This morning, Amazon Web Services reported "increased API error rates" in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region. The first reported errors affected only Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). As AWS looked into the issue, it later found that as many as seven different services were impacted.
Google focused on application management with its latest release 1.3.8 of App Engine, its platform-as-a-service offering. Along with performance improvements, Google added a handful of useful administrative tools, which make it easier for developers to see their application's status.
Amazon just announced more than two dozen new and updated resource types for AWS CloudFormation. CloudFormation templates can now be used to configure and provision a number of AWS products including CodePipeline, API Gateway, AWS Lambda, Elasticsearch Service, AWS IAM and more.