cloud

  • Verizon, HP, eBay, Cisco, Salesforce File Amicus Brief To Back Microsoft In Irish Cloud Data Appeal

    Verizon, HP, eBay, Cisco, Salesforce File Amicus Brief To Back Microsoft In Irish Cloud Data Appeal

    Microsoft’s got some more support today in its ongoing appeal and wider campaign against the U.S. government over how the latter requests customer data from the cloud, and specifically when the servers where the data is stored are located outside the U.S.. Verizon, HP, eBay, Cisco, Salesforce and Infor have come together to file an amicus brief in support of Microsoft’s position… Read More

  • Datto Snags Cloud Service Backupify

    Datto Snags Cloud Service Backupify

    Datto, a backup and disaster recovery service from Norwalk, Connecticut, purchased cloud to cloud backup service Backupify today. It was a move designed to give Datto a more complete product portfolio. Terms were not available, but Backupify co-founder and CEO Rob May told TechCrunch that his investors were more than satisfied. “It was a lot more than we raised,” he… Read More

  • Box Files Third-Quarter S-1 Update Amid Improving IPO Climate

    Box Files Third-Quarter S-1 Update Amid Improving IPO Climate

    Box filed its third quarter S-1 update today, almost nine months after they originally filed the document required for an initial public offering. This time the numbers look a bit better, but there were still enough negatives to continue to raise some red flags. Still, given the improving IPO climate in Silicon Valley, Box appears closer to finally pulling the IPO trigger. Read More

  • Microsoft Azure Government Comes Out Of Preview

    Microsoft Azure Government Comes Out Of Preview

    Microsoft today announced that its Azure Government cloud computing service for federal, state, local and tribal U.S. governments is now generally available after more than a year of being in preview. This means the service is now open to all U.S. government customers. There are no more preview programs and the service is also now open for all workloads. Read More

  • German Crowd-Sourced Software Testing Firm Adds Cloud Product

    German Crowd-Sourced Software Testing Firm Adds Cloud Product

    Testbirds introduced a new cloud testing product today they are calling TestChameleon. The German company to this point has been known for offering crowd-sourced software testing. They have a group of 50,000 testers who will put your mobile apps and software through its paces and report back to you with the results. Each typically involves 25-50 testers looking at a specific problem, but… Read More

  • Altiscale Lands $30M To Continue Building Hadoop Cloud Service

    Altiscale Lands $30M To Continue Building Hadoop Cloud Service

    When you think of Hadoop, you probably think of a complex on-premises set up in your data center, but Altiscale wants to reduce some of that complexity by moving the whole thing to the cloud and offering Hadoop as a service. Today it got $30M in Series B funding to continue that quest. The round is led by Northgate, with participation from previous investors Sequoia Capital and General… Read More

  • Lies, Damn Lies And The Myth Of Following The Data

    Lies, Damn Lies And The Myth Of Following The Data

    We are told to follow the data and the truth will be revealed, but data tells many tales and it depends on the data and how you interpret it. It makes me wonder if anything is definitive if you can present two similar sets of data and draw wildly different conclusions, depending on your emphasis. That’s because data is a tool in the hands of humans and we can interpret it as we choose. Read More

  • Developers Can Now Use Google’s Cloud Platform To Handle Credit Card Information

    Developers Can Now Use Google’s Cloud Platform To Handle Credit Card Information

    Google today announced that its Cloud Platform is now in compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS). This means developers can now hold, process and exchange credit card information from branded credit cards on Google’s cloud computing platform without running afoul of existing regulations. Read More

  • The Most Popular Enterprise Sync and Share Product Might Surprise You

    The Most Popular Enterprise Sync and Share Product Might Surprise You

    451 Research released a report this week with details on the enterprise sync and share market and what they found may surprise you. It certainly surprised me. That’s because the most popular sync and share tool in the enterprise today is not Box or even Microsoft OneDrive. It’s Dropbox, the cloud service IT supposedly loves to hate. The report, which surveyed over 1000 IT pros… Read More

  • Host Analytics Raises $25M And Says Next Step Is IPO

    Host Analytics Raises $25M And Says Next Step Is IPO

    Host Analytics, a company that provides cloud-based financial analytics tools, announced $25M in Series E funding today, and suggested the next logical step for the company is going public. Today’s funding brings their total to date to $77M. The round was led by Centerview Capital Technology. Also participating were previous investors Advanced Technology Ventures, Next World… Read More

