Ron Miller

Ron Miller is enterprise reporter at TechCrunch. He has been a Freelance Technology Journalist since 1998.

In addition, he is Contributing Editor at EContent Magazine where he writes the Media Redux column and is a regular contributor at Digital Content Next.

He helped launch and still runs the blog socmedianews.com. Past regular gigs included CITEworld, DaniWeb, TechTarget, Internet Evolution and FierceContentManagement.

Disclosures:

Ron is currently corporate blogger for Intronis where he writes once weekly on issues related to the cloud, and a weekly feature called The Cloud 5 where he aggregates five links related to the cloud computing. He has contributed to various corporate blogs in the past including Ness, Novell and the IBM Mid-market Blogger Program.

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  • Iron Mountain acquires IO Data Centers’ US operations for $1.3 billion

    Iron Mountain acquires IO Data Centers’ US operations for $1.3 billion

    Iron Mountain announced today that it’s acquiring the U.S. data center assets of IO Data Centers for a cool $1.3 billion — and the price tag could potentially go higher. With today’s purchase, Iron Mountain gets some serious assets, including four state-of-the-art data centers in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Edison, New Jersey; and Columbus, Ohio. Read More

  • Microsoft releases quantum computing development kit preview

    Microsoft releases quantum computing development kit preview

    At the Microsoft Ignite Conference in September, Microsoft let it be known it was going to be a player in the future of quantum computing, and today the company took another step toward that goal when it released a preview of its quantum computing development kit. The kit includes all of the pieces a developer needs to get started including a Q# language and compiler, a Q# library, a local… Read More

  • Menlo Security secures $40 million Series C to keep malware at bay

    Menlo Security secures $40 million Series C to keep malware at bay

    Menlo Security, a startup with a unique approach to protecting your company from malware and phishing attacks, announced a $40 million Series C round today. Menlo protects customers by never letting employees access an actual website or email containing malware. Instead, they isolate the original in a container, then display a clean mirror image in the browser, which has been stripped of any… Read More

  • In spite of digital transformation, 2017 did not yield the desired financial results for GE

    In spite of digital transformation, 2017 did not yield the desired financial results for GE

    GE is a great example of a traditional company that has recognized the need to transform into a digital organization, but by all measures 2017 has been a tough year for the industrial giant financially. The company stock price has tumbled, and last week it announced that it was laying off 12,000 employees in its power business worldwide. While you can’t attribute all of the… Read More

  • AWS has a post re:Invent surprise as it enters the single sign-on market

    AWS has a post re:Invent surprise as it enters the single sign-on market

    Steve Jobs used to famously end his keynotes with “there is one more thing…” AWS decided to wait a week after their re:Invent conference ended to announce their more thing when they quietly released a single sign on product for the AWS cloud yesterday. While the announcement was pretty thin on details, it appears to be focused on providing single sign on for the AWS family of… Read More

  • Salesforce is latest big tech vendor to join the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

    Salesforce is latest big tech vendor to join the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

    Salesforce announced today that it was joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), the open-source organization that manages Kubernetes, the popular open-source container orchestration tool. It is the latest in a long line of big name companies, joining the likes of AWS, Oracle, Microsoft, VMware and Pivotal, all of whom joined earlier this year. Read More

  • PullRequest pulls in $2.3M seed round led by Google’s Gradient Ventures

    PullRequest pulls in $2.3M seed round led by Google’s Gradient Ventures

    PullRequest, a Y Combinator Summer 17 graduate, announced a $2.3 million seed round today led by Google’s new AI fund, Gradient Ventures. The Slack Fund, Fika Ventures, Defy Ventures, Lynett Capital, FundersClub and Joe Montana’s Liquid2 Ventures also participated. The company has been concentrating on providing code review as a service, a task that often gets lost in… Read More

  • Latest Google Sheets release helps automate pivot table creation

    Latest Google Sheets release helps automate pivot table creation

    The spreadsheet gurus in your organization know how to use pivot tables to pull meaningful insight out of a morass of numbers. It has been what separated those folks from the rest of us, but Google is out to democratize the pivot table in the latest version of Google Sheets announced today. Google is achieving this by adding some artificial intelligence under the hood. The new features build… Read More

  • Pivotal has something for everyone in the latest Cloud Foundry Platform release

    Pivotal has something for everyone in the latest Cloud Foundry Platform release

    Pivotal wants to be the development platform that serves everyone, and today at their SpringOne Platform (S1P) developer conference in San Francisco, they announced a huge upgrade to their Pivotal Cloud Foundry platform (PCF) that includes support for serverless computing, containers and a new app store. As James Watters, senior VP of strategy sees it, this is all part of a deliberate strategy… Read More

