Z-News Update: Cloud Computing

Amazon OutageHere’s What Caused Sunday’s Amazon Cloud Outage

Data Center Knowledge | David Hamilton
A minor network disruption at Amazon Web Services led to an issue with its NoSQL database service DynamoDB, causing some of the internet’s biggest sites and cloud services becoming unavailable on Sunday, and it has continued to plague the public cloud service with a disruption Wednesday. Read More…


cloud computing costsPublic Sector Fighting Hidden Costs of Cloud Computing

CloudTech | James Bourne
Even though the public sector is adopting cloud as a key part of its IT strategy, new research from Sungard Availability Services has revealed the sector is facing a large number of challenges in managing and operating cloud environments. Read More…


google servers data centerGoogle Launches Cloud Dataproc, A Managed Spark & Hadoop Big Data Service

TechCrunch | Frederic Lardinois

Google is adding another product in its range of big data services on the Google Cloud Platform today. The new Google Cloud Dataproc service, which is now in beta, sits between managing the Spark data processing engine or Hadoop framework directly on virtual machines and a fully managed service like Cloud Dataflow, which lets you orchestrate your data pipelines on Google’s platform. Read More…


devops cloudHow DevOps Dictates New Approach to Cloud Development

TeachBeacon | David Linthicum

It’s a fact: DevOps and cloud are joined at the hip. The overwhelming majority of cloud development projects employ DevOps, and the list will only get longer. The benefits to using DevOps with cloud projects are also becoming better defined. They include application development speed-to-delivery to meet the needs of the business units faster, user demands that quickly fold back into the software, and lower costs for development, testing, deployment, and operations. Read More…


cloud calendarThe Key Cloud Trends for the Next Few Years

InfoWorld | David Linthicum
AWS Re:Invent has become the must-attend cloud show for everyone focused on Amazon Web Services — and an important show even for organizations that use other cloud platforms. It’s no surprise that the Re:Invent event, scheduled for Oct. 6-9, sold out again this year. Read More…