Category Archives: Security

Is Cloud Computing Secure? Yes Another Perspective

Is Cloud Computing Secure? Cloud computing has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. Every day brings news of some acquisition, some investment, some innovation in this space. What started as a mere snowball has gradually acquired the proportions of an avalanche with all the big boys of the Information Technology putting in big…

Emails from Cloud Server – Part 2

Practically Speaking About Cloud Computing: SPAM, the root cause: We learn that some companies have left cloud servers because of this email sending problem. Quite natural, because this is one of the important requirement from web sites or web applications! When this is not done, the whole purpose of the site gets defeated. So the…

Emails from Cloud Server – Part I

Emails from Cloud Server Introduction: Recently we had a practical experience of migrating one public website to cloud hosting. The site was with a leading hosting service provider and migrated to a leading cloud service provider. One of the issues that we faced and sorted out is sending email from cloud. Of course for those…

Top 25 European Cloud Computing Rising Stars Companies: Aepona

Over the next month CloudTweaks will be presenting a series covering “25 growing cloud computing start-ups in Europe”. Some of these promising start-ups are in their initial stage of development while others are already gaining strength and market share in the global market for Cloud Computing services.We can say that most of these companies are…

2011 Trends in Cloud Migration

2011 Trends in Cloud Migration Cloud Migration was one of the key trends of 2010 and it is very likely to accelerate during 2011 and beyond. Many cloud vendors and service providers have come up with interesting solutions to facilitate this task but numerous challenges have to be dealt with and it is very important…

BlackBerry Seeks To Appease Indian Government With Cloud Computing Solution

Blackberry Cloud Computing Solution? BlackBerry manufacturer RIM (Research In Motion) and the Indian government have been at loggerheads for some time now due to the latter’s insistence on monitoring BlackBerry data citing security concerns. With such data being stored on servers outside India, the country’s security agencies could not access it leading to friction with…

Sourcefire Aquisition – Now competitor in the cloud based anti-virus market

Sourcefire Acquires Cloud-based Anti-virus Maker Immunet for USD 21 Million Cybersecurity solutions provider Sourcefire has acquired Immunet, a cloud-based anti-virus start-up, in a deal worth USD 21 million, the two companies said in a press release. Massachusetts-based Sourcefire is to pay initial USD 17 million in cash while the rest of the sum will be…

Dell’s New Cloud Computing Buy

Dell’s New Cloud Computing Buy Having already made several acquisitions in the cloud computing space this year, Dell took another step in that direction when it announced on Wednesday, 29 December 2010, its intention to buy medical archive services company InSite One Inc. Terms of the transaction, which is subject to customary closing conditions, were…

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

Cloud Computing and Wikileaks: Was Amazon’s action justified? 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, we present some of the…

Dell’s Deals in Cloud Computing

Dell’s Deals in Cloud Computing 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 provider InSite One, Inc is…

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