AWS Outperforms GCP in the 2018 Cloud Report

Customers rely on us to help navigate the complexities of the increasingly competitive cloud wars. This inspired the 2018 Cloud Computing Report, where we benchmark performance, latency, CPU, network, I/O, and cost of AWS and GCP. Note: As of December 20, 2018, we have updated two sections in this report: Network Throughput and I/O Experiment. […]

Moving from Kube2Iam to Kiam

At Ibotta, we chose kube2iam to assign AWS IAM Roles to containers running in our Kubernetes cluster. Lately, we’ve run into some issues with it—specifically when running a job that scores all of our service repos. This spins up a number of pods in parallel and has often failed to correctly access roles. After further […]

Crossplane lowers the barrier to a multi-cloud future

Cloud computing has become the dominant IT paradigm and multi-cloud looks poised to be the primary approach, with 81 percent of enterprises already adopting a multi-cloud strategy. A multi-cloud strategy prevents vendor lock-in, which is increasingly important as three major providers (AWS, GCP, and Azure) dominate the market. Despite the many benefits of a multi-cloud […]

Amazon is coming to company data centers, and that should scare Cisco, HPE and Dell

Amazon Web Services will offer AWS-branded servers that will work with existing cloud services.AWS is taking on traditional hardware vendors with its on-premises service. Amazon Web Services will offer AWS-branded servers that will work with existing cloud services. AWS is taking on traditional hardware vendors with its on-premises service. Amazon cloud chief Andy Jassy said […]

Predictive Scaling for EC2, Powered by Machine Learning

When I look back on the history of AWS and think about the launches that truly signify the fundamentally dynamic, on-demand nature of the cloud, two stand out in my memory: the launch of Amazon EC2 in 2006 and the concurrent launch of CloudWatch Metrics, Auto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing in 2009. The first […]

Deploy Gluon models to AWS DeepLens using a simple Python API

Today we are excited to announce that you can deploy your custom models trained using Gluon to your AWS DeepLens. Gluon is an open source deep learning interface which allows developers of all skill levels to prototype, build, train, and deploy sophisticated machine learning models for the cloud, devices at the edge, and mobile apps. […]

Spooky action at a distance, how an AWS outage ate our load balancer

Distributed systems are complex beasts and notoriously hard to debug. Sometimes it’s hard to understand how an outage on one service will affect another, and no matter how much we think we understand a given system, it will still surprise us in new and interesting ways. What follows is the story of one of those […]