cloud

  • 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

  • CloudScreener Helps You Decide Which Cloud To Use, Raises 600,000 Euros

    CloudScreener Helps You Decide Which Cloud To Use, Raises 600,000 Euros

    What cloud should you host your applications on? That question is getting harder and harder to answer as more players join the fray and as existing companies continually add new features and change their prices. CloudScreener wants to help you by asking you a couple of basic questions about your needs. It then combines that with the performance data it gathers from all of the different services… Read More

  • Joyent Raises $15M To Bring Enterprise-Grade Docker Support To Its Cloud Platform

    Joyent Raises $15M To Bring Enterprise-Grade Docker Support To Its Cloud Platform

    Until today, cloud infrastructure company Joyent had raised a total of $120 million in a number of funding rounds, with its 2012 $85 million Series D round being the latest and largest. There aren’t all that many companies that go past the Series D stage, but cloud platform provider Joyent today announced that it has raised an additional $15 million from existing investors Intel… Read More

  • New Cloudyn Tool Wants To Bring Clarity To Cloud Billing

    New Cloudyn Tool Wants To Bring Clarity To Cloud Billing

    The promise of the cloud, whether private or public, has always been the potential to bill users or lines of business for specific usage, but it’s proven difficult to do in practice. Today, Cloudyn introduced a new tool called Cost Allocation 360° that attempts bring some clarity to cloud billing, whether it’s in the data center or the public cloud. Cloudyn CEO Sharon… Read More

  • EMC Frantically Pivots To The Cloud

    EMC Frantically Pivots To The Cloud

    EMC announced some big changes today including the purchase of three cloud companies, a new hybrid cloud product and a reorganization designed to emphasize the cloud. For those of you who don’t speak technology-buzzword English, the Hybrid Cloud is an approach where some of your computing is done in an on-premises data center and some is delivered by a public cloud provider such as… Read More

  • IBM Earnings Reflect Just How Difficult Transformation Really Is

    IBM Earnings Reflect Just How Difficult Transformation Really Is

    The news came out this week that IBM had another bad quarterly report card. Unfortunately for IBM it marked the 10th straight quarter of falling revenue, indicating that maybe something’s not quite right at Big Blue. IBM’s earnings illustrate the challenge they face as they transform themselves into a cloud-centric company. It could be that it will take some time for that… Read More

  • Zoho’s Latest Service Targets Subscription Economy

    Zoho’s Latest Service Targets Subscription Economy

    Zoho.com has been delivering online applications since 2005. That’s long before most of us were calling it the cloud, and today it has over 30 applications, most of which to this point have been aimed at the front office with applications such as an office suite, email, CRM and project management. But Zoho.com wants to begin focusing on the back office more –and today… Read More

  • Snowflake Computing Emerges From Stealth With $26M In Funding To Modernize The Data Warehouse

    Snowflake Computing Emerges From Stealth With $26M In Funding To Modernize The Data Warehouse

    Snowflake Computing came out of stealth today and announced $26M in Series B funding. They hope to modernize the data warehouse by creating a cloud-based system that can process both structured and semi-structured data in a single system, giving their customers what they believe to be the best of both worlds. The funding is led by Redpoint Ventures along with Sutter Hill Ventures and… Read More

  • Here’s What You Need To Know From Microsoft’s Cloud Event

    Here’s What You Need To Know From Microsoft’s Cloud Event

    Today in San Francisco, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella and his lieutenant Scott Guthrie detailed the status of their company’s cloud efforts, breaking out a few growth metrics, and announcing several new features that they hope will spur growth. Microsoft is hellbent to be a winner in the cloud space. With self-claimed $4.4 billion in yearly cloud run rate  – expect a… Read More

  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Dishes On The Cloud, Gender Inequality In Tech And Piracy-As-Freemium

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Dishes On The Cloud, Gender Inequality In Tech And Piracy-As-Freemium

    After recently managing to stuff two feet into his mouth at the same time, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stopped by CNBC for a wide-ranging interview covering not only his recent comments on women in the workplace, but also his company’s bets on the cloud, and how Microsoft has long had an implicitly freemium business model. Read More

  • EMC Cloudscaling Purchase Is One More Attempt To Stay Relevant

    EMC Cloudscaling Purchase Is One More Attempt To Stay Relevant

    While rumors have been flying that EMC has been trying to execute a merger with fellow computing giant HP, it threw a bit of a curve this week when it bought cloud startup Cloudscaling. Just when you’re thinking EMC might be irrelevant, it makes a move that suggests the company is still forging ahead. While EMC is at its core a storage company, it owns lots of enterprise pieces and… Read More

  • Druva Wants To Make Backup Tape History By Moving Server Backup To Cloud

    Druva Wants To Make Backup Tape History By Moving Server Backup To Cloud

    Druva, which to this point has been known for data protection and backup in the cloud for PCs, laptops and mobile devices, announced a new server backup product today called Phoenix aimed at bringing this part of the backup and archival system out of the age of tapes and trucks and into the cloud. In spite of the growing popularity of the cloud for device backup, much of the data center… Read More

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