LIFE AND TECH WITH ROBERT SCOBLE

Each week, Rackspace futurist Robert Scoble connects with startups and other innovative companies, then makes connections and shares insights in his free, weekly email newsletter, Life and Tech. Below is an excerpt from this week’s offering: One of my favorite memories was attending the original Maker Faire a decade ago. I’ve been several times since and each time I am inspired […]

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GOOGLE CLOUD PLATFORM DELIVERS THE INDUSTRY’S BEST TECHNICAL AND DIFFERENTIATED FEATURES

I’ll come right out and say it: Google Cloud Platform is a better cloud. Cloud Platform has clear, specific, technical differentiators, core advantages at the network, storage, compute and distributed software tiers which deliver incredible features and capabilities to our customers. This is important for two reasons:   Cloud Platform offers features that are very valuable for customers, and very difficult for competitors […]

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GOOGLE COMPUTE ENGINE TCO TOOL: VALIDATED!

We’ve answered and raised a lot of questions (keep ‘em coming) with our cloud pricing posts (Compute, Local SSDs,Data Warehouses, NoSQL) and have seen growing interest in our TCO tools (Compute Engine and Nearline so far…) but today we want to share some news about the TCO tool we used to make our pricing comparisons: it passed the accuracy test! It’s […]

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NOW AVAILABLE – AMAZON LINUX AMI 2015.09

My colleague Max Spevack runs the team that produces the Amazon Linux AMI. He wrote the guest post below to announce the newest release! — Jeff; The Amazon Linux AMI is a supported and maintained Linux image for use on Amazon EC2. We offer new major versions of the Amazon Linux AMI after a public testing phase that includes […]

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IN-COUNTRY STORAGE OF PERSONAL DATA

My colleague Denis Batalov works out of the AWS Office in Luxembourg.  As a Solutions Architect, he is often asked about the in-country storage requirement that some countries impose on certain types of data. Although this requirement applies to a relatively small number of workloads, I am still happy that he took the time to write the […]

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NEW AWS DIGITAL LIBRARY FOR BIG DATA SOLUTIONS

My colleague Luis Daniel Soto has been working with AWS Community Hero Lynn Langit to create a comprehensive collection of resources for customers who are ready to run Big Data applications on AWS! Here’s what they have to say…. — Jeff; Today the AWS Marketplace is launching a new on-line video library designed to help our customers find AWS […]

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AKAMAI, IOS 9 AND APP TRANSPORT SECURITY (ATS)

For app developers who use or are looking to use Akamai application acceleration services, we’ve provided the following information to help you understand how our services comply with Apple iOS 9 App Transport Security (ATS) requirements. Helpful Links: Apple release notes ATS requirement details Pre-iOS9 app behavior What is ATS? ATS is one of many new features that […]

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