Posts Tagged ‘cloud’

At their re:invent 2014 show Amazon launched AWS Key Management Service (KMS), “a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data, and uses Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect the security of your keys”. At launch the service supported EBS, S3 and Redshift. […]


CenturyLink has launched Panamax, a tool that they describe as ‘Docker Management for Humans’. Panamax distinguishes itself from other composition tools for Docker by offering a web based user interface, which can be used to compose multiple Docker containers into templates that can then be shared on GitHub. Alongside the launch of the open source […]


This post originally appeared on the CohesiveFT blog Amazon recently announced the new t2 family of low end instances, which I wrote about on InfoQ. Pricing wise the headline is that the t2.micro is ¢1.3/hr, which is a fair bit cheaper than the ¢2/hr of the t1.micro it replaces. It also has much better performance, and more […]


Amazon have introduced T2, a new class of low cost general purpose instances for EC2 intended for workloads that don’t drive consistently high CPU usage. At the low end t2.micro offers higher performance, more memory (1GiB) and a lower cost (1.3¢/hr) than the previous t1.micro. The T2 class also offers small and medium sizing with 2GiB […]


InfoQ articles

19Jun14

I bumped into a friend and former colleague earlier in the week who reads this blog, but didn’t realise that I now write cloud stuff for InfoQ. Please take a look – most of the recent stories are about Docker, but I also do my best to cover the most important cloud news in a […]


The cloud price wars that began at the end of March have been all about compute and storage pricing. I don’t recall hearing network pricing being mentioned at all; and indeed there haven’t been any major shifts in network pricing. Photo credit: Datacenter World Network is perhaps now the largest hidden cost of using major IaaS providers, […]


It’s been over a month now since the price drop announcements for Google Compute Engine (GCE) and the follow on price drops for AWS and Azure. This stuff has been well covered by Jack Clark at The Register, former Netflix Chief Architect Adrian Cockcroft, and my CohesiveFT colleague Ryan Koop. For an in depth strategic background I’d recommend […]


Update (14 Mar 2014) Andrew Weir pointed out that I the price is per month not per year – corrected accordingly. The big news of the last day is that Google dropped its pricing for Drive storage to $9.99 per TB per month. Ex Googler Sam Johnston says ‘So the price of storage is now […]


TL;DR Banking CIOs may know about Ubuntu, and be vaguely aware of Canonical, but I’d be surprised if many could explain the difference in commerials versus Red Hat. Meanwhile engineering teams are content to stick with what they have in a combination of clinging to the past and seeking some mythical homogeneity. OpenStack might give […]


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