‘Sweden is heaven for cloud computing’: Amazon Nordic chief

The head of Nordic operations for Amazon Web Services (AWS) has spelled out exactly why the US cloud computing giant chose to locate three state-of-the-art data centers in Sweden. In April, it emerged that AWS planned to open a new infrastructure region for its cloud computing services in the Stockholm region in 2018. Sweden’s enterprise…

One of the Amazon Echo’s biggest flaws has been fixed

Amazon has fixed a privacy flaw in its new Echo calling feature that prevented smart speaker owners from blocking unwanted callers. Amazon has introduced the ability to block unwanted callers on its new Echo voice call system. The new calling feature – which enables Echo owners to make free VOIP calls to users on their…

Amazon hits $1,000. What will keep it from $2,000?

SAN FRANCISCO — Shares of Amazon topped $1,000 Tuesday, a milestone that reflects its meteoric rise. So, next stop $2,000? Analysts on Wall Street are overwhelmingly bullish — only one brokerage has a hold and none have “sells”, according to Bloomberg terminal data, and some of the most optimistic see shares hitting $1,250 in the next…

Jeff Bezos wants Blue Origin to be the Amazon of the Moon

Not one to be left out, Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos is also making plans to go to the Moon, just like fellow space magnate Elon Musk. Bezos’ plan, uncovered by The Washington Post via a draft proposal presented to NASA and Trump’s administration, outlines Blue Origin’s plan to create a cargo spacecraft…

AWS cloudsplains what happened during S3 storage outage

AWS took a lot of heat when its S3 storage component went down for several hours on Tuesday, and rightly so, but today they published a post-mortem explaining exactly what happened complete with technical details and how they plan to prevent a similar event from occurring again in the future. At the core of the problem…

The day Amazon S3 storage stood still

By now you’ve probably heard that Amazon’s S3 storage service went down in its Northern Virginia datacenter for the better part of 4 hours yesterday, and took parts of a bunch of prominent websites and services with it. It’s worth noting that as of this morning, the Amazon dashboard was showing everything was operating normally. While…