cloud computing

  • Google Updates Its Container Services With Focus On Speed, Scaling And Authentication

    Google Updates Its Container Services With Focus On Speed, Scaling And Authentication

    With its Docker Registry and Container Engine, Google has made a big bet on containers for its Cloud Platform this year. Today, the company is launching updates to both of these services. The Container Engine, Google’s service for automatically managing clusters to run and orchestrate container deployments, now supports the latest version of Kubernetes (version 1.1). This new… Read More

  • AWS Plans To Launch A UK Region By The End Of 2016

    AWS Plans To Launch A UK Region By The End Of 2016

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is aggressively expanding the number of different geographic regions it offers its services in. As Amazon CTO Werner Vogels announced today, the company plans to launch a UK region by the end of 2016 (“or early 2017”). That’s Amazon’s third region in the European Union. Amazon’s facilities in Dublin were long the only option for… Read More

  • Bid Management Platform For Building Contractors BuildingConnected Raises $8.5 Million In Series A

    Bid Management Platform For Building Contractors BuildingConnected Raises $8.5 Million In Series A

    BuildingConnected is a platform to help construction firms manage the details of a job, with the aim to help save time and money on building projects. Today, the startup announced it had raised $8.5 million in Series A financing from Crosslink Capital, Homebrew, Freestyle, Bee Partners and Brick and Mortar. BuildingConnected pulled in a seed round of $2.2 earlier this year, bringing the… Read More

  • How RFID Delivers Big Data On Cows And Milk Production Crunch Network

    How RFID Delivers Big Data On Cows And Milk Production

    We know that big data has been used in retail, healthcare and finance, but you might be surprised to find out that it also helps farmers with dairy production. This practice, called precision dairy farming, involves the use of technology such as RFID tags and sensors to track the health of cows, which are essential to the economy in areas such as India. Read More

  • The Future Of Enterprise Storage Is Probably Not Storage Crunch Network

    The Future Of Enterprise Storage Is Probably Not Storage

    Traditional enterprise storage is dying a slow death. The bulky old-school storage boxes that once filled the data centers of large businesses symbolize a past era. The modern data center is undergoing a tremendous transformation, with everything from hyper-converged systems and open source to software-defined storage and large cloud-scale storage systems that companies can assemble themselves. Read More

  • Some Finnish Engineers Would Like You To Put This Tiny Square Computer In Your Pocket

    Solu is a coaster-sized cloud-based portable computer that fits in your pocket. A team of Finnish engineers behind the device hope Solu will change the way we think of using our digital operating systems. Sure, we already have our portable computing devices such as iPads and smartphones, but Solu founder Kristoffer Lawson wants us to stop lugging all our heavy laptops and notebooks around… Read More

  • Solinea Raises $4M Series A To Help Business Deploy OpenStack Clouds

    Solinea Raises $4M Series A To Help Business Deploy OpenStack Clouds

    Deploying an OpenStack cloud is still anything but easy. Solinea helps enterprises design and deploy their private clouds, both as a consulting firm and as a technology provider. The company today announced that it has raised a $4 million Series A round led by Translink Capital, with participation from its angel investors. TransLink Capital has strong ties to Asia and a background in… Read More

  • Red Hat Is Buying IT Automation Startup Ansible, For $150M

    Red Hat Is Buying IT Automation Startup Ansible, For $150M

    Open source giant Red Hat is making another acquisition to build out its enterprise IT portfolio: today the company announced that it would buy Ansible, an IT automation solutions specialist that helps companies build and manage hybrid IT deployments across the cloud and on-premise solutions. The acquisition had been rumored to be in the works for a price of over $100 million but a source… Read More

  • Google Brings App Engine And Cloud Datastore To Its New East Coast Region

    Google Brings App Engine And Cloud Datastore To Its New East Coast Region

    It’s only been two weeks since Google first launched some of its core Cloud Platform services in its South Carolina data center (the ‘us-east1 region’ if you want to be precise). At the time, the two most glaringly missing service in this new East Coast region was Google App Engine. But as the company announced today, App Engine is now available in this region, together with… Read More