Major Amazon S3 Outage Hits Internet

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An outage at Amazon Web Services is causing major downtime across the cloud this morning, as sites which rely on the cloud storage service have been unable to reliably connect all morning. Although Amazon's web services are widely used by Southern California tech startups, it's unclear how many are being affected by the downtime. S3 is used by many websites for storing data, images, and video. amazon outage cloud services internet

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Storage Trends for 2018: Cloud Storage 2.0 Players Poised to Ascend

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In March 2006, Amazon launched Simple Storage Service (S3). Although few people paid much attention at the time, the announcement of S3 marked the beginning of a great migration of data from on-premises storage to the cloud.

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LogicMonitor Ties Into Amazon Web Services

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Santa Barbara-based LogicMonitor , which develops IT infrastructure monitoring software, said today that it has connected its tools to Amazon Web Services. The company said its platform now has the ability to monitor Amazon Web Services instances and services. The company said the new monitoring capabilities include monitoring of SQS, DynamoDB, S3, and monitoring Amazon billing data. logicmonitor amazon services infrastructure monitoring

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IDrive: We're The Biggest Cloud Service In LA You've Never Heard Of

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Los Angeles-based IDrive has a bold claim: it''s the biggest cloud service provider in Los Angeles. IDrive says that it is in the midst of growing its service, plus bolstering its efforts to improve its service to challenge such growing cloud providers as Dropbox.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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I went to an event by Amazon on their Amazon Web Services in Santa Monica today. The focus was S3 - storage service, EC2 - their compute cloud, their queuing system, and their flexible payment system. The S3 system is not a transactional object system, it's for larger objects, larger updates. You need to push out anything truly persistent to another machine and/or storage, e.g., S3.

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DreamHost Debuts Public Cloud Storage Service Into GA

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DreamHost , the Los Angeles-based web hosting and cloud services provider, said Tuesday that it has debuted its DreamObjects public cloud storage service into general availability, aiming the service at application storage, Web site backup, content storage, disaster recovery, as well as personal backups. DreamObjects said it now has thousands of users using the service, which costs a low 7 cents per GB of storage, with 7 cents per GB of transfer-out bandwidth.

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Report: Ring's Gave Unfettered Access To Cameras To Employees

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The Intercept reports that, among other things, Ring provided its employees with "virtually unfettered access" to a folder on Amazon's S3 cloud storage service that contained every video created by every Ring camera around the world, and that it allowed Ring executives and engineers to access unfiltered, round-the-clock access to customer cameras--regardless of if they needed that access to do their job or not.

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Western Digital, CTERA Link On Object Storage Offering

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The companies said they are providing a joint solution aimed at the enterprise and service provider market. petabytes, and also links into cloud storage services like Amazon S3. Irvine-based storage giant Western Digital and data archiving software provider CTERA said today that they have teamed up on a new, object storage solution, which combines data archiving systems from WD's HGST unit, with CTERA's software.

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Zadara Expands To Object Storage

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Irvine-based cloud storage provider Zadara Storage said today that it has added new, object storage services to its offerings. According to Zadara Storage, its new ZIOS Intelligent Object Store lets its users store objects using the same infrastructure as its block and file storage services. Zadara says the new service is S3/Swift compatible. Swift is the object storage interface which is part of OpenStack, and Amazon's S3 offers up its own object storage service.

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BlueCava Gets $13M For Ad Technology

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According to the company, the second round of funding came from S3 Ventures, Performance Edge Partners and Zeitgeist Capital. The company also said it has appointed Phil Myers as Executive Chairman--Myers was previously CEO of StoredIQ (also backed by S3), and also served at Cyclone Commerce, SalesLogix, and other firms. Irvine-based BlueCava , a developer of a cross-screen advertising platform, said Thursday that it has raised $13M in a new funding round.

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Nirvanix Names Marketing VP

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San Diego-based Nirvanix , which operates a cloud storage service, said today that it has named Steve Zivanic as the firm's new Vice President of Marketing.

Nirvanix Scrambles To Transfer Cloud Data Before Shutdown

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San Diego-based cloud storage company Nirvanix has officially shut down its service, saying in a posting on its website that it is actively winding down its business, and is scrambling to transfer data on the cloud storage service to other providers. Nirvanix said it is providing "the resources we can" to assist its customers to return their data, or move their data to such services as IBM SoftLayer, Amazon S3, Google Storage or Microsoft Azure.

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Epics3 Takes On Photo Sharing

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Carlsbad-based Epics3 , a new startup focused on photo sharing through Twitter, Facebook, and other web sites, said today that it has launched its services. Epics3 also allows users to serve up photos using their own domain names, and can link photos stored in the service with Amazon S3. Moreno is the founder of URL shortening service SMSpal/Adjix.

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FreedomPop Adds LTE Phones

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Los Angeles-based free wireless phone and broadband service provider FreedomPop said Thursday that it has added support for LTE, and now supports the Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, and Samsung Victory. FreedomPop said its new, LTE phones will offer up the same, free service it had been offering via WiMax, with 500MB of free data, 200 voice calls, and 500 text free each month.

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Getting To The Next Level In Cloud Storage, With IDrive

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Companies like Dropbox, Microsoft, Google, and many others are setting the standard for those cloud services. So, if you''re a cloud storage provider, how do you get to the next level in terms of your service and company? Raghu Kulkami: We are an online backup storage and sync service.

