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

  • 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

  • Geek Dreams: Cray CS-Storm Delivers High-Performance Computing In Million-Dollar Package

    Geek Dreams: Cray CS-Storm Delivers High-Performance Computing In Million-Dollar Package

    Imagine a system with 22 x 2u servers in a 48u rack -all cranking on 176 NVIDIA Tesla K40 GPU chips providing an astonishing 250 Teraflops per rack. We’re talking scream machines and that’s what Cray is delivering in its latest high-performance system called the Cray CS-Storm. Consider that a four cabinet Cray CS-Storm system is capable of delivering more than one petaflop of… Read More

  • Fancred Gets $3M To Continue Building Social Network Just For Sports Fans

    Fancred Gets $3M To Continue Building Social Network Just For Sports Fans

    As a big sports fan, I know fans love their teams with an unbridled passion and they may drive their friends who don’t share their view a little crazy by filling their social feeds with commentary on the latest game. For like-minded fans, this is great fun, but for your other friends, not so much. What if you could engage with just your sports-fan friends in a social network just for you? Read More

  • DataGravity Wants To Make Your Storage More Intelligent

    DataGravity Wants To Make Your Storage More Intelligent

    DataGravity, a flash storage startup with a data-driven twist, wants to change the way we interact with storage and give companies a more intelligent way to deal with storage information. Most companies today have their storage, search and governance in separate and disparate applications. The search tool has to crawl the storage. The governance tool has to monitor for issues such as credit… Read More

  • Put Your Customers First Or Perish, Seriously

    Put Your Customers First Or Perish, Seriously

    Business today has entered a twilight zone of sorts where what you used to know doesn’t really apply any more. From the firewall mentality in IT to traditional marketing and advertising approaches in marketing to the way you run your customer service desk — it’s all changing because of the digital transformation happening all around us. And you have to change too by… Read More

  • YC-Backed Neptune.io Wants To Help Network Admins Sleep By Fixing Common Issues Automatically

    YC-Backed Neptune.io Wants To Help Network Admins Sleep By Fixing Common Issues Automatically

    Nearly every network administrator has been on night duty when their pager buzzes or they get a smartphone alert of a network issue, one they’ve fixed a hundred times before, yet still forcing them to get out of bed to deal with it. YC backed startup, Neptune.io wants to change that by providing automated fixes for common networking problems, allowing those on-call admins to sleep just… Read More

  • ScriptRock Scores $8.7M In Funding According To SEC Filing

    ScriptRock Scores $8.7M In Funding According To SEC Filing

    IT DevOps monitoring company ScriptRock has recently received 8.7 maillion in venture funding, according to an SEC filing. As part of the deal, it appears that Australian VC Hamish Hawthorne is listed as a director, which usually indicates that his firm ATP Innovations led the round. ATP Innovations hasn’t replied to a request for comment, nor has ScriptRock replied to multiple attempts… Read More

  • Infor Adds Missing CRM Piece With Saleslogix Purchase

    Infor Adds Missing CRM Piece With Saleslogix Purchase

    Infor, an enterprise business software company, announced plans to buy Saleslogix a CRM vendor from Swiftpage, who also own Act!, the customer and contact manager. Act! was not part of the deal. Saleslogix offers on-premises, mobile and cloud solutions. R Ray Wang, who is founder and principal at Constellation Research says Saleslogix is a decent product, but it’s been shuffled about… Read More

  • Lookout Lands $150M To Bring Mobile Security Product To Enterprise

    Lookout Lands $150M To Bring Mobile Security Product To Enterprise

    Lookout, a mobile security product that to this point has been mostly geared towards consumers, announced today they had snagged $150M in Series F funding to begin focusing on enterprise customers. The round was led by investment funds managed by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and includes participation from new investors Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Wellington Management Company… Read More

  • With YC Backing, PersistIQ Hopes To Remove Excel From The Outbound Sales Process

    With YC Backing, PersistIQ Hopes To Remove Excel From The Outbound Sales Process

    As with many companies, the two founders of PersistIQ, a YC-backed startup had a problem they saw needed fixing and they decided to build a product to take care of it. In this case, they found themselves coordinating their cold-call drip marketing campaigns in an Excel spreadsheet and they thought there had to be a better way. That’s how their new company PersistIQ was born —… Read More

