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

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Dealing with the cloud’s threat to IT jobs

Cloud computing has created some great opportunities in IT, but many still consider cloud computing a threat to their livelihood It’s difficult to track cloud computing without stumbling upon a few stories about cloud computing coming in and pushing IT workers out. There’s also the threat that if they don’t adopt cloud computing, they’ll be

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Cloud-based solutions – When to plug business cracks with technology

When a small business first starts up, there’s a good chance everything it needs resides on the founder’s PC. Customer lists might be in word processor documents or spreadsheets, and assets are probably scarce enough to be tracked on paper. But as the business grows and additional staff and computers are added, especially if they’re

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Cloud Web Hosting Services Powered by Amazon EC2

Web host SiteCloud.com (www.sitecloud.com) is entering the cloud hosting market with its proprietary cloud hosting platform built on top of Amazon’s Elastic Cloud, and featuring cPanel/WHM. SiteCloud advertises twelve packages scaled within the cloud hosting architecture for the equivalent of shared, virtual private servers, dedicated hosting and reseller hosting services. According to SiteCloud’s Monday announcement,

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Gartner releases cloud computing 'rights and responsibilities

Analyst firm, Gartner, published a set of guidelines intended to ease relationships between cloud vendors and users. As cloud computing becomes more pervasive, the ecosystem (including vendors and analysts) is seeking ways to align expectations among relevant parties. Gartner specified “six rights and one responsibility of service customers that will help providers and consumers establish and

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Akamai Appoints Chuck Neerdaels as Vice President of Engineering, Cloud Platforms

Industry-renowned expert to lead Company’s focus on cloud optimization CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, announced today the appointment of Chuck Neerdaels as Vice President of Engineering, Cloud Platforms.  A pioneer in the field of Internet technologies, Mr. Neerdaels possesses nearly two decades

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