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The AWS Official Blog usually includes several new announcements every week, and this week was no exception. On 16 Mar 2016 it announced a new feature for the Amazon Aurora for Amazon RDS service, called Amazon Aurora Priority Based Failover to further enhance the AWS database offering.

2008 was a busy year. Amazon went into full production with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Microsoft launched it’s Microsoft Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS). Google announced its Google App Engine (GAE) PaaS offering. The Cloud War was on! This post looks back and provides a commentary and answers the question - Why is Amazon winning the Cloud War?

The Official AWS Blog 16 Mar 2016 announced new Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) Lifecycle Management features. This blog post looks at the existing lifecycle features, the new S3 lifecycle management features announced and answers the question, why are they needed?

VMware’s vSphere is a virtualization platform which has wide adoption in the enterprise. vSphere vMotion is a feature which allows the live migration of virtual machines from one physical server to another. During ”live migration” the virtual machine is not stopped so software which was running, network connections which were open and storage operations which were in progress continue to run without interruption.

Amazon Web Services doesn’t currently support this feature, but will it ever?

Amazon announced AWS Config in November 2014 to provide a historical record of the configuration of an AWS environment. AWS Config Rules is an extension of the AWS Config service. Conig Rules ensure the configuration meets specific parameters. AWS Lambda functions are triggered when the environment deviates from the configuration. The AWS Security Blog for Mar 1st 2016 announced the AWS Config Rules Repository.

Moving data into Amazon over the internet is a time consuming process. AWS Import/Export Snowball has supported import to Amazon for a while now. The export from Amazon feature was announced on the Official AWS Blog 29 Feb 2016.

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