Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: Cloud ServicesGartner has issued its Magic Quadrant for cloud services, putting Amazon Web Services streets ahead of its nearest rival.
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Written by: Beverley Head | Published in: Cloud ServicesA peering arrangement which will see Australia’s Academic and Research Network – AARNet - link directly to Amazon Web Services in Seattle and provide unmetered connection, is likely to spur the adoption of cloud services by Australia’s universities and research institutions.
Written by: Graeme Philipson | Published in: NetworkingSpending on public cloud services in Australia will reach $2.4 billion in 2012, up 18.8% over 2011, according to the latest forecast from Gartner. Cloud services spending in Australia is expected to have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.9% from 2011 to 2016.
Amazon Web Services is known for many things, but all of those have to do with developer services like cloud computing instances, databases and storage. Lately, however, AWS is slowly getting more into productivity tools that are meant for end users. Amazon’s first attempt to get into this market was Amazon Cloud Drive.
Another step ahead for Amazon in its bid to become the world’s biggest cloud computing platform for businesses, and to specifically take aim at a big regional competitor in Asia, Alibaba: today it announced that it would extend its Amazon Web Services suite of products to China beginning with a limited preview in early 2014. You can apply for early access on the AWS China homepage here.
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Avnet Technology Solutions (NYSE: AVT) are expected to unveil a cloud computing partnership, Talkin’ Cloud reported. For VARs that offer on-premise database and storage solutions, the Amazon-Avnet relationship could offer a clearer path into cloud services.
Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: Cloud ServicesThe Australian Government Information Office (AGIMO) has published a multi-user list of 35 suppliers selected to provide cloud and cloud-Like services that includes virtual desktops and servers, disaster recovery and managed backups, etendering packages and online collaboration tools.