Ron Miller

Ron Miller has been a Freelance Technology Writer since 1988, starting off as a technical writer and moving into technology journalism in 1998. His current positions include: Enterprise reporter at TechCrunch. Regular contributor at CITEworld where he writes Tales from the Cloud stories. Contributing Editor at EContent Magazine where he writes the Media Redux column. Occasional contributor to Computerworld In addition, he helped develop the SocMediaNews (originally called SocMedia101) blog in 2009 -- and still contributes to it on a regular basis. Past regular gigs included DaniWeb, TechTarget, Internet Evolution and FierceContentManagement. Publishing credits include contributions to InsideCRM, Streaming Media Magazine, CIO.com, eWeek, CMP, PC Magazine Online and many others. He has also contributed to or written several technology eBooks for Fierce Markets and others. At TechCrunch, Ron covers enterprise news. Disclosures: Ron is currently corporate blogger for Intronis and Tesora. At Intronis, he writes once weekly on issues related to IT and a weekly feature called The Cloud 5 where he aggregates five links related to the cloud computing. For Tesora, he writes a weekly feature called the ShortStack where aggregates 5 links from around the web on OpenStack. He also writes an occasional post on open source, database technology, OpenStack or general cloud subjects. He has contributed to various corporate blogs in the past including Ness, Novell and the IBM Mid-market Blogger Program. CrunchBase profile →

Latest from Ron Miller

  • IBM’s New Watson Analytics Wants To Bring Big Data To The Masses

    IBM’s New Watson Analytics Wants To Bring Big Data To The Masses

    IBM today announced a new product called Watson Analytics, one they claim will bring sophisticated big data analysis to the average business user. Watson Analytics is a cloud application that does all of the the heavy lifting related to big data processing by retrieving the data, analyzing it, cleaning it, building sophisticated visualizations and offering an environment for communicating… Read More

  • Docker’s So Hot It Just Got $40M It Won’t Start Spending Until Next Year

    Docker’s So Hot It Just Got $40M It Won’t Start Spending Until Next Year

    How hot is Docker? So hot it’s getting money from VCs it doesn’t even really need right now. The company announced $40M in funding today, but CEO Ben Golub says they won’t actually start spending the new funds until at least late next year. In fact, the company runs so lean, it is only just now dipping into the $15M it got at the beginning of this year, but when funders offer… Read More

  • Fastly Growing Quickly Snags $40M As VCs Give Generously

    Fastly Growing Quickly Snags $40M As VCs Give Generously

    Fastly, a fast-growing content delivery network, snagged $40M in Series C funding today. The round was led by August Capital with previous investors Battery Ventures, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and Amplify Partners also participating along with new investor IDG Ventures. The investment brings the total raised to date to $54M. Company CEO and founder Artur Bergman says they set out… Read More

  • Cloudyn Scores $4M As Cloud Administrative Services Continue To Grow

    Cloudyn Scores $4M As Cloud Administrative Services Continue To Grow

    Cloudyn, a cloud administrative service that helps companies monitor and optimize cloud utilization and cost across different infrastructure providers, announced today it had received $4M in Series A funding led by Titanium Investments with additional funding from existing investor RDSeed. The funding brings the total amount raised to date to $5.5M. As a condition of the… Read More

  • Eucalyptus CEO Sudden OpenStack Conversion Makes More Sense In Light of HP Purchase

    Eucalyptus CEO Sudden OpenStack Conversion Makes More Sense In Light of HP Purchase

    Last month Eucalyptus CEO Mårten Mickos, a long-time critic of OpenStack, had a sudden change of heart. Yesterday his company was purchased by HP, a company that itself embraced OpenStack this year in a big way. Hard to imagine the timing of Mickos’ OpenStack epiphany was a coincidence. He wrote a blog post on his company website last month, explaining his change in thinking. He… Read More

  • Mark Cuban Explains Cyber Dust | Highlights

    Minder Controls Your Content Location and Duration

    The long tail theory states when you put something out on the Internet, it lives forever. For some, that means it comes back to bite you long after you posted it, but for content creators like marketers, artists and writers, they may simply lose control of how and where their content gets displayed. That’s where Minder, a company that appeared on Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt… Read More

  • Aaron Levie Talks Drones | Clip

    Forget the Apple Watch, Think Drones In The Enterprise

    Yesterday we heard about the Apple Watch and I wrote an article suggesting the Watch will drive wearables in the enterprise. But just to show how fast the technology news cycle moves, today at TechCrunch Disrupt Aaron Levie, CEO at Box participating on a panel about drones, made a business case for the use of drones in an enterprise context, making Watches yesterday’s news… Read More

  • Xendo Gives You Unified Enterprise Cloud Search

    Xendo Introduces Search Across Cloud Services At Disrupt SF

    Cloud services are becoming increasingly popular, which leads to files getting lost across services. Enter Xendo, which launches today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Xendo is a tool that lets users search across cloud services to find a particular file, but it offers a range of services beyond purely finding your stuff. Xendo has been available for a short time on Google Chrome Web Store… Read More

