cloud

  • As Box IPO Surges, Startup Community Reacts

    As Box IPO Surges, Startup Community Reacts

    Box’s IPO was never a normal deal. When Wall Street cooled to tech IPOs last year, especially involving firms that are subscription-based with high customer acquisition costs, the Box offering became the canary in the Wall Street coal mine. The general consensus was that if Box succeeded, other firms could follow, allowing Silicon Valley and its attached investor class to breathe… Read More

  • Box Has Always Been About Reshaping Enterprise Software

    Box Has Always Been About Reshaping Enterprise Software

    One of Box’s earliest marketing stunts was a series of billboards on California’s Route 101 in which it made no bones about going after enterprise content management (ECM) big shot, Microsoft SharePoint. While many would like to pigeonhole Box as storage or sync and share, Box has always had other ideas. From the earliest days in its transition from a consumer to enterprise… Read More

  • Dropbox CloudOn Purchase Another Move In Evolving Enterprise Strategy

    Dropbox CloudOn Purchase Another Move In Evolving Enterprise Strategy

    When Dropbox announced earlier today it had bought CloudOn, a tool for editing Microsoft Office documents on your iPad, it represented another step in Dropbox’s attempt to become more friendly to the enterprise. Dropbox announced a partnership with Microsoft last November to embed Dropbox into Microsoft Office, and chances are this purchase is an extension of that, while fitting in with… Read More

  • Distelli Snags $2.8M To Build Deployment As A Service

    Distelli Snags $2.8M To Build Deployment As A Service

    Distelli, a startup that wants to simplify code deployment on servers by offering it as a cloud service, announced $2.8M in Series A funding today. Andreessen Horowitz led the round and general partner Scott Weiss (who founded IronPort) will join the Distelli Board of Directors as part of the deal. This is the first funding for the company, which has been bootstrapped to this point. Distelli… Read More

  • Egnyte Adds File Auditing, Intelligent Distribution To Hybrid Storage Solution

    Egnyte Adds File Auditing, Intelligent Distribution To Hybrid Storage Solution

    Egnyte announced a couple of upgrades to their hybrid storage solution today including intelligent file distribution, which can determine the best place to put a file based on usage and IT policies They also announced a new file auditing feature that lets IT track a file wherever it goes, a feature that puts it on par with many of its competitors. Egnyte is part of the popular enterprise… Read More

  • DigitalOcean Now Supports FreeBSD

    DigitalOcean Now Supports FreeBSD

    DigitalOcean, the fast-growing cloud-hosting service, today announced that it now supports FreeBSD. This marks the first time the company offers developers the option to run a non-Linux operating system on its servers. Read More

  • Google Opens Its Cloud Monitoring Service To All Developers On Its Platform

    Google Opens Its Cloud Monitoring Service To All Developers On Its Platform

    Last year, Google acquired the cloud monitoring service Stackdriver. Within weeks, Google had launched a private beta of its own cloud monitoring service based on Stackdriver’s technology and now — eight months later — everybody on Google’s Cloud Platform can finally use this new service. As the name implies, Google Cloud Monitoring  lets developers access… Read More

  • Hemingwrite Typewriter

    Watch Hemingwrite Bring Mechanical Typing To The Cloud

    The typewriter is basically relegated to septuagenarians and hipsters at this point, but the Hemingwrite aims to make it a little more broadly appealing with cloud-based document storage and syncing, as well as digital e-ink display that means you won’t have to mess around with corrective tape or go through reams of paper just to prepare a simple cover letter. We covered Hemingwrite at… Read More

  • The Incredible Lightness Of Cloud Computing

    The Incredible Lightness Of Cloud Computing

    I spent a good good part of my weekend clearing my office of a couple of decades of accumulated software. As I discarded dozens of 3.5 floppies and CDs, and recycled piles of boxes and documentation — the flotsam and jetsam of an earlier computing age — I realized just how much easier computing is in 2015. Not all that long ago, there were no app stores and software came in… Read More

  • Oracle Continues March To Cloud Buying Data As A Service Broker Datalogix

    Oracle Continues March To Cloud Buying Data As A Service Broker Datalogix

    Oracle added another piece to its growing cloud portfolio today, buying digital-marketing, Data as a Service broker Datalogix. The move not only gives Oracle another cloud tool, it’s one that’s aimed directly at marketers, an area where Oracle is fighting hard with rival Salesforce.com and others for dominance. The announcement did not include terms. Datalogix gives Oracle… Read More

  • 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

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