AWS has expanded its HIPAA compliance program to include AWS Direct Connect as a HIPAA Eligible Service. With the addition of Direct Connect, if you have an executed Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with AWS you can now transfer large amounts of data, including Protected Health Information (PHI), into and out of AWS in a cost-effective manner designed for your security. AWS Direct Connect offers several benefits for customers: it lowers bandwidth costs out of AWS (which is valuable for applications that have bulk data transfer requirements), it offers more consistent network performance over Internet-based connections for applications that require real-time data feeds, and it provides an alternative means to connect to the AWS cloud for customers who may have security or compliance policies that prevent VPN connectivity to the cloud.
Google’s new Cloud Video Intelligence API makes it possible to scan and search videos for nearly anything thanks to machine learning. Google says the tool relies on a simple REST API that can peek at every single frame in videos hosted in Google Cloud Storage.
We are excited to announce that Amazon Lumberyard is now available for download at http://aws.amazon.com/lumberyard. Amazon Lumberyard is a free, cross-platform, 3D game engine for developers to create the highest-quality games, connect their games to the vast compute and storage of the AWS Cloud, and engage fans on Twitch. Amazon Lumberyard helps developers build beautiful worlds, make realistic characters, and create stunning real-time effects. With Amazon Lumberyard’s visual scripting tool, even non-technical game developers can add cloud-connected features to a game in minutes (such as a community news feed, daily gifts, or server-side combat resolution) through a drag-and-drop graphical user interface.
This new version of the Quick Start makes it easier than ever to get up and running with Trend Micro Deep Security on the AWS cloud. Trend Micro Deep Security is a host-based security product that provides Anti-Malware, Host Firewall, Intrusion Prevention, File Integrity Monitoring, Log Inspection, Web Application Firewalling, and Content Filtering modules in a single agent running in the guest operating system.
WalmartLabs, a Walmart technology company (formerly named Kosmix), has announced that OneOps is now open source and available to developers. OneOps is a cloud and application lifecycle management platform that developers can use to quickly develop and launch applications as well as maintain them throughout their entire lifecycle.
You can now use Network Address Translation (NAT) Gateway in the EU (Frankfurt) region. NAT Gateway is a highly available AWS managed service that makes it easy to connect to the Internet from instances within a private subnet in an AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Previously, you needed to launch a NAT instance to enable NAT for instances in a private subnet.
Today, Cloudinary announced enhancements to its cloud-based image management APIs. To help developers overcome challenges associated with image dimension determinations, Cloudinary introduced responsive image breakpoints technology within the API.
In the enterprise cloud market, there is no silver bullet. Customers are looking for “best of breed” rather than “best of suite” solutions. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions alone can’t address all the …
Last week’s DockerCon event was one of the most exciting, energizing, invigorating, and exhausting conferences I’ve attended. The crowds, keynotes, the technology, and the whales, created a fantastic atmosphere. In an incredibly short period of time Docker has managed to rivet the attention and interest of the cloud world. I feel moved to briefly share a few of my reactions to this event.