AWS re: Invent 2012 conference coverage

Keep up to date on all the news from AWS re: Invent 2012 cloud computing conference between November 27 and 29 2012 at The Venetian, Las Vegas.

Cloud computing is evolving to become a mainstream technology with an increasing number of businesses looking to adopt cloud-based services for scalability, agility and cost savings.

And one proof of cloud’s growing popularity is that Amazon Web Services – the company that has become synonymous to public cloud computing – is holding its first annual customer and partner conference – AWS re: Invent between November 27 and 29 2012 at The Venetian, Las Vegas.

Watch this space for our AWS re: Invent conference coverage including AWS cloud use cases, cloud computing best practice tips, cloud’s future and what the future of Amazon is in the cloud space.

Below is our preconference coverage on Amazon Web Services’ cloud services. Keep watching this space during and after the conference.

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AWS re: Invent 2012 Cloud Computing Conference News

AWS re:Invent: Users hold back from putting sensitive data in the cloud
Despite the benefits of cloud and a "cloud-first" strategy, security concerns are stopping many users putting sensitive data into the cloud.

More security, high-availability and gov-cloud are on AWS users’ wish list
Better security, ease of use, added availability as well as G-cloud features could make AWS cloud more appealing.

AWS launches new EC2 instances and Data Pipeline for big data analytics
AWS has launched two new EC2 instances for applications and analytics workloads as well as AWS Data Pipeline, a web service that allows enterprises to move data across various systems.

Private cloud does not bring full benefits of cloud computing, says AWS
Amazon Web Services (AWS) senior vice-president Andy Jassy slams private cloud suppliers for failing to deliver the benefits of cloud computing.

AWS re:Invent: Amazon launches data warehouse service Redshift and cuts S3 prices
At its first ever user conference, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched data warehousing cloud service Redshift a cloud-based data warehouse service.

Orange Digital and EE adopt cloud to save £2m in hosting costs
Orange Digital and EE adopted AWS cloud not just for high scalability but also to cut infrastructure hosting costs by £2m over three years.

UK rail ticketing services get next-generation facelift with AWS cloud
Rail Settlement Plan, the supplier for IT and retail services to UK rail operators, is using AWS cloud to build next-generation ticket issuing systems.

Amazon Web Services News and Pre-Conference coverage

SAP certifies use of Business Suites on AWS cloud
SAP has certified Amazon Web Services (AWS) to run its business intelligence (BI) applications, including SAP ERP and SAP CRM, on the AWS cloud – a move that could boost confidence among CIOs to run mission-critical applications such as SAP on public cloud services.

What keeps AWS on top?
Amazon Web Services has been the frontrunner in the cloud computing race for years, and it doesn't seem to be slowing down. But what makes enterprises trust the retailer’s cloud platform?

Amazon faces competition as cloud technology goes mainstream
Cloud computing is moving away from being monolithic, where Amazon Web Services (AWS) was the only major cloud service provider, to a marketplace technology, with several cloud-based service providers, as users’ appetite for cloud grows, according to analyst firm 451. But still 80% of total workloads on cloud are run on Amazon’s platform.

VMware seeks to increase support for Amazon Web Services
Virtualisation and cloud provider VMware is looking to increase support for Amazon Web Services (AWS), the frontrunner in the cloud computing services space.

What to expect at AWS re: Invent 2012 cloud conference
There's a lot of buzz surrounding the premier AWS re: Invent cloud conference next week in Las Vegas. Computer Weekly’s sister title SearchCloudComputing.com talked to experts about their views on what to expect when the cloud giant hits the Sin City.

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