Amazon continues its cloud computing build out

Image via Wikipedia With the release of CloudFront, Amazon continues to build out a full selection of cloud computing offerings.  With CloudFront even small developers can gain the power of a global content distribution network (much like Akamai).  Werner Vogels, Amazon CTO, explains the service in this post: Expanding the Cloud: Amazon CloudFront – All …

Who will own the cloud?

Image by akakumo via Flickr A very robust discussion about could computing is going on over at the O’Reilly Radar, associated with this post: Open Source and Cloud Computing – O’Reilly Radar I’ve been worried for some years that the open source movement might fall prey to the problem that Kim Stanley Robinson so incisively …

Amazon’s S3 was down for a long stretch yesterday

Image via CrunchBase In recent months I’ve written more and more about Cloud Computing, and have been a fan of it’s most prominent tool Amazon’s S3. Well, it looks like S3 had another major failure yesterday. I didn’t notice because I spent the day away from the internet, but according to many blog posts, the …

Understanding Amazon’s S3

Amit Agrawal, over at Digital Inspiration, has an excellent set of posts about what Amazon’s S3 web service is all about. Check it out: Amazon S3 Simple Storage Service – Everything You Wanted to Know Now some people assume that Amazon S3 is a storage service meant primarily for web start-ups who store data in-the-cloud …

Amazon.com went down today, but cloud services not affected

As I’m writing this, amazon.com is down.  It’s not just me, others are twittering about it. I can’t remember the last time a major site like Amazon going down. It’s been down for a while. Amazon’s cloud services seem to be working just fine, however, as my Amazon S3 account is still accessible. It can’t …

Amazon’s push onto the cloud explained by Bezos

Image via Wikipedia Om Malik managed to catch Jeff Bezos offstage at Walt Mossberg’s D6 conference last week, and the resulting video provides great insight into Amazon’s cloud computing efforts. If you haven’t been following the build out of cloud computing as closely as I have, let me provide some context. Amazon introduced several computing …