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Breaking News: Cisco Certification Exams Now Available Online (Online Test).

You can now take your Cisco certification exams online starting on 15 April 2020. Covid-19 is an epidemic that we all face these days. We are all well aware of the fact that the situation is not under control. This … Continue reading

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Informal Survey Shows Azure Use Almost Equals AWS

According to an informal survey on a virtualization-specific Web site, consisting mostly of IT pros and executives familiar with cloud platforms, visitors are using Microsoft Azure almost as much as Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Virtualization Practice, which claims to … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Response to a $10B Pentagon Contract Given to Microsoft is awaited by the industry. This week’s cloud wars took a new twist, one that was steeped in political implications. Microsoft’s Azure was selected over Amazon Web Services (AWS), for a large Pentagon contract. The U.S. Department of Defense announced last Friday a 10-year JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud) contract that could be worth $10 billion for Microsoft. The announcement stated that the JEDI Cloud contract would provide an enterprise-level, commercial Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service (PaaS), to support Department of Defense operations and business. The award caused a lot of controversy in tech and political circles, as AWS is by all accounts the dominant cloud platform in IT. Amazon stated in a statement that AWS is the clear leader of cloud computing and that a detailed evaluation based on only the comparative offerings clearly leads to a different conclusion. “We are committed to continuing to innovate in the new digital battlefield, where security, efficiency and scalability can make the difference between success or failure.” The political implications of tech debates aside, they are more important when you consider previous attacks by President Donald Trump on Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, and his Washington Post newspaper. Trump has repeatedly attacked Bezos for writing articles that he considered unfair or biased. Trump has repeatedly called the Post, and other media, “the enemy of people” while under threat of impeachment. CNBC reported that Trump told James Mattis, the former Secretary of Defense, to “screw Amazon” from the contract. Many media outlets have been following the controversy closely. Some are expecting Amazon to counter-move. The Next Web, for instance, wrote this week that Amazon would not cite Trump’s personal beef with Bezos during its legal dispute. It would have to go through a long line to accuse him of another conflict of interests. Smart money predicts that Amazon will argue that AWS is uniquely suited for supporting the government’s needs. Although it won’t force the Pentagon into a backseat, the scandal surrounding the involvement of the president may make the whole thing a political circus. This could work in Amazon’s favour. Here’s a list of other coverage that speculates on Amazon’s future actions:

Bloomberg: Amazon Seen focusing on Trump in the Pentagon Contract Challenge Amazon poised to intensify Pentagon ‘war cloud fight’: The Hill Amazon could challenge the loss of a $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract as soon as next week: Reuters Fox … Continue reading

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Azure leads in growth, but AWS keeps its share in record-breaking Q4.

According to data released by Synergy research Group, cloud spending exploded by $2.8 billion during the fourth quarter 2019. This is the largest sequential-quarter growth in cloud market history. Amazon Web Services (AWS) was the leader of the charge. Although … Continue reading

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Amazon DynamoDB NoSQL Service Speeded Up by In-Memory Data Caching

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), has made it generally available an in-memory cache that increases the performance of Amazon DynamoDB, its NoSQL database service. Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX), which was announced in April preview, promises a 10-fold performance improvement in … Continue reading

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AWS is the preferred provider in Cloud-Native and Serverless Computing.

According to new research from SlashData, Amazon Web Services (AWS), is the most popular choice among developers in the cloud-native or serverless computing space. The Developer Economics report by the company, “The State of Cloud Native Development”, was done for … Continue reading

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AWS simplifies web site security certificates

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), is entering the digital Web site security certificate market. Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) has launched a new initiative that simplifies the process of using Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security certificates (SSL/TLS), which provide authentication … Continue reading

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AWS Simplifies Mobile, Web App Development

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), took another step to make it easier to develop mobile and Web apps in cloud using its AppSync API. The company launched an API Builder that can be used with its AppSync service to create … Continue reading

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AWS Simplifies Machine Learning

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), announced today a new machine-learning service at its summit, promising to simplify technology. Machine learning (ML), which uses an algorithmic approach for analyzing historical data, is used to create predictive models and guide decision making. … Continue reading

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AWS simplifies API Gateway for Cloud Developers Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), yesterday announced improvements to its Amazon API Gateway, which will make API-based development easier in its cloud platform. The Amazon API Gateway is used to create and manage scalable backends for mobile, web, and other apps. It was presented last year at an AWS Summit along with other services. Like popular Mobile Back-End-as-a-Service (MBaaS) offerings, it provides infrastructure services such as authorization, access control, traffic management, monitoring, analytics and version management. The Amazon API Gateway service is fully managed and makes it easy to publish, manage, monitor, secure, and maintain APIs at any scale. With a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can create an API that acts as a ‘front door’ for applications to access data, business logic, or functionality from your back-end services, such as workloads running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), code running on AWS Lambda or any Web application.Yesterday, Barr outlined enhancements to the API gateway. Barr stated that API Gateway is expanding its integration model with new features that will make it easier to create API endpoints and port existing applications. Barr provided quick summaries of each feature before we get into the details.

Catch-all Path Variables — Rather than specifying individual paths or behaviors for groups of requests falling within a common path (such /store/), it is now possible to specify a catch all route that intercepts all requests and routes them to … Continue reading

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