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Amazon Broke the Internet Today. Good Sales Tactic?

Amazon's Ohio datacenter experienced a significant outage today.  Amazon reported that "some instances within a single Availability Zone (USE2-AZ1) in the US-EAST-2 Region have experienced a loss of power". This was likely a non-event for big users because they'd have multiple availability zones, etc. and would probably just detect the failure and carry on.  But it's interesting to see that 38 different services was affec...

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Amazon Broke the Internet Today.  Good Sales Tactic?

Cloud Providers Prepare to Pull the Plug on Putin

Major cloud services companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Oracle may cut off Russia's access to cloud services in days to come.  Already, Amazon has suspended new service signups. This is...

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Cloud Providers Prepare to Pull the Plug on Putin

B2 or C2? That is the Question. That is the Quest.

For some time, I've been using BackBlaze B2 as my primary (though not exclusive) cloud backup solution.  I would love to use TarSnap for everything, but it's too expensive, though I do keep my top-tie...

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B2 or C2?  That is the Question.  That is the Quest.

DigitalOcean Shares Plunge 9% on High Volume

DigitalOcean (NYSE:DOCN) shares dropped 9% today.  Volume was more than double normal. It's been a rough season for DO.  Shares today traded for as cheap as $59/share - well off the stock's highs abov...

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DigitalOcean Shares Plunge 9% on High Volume

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

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 simul...

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

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...

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SpamHaus Botnet Report Highlights Some LowEnd Providers

Microsoft Azure is the World's Largest Cloud

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 inc...

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Microsoft Azure is the World's Largest Cloud

Cloudflare Complains About Amazon AWS Egress Fees

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...

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Cloudflare Complains About Amazon AWS Egress Fees

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-t...

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LowEndBoxTV: How to Get a Free VPS

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