  • Salesforce Wants Desk.com App Hub To Be One-Stop Shop For SMBs

    Salesforce Wants Desk.com App Hub To Be One-Stop Shop For SMBs

    Salesforce.com announced an update today to Desk.com, their customer service product aimed at small businesses. They have created a Desk.com app store called the App Hub that includes a bunch of partner apps chosen specifically for SMBs to give them a one-stop shop for the cloud applications they need –and they have created a way to integrate those apps directly into Desk.com. Among… Read More

  • Adobe’s Cloud Photoshop Suggests We May Finally Realize The Dream Of Streamed Computing

    Adobe’s Cloud Photoshop Suggests We May Finally Realize The Dream Of Streamed Computing

    I’ve been writing about tech for nearly a decade now, and in that time, one thing has always seemed perpetually promising, and yet also ultimately unsatisfying: remote streaming consumer computing. I’m not talking about remotely connecting to your work PC to grab a couple of files, but actually using programs interchangeably with your own local apps, despite some being hosted and… Read More

  • Why The Cloud Isn’t Going Anywhere

    Why The Cloud Isn’t Going Anywhere

    So goes the seemingly endless parade of headlines that present the ways in which cloud and online computing has betrayed us: NSA snooping inside the cloud; security breaches like Apple’s iCloud; foreign espionage/cyber attacks; OpenSSL/Heartbleed; Shellshock Bashbug; SSL/POODLE; Dropbox passwords. Read More

  • CipherCloud Scores $50M As Cloud Security Comes To Forefront

    CipherCloud Scores $50M As Cloud Security Comes To Forefront

    CipherCloud landed a bushel of cash today as it announced $50M in Series B funding to continue building its cloud security business. The round was led by Transamerica Ventures along with Delta Partners and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and T-Ventures, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom also pitching in. When I asked CipherCloud executives why they thought they were… Read More

  • Veradocs Scores $14M To Help Secure Documents Across File Sharing Services

    Veradocs Scores $14M To Help Secure Documents Across File Sharing Services

    Veradocs, a new data security company that purports to protect data and documents across services wherever they go, announced $14M in Series A funding today. The round is led by Battery Ventures with additional funding from Amplify Partners and angel investors, including Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight. The company also announced that Robin Daniels, who was formerly the head of enterprise… Read More

  • Amazon Launches Lambda, An Event-Driven Compute Service

    Amazon Launches Lambda, An Event-Driven Compute Service

    Amazon Web Services announced a new service today called Lambda, a stateless event-driven compute service for dynamic applications that doesn’t require provisioning of any compute infrastructure. As AWS’s CTO Werner Vogels pointed out, this will enable programmers to reduce their overall development effort. You simply write the code and define the event triggers, and it will run… Read More

  • MLB Runs Its Massive Statcast Tool In The AWS Cloud

    MLB Runs Its Massive Statcast Tool In The AWS Cloud

    Major League Baseball recognizes it’s a software-defined world and as such over the last several years, it’s been moving quickly to create applications to enhance the fan experience and let them watch and interact with MLB properties, wherever they are on whatever device they wish to use. But MLB is also a statistics-driven game so the league worked with Amazon Web Services to… Read More

  • Amazon Announces New Service Catalog Product at re:invent

    Amazon Announces New Service Catalog Product at re:invent

    Today on stage at AWS re:invent in Las Vegas, Andy Jassy, senior VP for AWS announced a new product called AWS Service Catalog that lets administrators set up a portal with a variety of services configured as they wish, while providing a way to track who is using the services for compliance and perhaps charge-back purposes. The promise of the cloud has always been the ability to set up a set… Read More

  • Tidemark’s Latest Release Uses Big Data To Help Finance Look Forward Instead Of Back

    Tidemark’s Latest Release Uses Big Data To Help Finance Look Forward Instead Of Back

    Tidemark announced the latest update to its cloud financial planning platform today, one that mixes big data from internal and external sources to give customers a way to predict what’s going to happen next, rather than simply report on what’s happened. Tidemark CEO Christian Gheorghe says today, too many companies are looking at their financials and not seeing the whole… Read More

  • Anaplan App Hub Wants To Bring Open-Source Sharing Ethos to Financial Planners

    Anaplan App Hub Wants To Bring Open-Source Sharing Ethos to Financial Planners

    Anaplan has always been focused on changing the way financial planners do their work, moving it from Excel spreadsheets to a cloud service. Today, the company announced Anaplan App Hub, an online store/community for sharing financial planning apps. Anaplan has been called an Excel killer by some because it wants to take financial planning out of the static spreadsheet and move it into the cloud… Read More

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