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Amazon CloudWatch Offers Free Monitoring Metrics For EC2 Instances

Amazon CloudWatch Offers Free Monitoring Metrics For EC2 Instances

(Update From Amazon Website) We’re excited to let you know that as of today, all Amazon EC2 instances come with free Basic Monitoring metrics from our Monitoring service, Amazon CloudWatch. You don’t need to do anything to make this happen. It’s there for you to use. Simply sign in to the AWS Management Console and…

Cluster GPU Instances Now Available for Amazon EC2

Source: Amazon EC2 Team “We are excited to announce the immediate availability of Cluster GPU Instances for Amazon EC2, a new instance type designed to deliver the power of GPU processing in the cloud. GPUs are increasingly being used to accelerate the performance of many general purpose computing problems. However, for many organizations, GPU processing…

U.S. General Services Administration selects CGI for multi-vendor US$76M BPA for Cloud-Based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

FAIRFAX, VA, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ – CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A) has been selected as one of the 11 companies awarded a five-year, government-wide Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). The BPA…

Survey Shows Cloud Is a Strategic Direction for Most Companies

Top Cloud Criteria Include Data Protection, Easy Self-Management and Fast Scalability, While Uncertainty Over Cloud Benefits Ranked the Number One Barrier to Cloud Acceptance SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwire – October 7, 2010) – A recent survey on cloud computing and “as a service” solutions, conducted by Hubspan Inc, revealed that “cloud” is a strategic direction for most…

Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services – Part 3

Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services – Part 3 What is AMI and types of AMIs available in various regions? Amazon Machine Image is the basic unit of computing provided by Amazon Web Services Elastic Computing Cloud EC2. As we see in Virtualization, these are virtual appliances ready to be launched as Virtual Machines. These…

The Week Ahead – 3 Part Series Called:”Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services”

CloudTweaks Update In the coming weeks CloudTweaks will be going through some continued developments to offer our readers a more international perspective. We’ve added some new contributors to our team. Malick and AWS expert from Chennai, India, will be adding a 3 Part Series called:  “Practically Speaking about Amazon Web Services” starting on Monday. Nimantha…

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Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends

Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends

Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends For nearly every business, the concept of business intelligence is nothing new. Ambitious organizations have been searching for any type of data-driven advantage for some time now – perhaps for as long as they’ve existed. However, the historical use of competitive intelligence pales in comparison to the…

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…

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

Cloud Infographic – What Is The Internet of Things?

What Is The Internet of Things? “We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.”  – Scott Cook The Internet of Things (IOT) and Smart Systems are based on the notions of Sensors, Connectivity, People and Processes. We are creating a new world to view and measure anything around us through…

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow

Cloud Infographic: The Education Of Tomorrow  Online Education is a very exciting topic for many as it opens up many new doors and opportunities. We’ve touched on areas such as Massive Open Online Sources (MOOC) which provides tremendous levels of cloud based interconnectivity. We’ve taken a look into higher education,  the increased demand for online courses as well as…

Cloud Computing Adoption Continues

Cloud Computing Adoption Continues

Cloud Computing Adoption Continues Nowadays, many companies are changing their overall information technology strategies to embrace cloud computing in order to open up business opportunities.  There are numerous definitions of cloud computing. Simply speaking, the term “cloud computing” comes from network diagrams in which cloud shapes are  used to describe certain types of networks. All…

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Moving From Email Into The Cloud

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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The Cloud Above Our Home

The Cloud Above Our Home

Our Home – Moving All Things Into The Cloud The promise of a smart home had excited the imagination of the movie makers long ago. If you have seen any TV shows in the nineties or before, the interpretation presented itself to us as a computerized personal assistant or a robot housekeeper. It was smart,…

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…

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The Wacky World Of Magic Leap

The Wacky World Of Magic Leap

Don’t you hate it when someone claims to have a magical new technology, but won’t tell you how it works? When I saw that a super stealthy startup called Magic Leap had raised $542 million to make animals appear out of thin air, I resolved to find out exactly … Read the source article at Gizmodo

Our DDoS Papers Publish

Our DDoS Papers Publish

Our papers on Denial of Service (DoS/DDoS) protection have just published. Together with Patrick Hevesi, our newest team member, we have updated and expanded our DDoS coverage. “DDoS: A Comparison of Defense Approaches” is our flagship DDoS document that states that “distributed denial of service attacks have risen in complexity, bandwidth and number of occurrences…