Cloud Computing and Wikileaks: Was Amazon’s action justified?

Cloud Computing and Wikileaks: Was Amazon’s action justified? By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks.com Wikileaks has been grabbing headlines across the globe, and has divided the world into those who laud it for standing up to free speech and others who decry it as detrimental to the national security of the United States. Without being judgmental,

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Dell’s Deals in Cloud Computing

Dell’s Deals in Cloud Computing By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks.com Dell may be known across the world for its computers, but its well on its way to emerging as a serious player in the cloud computing space, if its recent spate of acquisitions is any indication. Its recent announcement to acquire cloud-based medical archiving services

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The 2010 cloud computing winner

The 2010 cloud computing winner Who was the 2010 cloud computing winner? It’s a subjective topic. And you’re really comparing apples to oranges. There are SaaS, PaaS and IaaS offerings, all serving different customer needs. Some vendors are established, while others are only just getting started. And of-course, people tend to declare a technology they

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India – the next virtualization giant?

India – the next virtualization giant? By CloudTweaks The recent growth of virtualization in the Asia-Pacific region cannot be overlooked. Statistics show that 75% of end-users want to switch to cloud computing services within the next year. This percentage is the highest compared to other countries of the region (even surpasses Singapore and Malaysia). The

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GridGain Interview With Nikita Inanov, CEO

GridGain Interview With Nikita Inanov, CEO Cloudtweaks.com had an opportunity recently to speak with Nikita Inanov, the CEO of GridGains Systems. GridGain Systems is a privately funded startup company developing an innovative JVM-based Cloud Application Platform that enables rapid development of highly scalable SaaS or traditional enterprise and social web applications that scale on any

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Europe’s potential big bloomers for 2011

Europe’s potential big bloomers for 2011 By CloudTweaks With 2011 just around the corner, there are numerous cloud predictions for 2011. Cloud computing being a nascent technical advancement in the field of Information Technology, it is still in its molding face. So what has 2011 stored for us? Will social networking evolve and somehow integrate

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Fujitsu set to invest $1.2 billion-plus on cloud computing in 2011

Fujitsu set to invest $1.2 billion-plus on cloud computing in 2011 By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks Cloud computing circles are abuzz with the news that Fujitsu is set to invest a whopping $1.2 billion in this emerging technology next year. Such a large investment certainly augurs well for this new field of computing science. For

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Technology Collaboration between IBM and NATO Allied Command Transformation

Technology Collaboration between IBM and NATO Allied Command Transformation Source: PRNewsWire NORFOLK, Va. and WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2010 – NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT) today selected IBM (NYSE: IBM) for a strategic technology project to gain experience with emerging information technologies to improve data center efficiency and increase data sharing by its 28 member nations.

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Who Doesn’t Like Cloud Computing?

Who Doesn’t Like Cloud Computing? Strange as it may sound, there do exist people who oppose the meteoric rise of cloud computing. And we are not talking about established application developers like Microsoft who fear losing billions of revenue as more and more people shift towards demand-based software in the cloud. In fact, whatever Microsoft’s

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New Cloud Startup Investment in Nasuni

New Investment Opportunities with Nasuni CloudTweaks Nasuni has just announced a new investment of $15million from Venture Capitalists to fund development of its cloud-based filer software, following a $8million investment in March 2009. This software comes in the form of a downloadable virtual machine which presents the storage cloud as a networked drive to local

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