cloud computing

  • GigaOm’s Structure Europe Conference Will Dive Deep Into The Cloud

    GigaOm’s Structure Europe Conference Will Dive Deep Into The Cloud

    We don’t often try to get the word out about conferences put on by other blogs here at TechCrunch, but we’re about to. Because reasons. Namely: 1) We, as TechCrunch, will probably never ever ever, ever ever host a European cloud-computing conference and someone sure as heck needs to. 2) The folks at Gigaom are our friends, particularly founder, thought leader and king of the kind… Read More

  • Data Markets: The Emerging Data Economy

    Data Markets: The Emerging Data Economy

    Editor’s note: Gil Elbaz is an entrepreneur and pioneer of natural language technology. In 1998, he co-founded Applied Semantics, which developed contextual advertising products, including ASI’s AdSense. In 2003, Google acquired ASI, and after a four-year stint at Google, Gil found Factual in 2007. Follow him on Twitter.  The term data market brings to mind a traditional structure… Read More

  • Happy Ending To The Joyent Lifetime Subscription Story

    Happy Ending To The Joyent Lifetime Subscription Story

    Earlier this month Joyent announced that it would pull the plug on legacy “lifetime” hosting accounts. Now a long lost co-founder of the company is stepping up to honor the agreement. Read More

  • Cloud Computing Company Joyent Leaves Early Supporters Out In The Cold

    Cloud Computing Company Joyent Leaves Early Supporters Out In The Cold

    Back in 2006, cloud computing company Joyent offered a lifetime subscription to bundle of hosting services for a one time fee of $500. Now, according to an e-mail sent to customers, Joyent is pulling the plug on those lifetime accounts. Customers are predictably upset, but not for the reasons you might expect. Read More

  • AppFog And Rackspace Want To Break Your App Out Of Amazon’s Walled Garden

    AppFog And Rackspace Want To Break Your App Out Of Amazon’s Walled Garden

    During the great Amazon Web Services outages of April 2011 and June 2012 many users were stuck. They could, in theory, move their apps to another AWS region, or to another cloud provider altogether. But in practice the architecture of AWS regions are unique – each one supports slightly different features and APIs. The thing is, every cloud provider will eventually have some downtime. Read More

  • Why Platform Clouds Need to Be More Like App Stores

    Why Platform Clouds Need to Be More Like App Stores

    The app store model, pioneered by companies like Handango and popularized by Apple, has become the preferred method for distributing software on everything from desktops to post-PC devices. We’re also seeing this model in the cloud, mostly through software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers, such as the Google Apps Marketplace. But what’s been missing so far is a platform-as-a-service… Read More

  • Nodejitsu Takes On Heroku, Microsoft Azure With Node.js Platform Cloud

    Nodejitsu Takes On Heroku, Microsoft Azure With Node.js Platform Cloud

    Nodejitsu announced a long awaited public beta for its Node.js platform cloud service this week, that runs on Amazon Web Services, Joyent or Rackspace. The company also offers suites of tools for deploying, monitoring and managing Node.js applications in both public and private cloud environments. Read More

  • Sins Of The Cloud

    Sins Of The Cloud

    Editor’s Note: Alexander Haislip is a marketing executive with cloud-based server automation startup ScaleXtreme and the author of Essentials of Venture Capital. Follow him on Twitter @ahaislip. In the beginning there was the cloud. And it was good. But over time it can also be surprisingly expensive. If you’ve ever said “Oh my god,” at the end of your billing cycle… Read More

  • Great Acquisitions! Now Put a Fork in ERP

    Great Acquisitions! Now Put a Fork in ERP

    Everyone is applauding Oracle and SAP’s cloud acquisitions — RightNow, SuccessFactors, and now Taleo. But the biggest cheers are coming from SAP and Oracle’s cloud competitors, salesforce.com and Workday. Because with these acquisitions, Oracle and SAP have effectively validated the cloud and sounded the death knell for ERP (enterprise resource planning). Why? Because SAP… Read More

  • Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth

    Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth

    Cloud computing software and service provider Joyent has secured an $85 million round of new funding, the company is announcing today. The round was led by European group Weather Investment II. It also included Telefónica Digital, the growth arm of global telecom giant Telefónica, which participated as a strategic investor. Read More