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AWS suffers three major outages in a single month

On Wednesday, December 22, Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced a power outage that affected services for enterprise clients such as Slack, Epic Games, and Imgur. Amazon blamed the interruption of service on a power issue in an East Coast data centre, affecting one Availability Zone in the region.


AWS to help improve Meta’s AI services

In a bid to enhance the open-source PyTorch machine learning library, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its strategic cloud partner.


AWS to Open New Zealand Region by 2024

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced plans to open a new availability region in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Known as AWS Asia Pacific (Auckland), this will be the first availability region in New Zealand. The AWS Auckland Region will consist of three Availability Zones (AZs) and will be owned and operated by a local AWS subsidiary… Read More


AWS boots controversial social media network Parler off web hosting service

Amazon Web Services has suspended social media network Parler from its hosting services citing posts on the platform that appeared to incite violence.

Parler was founded in 2018 and markets itself as a “free speech” social network. Its popularity has surged in recent months among amid allegations that platforms like Youtube, Twitter and Facebook are stifling debate by censoring certain topics and opinions.


Generating cost savings by migrating Windows workloads to AWS

AWS, itself, has spent considerable time and effort publicising the cost advantages it offers for running Windows workloads. However, those benefits are also widely supported by third-party organisations. Case in point: an often-cited IDC study estimated that study participants could achieve an average savings of $6.59 million per organisation by running their Windows workloads on AWS. Those financial benefits arise from many factors.