  • Zend Delivers PHP Development Platform In AWS Marketplace

    Zend Delivers PHP Development Platform In AWS Marketplace

    Zend, the commercial company behind the popular scripting language PHP, announced today, it was launching a PHP development service in the AWS marketplace, effectively making it a Platform as a Service inside the Amazon infrastructure cloud. While PHP is an open source project, Zend was launched in 1999 by some early developers to create a commercial arm. Just last month, the company… Read More

  • VMware Vets Get $4.5M In Series A To Launch Private Cloud Management Platform

    VMware Vets Get $4.5M In Series A To Launch Private Cloud Management Platform

    Back in 2009 I saw a talk by then VMware CTO Steve Herrod, now a partner at General Catalyst Partners, who described a private Amazon Web Services-like environment where users could provision services with the same ease they do in the public cloud. It was the first time I heard the term “private cloud.” A group of ex-VMware veterans have gotten together to finally fulfill… Read More

  • Gradberry Aims To Bridge The College Grad Skills Gap

    Gradberry Aims To Bridge The College Grad Skills Gap

    Last year as I was visiting colleges with my son, I noticed schools often had facilities to train students with a distinctly 20th century bent, but lacked the modern skills training students will need in today’s highly competitive and shifting job market. Early-stage startup, Gradberry, which comes out of beta this week, wants to fix that by teaming with employers and graduates and… Read More

  • If You Think Big Data’s Big Now, Just Wait

    If You Think Big Data’s Big Now, Just Wait

    We’ve been hearing a great deal about the power of Big Data over the last couple of years. The hype says that as we gather more data, we will be able to get better answers to business problems, but the data levels we have seen so far could pale in comparison to what happens when we start adding sensors to the world. When everything from jet engines to soft drink vending machines to… Read More

  • Guesswork Wants To Focus Machine Learning On Customer Information

    Guesswork Wants To Focus Machine Learning On Customer Information

    Guesswork, a new machine learning tool built on top of the Google Prediction API, launched a new service today with a twist. Instead of trying to be all things to all businesses, it’s focusing on customer information. CEO and company co-founder Mani Doraisamy says Guesswork uses a template-driven approach so customers can do things like customize a newsletter or figure out which… Read More

  • Adatao Emerges With $13M In Funding And Visions Of Changing Big Data

    Adatao Emerges With $13M In Funding And Visions Of Changing Big Data

    Big data has emerged as a big trend over the last several years, but as an area it has remained ill-defined and focused for the most part on data scientists, while ignoring business users. Adatao wants to change that by offering a solution that has something for both parties and a collaboration environment that lets them work together in one tool -and they got $13M in Series A funding led… Read More

  • Druva Lands $25M In Series D Funding To Expand Mobile Data Protection Strategy

    Druva Lands $25M In Series D Funding To Expand Mobile Data Protection Strategy

    Druva, a cloud backup, data protection and governance tool, announced $25M in Series D funding today led by Sequoia Capital with Nexus Venture Partners and Tenaya Capital also contributing. The round comes just 10 months after completing their Series C round and brings their total funding to date to $92M. In a crowded online backup field, CEO Jaspreet Singh, says they have differentiated… Read More

  • Docker Sells dotCloud to cloudControl To Focus On Core Container Business

    Docker Sells dotCloud to cloudControl To Focus On Core Container Business

    Docker, Inc., the commercial company behind the open source Docker project, announced today it had sold its dotCloud Platform as a Service business to Berlin-based cloudControl. The deal allows Docker to focus on its core software containerization business. Docker CEO Ben Golub told TechCrunch the company wanted to concentrate on the Docker part of the business. “At a high level, what… Read More

  • Crittercism App Monitoring Tool Surfaces Most Important Business Issues First

    Crittercism App Monitoring Tool Surfaces Most Important Business Issues First

    Crittercism, a mobile app monitoring company, announced a new tool today called Transactions that lets customers monitor mobile apps and surface issues most critical to the business first. Crittercism CEO Andrew Levy says up until now, the tool could tell you that there was a problem and how many people it was affecting, but he says that doesn’t always tell the whole story. Numbers alone… Read More