Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced Glacier, an inexpensive cloud-based data archive service primarily aimed at enterprise and small business users willing to go with a tapeless solution. There's no free tier to choose from like there is with Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3), but for data heavy users that require 5TB of redundancy or more, pricing starts at just a penny per gigabyte per month.
AT&T is finally putting all that T-Mobile unpleasantness behind it with a new filing at the FCC. AT&T and T-Mobile have filed for approval to transfer about $1 billion in AWS spectrum holdings to T-Mobile as penance for failing to ram the $39 billion acquisition through. AT&T has already paid $3 billion in cash to T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom AG.
Even as all other Android tablets seem hopelessly incapable of holding a candle to the Apple iPad, Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire can already be seen glaring rather invitingly (or ominously if you’re Apple) in the distance. Its initial dazzle is perhaps largely due to its highly affordable price and cloud-accelerated Silk browser. While its hard to look beyond its unbelievably low price, certain folks are much more interested in the latter.
Following a nearly week long outage, Amazon said it ironed out most of the technical glitches that brought down its Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) data centers. The data centers took a nosedive last Thursday, wreaking havoc on companies that rent Web services and storage from Amazon, including websites like Reddit, Quoora, and Foursquare, but now everything is back to normal, or as normal as they're going to get.