UPDATE: Amazon stops hosting WikiLeaks site, says U.S. lawmaker

Amazon Cloud Host stops hosting WikiLeaks site (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc has stopped hosting WikiLeaks’ website, which posted thousands of classified U.S. government documents this week, U.S. Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman said on Wednesday. The move comes after Lieberman’s staff made inquiries to Amazon on Tuesday as reports surfaced that WikiLeaks had…

Engine Yard Announces Open Source Software Community Grant Program

Company Champions Open Source Developers With Funding SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – December 1, 2010) – Engine Yard, the leading cloud computing Platform-as-a-Service for Ruby on Rails, today announced the Engine Yard Open Source Software (OSS) Community Grant program. This program aims to help critical projects and OSS contributors gain traction while growing their user base…

Informa’s Cloud Computing Asia Congress, taking place in Singapore from 31 May – 1 June 2011

CloudTweaks and Informa have formed a strategic partnership for upcoming event. Cloud services are gaining popularity amongst IT users, allowing them to access businesses applications and platforms, storage and even whole chunks of IT infrastructure over a public or private network. New traffic patterns, new forms of content and new applications are key drivers of…

Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2011 and Beyond

Gartner Reveals Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users for 2011 and Beyond Predictions Show Clear Linkage of IT Investments and Business Results Becoming an Imperative for IT Organizations STAMFORD, Conn., November 30, 2010 —   Gartner, Inc. has revealed its top predictions for IT organizations and users for 2011 and beyond. Analysts said that…

CA Technologies CA Identity Manager Now Available on Salesforce.com AppExchange 2, Salesforce.com’s Marketplace for Business Apps

Customers can now deploy CA Identity Manager to Provision Employees and Partners to Cloud Applications Deployed on Force.com ISV momentum for Force.com builds as Dreamforce 2010 approaches Islandia, NY, Nov. 30, 2010 – CA Technologies today announced the availability of CA Identity Manager on AppExchange 2. With CA Identity Manager, organizations can automate identity management…

Telecoms Cloud Services Summit, 9 – 12 May 2011, Europe, Venue TBC

CloudTweaks and “Telecoms Cloud Services Summit” has formed a strategic partnership for their upcoming event. Telecoms Cloud Services Summit will explore the concrete steps operators are taking to become full-fledged Cloud service providers. Hear detailed case studies of profitable and deployed Cloud services, examine the technical and organisational prerequisites as well as potential external barriers…

Opportunity For Cloud Computing Experts To Present At CIO Cloud Summit

CloudTweaks Event Partner the CIO Cloud Summit announced today that it is looking for qualified speakers and cloud computing experts to present at the upcoming event, April 10-13, 2011. Qualified speakers include senior-level IT executives or individuals with executive level experience and a direct technology focus. All speakers must represent large organizations. The CIO Cloud…

12 Open Source Cloud Services To Help Your Business Grow

12 Open Source Cloud Computing Services that may help your business. offers enterprises a powerful new data platform built on the popular Apache Hadoop open-source software package. We unlock the storage and processing technologies of the world’s biggest Web companies, allowing our growing list of global customers to use Hadoop to solve problems and achieve…

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Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Cloud Infographic: Cloud Public, Private & Hybrid Differences

Many people have heard of cloud computing. There is however a tremendous number of people who still cannot differentiate between Public, Private & Hybrid cloud offerings.  Here is an excellent infographic provided by the group at iWeb which goes into greater detail on this subject. Infographic source: iWeb

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data

Cloud Infographic – The Future Of Big Data Big Data is BIG business and will continue to be one of the more predominant areas of focus in the coming years from small startups to large scale corporations. We’ve already covered on CloudTweaks how Big Data can be utilized in a number of interesting ways from preventing world hunger to…

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter

Using Big Data To Make Cities Smarter The city of the future is impeccably documented. Sensors are used to measure air quality, traffic patterns, and crowd movement. Emerging neighborhoods are quickly recognized, public safety threats are found via social networks, and emergencies are dealt with quicklier. Crowdsourcing reduces commuting times, provides people with better transportation…

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery

Cloud Infographic: Disaster Recovery  Business downtime can be detrimental without a proper disaster recovery plan in place. Only 6% of businesses that experience downtime without a plan will survive long term. Less than half of all businesses that experience a disaster are likely to reopen their doors. There are many causes of data loss and…

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Security And The New Frontier

Cloud Infographic – Cyber Security And The New Frontier

Cyber Security: The New Frontier The security environment of the 21st century is constantly evolving, and it’s difficult to predict where the next threats and dangers will come from. But one thing is clear: the ever-expanding frontier of digital space will continue to present firms and governments with security challenges. From politically-motivated Denial-of-Service attacks to…

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Moving From Email Into The Cloud

Mobile Collaboration In The Cloud Imagine that you, as a manager, are told by the powers that be that you have to find “efficiencies” within your department that will result in one million dollars of savings annually. You struggle with this. You send an email to everyone on your senior team. “Where can we save…

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too

IT Security: Think Like A Thief – And An Average Joe, Too With security threats to information services growing in sophistication, frequency and variety, IT professionals on all sides of the marketplace are realizing an urgent need to reinvent themselves to better anticipate the bewildering variety of attacks that they and their customers face. The…

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Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Cloud Service Provider Selection Considerations

Why Cloud Brokers Make Sense Different workloads perform differently on different cloud service providers. Enough so that it is prudent in planning to consider the optimal configuration and the optimal CSP for your solution. Consider this old word problem from years ago. One person can carry two buckets of water. It takes 5 minutes to…

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud (5 Warnings)

Migrating to a Business Cloud  In theory, migrating to cloud computing should be easy. Choose a cloud provider, move the files to the data server and everything is good to go. While that may work for the personal cloud, migrating into a business cloud format is a lot more complicated. As Ann Bednarz pointed out…

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

5 Considerations You Need To Review Before Investing In Data Analytics

Review Before Investing In Data Analytics Big data, when handled properly, can lead to big change. Companies in a wide variety of industries are partnering with data analytics companies to increase operational efficiency and make evidence-based business decisions. From Kraft Foods using business intelligence (BI) to cut customer satisfaction analysis time in half, to a…

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