AWS hosting: What it is, and how it underpins the internet

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is something you’re probably aware of, but not everyone knows what AWS does and how important it is to the modern internet.  Most of the best web hosting services rely on AWS in at least some capacity, and many of them are essentially just resellers of AWS services. In this article, we’ll look at what AWS …

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AWS keeps top spot in the global cloud market

As the light at the end of the Covid tunnel begins to emerge, businesses are continuing to spend big on cloud. This is according to a new report from analyst firm Canalys, which suggests Amazon Web Services (AWS) kept its leading position in the market. However, the two main runners-up, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, are growing at pace. Canalys …

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Google Cloud has the ‘best performing cloud’, but AWS the most cost-efficient

Among the big three cloud providers – Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform (GPC) – the latter is the best performer in terms of throughput. AWS, on the other hand, has lowest network latency. This is according to the third annual Cloud Report, published recently by commercial database management firm Cockroach Labs. As per a …

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AWS is desperate to help companies ditch the mainframe

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is determined to help large corporations move from the mainframe to the cloud – but this is no mean feat. According to a recent report from Computer Weekly, one of the biggest problems with migrating mainframe applications to the cloud is the lack of a skilled workforce to make it happen. Mainframe experts are few and …

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AWS and Google Cloud help push cloud revenues to new highs

The global shift towards remote working has led to another bumper quarter for the world’s top cloud computing companies. Amazon Web Services (AWS) has revealed it saw a 29% growth in revenues for its Q2 as demand for cloud computing around the world continued to increase. However this was overshadowed by rival Google Cloud, which revealed its Q2 revenues grew …

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