Public cloud juggernaut AWS inches toward hybrid clouds

CodeDeploy allows users to deploy code to on-premises infrastructure now

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In its effort to appeal to a broader swath of large enterprise IT environments, Amazon Web Services is making moves to extend the reach of its public cloud into existing on-premises data centers.

The latest example: AWS CodeDeploy now allows customers to launch code they store in AWS’s cloud on servers behind a company’s firewall. Previously, CodeDeploy would only run code on AWS servers.

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CodeDeploy is a new service AWS announced at its re:Invent conference last year that allows application developers to centrally control and track code for new apps that they’ve built and control where it runs. It’s built on the same system that AWS uses internally to build new services.  

The move may be a small feature addition to a single product, but it is indicative of AWS’s desire to extend the hybrid cloud computing capabilities of what many consider the market-leading public cloud. Check out this AWS blog post here for more details.

And in other AWS news this week, the company announced a new series of virtual machine instances on its cloud, these called the D-series or Dense-storage VMs. The D-series are meant to process multi-terabyte data sets with consistently high input/output processing. Read more about that news here.

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