Amazon Deploying Containers in Oregon

A subsidiary of has deployed six data center modules at a project in Umatilla, Oregon, local media reported this week. It is one of three Oregon sites where Amazon has filed building plans. Read More

Many AWS Sites Recover, Some Face Longer Wait

As the performance problems with the Amazon cloud platform enter a second day, Amazon says it has isolated the issues to a single availability zone. As the Amazon team continues to work to restore the remaining services, many AWS customers that were offline Thursday have managed to get their sites up and running. Read More

Major Amazon Outage Ripples Across Web


When a busy cloud computing platform crashes, the impact is felt widely. That’s the case with today’s extended outage for Amazon Web Services, which is battling latency issues at one of its northern Virginia data centers. Many high-profile AWS customers are either down or reporting problems. Read More

Are There Tax Breaks in The Cloud?

Can reserved instances on cloud computing platforms be treated as physical servers for tax purposes. An interesting discussion has emerged around the topic, prompted by Netflix’s use of the EC2 service. Read More

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