Bitfusion’s New Cloud Adaptor Lets Developers Use GPUs And FPGAs In The Cloud Disrupt Battlefield alum Bitfusion wants to help developers get to best compute performance out of their hardware, be it their legacy desktops or specialized high-performance compute clouds. With Boost, Bitfusion showed how it can speed up existing applications by optimizing their libraries for the hardware in a given machine. After testing Boost in private alpha for the last few… Read More

AWS Lamda Makes Serverless Applications A Reality

Drawing of 3 programmers connected to cloud. Most companies today develop applications and deploy them on servers — whether on-premises or in the cloud. That means figuring out how much server, storage and database power they need ahead of time, and deploying all of the hardware and software it takes to run the application. Suppose you didn’t want to deal with all of that and were looking for a new model that handled all of… Read More

Amazon Launches AWS IoT — A Platform For Building, Managing And Analyzing The Internet Of Things

DSC01840 Make way for another big player entering the Internet of Things space. Amazon today is announcing its long-awaited IoT platform for AWS at its re:Invent developer conference in Las Vegas. As Amazon describes it, it is a managed cloud platform “that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices.” The platform, which is launching… Read More

Amazon Launches AWS Mobile Hub To Help Mobile Developers Build Back-End Processes

DSC01815 Amazon today announced the launch of its AWS Mobile Hub based on AWS Lambda at its re:Invent developer conference, a new tool that makes it easier for mobile developer to build the back-end processes for their apps. As Amazon CTO Werner Vogels noted during today’s keynote, AWS has long offered developers all of the services to run a backend for mobile apps, but those weren’t… Read More

Amazon Inspector Finds Security Issues For You

Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 1.12.37 PM Today at Amazon re:invent, Amazon announced a new service called Amazon Inspector that analyzes your AWS instances and reports back with any security or compliance issues it finds. This provides a valuable service for Amazon customers who may be worried about security, especially those that are new to cloud services. The service does a complete review of your Amazon cloud and reports back… Read More

Amazon Launches Snowball, A Rugged Storage Appliance For Importing Data To AWS By FedEx

ie_sb_device_4 Amazon surprised developers today with the launch of Snowball, a new physical appliance that will allow AWS users to ship huge amounts of data for import into AWS by shipping the device back and forth between their offices and the AWS data centers.
The appliance is a bit larger than an old-school desktop case and it can hold up to 50 terabytes of data. It has a Kindle on the side… Read More

AWS Introduces Kinesis Firehose To Move Sensor Data To Cloud

Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 12.18.51 PM Today at AWS re:invent, Amazon introduced a new service called Kinesis Firehose to move data streaming from sensors and other locations directly to the cloud. As Andy Jassy, SVP at AWS, pointed out, the company launched Kinesis a few years ago to take this kind of streaming data and build custom applications on top of that to handle the data. Amazon found that was taking customers far too… Read More

Amazon Launches AWS Device Farm, Lets Developers Test Android And Fire OS Apps On Real Devices

DeviceFarm-productlandingpage-banner Starting next week, Android and Fire OS developers will be able to use a new cloud-based service from Amazon to test their apps on physical smartphones and tablets. The AWS Device Farm will allow developers to upload their apps and test them on “the most commonly used mobile devices across a continually expanding fleet that includes the latest device/OS combination.” Amazon says. Read More