  • Apple Watch Will Drive Wearables Into The Enterprise

    Apple Watch Will Drive Wearables Into The Enterprise

    Wearables are very likely going to have a role in the enterprise, and it could be sooner than you think, especially in light of today’s Apple Watch announcement. If it takes off like previous i-devices, it could have broad implications for wearables in the enterprise. It stands to reason that just as the iPhone and iPad that came before it, the Apple Watch will begin to show up in… Read More

  • CloudAlloy Backstage Interview

    CloudAlloy Makes Docs In The Cloud More Secure By Breaking Them Into Pieces

    One of the key issues facing companies when they put their content in the cloud is security, but what if you could send your documents to the cloud without security concerns? CloudAlloy, a company displaying at the Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt this week, breaks your documents into pieces, spreading them across the cloud services and putting them back together whenever you call the document. Read More

  • Will Somebody Finally Buy Rackspace, Please

    Will Somebody Finally Buy Rackspace, Please

    We’ve been hearing rumors of a Rackspace acquisition for the last several months. The latest suitor according to Bloomberg could be Louisiana-based telco CenturyLink, but before we get too excited here, let’s keep in mind Microsoft, HP, Cisco and others were supposedly interested too, and in the end nothing came of it. And as you would expect in a case with so much… Read More

  • Should I Use My Bike

    TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Developers Learn To Simplify Under Pressure

    Under the pressure that is the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, one team found itself stuck. The product was too complex to complete on time. The team members were tired and depressed and ready to give up until one member of the team, software engineer Alessandro Diogo Bruckheimer came up with an idea to simplify their goal and the app Should I Ride My Bike? was born. Read More

  • So Many Platforms, So Few Developers

    So Many Platforms, So Few Developers

    As I walked around the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon today, I talked to a lot of vendors who decided to set up tables at the event for one reason: to lure developers to use their APIs and build applications on top of their platforms. In fact, I spoke to almost a dozen vendors including Evernote, Twitter, Microsoft Azure, The Weather Underground, Pearson (the book publisher), GoGo InFlight… Read More

  • New Box Security Features Give Companies Far Greater Control Over Documents

    New Box Security Features Give Companies Far Greater Control Over Documents

    Box made its name being a user-focused company. Ease of use took priority over everything else, and while they’ve achieved a huge user base in this fashion, a big criticism of the company has been on the security side. It was never secure enough for some IT pros. A series of announcements today at the BoxWorks customer conference should go a long way towards alleviating those concerns. Read More

  • DataStax Lands $106M In Series E Funding

    DataStax Lands $106M In Series E Funding

    DataStax, the commercial face of the open source Apache Cassandra database, announced $106M in Series E Funding, bringing their total to date to over $190M in funding. Today’s round was led by Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers with additional investors including ClearBridge, Cross Creek and Wasatch, PremjiInvest and Comcast Ventures. Existing investors including Lightspeed… Read More

  • As Box Matures, It Resists Becoming Your Parents’ Content Management Platform

    As Box Matures, It Resists Becoming Your Parents’ Content Management Platform

    Box, a company that started almost a decade ago as a means of getting your files online, is maturing into a more full-service content management platform, but CEO Aaron Levie says you needn’t worry about it turning into a more traditional vendor. He says richer features announced yesterday at the company’s BoxWorks customer conference have been created in the context of… Read More

  • Jared Leto Is Surprise Guest At BoxWorks, Talks Digital Transformation

    Jared Leto Is Surprise Guest At BoxWorks, Talks Digital Transformation

    Musician and actor Jared Leto stopped by BoxWorks today and talked digital transformation in the entertainment industry, and in the ultimate act of sharing, he passed around his Oscar so people could take pictures with it. Leto has been in the music and movie industry for a long time and as he pointed out, back in the day, he couldn’t communicate directly with his audience. There was… Read More

  • HP Desperately Wants To Be Innovative Again

    HP Desperately Wants To Be Innovative Again

    Let’s face it, HP was once the king of Silicon Valley, but over the last several years, the company has had issues due in part to the revolving door in the CEO office. While the company has finally gained some stability with Meg Whitman, the lack of consistent leadership has resulted in shifting priorities and changing strategies. And the products for which they were once so… Read More

  • Nutanix Lands $140M On $2B+ Valuation, IPO Could Be Next

    Nutanix Lands $140M On $2B+ Valuation, IPO Could Be Next

    Nutanix, a five-year old converged infrastructure provider, announced $140M in Series E funding today, based on a whopping $2B+ valuation. The funding comes from the two biggest Boston public market investors, which chose to remain nameless (but Boston isn’t that big so we’re probably talking Wellington Management and Fidelity). The company most recently scored $101M in January… Read More

  • Salesforce Community Adds Customers And Partners To Growing Cloud

    Salesforce Community Adds Customers And Partners To Growing Cloud

    Salesforce.com announced the official release of the Salesforce1 Community Cloud today, essentially making their Communities product released in June, 2013 an official product with a cloud of its own. The idea is to build on the earlier product and give companies a way to build specialized online communities where customers can interact with one another and with company personnel if required. Read More