Let’s take a quick look at what happened in AWS-land last week: Monday, April 13 We announced that the Amazon WorkSpaces API and CLI is Now Available. The AWS Java Blog blog showed you how to Store JSON Documents in Amazon DynamoDB Tables. Larry Gadea showed you how to Run Your Own High-end Cloud Gaming… Read More


New development technologies, new connected devices, and new cloud-oriented business models create extraordinary opportunities for application developers to drive greater innovation. Whether you build business applications, advanced web portals, or client user interfaces—running on premises or in the cloud—you’ll want to soak up as much Application Development wisdom as you can when you attend Ignite… Read More


I’m playing catch-up today in order to make sure that you know about some AWS CloudFormation releases that have gone out over the last couple of weeks.? You can now create custom CloudFormation resources by calling AWS Lambda functions. We added support for some additional Auto Scaling and RDS resources. We also updated our support… Read More


Azure Site Recovery provides a single, workload-aware disaster recovery solution for  heterogeneous IT environments.  Critical applications and workloads, whether running on Hyper-V or VMware virtual machines or physical servers can be replicated to and recovered in Azure. With ASR Recovery Plans, customers can create workload-aware recovery workflows for their applications and achieve orchestrated “single click”… Read More


I am happy to be able to announce that we have entered into a research agreement with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to explore sustainable models for increasing the amount of open NOAA data that is made available via the cloud. The AWS Public Data Sets program hosts large collections of public… Read More


Today at the RSA Conference, Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President, Trustworthy Computing for Microsoft delivered a keynote focused on Enabling Greater Transparency and Control in the Cloud. Scott provides a summary of his keynote on the Official Microsoft Blog, where he announced some of the actions Microsoft is taking to provide our customers with more… Read More