AWS Launches C5 Compute Intensive Instances Powered by a New Hypervisor

By Vivien

The new C5 instance family is now available from Amazon Web Services (AWS) after at least one year of development. The C5 was first announced at the AWS reInvent conference in November. It is optimized for computationally challenging workloads such as scalable multiplayer gaming and video encoding. The C5 is currently being used by AWS…

Azure VPN Gateway

By Vivien

Azure offers a Networking Service called VPN Gateway. Customers can connect to their cloud resources and on-premises systems using network services. They also help in managing and protecting the network. They also assist customers in delivering their apps. Azure Virtual Network Azure Virtual Network is the representation of the physical network infrastructure using two Virtual…

Azure Edges Amazon Cloud Storage Testing

By Vivien

In performance testing by Nasuni Corp, an enterprise cloud storage company, Microsoft Azure Blob Storage topped Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) Since December 2011, Nasuni has been testing cloud storage solutions and producing biennial reports that detail write/read/delete times, availability, and scalability. The State of Cloud Storage Report 2015 shows Azure was the winner…

Azure Cloud Finally Sports Lambda Alternative

By Vivien

It was inevitable that the last shoe would drop: Microsoft finally announced a competitor to Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), Lambda service. This makes it the last major cloud rival to catch up in serverless, event-driven and pay-as you-go computing. Microsoft launched the Azure Functions service to its Azure cloud during its Build developer conference.…

Azure Chasing AWS Developer Mindshare

By Vivien

VisionMobile Ltd. has released a new report that shows Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), despite having a large lead in cloud services market share. According to the State of the Developer Nation Q3 2015 Report, “Amazon is only a touch more popular than Microsoft Azure in terms of developer preference.” The survey included more than…