Microsoft is extending its Azure ExpressRoute service to Office 365, allowing private and guaranteed connections between enterprises and Office 365. It’s not appearing until calendar Q3 2015 though.

Cloud Patches rounds up new features and services added to major cloud computing platforms each week..