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Amazon Gives Businesses New Storage, Developer Solutions

Amazon just made a couple of Amazon Web Services (AWS) announcements, involving some new capabilities for mobile developers and a new enterprise storage and sharing service.

The storage service is called Amazon Zocalo. Starting in limited preview today, Amazon describes it as a ” fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that improve user productivity.”

The offering allows customers to store, share, and gather feedback on documents, spreadsheets, presentations, webpages, images, PDFs, and text files from laptops, iPads, Kindle Fires, or Android tablets.

“Customers have told us that they’re fed up with the cost, complexity, and performance of their existing old guard enterprise document and collaboration management tools,” said Noah Eisner, GM of Amazon Zocalo. “AWS was increasingly being asked to provide an enterprise storage and sharing tool that was easy to use, allowed users to quickly collaborate with others, and met the strict security needs of their organizations. That’s what Amazon Zocalo was built to do.”

The new mobile developer services are aimed at making it easier to build, deploy, and scale mobile apps. These invlude Amazon Cognito, a way to securely store, manage, and sync user identities and data; Amazon Mobile Analytics, a way to quickly access and analyze app usage data; the AWS Mobile SDK to easily connect apps to AWS; and Amazon SNS, a way to send notifications, updates, and promotions across platforms.

Developers can learn more about all of this here.

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