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DreamHost Readies Wider OpenStack Rollout

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Los Angeles-based web and cloud hosting provider DreamHost looks to be readying its OpenStack cloud offering, DreamCompute, for wider consumption, after showing off the service at the OpenStack Summit in Portland last week. DreamHost was named one of the "hottest products" by industry publication at the show, and apparently is getting set for general availability of the service this summer. DreamHost has been offering the service in beta since October of last year.

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Nirvanix Powers Ooyala

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San Diego-based Nirvanix, a provider of storage-as-a-service, said Tuesday that the firm's technology is being used by video delivery firm Ooyala. The firm charges by bandwidth and amount of storage, and competes against Amazon's S3 service.

Nirvanix Steals Away Zynga CIO

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San Diego-based Nirvanix , the cloud storage service operator, has snagged the current CIO of Zynga as its new CEO, according to the company Monday. Nirvanix provides enterprise-focused, cloud based backup services, offering companies a way to store their critical backups in the cloud rather than through local storage. The company originally started as a provider of API-based cloud storage (ala Amazon S3) but in recent years has been focused on the enterprise area.

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DreamHost Tackles Cloud Storage

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Los Angeles-based web hosting provider DreamHost is tapping into Ceph, the open source, scalable storage system project spun out of its own operations, to launch its own object storage service. DreamHost said its new DreamObjects service--aimed at both developers, as well as individuals and businesses--will provide per-GB storage services at 7 cents per month, and 7 cents per GB for data transfer out.

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RightScale Rolls Out Grid Computing Product

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According to the firm, its new RIghtScale Grid Computing Solution Pack is targeted at grid processing on services such as Amazon Web Services. The new software connects into Amazon AWS, and its EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud), SQS (Simple Queue Service), and S3 (Simple Storage Service) to coordinate grid processing.

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Nirvanix Raises $10M, Names New CEO

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San Diego-based Nirvanix , the provider of cloud storage services, said today that it has raised another $10M in a funding, and appointed a new CEO. Nirvanix operates a cloud-based storage service, which offers up data storage via a web-based API.

Nirvanix Taps Storage Veteran For Sales

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Lyon joins the company from Brocade Communications, where he was Director of Services Sales for the Americas. The venture-backed firm competes against Amazon's S3 storage services.

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Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

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I believe that this is a major new area of growth & innovation for the Internet as Cloud Services start to form deeper & richer layers. I’m not covering the actual layers of the Internet (under the OSI model) but rather the Cloud Services layer.

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Nirvanix Shuffles CEOs

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San Diego-based Nirvanix, which operates an online, storage-as-a-service which competes against Amazon's S3 storage service, has shuffled its CEOs, the firm said today, replacing CEO Patrick Harr with Jim Zierick.

ElephantDrive Scores Win At Netgear

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Los Angeles-based ElephantDrive is powering a new cloud storage service which was rolled out this week by Netgear, a manufacturer of data storage hardware. Netgear, which announced its new ReadyNAS Vault online backup and disaster-recovery service Monday, is using ElephantDrive to provide the service to its users. Netgear said the new service will allow users of its data storage devices to backup and recover data from any Web browser and any Internet location.

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ElephantDrive Targets Xdrive Users

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Los Angeles-based ElephantDrive is targeting users of AOL's Xdrive service, the online data storage service that AOL said it is closing in January. ElephantDrive provides an online data backup and storage service which users can to subscribe to for $9.95 America Online announced in October that it was shuttering Xdrive, and will close the service on January 12th. ElephantDrive is venture backed by Intel, and uses Amazon's S3 storage service as its back end data store.

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Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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True that Salesforce.com in particular has made interesting moves toward open-cloud services by purchasing Heroku and also launching Database.com. They started by offering cloud storage (S3) on a super cheap, pay-as-you consume basis.

This Week in VC with Farb Nivi, Founder of Grockit

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Mobile gifting service. Provides electronic book services for content publishers; services include digital scanning and conversion, distribution to leading e-book retailers, monetization and royalty management.

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Choosing Internet Platforms

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Especially when there are things like: Amazon S3 / EC2 / AWS outage this morning. application services (security, integration), etc. Mentions - Marc Andreessen's - The three kinds of platforms you meet on the Internet A Level 1 platform's apps run elsewhere, and call into the platform via a web services API to draw on data and services -- this is how Flickr does it. Stamps.com - two back-ends - mainline service vs. marketing site.

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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mobile, locations, layering of services, data management, portability & more]. The Bridge Between Online Services & The Internet. At the bottom end of the stack is storage (S3) and processing (EC2).

REACH | Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Future of Gaming [Live]

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What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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mobile, locations, layering of services, data management, portability & more]. We were on services called CompuServe and Prodigy. The Bridge Between Online Services & The Internet: AOL. At the bottom end of the stack is storage (S3) and processing (EC2).

Interview with Gil Elbaz, Factual

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How does this differ from the kind of data Amazon has said it will make available through services like S3? They are making storage available to people or to institutions who have data they want to share publicly, for free, on S3. There are lots of services out there, but many don't actually let a developer download all the data they're seeing in one keystroke.

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