Hootsuite is ditching AWS for IBM SoftLayer for its App Directory social application marketplace as part of an extension of the existing partnership between the two companies, according to an announcement on Tuesday.

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Media Temple has launched new managed cloud hosting services for AWS to allow high-traffic websites and complex apps to get the most out of the public cloud, the company announced on Tuesday.

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In a bid to expand its footprint in India, Amazon Web Services’ Asian business division announced its intention to open an AWS infrastructure region in India next year.

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Budget limitations and insufficient resources are the top two risks to meeting system availability goals. In a report released Tuesday, CloudEndure also found that human error and network failure were the primary risks to system availability. Although about three-quarters of the respondents use AWS infrastructure which boasts a SLA with…

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Boston’s ObserveIT has launched a free security solution for Amazon’s public cloud this week that monitors user activity and provides behavior analytics. ObserveIT CloudThreat for Amazon Web Services (AWS) integrates with Amazon CloudWatch to provide visibility into data, applications and virtual machines.

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DigitalOcean is now the second largest hosting company in the world, by web-facing computers. This is according to Netcraft’s May 2015 Hosting Provider Server Count, released last week, which shows that DigitalOcean has grown to host over 163,000 computers, passing French host OVH for second among providers behind AWS.

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Amazon has acquired Palo Alto-based software company ClusterK this week for a reported $20-$50 million. ClusterK optimizes AWS infrastructure and helps significantly lower the cost of compute.

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Quarterly reports from tech giants IBM and Amazon both show strong gains in cloud revenue, but they may also indicate that cloud profits are shifting away from infrastructure. IBM reported cloud revenue increasing by 75 percent adjusted for currency and divested business, to reach $7.7 billion in Q1 2015. AWS revenue grew by 49 percent from Q1 2014 to an annualized $6 billion.

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Melbourne IT will offer 2nd Watch’s Cloud Factory to allow its SMB customers to move to AWS public cloud.

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Indian telecom Bharti Airtel announced on Monday that it has joined the AWS Partner Network and will offer AWS Direct Connect for customers to establish a dedicated network connection between on-premises infrastructure and AWS services.

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