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Amazon is on the acquisitions trail again, this time looking to pick up an Israeli semiconductor firm, Annapurna Labs. The company produces specialised chips that improve the speed of data traffic while running in power-efficient compute environments. With Amazon keen on its green enterprise credentials, that should also help reduce power costs within its data […]

AWS Lambda is now live across Amazon Web Services in preview form. The new compute service from Amazon provides an automated response to events within your business cloud processes or AWS services, and automatically launches a new piece of Node.js code or an application (up to 20MB upload size including libraries) to respond to the […]

Most cloud solutions are built on hypervisor and virtual machine technologies. There are few cloud providers who offer bare metal servers instead of virtual machines but they are more of an exception. In general the cloud provider, in this case an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, builds their services on top of a hypervisor […]

Cloud computing is a third generation way of managing business data, using a network of secure servers hosted on the internet. The servers process and manage data more efficiently that a personal computer or local server. Not sure if the cloud is right for you? Here are some facts on how this technology can help […]

There are several key security advantages of migrating your business to the cloud. These include a vast array of real time updates and alerts, and access to a wider variety of different solutions for any given security issue that you would have with security software installed on your company’s computer. Once your company has migrated […]

Many people working in IT have probably already heard about Docker. Docker is the next stage of virtualisation enabling applications to be run in virtualised containers. The use of Docker is especially beneficial to application developers who no longer have to worry about the underlying infrastructure and application dependencies when moving from one environment to […]

Big data analytics means big boosts for businesses. In sum, big data analytics simply involves analysing large sets of data. This enables businesses to spot market trends, and understand consumer behaviour like never before. Even businesses that have not seen fit to join the cloud have recognised that big data analytics are extremely useful for […]

In its latest round of price reductions, Amazon has set about slashing the costs of bandwidth, significantly lowering prices on outbound data migrating from its CloudFront content delivery platform. With the price war between Amazon and Google hotting up, both companies are looking for new ways to attract small and medium-sized businesses to their cloud […]

Global cloud-computing giant Amazon Web Services has added to its already vast array of cutting-edge features, in order to make it even more attractive for companies in South-East Asia and around the world looking to be more efficient and profitable. AWS announced the new services at a recent tech conference, re:Invent, in Las Vegas and […]

Data centres use enormous amounts of power to run their millions of servers and to keep them cool, and so when Amazon Web Services (AWS), the largest cloud-computing operation in the world, promised to go 100% green by only using renewable energy, environmentalists everywhere rejoiced. The many corporate clients of AWS, in Singapore and wider […]

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