AWS Evangelist Jeff Barr hinted about Docker support to come at Re:invent, which is interesting. What may be more interesting is that AWS appears to be changing its behavior.
AWS takes on Google Drive, Box, Dropbox with Zocalo document sharing and collaboration service.
The week in cloud: Structure 2014 was abuzz about the impact of NSA spy-gate on cloud adoption; if there’s enough business to sustain umpteen-different providers; and whether security concerns will strangle the IoT in its infancy.
Revelations about surveillance by governments and spy agencies have made it harder for cloud providers like Amazon, but chief technology officer Werner Vogel says the company has responded by promoting its use of strong encryption.
… but they’re forging ahead anyway. In their expansion mode they will also face growing competition from local providers, especially in China. The Week in Cloud.
Amazon’s cloud services helped jump start a lot of entrepreneurial activity and now its globe trotting, maverick CTO Werner Vogels believes it help global small and medium sized businesses embrace the cloud and SaaS — which in the end is a good news for AWS.
Postgres and MySQL are both open source databases, but MySQL is owned by Oracle. So why is it cheaper than Postgres on Amazon’s RDS?
The role of Amazon’s web services in revolutionizing the startup ecosystem is well illustrated by the spectacular rise of Dropbox, an online storage service. Their symbiotic relationship shows why Amazon has such a massive lead over rivals in the ever evolving business of cloud computing.
DynamoDB and other NoSQL databases could make very good use of new mega I2 EC2 instances, says Amazon’s Werner Vogels.
What to expect: Keynotes by Amazon Web Services bigwigs (minus Jeff Bezos); Netflix, NASA; a scrum of partner announcements; and lots of counter programming from cloud rivals.