  • CoreOS Tectonic 1.8 makes it easy to plug external services into Kubernetes

    CoreOS Tectonic 1.8 makes it easy to plug external services into Kubernetes

    CoreOS announced Tectonic 1.8, its latest update of the popular Kubernetes container orchestration tool. It features a new open services catalog that enables DevOps personnel to plug in external services into Kubernetes with ease. As Rob Szumski, Tectonic product manager at CoreOS pointed out in a company blog post announcing the new version, public clouds offer lots of benefits around ease… Read More

  • Former Disrupt Battlefield competitor Coronet automates security for SMBs in latest update

    Former Disrupt Battlefield competitor Coronet automates security for SMBs in latest update

    Coronet, a startup that launched as part of the TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield competition in New York City in 2015, announced the release of the latest version of its cloud security product aimed at SMBs today. The new system introduces a layer of autonomy which lets IT or security personnel define a set of rules and the system takes care of the rest without any additional… Read More

  • Kespry lands $33M Series C as industrial drone business use cases continue to expand

    Kespry lands $33M Series C as industrial drone business use cases continue to expand

    Kespry, the industrial drone startup, announced a fresh infusion of cash today in the form of a $33M Series C. It brings the total raised to over $61M across the three rounds. While today’s investment was led by G2VP, it also included some strategic investors with Shell Technology Ventures, Cisco Ventures and ABB Ventures joining in. Shell comes on board as Kespry tries to expand its… Read More

  • IBM’s new Power9 chip was built for AI and machine learning

    IBM’s new Power9 chip was built for AI and machine learning

    In a world that requires increasing amounts of compute power to handle the resource-intensive demands of workloads like artificial intelligence and machine learning, IBM enters the fray with its latest generation Power chip, the Power9. The company intends to sell the chips to third-party manufacturers and to cloud vendors including Google. Meanwhile, it’s releasing a new computer powered… Read More

  • AWS kept the announcements coming at a frenetic pace this week

    AWS kept the announcements coming at a frenetic pace this week

    Deep breath. That was quite a deluge of announcements this week at the AWS:reinvent customer conference in Las Vegas. The pace left journalists covering the event dripping in sweat as they put us through our paces like a trainer at a brutal workout with one announcement after another. To give you a sense of the breadth of coverage, we had 25 stories on TechCrunch this week just related to… Read More

  • Google Cloud brings in former Intel exec Diane Bryant as COO

    Google Cloud brings in former Intel exec Diane Bryant as COO

    There are now two Dianes running the show at Google Cloud. The company announced that Diane Bryant has been hired as the COO of the division. She joins Diane Greene, who came on board as Senior VP of Google Cloud in November 2015. Greene appeared to be excited about the prospect of her joining the team. “I can’t think of a person with more relevant experience and talents. She is… Read More

  • H2O.AI snares $40M Series C investment led by Wells Fargo and Nvidia

    H2O.AI snares $40M Series C investment led by Wells Fargo and Nvidia

    H2O.AI started almost six years ago with a mission to simplify and democratize artificial intelligence. Today the company announced a $40M Series C round. Nvidia and Wells Fargo led the round with participation from New York Life, Crane Venture Partners, Nexus Venture Partners and Transamerica Ventures. Today’s investment brings the total raised so far to $75 million. The last round was… Read More

  • AWS adds dedicated analytics service for IoT data

    AWS adds dedicated analytics service for IoT data

    It wouldn’t be a conference without some discussion of Internet of Things, one of the hot up and coming technologies. The thing about IoT is that it generates a ton of data and the question becomes how do you make sense of it all. To help, AWS launched a dedicated IoT analytics service called AWS IoT Analytics today at its re:Invent customer conference in Las Vegas. According to Tara… Read More

  • AWS releases SageMaker to make it easier to build and deploy machine learning models

    AWS releases SageMaker to make it easier to build and deploy machine learning models

    Cloud services are designed to take away a lot of the complexity associated with managing a particular process, whether that’s software or infrastructure. Today, machine learning is quickly gaining traction with developers, and AWS wants to help remove some of the obstacles associated with building and deploying machine learning models. To that end, the company announced Amazon SageMaker… Read More

  • AWS Fargate lets you run containers without managing infrastructure

    AWS Fargate lets you run containers without managing infrastructure

    At the AWS re:Invent conference today in Las Vegas, the company introduced AWS Fargate, a new service that lets you run containers without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure. This is a fairly remarkable idea. You can launch your containers, let Kubernetes or other orchestration engine act as the manager and AWS will handle all of the underlying hardware requirements for… Read More

  • AWS announces two new EC2 instance types

    AWS announces two new EC2 instance types

    At the re:Invent customer conference in Las Vegas today, AWS announced two new instance types designed for specific kinds of applications. The first is a generalized EC2 instance designed for developers who are trying to get a feel for the kinds of resources their application might require. These new M5 EC2 instances offer a set of typical resource allocations with optimized compute, memory… Read More

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