Skyscrapers blog by tag: amazon

AWS and Linode XEN updates

Published on March 2, 2015 by Frederik Denkens

A couple of days ago, the world learned about a new security issue in the virtualisation software XEN. This component powers many clouds. The exact details of the issue are under embargo until March 10, after which they will be made public.  We manage hosting-platforms for our customers on various providers, including Amazon Web Services […]

Let the cloudwars begin: Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud slash prices

Published on April 1, 2014 by Frederik Denkens

Last week was a great example of how consumers of IaaS and PaaS services can benefit from the increasingly more competitive global cloud market. Dramatic price cuts, ranging from 10% to 85%, for everybody and best of all: almost instantly! The week started off with the Google Cloud Platform Live event in San Francisco where […]

AWSUGBE #2: AWS Use cases and S3 best practices/upload performance

Published on November 15, 2013 by Frederik Denkens

Last week we hosted the second AWS User Group Belgium at our offices. Due to the terrible traffic around Antwerp we started out a bit later, but that didn’t make it any bit less interesting. The first presentation was by Alex Sinner, AWS Solutions Architect. He explained the main use cases for choosing AWS and how […]

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