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Amazon’s Quantum Computing Service Goes GA with 1 Hour for Free Tier Users

Tags: , , , Date/Time: August 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

AWS announced this week that Amazon Braket, their quantum algorithm development environment, is available now in their US East and US West regions. AWS Free Tier customers receive 1 free hour of simulation time with AWS Free Tier. The product offers managed Jupyter notebooks for development. According to Amazon: “Customers can use Amazon Braket to test […]

SpamHaus Botnet Report Highlights Some LowEnd Providers

Spamhaus’s 2021 Q2 Botnet Threat Update has been released and it’s interesting reading. Overall, there has been a reduction in observed command and control (C&C) systems.  However, at regional and provider level, there is more variation.  Looking at the leading botnet C&C hosts, it’s not surprising that the world’s most connected countries (the US, Netherlands […]

Microsoft Azure is the World’s Largest Cloud

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: August 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

According to recent data, Microsoft Azure is the world’s largest public cloud with $17.7 billion in quarterly revenue.  Amazon AWS trails not far behind at $13.3 billion.  The top five (which also includes IBM, Salesforce, and Google Cloud) combined for $47.3 billion in sales. Microsoft and Amazon together make up 65% of the field, with […]

Cloudflare Complains About Amazon AWS Egress Fees

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: July 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm, by raindog308

In a blog post this week, Cloudflare complained that Amazon AWS’s egress fees are too high.  According to CF’s calculations, customers are paying: 80 times Amazon’s costs in the US, Canada, and Europe 21 times Amazon’s costs in South America Between 3.5 times and 17 times Amazon’s costs in Asia As they put it, “Amazon […]

LowEndBoxTV: How to Get a Free VPS

Is cheap cloud hosting not cheap enough for you?  Can you really get a VPS for free? Yes! In this video we review a variety of offers from various providers. Some are 1-year trials, some are shorter-term trials, and some are truly free VPS hosting forever. This is a video follow-up to our article on Free […]