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Cloud Computing: Top Twitter Influencers to Follow

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Here is your guide to the top cloud computing voices on Twitter.

In recent years, it seems like everyone and everything is moving to the cloud. But what exactly does cloud computing encompass? Well, here's your chance to learn all about it from the top experts and leading companies, because we've compiled a list of the most influential voices who are talking about it on Twitter.

Why this list? Well, it's based on Twitter data culled according to content, follower/following ratios, frequency of tweets, blog popularity, the opinions of other analytics experts and our own subjective judgment.

One note: Some influential voices are not included, either because they don't have active Twitter accounts, or they only tweet about cloud computing sporadically. Here, our goal is to provide the best possible stream of cloud computing news and insight.

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Vendor specializing in all facets of cloud computing as well as SaaS, IaaS, Hadoop and big data consulting services.


Brandon Butler
Senior editor covering cloud computing at IDG's & author of Cloud Chronicles blog.


Christian Verstraete
Chief Technologist for Cloud Solutions, HP, blogger and speaker. Blogs at HP's Cloud Source Blog.

Cloud & Hosting News
Official Twitter feed for The WHIR. Web hosting & cloud news as well as technology, Hottest Hosts printed directory, webinars, blogs and events.

Cloud Computing (@ComputingClouds)
News and articles on the latest in cloud computing.

Cloud Computing (@cloud20)
Helping you find your way through the Internet and cloud computing.

Official Twitter feed of Reports from the frontline of cloud computing news, with C-suite interviews, analysis and features.


Dana Gardner
Creative thought leader on enterprise software, cloud, mobile, big data and social strategies. Blogs at

David Linthicum
Cloud computing visionary, CTO, CEO, executive, blogger, speaker, author and consultant with Cloud Technology Partners.


Global Knowledge's account focusing on the latest cloud technologies from Amazon Web Services, Citrix, VMware, Salesforce, Microsoft and Red Hat.

Greg Ness
Specializes in networking, security, virtualization, cloud computing and data centers. Blogs at

Gregor Petri
Gartner analyst covering cloud computing and digital strategies. Blogs at Tune Into the Cloud.


Hyper-V-Server Blog
Twitter account of Carsten Rachfahl, a Microsoft Hyper-V MVP, who tweets about the Microsoft Private Cloud (mainly Hyper-V, Storage and System Center).


Jeff Barr
Chief Evangelist for the Amazon Web Services. Blogs at

Jeff Kaplan
Managing Director of THINKstrategies, focusing on cloud computing, SaaS, managed services & Internet of Things (IoT) and IT Solutions.


Kyle Hilgendorf
Vice President of cloud computing research at Gartner. Blogs at


Paul Miller
Cloud computing/big data analyst & consultant, writer, speaker, moderator and Forbes contributor. Blogs at Cloud of Data.

Phil Wainewright
Expert on Web, cloud and SaaS. Blogs at


Rene Buest
Senior analyst & cloud practice lead at Crisp Research, covering cloud computing, IT infrastructure & IoT. Blogs at and Analyst POV.

Rick Blaisdell
Cloud computing expert, technical and business strategist with more than 20 years of experience. Blogs at


Sharon Gaudin
Senior writer at Computerworld, covering Google, search, the cloud, Twitter, Facebook, robots, NASA and emerging tech. Her articles can be found at


The Cloud Network
Opine Media Group's Twitter account focusing on the cloud.


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