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After Amazon Outage, Rivals Seek to Capitalize

It was a stormy week in the cloud, as an outage at Amazon Web Services affected some customers and sparked discussion about resiliency strategies. (Photo by BCP via Flickr.

Will Monday’s downtime for some customers of Amazon Web Services have a lasting impact for AWS? The incident is unlikely to cause any kind of mass exodus, but may hamper Amazon’s’ enterprise ambitions and has emboldened rivals to pursue AWS customers. Read More

Amazon Extends Direct Connect to Telx, Atlantic Metro

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to expand its high-speed access to its cloud computing service, adding Telx and Atlantic Metro Communications. The AWS Direct Connect program allows customers to establish a private network connection to the Amazon cloud that can reduce network costs and increase throughput. Read More

Hibernia Expands Direct Connect for Amazon

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As Amazon Web Services continues to extend its Direct Connect service, Amazon is now looking beyond specific data centers and providers, and offering private hookups through Hibernia Atlantic, a fiber provider with a network that spans dozens of major data centers. Read More

Glacier: Cold Cloud Storage From Amazon

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Amazon Web Services today rolled out Glacier, a new “cold storage” service that expands the company’s cloud computing platform. The announcement immediately prompted questions about how Glacier works and how it may impact the storage world. Here’s a roundup of notable analysis and commentary from around the web. Read More

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