Google Cloud adds Hong Kong region

Our friends at Google have revealed plans to open a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Hong Kong next year as part of its ongoing Asia-Pacific expansion. The new GCP Hong Kong region will be the sixth in Asia-Pacific, joining facilities in Taiwan and Tokyo as well...

Why Docker?

Container technology, and more specifically Docker, is hot right now because of the productivity improvements it brings. Containers make it very simple to automate application deployment and speed up application delivery. Other key benefits of Docker include:...

AWS Billing Alerts

You may have already found yourself in front of a bad surprise at the end of the month, when you realize your cloud bill was much more than you expected. Perhaps someone in your team started some services and forgot to terminate them, uselessly running up the bill...

Hong Kong boasts second fastest internet in the world

A report came out last week about the fastest average internet speeds in the world. South Korea topped the list with an average 26.3 Mbps, more that four times the global average of 6.3Mbps. Hong Kong was not far behind, tapping in at 20.1 Mbps, largely ahead of its...

Cisco to shut down cloud service

Cisco announced this week that it would be shutting down its cloud service, known as Intercloud. After investing $1 billion USD into the project, they have decided to call it quits. The service will stop in March of 2017. At this point they claim that they will be...

AWS Canada – new region

AWS announced today the availability of the new Canada (Central) region. This is the first region opened in Canada and the fifth in North America (North Virginia, Oregon, Northern California, Ohio and the AWS GovCloud) and the fifteenth worldwide. As of the time of...

WAF Sandwich

One of our clients was highly concerned about DDoS attacks, as this had brought down their site before and apparently it took them days to fully recover. There is an architectural best practice known as the “WAF Sandwich” that can be used to protect you...

AWS Ohio – new region

AWS is excited to announce immediate availability of the new US East (Ohio) Region. Ohio joins Northern Virginia, Oregon, Northern California, and AWS GovCloud as the fifth AWS Region in North America and as the fourteenth worldwide, bringing the total number of AWS...

Use AWS WAF to block malicious requests

AWS recently introduced a long-awaited service: the Web Application Firewall (WAF). While there are already many WAFs on the market, they are often prohibitively expensive and can be difficult to administer. While the AWS WAF is much simpler than products such as New...

AWS China (Beijing) Region – Open to the public

Amazon Web Services, in collaboration with Beijing Sinnet Technology Co. Ltd., announced that the AWS China (Beijing) Region is now available to customers from datacenters in China that are being operated by Sinnet.This is a collaboration, or joint venture, between...