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AWS Summits To Hit 12 Cities This Year

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is on a roll this year. With price cuts, introduction of new services and management tools, they have set the foundation for continuing to dominate the IaaS space. Their latest announcement was AWS OpsWorks, an integrated management tool for resource provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, monitoring, and access control. With the range of services that they provide, it becomes a little difficult for new developers to navigate through their offerings and also for experienced devs to take advantage of them.

Google Compute Engine: Mountain View's Amazon EC2

Google is doubling down on cloud computing, further opening up its infrastructure to developers. Google Compute Engine supports "Linux virtual servers at Google scale," according to the company's announcement at its Google I/O developer conference. The new offering sits alongside the Google App Engine API as part of its infrastructure-as-a-service Cloud Platform initiative. Google Compute is also the closest competitor the search giant has to Amazon EC2.

Today in APIs: Amazon Costs, Facebook Photos and 11 New APIs

Is the Amazon EC2 API more expensive than self-hosting? A recent post suggests so and Amazon responded with numbers of its own. Facebook is going to increase the size of the photos returned by its Facebook Graph API. Plus: Open APIs are the new Open Source, Super 8 plus tenor sax equals what? And 11 new APIs.